Essentials You Can Always Find In My Bag

by Lisa Heath
Essentials You Can Always Find In My Bag


When I was younger I always had these itty bitty, cutesy purses. Once I became a mom, that changed. Now I like the larger purses that can basically double as an overnight bag. I still buy smaller purses – but they usually get very little love out of me. And if you have little ones – you know you always find special little “prizes” at the bottom of your purse… my son apparently puts his Minecraft mini figures in mine…unnamed

That’s my current Fall purse, and those little figures happen to be the army living in it right now.

Aside from the little village – I have some essentials that are in my purse regardless of the season. My must haves that get replenished and put into each new purse I use. Let’s take a look!


Neutral Lip Color


I always try to keep a neutral lip color in my purse so that it pretty much goes with anything I might be wearing. I’m not a morning person, and some mornings I run out of the house forgetting my lip color. My newest one is Kiddo from Colourpop Cosmetics.

EOS Lip Sphere

EOS lipbalm

I also like to keep an EOS Lip Sphere with me. I just picked up a new one – Vanilla Mint. My last one was running low and I either threw it out or my son stole it.. either one is possible.

Bobby Pins


I always keep hair pins in my purse! A lot of times my hair drives me crazy and I end up pulling it up before the day is over – these help keep the flyaways tamed.

Hand Lotion


You can usually find at least 3 different lotions in my purse at any given time. Most commonly the L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream. I buy a lot of their little gift sets and most have one, so I have several of these floating around.



I needed to get more organized so I have my Erin Condren planner. I’m still adjusting to using it – but I love it and so far it is keeping me on track.

Kotex Panty Liners

Kotex Liner

Kinda hard to see that there – isn’t it? As I’ve said many times – I have PCOS which makes it so I can go 3 years without a cycle, but when one hits it can be incredibly unpredictable and I don’t want to be caught unprepared. Every month I go through the PMS and other motions leading up to my cycle… but then nothing happens. Sometimes though – it does. Those are the days I wear one just in case – and it helps that the Kotex Lightdays liners are thin and almost feels like nothings there.

I usually have a couple of these tucked away in a zippered, hidden pouch in all of my bags.

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What are some essentials you keep in your purse all year long? I’d love to hear about it!

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Renu September 7, 2015 - 3:21 pm

I’m loving those Minecraft figures. Your “uncomfy” face is so pretty!

Cindy (Prime Beauty) September 7, 2015 - 3:53 pm

I can’t do tiny purses either–mine look like the mailbags they had with the Pony Express!

Honeygirlk September 7, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Kiddo is by far one of my favorite lippies to have on me… so Yes, I’m all about that essential.

Heather September 7, 2015 - 4:17 pm

That’s a great uncomfy face, mine was just RBF face heheh

Heather G September 7, 2015 - 5:19 pm

The Vanilla Mint EOS is next for me to try, I seen a Blackberry Nectar one at Target too, sounds interesting but Vanilla Mint is my jam, I’m sure.

MarciaF September 7, 2015 - 5:19 pm

I have to have enough room for crayons, little cars and a tiny teddy along with my personal necessities! Love your Coach.

Kath TheFabZilla September 7, 2015 - 6:35 pm

I like L’Occitane products too. You look fab even in your uncomfy face

Anastasia September 8, 2015 - 7:04 am

Great essentials!! I carry liners, lip balm and hand cream too :)

Jess September 8, 2015 - 11:32 am

Big bags for the win! Love your planner cover!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir September 9, 2015 - 4:02 am

I love your bag! I always keep a Colourpop lippie in mine, too!


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