My friends often joke that I’m the lady with the “magical” purse.
All you have to do ask for a particular item, reach into my big bag of tricks and viola, there you have it!
Need a pen? What about a piece of paper? How about a tissue to wipe your nose? What about a safety-pin to fix your pants? How about a stain remover pen to take that mark from lunch off your shirt? Need a flashlight? A pair of tweezers? A bottle opener? Want a puzzle to do or a magazine to read while waiting for an appointment?
Yep, I’ve got all that and a whole lot more in there…..
There once was a span of time that whenever I reached into my purse for anything I would pull out either a lollipop or a Matchbox car – much to the delight of children everywhere.
It may seem like I’m carrying around a convenience store in my bag, but really, these are just my mom essentials. Isn’t it a mom’s job to “always be prepared” or am I confusing that with the Boy/Girl Scout motto? Well, it’s either that or I’m preparing go on “Let’s Make a Deal,” and have host Wayne Brady pay me money for the many random items in my bag…
Naturally you’re asking yourself, does she actually carry around anything for herself in that bag?
Well, yes. Yes, I do.
Aside from my wallet, keys, some makeup and iPhone, here’s my list of ME purse essentials that I keep together and tidy in this festive little flowered tote:
ChapStick® Total Hydration – When the weather starts to turn cold and harsh, my lips always seem to suffer. This is a brand new ChapStick®, with a 3 in 1 advanced formula that moisturizes, renews and transforms to help maintain younger, healthier looking lips. I like that it’s 100% natural and is made with a mix of botanicals including argan oil, avocado butter and rosehip oils that instantly smooth and moisturize my poor dry, chapped lips!
Emergen-C® Immune+ Chewables – When I’m feeling the winter weather blahs I just pop one of these Emergen-C® Chewables and get a tangy citrus blast that make me feel like I’m in a sunshine state! Not only do Emergen-C Chewables have more vitamin C than 10 oranges, they’re loaded with B vitamins to support energy naturally and key antioxidants vitamins C, E and zinc to support my immune system.
Advil® Tablet Vial – Nothing’s stronger, longer lasting or better on tough aches and pains than Advil®, and nothing works on more pains than Advil (among OTC pain relievers). I’ve reached in for my vial many, many times – most commonly for headaches I get after staring at a computer screen for hours or even playdates with screaming children 😉 I take two tablets and I’m ready to keep going.
Centrum® VitaMints® – This is my new favorite. It’s the proverbial “killing two birds with one stone” –taking my daily vitamins and freshening my breath at the same time! These are new adult multivitamins that have a refreshingly minty taste you can take any time of day with or without food or water. There’s no chalky taste—just cool mint flavor, which is good!
You can find any of my ME purse essentials in the Health and Beauty section and checkout aisle at your local Walmart.
Now it’s your turn to share. What are some of your purse essentials?
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