If you’re anything like me you understand the importance of having certain items in your purse at all times. No matter how much you keep in your bag try to always remember the following items to look great all day!

Every girl should have at least one makeup product in her purse no matter what. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it keeps you feeling beautiful and is easy to touch up. I generally always have a lip product on hand whether it’s lipgloss or balm. Some of my favorites include (1) Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment and Philosophy Lip Shine.

Hand sanitizer is a non-negotiable! There is nothing worse than the feeling of dirty hands. It doesn’t really matter what kind you use as long as you buy a purse-sized bottle. Bath and Body Works makes a great line of anti bacterial gels that come in tiny bottles. My favorite scent is (2) Island Margarita because it leaves my hands smelling wonderful and fresh.


I do not leave my house without hand lotion, especially in the colder months. In my opinion, dry hands are almost as bad as dirty ones. It’s not necessary to carry around a huge bottle of lotion either. Most hand lotions come in small sizes so they fit perfectly in your purse. (3) Neutrogena makes a great hand cream that works well at keeping my hands silky smooth!

The last two items that should be in every girl’s purse is a mini brush and hair product. Hair can sometimes have a mind of its own so it is always good to have backup. I love the (4) mini brushes they sell with the travel-size items at drugstores. They’re small, efficient and some even come with a mirror!

As far as hair products are concerned it depends on if your hair is oily or dry. It is best to stick with a serum or balm that will keep your mane in check. I always carry a small bottle of (5) Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum. It keeps my hair shiny and smoothes down any frizziness that may develop throughout the day.

While these products are great to have on hand the list is not all inclusive. Feel free to carry any other items that keep you feeling unstoppable each and everyday!

Photo credit: Amber Johnson