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My Current Purse Essentials

January 13, 2016

I find the contents of my purse to be ever evolving according the time of year as well as my current needs. These are five products in rotation at the moment that make me feel better prepared for when I'm out and about. And yes I have been toting these items in my recently acquired Truffle Clarity Clutch which I adore.

Squelch It

Squelch is a natural, scentless odor remover. This wasn't a product I thought I needed until I tried it out. It comes in this convenient and portable spray and is great for any multitude of uses like freshening up my clothes, bag or even hair when I'm on the go. Korean BBQ happens to be one of my favorite meals but the scent it leaves behind on everything can sometimes be a little overwhelming and pervasive. With Squelch, I can indulge and easily spritz away the odor instead of feeling self conscious that everyone on the train will know what I just ate. It's safe and effective and I like how it actually removes odors instead of just masking them. It doesn't stain and is really affordable so you can also easily stash a spray at home, work and in your bag.

Hand Cream

I always have some kind of hand cream in my bag because I hate to have dry hands after washing them outside especially during the winter months. I look for hand creams that provide long lasting hydrating without feeling greasy and this one does just that. I didn't care for the scent at first but I quite like it now.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is a must because germs are everywhere. This plant based one comes in handy spray form and doesn't contain tricolsan (an active antibacterial ingredient that has been found to be unsafe) or parabens. It gets the job done without leaving my hands sticky or super dry. 

Skin Mist

The first time I ever saw skin mists in action was in Korean dramas and everyone in those has the most flawless skin even the guys. Since trying my first facial mist, I get it. This one from Tatcha is my current favorite and not just because the bottle is gorgeously luxurious. The spray itself is refreshing and amazing for boosting hydration and imparts a lovely dewy finish. The only thing I don't like about this product is probably the price.

YSL Touche Eclat

If I may confess, I might have bought this because of the truly stunning compact but I actually love the blur perfector as well. It's a wondrous balm to kind of powder product that actually makes my skin look smooth and poreless. I actually use it lieu of powder as it cuts shine without drying out my face. And since it doesn't disturb existing makeup, it's perfect for touch-ups.

Do you carry any of these products? What are some of your purse essentials?

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Squelch in conjunction with the Out of Office NY Network. A press sample was sent for review but all opinions and words are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.
44 comments on "My Current Purse Essentials"
  1. I need to get Squelch! What a fabulous product to eliminate food odors! I love YSL beauty products. I've never tried their blur perfector. Definitely going on my list. Great post Rowena!
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  2. A hand cream and a lip balm are my essentials. But maybe I should add in a odor eliminating product as well.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  3. Same here, I always have hand cream with me. The Rêve de Miel one must smell sooooo nice! Also, I totally want to try that YSL Blur Perfector now.

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  4. YSL is awesome great essential you carry.

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  6. Those are the paerfect items to carry Rowena and I do like also the pouch where u store them! Id like to have Squelch too, is so useful! But I soon fell in love with the YSL powder, the packaging is so chic and I bet its worth it! xo

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  7. These products sound really nice. I hate the smell of food in my hair, that's why I always have an inner struggle when it happens. I need to get something like the 1st spray, but to be honest, I haven't seen such anywhere. The YSL perfector has a cute package, but the skin mist looks gorgeously luxurious indeed! Glad to hear you are happy with these products, Rowena! Have a nice day! xo

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  8. Would love to try the mist :) All great things!

    Florals&Smiles

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  9. im sold with squelch. off to get some now!!

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  10. I carry all of the above but by different brands, but I am now curious about the YSL perfector. Right now I use CT for touch up's and it is great but this compact looks so elegant and chic *sigh* Aren't face mist the best! Happy hump day, Rowena.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  11. I have always love reading what others carry in their bags so this was a great read, Rowena! I have seen quite a few bloggers loving that Tatcha Skin Mist but it's so pricey, well Tatcha is a pricey brand but I really want to try the skin mist to see what's the fuss all about.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. Such a great essentials to carry Rowena!!!!
    ♥♥♥
    Kisses, Paola.

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  13. These all sound great! I really would love to test out that last product sounds like it does the skin wonders :)

    ARedLip&Love

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  14. I'm really curious about that scent remover...I don't think I ever tried a scent remover before ....and that one seems really practical ! it is great it is senseless and doesn't leave any marks.

    I usually carry a hand cream with me at all times, especially in Winter. I often buy Afrodita's hand creams (Slovenian brand) but at the moment I need a new one, so I just carry a small package of Nivea with me.

    I don't usually carry a saniter spray with me, I don't even have one but I usually carry a small package of wet wipes or sanitary wet wipes with me.

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  15. You always show us interesting and useful products that usually I've never heard of.
    The odor remover spray is genius! I want to try the Nuxe hand cream as well.
    x
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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  16. I so need that YSL Blur Perfector! Anything that can help my pores is A-OK with me:D And I wouldn't mind that Squelch either. My jacket always smells like bacon...this will be handy to have:P

    PS So cannot wait for the new Sherlock season too, Rowena:) I loved that Christmas special. So great to see the two again!

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  17. wish that hand sanatizer was avaliable in india
    keep in touch
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  18. wish that hand sanatizer was avaliable in india
    keep in touch
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  19. That Squelch product sounds like a winner, I've not heard of that brand. The content of my handbag does change with the seasons too, but I think that is normal. I keep hand sanitizer in my bags, currently love Dr. Bronner's travel-size bottles. Thanks for sharing.
    Prime Beauty

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  20. The YSL blur perfector and the hand sanitizer spray both need to get in my bag ASAP. I really like the idea of a spray version for sanitizer.

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  21. i love your bag and Squelch sounds amazing. I was thinking Korean BBQ and read your words!! I do love Korean BBQ but I totally agree that the smell of the food does stick your clothes! ;)

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  22. These sound like great essentials! I want to try Squelch!

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  23. You have some amazing goodies in your purse, Rowena. I have the Honest Hand Sanitizer. Don't know if it really kills germ but it leaves a nice feel and such refreshing clean scent. I want to try other stuff you have here. Never thought about having a small tube of hand moisturizer in my purse but that's a great idea especially during winter months.

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  24. The Skin Mist sounds amazing for those busy days, straight on my wishlist :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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  25. The products look great, especially the YSL Touche Eclat but my most favourite item is the clutch!!!

    luxessed

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  26. Great products! Squelch sounds awesome. I need to check it out as my kids are always complaining about odors when we're out and about. And the YSL Touche Eclat Blur perfector compact is so pretty and useful, I'll be adding that to my list as I'm a fan of YSL.

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  27. The clutch is fabulous, and I need to check out the hand sanitizer!

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  28. I never really used to use hand creams not sure why since my skin is so dry. But now I always carry one with me. The YSL Blur Perfector sounds interesting!
    BEAUTETUDE

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  29. Ooo that IS a great compact. I will have to look in to it, the winter is doing a number on my skin.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  30. This is great! For me, hand sanitizer and lip balm is my must haves!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  31. I need that squelch, how brilliant is that idea!?! Super cool :)) x

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  32. Squelch sounds really interesting! I know what you mean about not wanting to smell like your last meal! I've gotten a few Tatcha products and need to try them soon!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  33. Im obsessed with that YSL product! I was kind of mad that the little sponge did not fit inside, but the results are so good! I also love honest products... they are amazing :)
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  34. I always have lip balm and hand cream :)

    http://perkymegs.blogspot.in/

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  35. The YSL compact really is gorgeous... And I am very curious about the ingredients in that odour removal spray. x

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  36. I enjoyed reading about your purse essentials and hand cream and sanitize is a MUST for my handbag!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  37. Lip balm and hand sanitizer are a must for me. nice essentials.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  38. Squelch sounds amazing!I don't think we have anything like that in the UK!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  39. Awww, you're using YSL! I love this brand! Glad the Sanitizer Spray worked for you, Rowena. I know so many products which leave the hand super dry. <3

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  40. This is a great list, especially because it makes me discover many new brands and products! I would love to give that facial mist a try - that's definitely something my poor skin could use in winter! And the Squelch product sounds intriguing, too, especially for those weird food smells that always get attached to my clothes and hair! Thanks so much for the inspiration, sweetie! Have a lovely Friday!

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