Women hardly step out of their homes without their handbags, although there are exceptional cases and events where a purse is just appropriate.
These handbags are fashion accessories, very important part of a complete dressing, so ladies pay special attention to them with respect to quality, appropriateness and content.
The content of a handbag makes the bag more than a fashion accessory but a life-saver of some sort.
Below are 12 life-saving items your handbag should carry:
1.Cash/ Atm card
It is not advisable to leave your home without cash or an ATM card. You don’t want to be stranded when you are in public.
Even when you are going on a date, it is important to have enough cash on you. What if your date doesn’t show up when you have already ordered a plate or two while waiting for him? And if he shows up, what if he walks out on you in anger when the “toasting” isn’t working in his favour? What if he says he’s going to the gents and dissapears from there? The cash on you will be your life saver!
2. Mint flavoured sweets, gums
A foul breath is a “no no” for a lady. This is not even a case of mouth odour. No matter how delicious and satisfying the food you had, it could leave you with an unpleasant breath. Simple mint-flavourd sweets or gums will save you from being a turn off when you have to speak or even KISS.
3. Tissue paper
One thing that should always be found in a woman’s bag is tissue paper. It is embarassing when you have to wipe your nose with bare hands because you do not have a simple tissue paper. It is also needed for clean up after using the rest room.
Sanitizers keep you hands free from germs and make you smell fresh.
Unlike soap or hand wash, sanitizers have 60-80 per cent alcohol content which help in a great extend to kill germs.
There is nothing as bad as entering the toilet when you are not at home only to notice “Aunty Red” had come visiting when you have no pad to pad the situation.
As a woman, always go out with pad especially when you are bad with calculations concerning your period. Besides, you can also save a sister in distress when you have it.
Every woman needs this when cramps hit to avoid drama in public. Apart from that, essential medicines for headache, cold and fever should be put in your bag especially when travelling.
Apart from protecting your skin with sunscreens, protect your eyes with sunglasses when in a very sunny situation. Don’t you want to protect the beauty in your eyes?
8. Notebook and Pen
A notepad and a pen are important items that should always be in your bag. You will need it when you get some ideas and you want jot it down. Writing your ideas down is a great catalyst to your daily productivity. Apart from ideas, there are a thousand and one things that may need to be written down. Don’t be caught napping.
9. Business cards
This is an era of networking so you need some business cards in your bag. You don’t know who will be interested in your brand.
Always remember to put your home keys in your bag. Emergencies don’t wait for you to get ready, they come when you are not expecting it. Imagine getting home and realising you are locked out could destabilize you further.
This is very important for those with dry skin, and especially during harmattan.
12. Pepper spray
Yes, its a weapon baby! Be prepared for anything and everything especially when going on a date. It could be a life-saver in case of molestation.
Now that you have the list, it is time to get the perfect handbag to accommodate these items.