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A woman should always be ready, for anything, for anyone, and at all times. That’s why a woman’s purse is like her best friend, it goes with her everywhere and holds all of her secrets. Okay maybe not all her secrets. From her wallets, to keys which are obvious, but what about the other things that are essential but not so obvious?


When I started carrying bags (in my mind, I was mature) the first problem I had was, Ok what will I put inside? I cannot carry a great Gucci bag that is empty.

If you are in this dilemma or you just don’t know some essential components of a female hand bag, here are a few fashion essentials that every woman should have in her bag:

  1. Makeup bag

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

  1. Nail file

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 in hand to fix those mishaps.

  1. 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.

  1. Mints


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

  1. Perfume


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

  1. Sanitizer

Hand Washing, using sanitizing gel

Add sanitizers 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.

  1. Bobby pins and hair band

bobby pin

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 or power bank in your bag for recharging your battery.

  1. Aspirin

aspirinWhy 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.

  1. Lotion

hand 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.

  1. Sunglasses and its case

sun shades

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

  1. 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.

Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa

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