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Party Essentials to Keep in Your Handbag

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The day-to-day routine can seem so drab — gym, office, errands, home, repeat — that it can feel like you need a full 24-hours notice to get ready for a night out. But when your best friend spontaneously suggests going out dancing, you want to be prepared, even if it's been a long day at work. If you want to be ready to hit the town at a moment's notice, pick out your most versatile handbag and fill it with these seven party essentials. That way, no matter what life throws at you, you'll be covered.

Red Lipstick

Stash your most flattering red lipstick in your handbag to add a pop of colour to any outfit. Since a bold red lip instantly fancies up any look, it can take you from work or uni to a party in no time.

Dry Shampoo

No time to wash and style your hair? Keep some dry shampoo on hand to make that day-old blow-dry look brand new. A few extra hairbands and hair grips probably wouldn't be a bad idea, either.

POPSUGAR Photography / Mark Popovich

Tampax Tampons

Don't let a surprise period ruin your evening. Instead, stash a few Tampax Pearl Compak tampons in your handbag, just in case. These compact tampons are much less bulky than sanitary towels, so they can easily and discreetly slip inside small pockets. You never know when they might come in handy — either for you or a friend!

Antibacterial Gel

Combine a busy schedule with the germs that run rampant this time of year and you've got a recipe for disaster. Try to remain germ-free by carrying antibacterial gel around. You can use it to wipe your hands after riding the bus or spilling a drink.

Energy Bar

There's nothing worse than arriving at a party only to discover that the canapés are already all gone. Carry an energy bar or another nonperishable snack with you to make sure you won't go hungry.

POPSUGAR Photography / Emily Faulstitch

Powdered Vitamin Supplements

Here's another secret weapon for staying healthy when your schedule is packed: powdered vitamin supplements you can drink on the go. Not only do these vitamin-packed drink mixes help ward off colds, but they also provide a nice energy boost!


Pinching shoes, scrapes, broken fingernails: plasters can fix just about anything. Keep a few in your handbag so that when those new boots give you blisters, you won't have to suffer.

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