Planning to step out en femme? Don’t forget your bag! More than just a stylish accessory, your purse is a toolbox for your female self.
While a cluttered bag isn’t chic, there are some essentials you shouldn’t be without. You never know what life will throw at you – and a lady is always prepared!
In this blog post, I share 15 transgender / crossdressing items to keep in your purse when you are on the go.
1. Cell phone
Needless to say, you should never leave home without your phone. Besides, you never know when the perfect selfie opportunity will arise!
2. Lip Gloss or Lipstick
A moisturizing lip gloss or lipstick in your favorite shade is a female essential.
3. Mints or Gum
Freshen your breath on the go by keeping a stash of mints or gum on hand.
4. Nail File
There’s nothing more annoying than a broken nail, so throw one of these babies into your bag.
5. $20 Cash
Even though most of us rely on credit or debit cards, you never know when you might need some cash.
6. Hand Cream
Keep your hands feeling soft and feminine with a tube of hand cream.
7. Blotting Paper or Powder
Reduce shine on the go with blotting paper or pressed powder.
8. Bobby Pins
These come in handy if you need to secure your wig or tame some loose strands of hair.
9. Compact Mirror
A must-have for checking your teeth or makeup.
10. Stain Removal Pen
The sooner you treat an unexpected stain, the less likely it is to be permanent.
Not just for cuts and scrapes, a Band-Aid can relieve blisters caused by new shoes.
12. Safety Pins
Those can be a lifesaver if you break a strap or pop a button.
13. Emergency Info
Not to be a downer, but if anything should happen, this could literally save your life.
14. Advil or Tylenol
Keep a couple painkillers on hand in case you get a surprise headache.
15. Healthy Snack
Hunger can sneak up on you, so keep a healthy snack bar or some nuts in your bag.
What are YOUR purse essentials?
They say you tell a lot about somebody by what she keeps in her purse! Are you a stylish survivalist or do you prefer to travel light?
I’d love to know what YOUR purse essentials are, so please share in the comments below!
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I love ALL the suggestions, as some I really hadn’t thought of! And I have a new purse coming. As long as you bring your phone though, you don’t really need a compact mirror if you get the BeautyMirror app. Turns your phone into one, and has lots of very cool features like frames and beauty lights. Smile.
A small flashlight. Small pads for use inside my high heels in case any pressure points develop. Small fragrance spray to refresh. Extra set of earrings in case I lose one that I’m wearing. Spare pair of thigh-highs.
Your phone may have a flashlight function built in. Mine did and surprised me how bright it is.
I saw a funny book about bad girl tricks. One recurring item was all the uses for panty liners. One or a half-one might serve as a heel pad.
This item is very important to have in your purse. Is a pair of ballet flats in the case your feet are hurting. They are lite and compact
As a Berlinerin, i always have my beautiful handfan with me. Her name is Clarissa. I drive my daugher NUTS naming all my beautiful things. I have a gorgeous green Citybike that gets me around Berlin called Franziska.
All of Lucille’s suggestions are good. A Berlinerin needs a handfan, because there is almost no air conditioning in Germany at all. If you get stuck on a train in the Summer …. I’m also a ballerina and a dancer – a handfan is effective to have on hand when working out and doing dance exercises.
It also becomes somewhat of a nervous tick – the air feels so lovely and soothing on one’s face.
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We UK girls carry a handbag! In mine is always my mobile phone, purse with cards and cash, lippy, mascara, powder compact, hand sanitiser, umbrella, reading glasses, spare tights and panty liner!
Before ever seeing this article I realized i needed a purse. It was so exciting to but one and its now a part of me that I keep in my car.
mascara, lipstick and I always carry a pack of cigarettes, I find a cigarette is a glamour accessory
I do not carry a purse yet. 🙁 But I always keep a nail groomer in my backpack. While many files come with a pointy end to help keep your nails clean, there is nothing like having a dedicated nail groomer. I love Revlon’s Gold Series nail groomer.