If you are going to carry a bag around the whole day you have to make sure it has everything you need.

Here is a list of some of our must-have essentials:

Hygiene Wipes

Throughout the day your hands come into contact with a lot of items, surfaces, and other people.

You shake people’s hands, touch dirty money, sneeze into your hands, touch door handles, etc. and all these things are germ-infected.

So keep the germ protection of Dettol hygiene wipes in your handbag to wipe your hands clean as this helps protect you as well as the people you come in contact with from spreading germs that can be harmful.

Wipes are very convenient and they can be used anywhere, anytime.

Young multiracial female friends in casual clothes and protective face masks wiping hands and sitting on stone stair in park

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Headache/Pain Killers

We lead such hectic lives that sometimes a headache might hit you when you least expect it.

Keeping a travel-size bottle of headache /painkillers in your handbag will help you take away that headache so you can get back to the important things.

Compact Mirror

A compact mirror always comes in handy when you want to do touch-ups and just to make sure you look presentable.


There is nothing worse than needing a tampon/pad and not having one. So keeping one in your handbag helps so you are always prepared for that time of the month.

Whether you use a tampon/pad, it’s important to keep them both in a suitable container so they stay clean while being carried around everywhere.

Menstrual cup and tampons arranged on pink surface

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Breath Mints or Mint Gum

We all know bad breath can be a huge turn-off.

Keep breath mints or mint gum for those days when you decide to have tuna for lunch to save yourself from the embarrassment of having bad breath.

Lip Moisturiser

Chapped, cracked, and dry lips are not attractive at all so always have some kind of lip moisturiser, be it a lipgloss or lip balm, to moisturise them and also just in case you need to look fancy, throw the lipstick in there too.

*The article was first published in 2018