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    21 Things You'll Want To Throw In Your Purse Right Now

    A prepared bag to the rescue!

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    1. A lip balm so you never again have to suffer from dry, cracked lips with no way to soothe them.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $16.68.

    2. A travel-sized pack of tissues to combat that seasonal runny nose.


    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in a larger pack).

    3. A pack of ponytail holders so you can tie back your hair when you're trying to get a ton of errands done and just need your hair out of your face.


    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.96.

    4. A bottle of hand sanitizer because sometimes you're caught without a bathroom to wash your hands before eating.

    These bottles are wrapped in carriers that you can easily attach to a backpack or key clip!

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $11.17.

    5. A pack of chewable Pepto Bismol tablets for those moments when you and your stomach are just not agreeing.


    These tablets may help relieve upset stomach, heartburn, indigestion, nausea, and diarrhea.

    Get 30 tablets from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A pack of blotting sheets that'll remove excess oil and decrease shine to leave your skin feeling totally refreshed. Bonus? They won't smear your makeup!


    Promising review: "I used to buy Tatcha blotting sheets but they're so pricey for such a small amount. I took a chance on these and they work just as well and I won't run out after two or three weeks like I used to. I'm going on over a month and I've barely made a dent. As someone with very oily skin who also lives in a high-humidity environment (I have to blot almost every two hours to not appear so shiny), I go through these like water. So these are a blessing and an incredible deal. I would still purchase this even if it tripled in price." —G Force

    Get 200 sheets from Amazon for $2.28.

    7. A pack of organic tampons so you're covered if that time of the month occurs unexpectedly. Hey, it happens., Amazon

    These are toxin- and bleach-free, made of 100% organic cotton, and are highly absorbent. Plus, they don't have applicators, so you'll minimize waste. In a pack of 36, you'll receive 18 regular and 18 super.

    Promising review: "I have used multiple organic tampon brands to no avail, but THESE are the ones to get. Not only do they come applicator-free with less waste, they protect for hours with zero leakage. When I first pulled them out of the package, I was surprised by the size of them since they’re itty-bitty. They are perfect and I feel powerful and confident as hell during my moon cycle." —Ellie Metz

    Get a pack of 72 from Amazon for $23.99+.

    8. A foldable brush to tame your locks while you're on-the-go.


    Get three from Amazon for $9.49 or check out these mini round travel brushes.

    9. A reusable perfume bottle you can fill over and over again with your favorite scent for a mid-day spritz.

    These tiny bottles even come with funnels so you can accurately pour in your scent without making a mess.

    Get six from Amazon for $8.99.

    10. A pair of polarized sunglasses that'll keep the glare out of your eyes and look super stylish.,

    These glasses come with their own fabric carrying case!

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in 68 styles).

    11. A pair of earbud headphones with a magnetic feature to avoid tangling. I mean, think about how satisfying it will be to pull out your headphone and not have to spend 20 minutes getting rid of wire knots.


    These come with three different-sized earbud tips to ensure you get the best fit possible.

    Promising review: "These headphones have great sound quality with loud, crisp, and clear audio. I found I wasn't having to turn the volume on various devices as high as I normally would. The headphones worked well, and they are quite durable, too. I've had them for a couple months now, and they are still working fine. I also appreciate that the headphones are packaged in such a neat little tin; it's a nice touch. Overall, these headphones are a worthwhile purchase, especially with the price. I'd definitely recommend them." —Haley Scully

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three styles).

    12. A collapsible water bottle so you never make up another excuse about not staying properly hydrated. This one folds down to easily fit in your purse.


    Made of strong silicone, this water bottle is 100% BPA-free and airtight. It can also go on the top rack of your dishwasher.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in three colors).

    13. A 40-in-1 multi card tool you should always keep in your wallet because #life.


    This tool includes wrenches, screwdrivers, a bottle opener, a can opener, a pry bar, a cord cutter, a hex bit driver and more. Plus, the edges aren't rough, so you don't have to worry about it cutting your hands or wallet.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

    14. A tracking tile you can attach to your keys or just drop in your bag so you never have to panic when they go mysteriously missing.

    The tile connects to your phone so if you lose something, you can activate the tile to ring via your cell. It can also work in reverse, causing your cell phone to ring if you double press the button located on the tile (even if your phone is on silent).

    Promising review: "This is a game-changer. I would lose my keys every single day and be scrambling in the morning to find it before I left for work. It's loud and noticeable for how small it is. I've had no issues hearing the ring even muffled under piles of clothes that are lying around." —X

    Get one from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in packs).

    15. A slim credit card holder for your most important items that you can easily grab instead of sifting through your wallet when you're on a long checkout line.

    I use a credit card holder and absolutely love it. I store my main credit cards, my driver's license, my metro card, and my work ID. I can easily slip it into my pocket if I'm running an errand and it's easier to spot in my bag than having to wade through my packed wallet. It's a convenient hack for a busy lifestyle.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 45 styles).

    16. A Tide To Go pen because unwanted spills are bound to happen. I literally spill food on myself multiple times a week.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.83+ (also available as a pack of 10).

    17. A tiny first aid kit so you can bandage cuts and scrapes without missing a beat. Accidents happen, people!


    Items include a sting relief pad, 3 antiseptic towelettes, 2 alcohol prep pads, 16 bandages, 1 knuckle bandage, 1 knee/elbow bandage, 2 adhesive strips, a sterile gauze pad, and a carabiner.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.48.

    18. A pack of bobby pins for mid-day touchups when strands fall loose.


    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $11.40+ (available in 4 colors) or get a pack of 60 black bobby pins for $2.84.

    19. A matte lipstick of your favorite shade to apply whenever you need a little color on your lips., Amazon

    I own this lipstick and really love it. It doesn't cake or dry out my lips. It provides a great matte look that stays put for hours on end.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.69+ (available in 24 shades).

    20. A Kindle E-reader for waiting rooms, trains, subway rides, and really anywhere else you want to catch up on your latest read.


    This Kindle has a glare-free screen so you can read wherever without interruption. Plus, one charge lasts weeks. Built-in Audible means you can listen with Bluetooth-enabled speakers or through your headphones.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in two colors).

    21. And finally, a purse light because how many times have you rummaged through your bag in the dark thinking, "THIS WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER WITH A LIGHT!"


    This little light is motion-activated.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome purse light. I have several different types, but what attracted me to this particular light is that is much 'flatter' than my others. The others work very well in my backpack or music bag, but this light has some really great differences. It can attach inside the space you need it for, and it automatically turns on when I open my bag instead of having to be shaken. Really a great and bright light." —m

    Get one from Amazon for $11.99.

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