17 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Bag

Nada Allam
4/15/15, 12:00 AM

Trust me on this, if you do not have one of these items in your bag, then you are not ready to head out the door. A woman should always be ready, for anything, anyone, and at all times. With our list of 17 things every woman should have in her bag, you will always be prepared.

1. Makeup bag

This is probably one major thing every woman should have in her bag. Your makeup bag should include at least, a mascara, an eyeliner and a lipstick. These three products will do the trick for wherever you need to go.

2. Nail file

A nail file is definitely an item every woman should have in her bag.  No need to walk around with a broken or chipped nail, keep a nail file on hand to fix those mishaps

3. Wallet

The list of essentials every woman should have in her bag is not complete without a wallet. The size of your wallet is really up to you, it should be able to carry your cards and some cash.

4. Mints

Bad breath after a meal is really a turn off, a lady should always have some mints or gum in her bag to smell minty fresh. 

5. Perfume

This is yet another super important product that every woman should have in her bag. A woman should always have a lingering scent. 

6. Sanitizer

Add sanitizes to the list of essentials every woman should have in her bag. Not only do they look cute and smell awesome, they keep your hands germ free. It's a no brainer. 

7. Bobby pins and hair band

The humidity and the heat tend to ruin our hair from time to time. A woman should always keep hair accessories in her bag to avoid a bad hair day

8. Candy or chocolates 

For the dizzy moments that seem to appear when we least expect them, keep some candy or chocolates in your purse to give you an energy boost

9. Tissue

If there is one thing that should always be found in a woman's bag, it has got to be tissues. It is extremely unattractive to keep breathing in heavily, because you don't have a tissue on hand to blow your nose.

10. Pads

Even if you know your little friend won't make an appearance for a couple of weeks, there is always a lady in distress out there that needs a pad.

11. Portable charger 

Let's face it, we use our phones more than we talk nowadays. The likelihood of it shutting off when you really need it, is quite high. Always keep a portable charger in your bag for recharging your battery.

12. Aspirin

Why does every woman need this in her bag? For the moment when the migraine or cramps hit, she can take care of herself like a pro. 

13. Lotion

Sometimes your hands need a little bit of attention. Every woman should have some hand lotion in her bag after all, the #1 beauty rule is: moisturize moisturize moisturize. 

14. Sunglasses and its case

Once the sun sets, it is time to put your glasses back in its case and into your purse. Don't leave them on your head.

15. Pen

I don't know how or why, but for some reason, a pen is one accessory that should always be in your bag. You will need it, when you least expect it.

16. Business cards 

It is all about networking in this era ladies. Always keep a bunch of business cards in your bag. 

17. USB flash drive

Whether it is to take the latest movie your friend downloaded, or to transfer documents easily during work, you must have a USB flash drive with you.


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Nada Allam

Nada Allam is a walking Bath and Body Works store, at any time of the day you will always find at least 1 or 2 of their products in her tote. With her cat eyes, retro style, and beautiful accessories,...

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