What's in your purse?

November 1, 2007 12:00:00 AM PDT
The purse essentials every woman needs to carry with her. Absolutely Audrey breaks it down once again. What you need, don't need and should get rid of!

Your handbag should weigh no more than 10 percent of your body weight. Statistics have found that most purses weigh at least 15 pounds, which is more than what most women should be carrying on them.

Audrey suggests the following items in your purse:

  1. Compact make up bag
  2. Ladies emergency kit
  3. Child's age appropriate emergency kit (if needed)
  4. Medical Emergency Contact card
  5. Wallet & Keys in a safely secured area
  6. cell phone / Blackberry / Treo or other
  7. sunglasses / reading glasses

On your medical emergency card you should include the following:

  • Name, address and telephone number
  • Emergency contact person's telephone number
  • Insurance number and information
  • Doctors name
  • Allergies
  • Blood type
  • Donor information
  • Note you may want to highlight certain information such as allergies and emergency contact information so it is easy to read.
  • An Emergency Woman's kit should include:

  • Aspirin / Tylenol/other
  • eye drops
  • Band-Aids x2
  • feminine products
  • tissues
  • mints
  • pen note paper
  • tooth brush and tooth paste
  • hair spray
  • deodorant
  • sewing kit
  • antibacterial wipes
  • Makeup Bag items should include:

  • powder
  • lipstick / gloss / lip balm
  • foundation
  • mascara
  • eye shadow quad
  • eyeliner pencil
  • concealer
  • blush
  • travel brushes
  • emery board
  • travel size perfume
  • small compact or mirror
  • comb or small hair brush