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You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes, but you can tell almost everything about a woman by what’s in her bag. Whether you’re heading to the gym before your workday or prepping for a very important project at the office, every girlboss needs to have the perfectly curated essentials by her side. With that being said, here are 9 essentials every girlboss on the go can’t (and shouldn’t) live without!
If you’re a woman in any career field, leaving the house without a business card in your wallet is like leaving the house with wet hair– you shouldn’t do it! You should always have at least a handful of business cards with you at all times, so consider investing in a cute business card case! You really never know when you’re going to have the opportunity to network with someone who could have a significant impact on your career. Wouldn’t you want to impress them by handing over a professional business card, instead of jotting down your contact information on a cocktail napkin? That’s what we thought!
If you’re always on the go, then you know how meetings and plans can change frequently. That’s why it’s so important to have your skincare staples in your handbag at all times. You could plan to head to your favorite boutique fitness class after work, then find out you’ll be working late and decide to work out during your lunch instead. Because of this spur of the moment workout, you’ll most likely want to cleanse your skin after your 45 minute sweat session. After you clean your skin, you’ll also want to reapply a bit of bronzer and mascara. If you didn’t have your skincare essentials with you, then you’d be walking around post-workout without cleansing your face, and I think we can all agree that is a no go.
The invention of portable chargers has been a definite lifesaver for girlbosses who barely have time to stop for lunch, let alone to charge their devices. While walking to a meeting or on your morning commute, you can easily plug in your devices so they are fully charged and ready to use by the time you get to your destination.
Another genius invention for girlbosses across the globe is dry shampoo! If it unexpectedly rains and your hair falls flat, dry shampoo can fix that. If your alarm didn’t go off when it was supposed to this morning and you didn’t have time to wash your hair, dry shampoo can fix that. If you’re going from barre class to cocktails with your girlfriends, dry shampoo can also fix that. Basically, dry shampoo can fix any minor hair emergency you may have.
This is especially important if you use public transportation during your commute, or if it’s cold and flu season at the office. However, hand sanitizer doesn’t beat a traditional wash with soap and water. Don’t make hand sanitizer a substitution, but rather an on the go essential!
Chapped lips are the absolute worst! The last thing you want is chapped lips when you have to talk in meetings all day long or interact with clients. Keep a stick of lip balm with your skincare set, so you aren’t running out to the drugstore every time your lips are dehydrated.
Dental Hygiene Products
Floss, mouthwash, Crest Wisps, and mints are every business woman’s best friend, because no girlboss wants to have something stuck in her teeth from lunch right before she’s about to give a presentation to a client. Always keep travel sized dental hygiene products in your bag, and even utilize the products in the free goodie bag your dentist gives you at your last cleaning.
If you frequent use a black color palette, a travel sized lint roller is essential. You never know what you might get on your clothes during the day. Perhaps you might even see a shedding puppy on your way to a meeting that you have to pet, only to have dog hair all over your work ensemble. If you have a lint roller handy, you’ll get to have your cake (pet the adorable puppy) and eat it too (and be able to clean its hair off of you before your meeting)!
Have you ever had a hangnail that continues to snag on everything, but you can’t get rid of it because your nail kit is at home? This is one of a girlboss’s smallest worst nightmares. Prevent this by keeping a travel manicure kit with you at all times!
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