Friday, October 18, 2013

Minimergency Kit

I've been eyeing these minimergency kits every time I walk into J. Crew.  They seem like the most genius idea ever.  There are so many times I've needed something in a pinch but left it in another bag.  I am a serial bag changer, I hate carrying the same bag all the time but I ALWAYS forget something I need in the bag I last used.  $13 for a little bag seemed way out of the question for me, especially because I couldn't see myself needing some of the things in there.  The solution?  DIY of course!
I have TONS of little bags that I get for free from Clinique during bonus days, so why not make my own personalized minimergency kit?  It worked out wonderfully and I love having a little kit that I can easily transfer from one bag to another.
Check it out. (I'm experimenting using my own pictures, bear with me)

Clinique Happy Travel Perfume:  I got this from a Bonus day and I never leave without it.  I hate going out without wearing some perfume, but I always forget it when I'm in a rush.  This travel size it barely a burden at all and has plenty in it so I can forget as often as I do with no problems.

Tampons:  Ok, this is a personal one that I have a problem with.  I am a tampon hoarder.  I usually keep 3 or 4 tampons in each of my bags like a squirrel hides acorns for the winter.  In an attempt to only have a normal amount of tampons on my person, I stashed 2 in my kit and took the rest out of all my other bags.  So far I'm doing well.

Band aids:  You NEVER know when you or someone else will need a band aid.  It's good to be the hero and always be prepared.

Friction Stick:  I recently discovered this stuff and it has seriously been a life saver! Swipe a little on your heels and no more blisters!  If you're walking a lot (read: if you live in Boston or NYC), you will need to use it like once an hour, but at least it looks nicer than bandaids on your heels.

Five dolla dolla bill:  You never know when you'll need cash.  $5 is small enough you won't miss it, but could get you out of a pinch.

Sewing kit:  So I stole this fro a hotel (you do it too, at least I didn't take the towels!) and have needed it a couple times.  Buttons pop, and once the strap on my shoe tore.  It's nice not to be the girl with her shirt stapled shut.

Hairties! I work in labs and have Hermione Granger hair.  Hair ties are a must and it's great to always have backups.

Chubby Stick in Mega Melon:  Lipstick is another thing I forget before I leave the house.  This shade is pretty neutral for my skin and matches most of my clothes.  It's nice to have when I realise I did all the rest of my makeup and left without putting on lipstick.  Additionally, it's super moisturizing, so always looks smooth and feels nice to wear.

Mini makeup bag:  I stash it all in this adorable little makeup bag I got from a Bonus Day.  Super handy right?  As they say, the best things in life are free.

Have a minimergency kit of your own?  I'd love to know what you have in it!  Let me know ;)

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