What’s In My Bag

This post is sponsored by Ricola. RIIIIIIIICOLAAAAAAAAA.

Let’s take a look in my bag, shall we? (While writing this post, I thought I remembered doing something similar, and look! 2005, y’all. 8 YEARS AGO. Look at that phone! Hahaaaaa.)


As you can see, my uber minimalist days of yore have disappeared, although I still try to keep things relatively tidy. Is it ridiculous that I have a paper calendar, a miniature notepad, AND a pack of post-it notes? Hell no! I am a List Maker, remember? However it might be ridiculous that I carry with me SEVEN lip products…hey, it’s winter and I need to keep my lips moisturized, peeps. Oh, and speaking of old man winter, Ricola, the leading manufacturer of soothing herb drops from Switzerland, has added a new product to its line of herb drops, Extra Strength, for powerful cough relief, which I am sure to keep in my bag at all times during the cooler months. (Go ahead and count ’em – 7 commas in that sentence.)

Thanks to the lovely herbal drop makers, it’s giveaway time! The winner of this giveaway will receive a $100 VISA gift card and a Ricola Soothing Relief Kit! Awww yeahhhhh. Leave a comment telling me how you “winterize” your bag before Friday, December 20th, and you’ll be entered to win! Thanks, Ricola!

  • Sharon

    December 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I make sure I have lots of Aquaphor for my lips and hands.

  • Katrina

    December 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Chapstick and tissues become essentials.

  • Natalie R.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I make sure I have plenty of tissues, lip balm, and hand cream…as well as an extra pair of mittens!

  • Jenny

    December 18, 2013 at 8:14 am

    For my constantly chapped lips and cracked hands, I love love love Aveeno skin relief healing ointment. But I HATE the word ointmint. *shudder*

  • Mary H.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Lip balm, lip balm, and limp balm!

  • Heather

    December 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I never leave home without hand cream and chapstick!

  • sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

    lotion. chap stick. mitts/gloves because you can never seem to find them when you need them. elastic bands. for the static-iest hair ever.

  • Hillary WB

    December 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Top five items to winterize my bag:
    -hand sanitizer
    -hand lotion
    -cashmere-lined gloves
    -cough drops!

  • Jillian

    December 18, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I make sure I’m stocked up on lip balm and hand lotion. Gloves are also at the ready too. :)

  • Amy Hale

    December 18, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I always have a pair of gloves, extra chap stick and hand lotion when the weather gets colder!

  • Christy

    December 18, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I make sure to have my “winter” kit– gloves, gaitor, and cap (cashmere if possible)!

  • Angie D in Freezing Ohio

    December 18, 2013 at 8:31 am

    A small tub of Jergens Deep-Conditioning Shea Butter (my cuticles are a total mess in the winter)
    Lip gloss, lip gloss, lip gloss (I have 5 lip products in my purse)
    An extra set of gloves (I always seem to have one glove in my coat pocket)
    A small container of Vick Vaporub (just in case my nose gets stuffy)
    And of course Puff Plus with Lotion.

    Happy Holidays… a great giveaway…. thank you.

  • Monica @ Creative Gator

    December 18, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Well, seeing as how I live in sunny Florida, I always have hand sanitizer and sunglasses in my bag. I do like to add Eucerin hand lotion because my knuckles will crack if we have a cold front. I had a terrible cold in October that left me with a hacking cough for SIX weeks. Those Ricola cough drops were the only thing that gave me some relief. Love them!

  • Kristy

    December 18, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Kleenex and Chapstick and gloves oh my

  • Ris

    December 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Aquaphor and cough drops and kleenex are all essential.

  • April

    December 18, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I keep tea bags and tissues and cough drops in my purse! Along with tons of lip products as usual :)

  • Shannon

    December 18, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Not just extra lip balm but a tube of Neutrogena hand cream or Aquaphor ointment is essential at this time of year!

  • Jackie

    December 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I’m sure to have Rosebud Salve for my lips (and hands, in a pinch), sunglasses, and gloves on hand at all times!

  • Kinsey

    December 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Hand cream, tissues, and cough drops!

  • Mea

    December 18, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Bag Balm people! Look into it! Unless you’re carrying around a small clutch, a Bag Balm tin will fit in your purse and is one stop shopping for hands/nails/cuticles/lips/face! Kleenex brand tissues make cute girly pattern tissue packets, so I’m a sucker for those. I’d like to add some Ricola to my purse stash, as sore throat/upper respiratory season is lurking around the corner.

  • Tracy

    December 18, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Great post Sarah! I always have much the same in my bag…lots of glosses and balms, lotion, kleenex, gum, sunglasses, and of course my phone and planner/calendar. I have to ask though what is the name,brand,color of the lipliner in your bag? Is it revlon also? Looks like one I’ve used by them called ‘natural’. Just curious:)

  • Jamie O.

    December 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Winter for me involves gloves and definitely lip gloss/balm of some kind. New England winters can be harsh!!

  • Kristen

    December 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I always make sure I have tons of lip gloss and a good lotion. I’m loving gud, from Burt’s Bees, Vanilla flame right now.

  • Lori

    December 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Lip balm and cuticle oil for me! :)

  • Mina

    December 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Like you, you can tell it’s winter by the number of lip products in my bag!


  • dawn

    December 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

    More kleenex and lip balm! And, when I remember, definitely a small tube of lotion since my hands get crazy dry….

  • Katrina

    December 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I always always have at least 2 tubes of Burt’s Bees on me. Winter/Summer/whatever. I’m afraid it’s an addiction. In the winter I make sure to have a small pack of tissues and some gloves!

  • Christina W

    December 18, 2013 at 9:32 am

    ditto to the handcream and chapstick. Found a new soothing cream from The Honest Company that I love, and Burt’s Bees Replenshing lip balm!!

  • Navigating the Mothership

    December 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Tissues, hand sanitizer, and lotion get tossed in!

  • Brooke

    December 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

    A pack or two of tissues is a must, along with some lip balm (Woo Babylips!) and a cough drop or hard candy. The nerdy singer in me still cringes at the transition from COLD OUTSIDE to HEAT INSIDE. :)

  • laziza

    December 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I take out the kids’ spare shorts and replace them with spare pants. Sigh.

  • Elissa K

    December 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I have a small makeup bag that goes in my purse in the winter with lotion, lib balm, gloss, and chapstick–all the lip necessities! I also have like 4 travel size Kleenex packs and 3 different kinds of cough drops!

  • Erica Renee

    December 18, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I add in my gloves! And my Chapstick actually gets used ;)

  • kate k

    December 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I must have tissues, aquaphor and hand sanitizer

  • Julie

    December 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

    My winter bag has a hat, tissues, gloves, and yes, cough drops!

  • LivLaugheat

    December 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Seeing as I am the proud mother of a newly potty trained toddler, “winterizing” my bag meant swapping out his summer emergency clothes with a winter set. Lip balm, Aquaphor, and Ricola also live in every bag and both our cars out of necessity!

  • Elizabeth

    December 18, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Living in San Francisco and being a walker/user of transit instead of a car, winterizing my bag means planning for the rainy season and making sure my travel umbrella is always in there no matter what!

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Tissues, tissues, and more tissues.

  • Debbie

    December 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I keep cough drops, tissues, and Vaseline!

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Lotion, chapstick & tissues. Winter plays havoc with my skin!

  • jess

    December 18, 2013 at 10:27 am

    hand lotion, purel, chapstick, tissues, and sunglasses!

  • jenny

    December 18, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Chapstick and tissues are essential.

  • Erin

    December 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Mittens, scarf, aquaphor.

  • deanna

    December 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

    extra thick hand cream or a travel sized body butter!

  • Tanya

    December 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I do a cleanout of my bag and then restock lip balms and hand moisturizer. If I have room, I’ll add a second lotion (my skin gets super dry in the winter!).

  • lois

    December 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

    chapstick and a handkerchief!

  • Christa

    December 18, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I’m lovin Tocca hand cream and Chap Stick Hydra Lock this winter!
    I love the princesses in your bag, by the way. I’m currently toting Batman around town! :)

  • kat

    December 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

    oh gosh – lotion for my hands because they’re so dry, chapstick and fancy gloves that allow me to use my phone but i don’t have to take the gloves off!

  • Amy

    December 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I live in Oregon – Gloves, chapstick and tissue!!

  • beckie

    December 18, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I always have ChapStick with me…I go crazy without it!

  • Stephanie

    December 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

    lots of lip gloss/balm, lotion, and tissues.

  • Shelley

    December 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Lotion & lip balm!

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I “winterize” my bag with tissues, finger-less gloves (for typing at work!) and chapstick.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :)

    Also — I love your cell phone case! It’s super cute. Where did you get it?

  • Jennifer

    December 18, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Lotion – hand AND face
    Various degrees of lip moisturizers
    Cough drops

    BTW love the wallet =)

  • jen

    December 18, 2013 at 11:45 am

    lots and lots of hand cream!

    question for you – is that a Foley and Corinna bag? if so, would you mind telling us what size (or which model, I guess) you bought? I’m debating different sizes online and can’t decide which one to choose.

    thanks a mill!

    PS unrelated but I am a rare commenter – I still love NARS concealer but I found that lately I am having to pair it with a brightener to fight the really bad circles. concealer + brightener = money combo.

  • Grenda

    December 18, 2013 at 11:47 am

    2 bottles of water at all times, and lots of tissues!

  • Elaine

    December 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I live in Southern California too, so “winter” accessories = heavier lip balm, lotion, and cough drops.

  • Christina

    December 18, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Right now in my winterized bag I have 3 Victoria’s Secret lip glosses, 1 Burt’s Bees lip balm, and 1 Philosophy Pink Almond Candy – and that’s just for my lips! I also have tissues and a tube of Eucerin hand cream.

  • Julie P.

    December 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I have Blistex Deep Renewal lip balm, hand cream, and a travel pack of tissues.

  • Holly

    December 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Lotion and Kleenex. Have to use lotion constantly.

  • Gabi

    December 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I may not have multiple paper products in my bag, but during the winter I have about 4 different hand moisturizers in there!

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Hand lotion, chapstick and tissues galore! Constantly giving our kids “nose dives” these days.

  • Claire

    December 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    lots of lotion, lip balm and kleenex (the holy trinity of winter purse needs) and also a back up pair of mittens in case the ones I’m wearing go astray.

  • Leah

    December 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    A generous application of lotion and lip balm!

  • Emily

    December 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Burt’s Bee’s Chapstick, Kleenex’s and lotion!

  • Abi

    December 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I have a tube of Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream, lip balm (I have super dry lips), tissues, a tube of Curel lotion.

  • emily

    December 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Considering I once pulled 10 pens and four different notebooks out of my purse, I feel you on the listmaking!

    LA isn’t big on “winter,” but I do always try to carry a tiny umbrella with me from December to March. It’s the worst when you get caught in the one torrential downpour each year! Also: allergy meds. With the wind comes great smog.

  • liz

    December 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Lotion, gloves, chapstick, well about 5 chapsticks, numerous lip glosses… the list goes on.

  • Jay

    December 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I winterize with plenty of chapstick, a pair of gloves at all times, and a travel-size pack of tissues!

  • Andrea @Mama in the City

    December 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I always stash a travel size Kiehl’s hand salve in my bag and some chapstick to boot. Usually you can find a some random gloves at the bottom too.

  • Jane

    December 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Lip balm for days. That is all.
    Was once stopped at the airport by a TSA agent who made me individually explain the no fewer than 15 types of lip product I was carrying. That says it all.
    I’m writing this with a raging sore throat in snowy NH and could really use some Riiiiicola!

  • Jen

    December 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I always have Crabtree & Evelyn’s gardners hand cream. I also make sure to have a packet of tissues in my purse.

  • Angela

    December 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I like to add a hat to winterize my bag. It’s so cozy to find one in there when you really need one, it almost is ok that it adds a perpetual bulk… :) Love your lip balm collection!

  • Alee Fowler

    December 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I make sure I have plenty of tissues and hand sanitizer, as well as, chapstick and hand lotion.

  • Anna

    December 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I make sure all of my bags are stocked with tissues, chap stick, and hand lotion.

  • Allison B.

    December 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Kleenex and a small bottle of hand lotion are my winter must haves!

  • Heather Dusek

    December 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    For the winter months, I generally swap out my handbag to something with a heavier texture. The must have winter items I have in my bag are: Tissues, lip balm, hand sanitizer, mints/cough drops and hand lotion.

  • Jen F

    December 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    It’s never really winter in SoCal but I do put a scarf in my bag in case it gets chilly.

  • Karla Reyes

    December 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    My winter survive kit includes:
    -Vaseline Lip therapy
    -Burt’s bees wax (cold but minty)
    -Bath & body works lip scrub
    -EOS hand lotion
    -Hand sanitizer
    -Water bottle (to stay hydrated)
    -A pen too! I’m a list maker & written planner girl!

  • Brooke

    December 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Do balled up (unused) tissues and two of last years cough drops at the bottom of my cold weather purse count as winterizing?? I switch bags for winter, but contents seem to stay the same.

  • Jamie F

    December 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I make sure I have tissues and some Chapstick. Oh and some lotion for my hands, they tend to get horribly dry in the Winter months.

  • Jennifer Flavin

    December 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota so I am the queen of winterized bags! Lots of Eucerin hand lotion, Chapstick/Burts Bees, an extra pair of gloves, tissues, tea bags, etc, etc. ;) Oh, and a car wash gift card so that my car stays clean driving around in the dirty snow.

  • Heather

    December 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    My go-to winter lip product is Aquaphor. I love how it keeps my lips from drying, or getting chapped. Also, a little pack of tissues. But in reality, I need to winterize with a new bag! I am coveting your bag. What brand??

  • Jill

    December 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I have all kinds of lip balms in there. I’m not sure but I think they just multiply in the dark depths of my bag.

  • amy beth

    December 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    packs and packs of tissues (my kids noses start running in september and don’t stop til june), a big tube of Aquaphor, no less than 3 Eos lip balms, and a travel sized Kerastase product to revive my hair after the winter hat or hood comes off.

  • Liz

    December 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I always have tissues and Softlips vanilla. The rest is just a hodge podge of junk. But I do currently have some Ricola in there. Love them!

  • Joy

    December 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    The first thing I add to my bag when the weather turns cold is tissues, tissues, tissues. My nose runs constantly when it’s cold out. Annoying!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Tracy

    December 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Lotion, lotion, lotion. And usually some Tylenol daytime cold medicine.

  • phinniesgirls

    December 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Extra tissues, honey lollipops for the kids (instead of cough drops) and usuall a spare pair of gloves for everyone (cause we live where it’s cold and one always goes missing).

  • Andrea

    December 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Tissues, hand cream, and hand sanitizer. Lip product overload is all year round!

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Lots of tissues!

  • Christy

    December 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Boogie wipes….keep those noses crust free

  • Brandie A

    December 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Definitely keep chap stick, tissue, and Eucerin lotion!

  • valerie

    December 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I winterize by loading up on hand lotion – right now I’m carrying The Body Shop’s Almond Hand & Nail Cream and a Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hill Hand Therapy, two things of travel tissues AND a handful of Ricolas!

  • Jaclyn

    December 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I winterize my bag by using an entirely different and larger bag for the winter months. These months just seem to come with hauling around a lot more stuff: gloves, hats, lotion, tissues, cold medicine, etc. I never carry this kind of stuff in the summer!

  • jenna

    December 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Aveda Just hands, tissues, extra lips, all the usual suspects, I guess.

  • Tracy Biolsi

    December 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Two words: Boogie. Wipes. With a preschooler and kindergartener, cannot live without these in the winter. And Aquaphor for all our lips and dry patches. And Aveda Hand Relief lotion. Okay, that’s more then two words, but for real on the Boogie Wipes. Best invention ever.

  • Carrie

    December 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I always have Avon’s Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair for dry/cracking hands. I always have it, but in the winter it’s a MUST.

  • Andrea

    December 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    lip balm, lotion and a pair of those $1 throwaway gloves from the drugstore :)

  • Kate M

    December 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    aquaphor is a must!! tissues and emergen c too!

  • Beverly

    December 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Hand lotion and extra lip balms are a must!!

  • Meredith

    December 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    During the winter months I must have multiple lip glosses/sticks and hand lotion. Also a set of gloves and tissues :)

  • Stacey

    December 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Sorry if this is a double-post, but I don’t see my post from earlier for some reason…

    I’m lucky to live in Southern California so I don’t have to winterize much, but this time of year, my purse always has a crumpled up cardigan at the bottom of it. Last week, I found a stray wool glove, oh, and baby socks! My son is constantly taking those off and they end up in my purse;)

    P.S. I tried to buy one of the revlon lip stains yesterday, and they basically were sold out at the store I was at.

  • Christy

    December 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Hmmm. . . living in CT in winter is a little bit different than So. Cal :)

    regular lip balm
    medicated lip balm
    Hand cream (got this cute little pot of it by Camille Beckman in my last Birchbox which works perfect)
    Nips of whiskey (just kidding)

  • Wendy

    December 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Mac Lip conditioner and l’occitane hand cream are a must!

  • Kelly Schmucker

    December 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I keep gluten free lip balm, hand lotion, tissues, and a dryer sheet in my purse. Yes, a dryer sheet. It’s great for dealing with all the dry weather static cling!

  • Anne

    December 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Oh my winterizing really consists of hats, gloves, scarf. Because you never know when that snow storm will hit!

  • Christy

    December 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I need lip balm all year around, but for winter I add a more moisturizing one. I also add hand lotion.

  • LC

    December 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I travel a ton and those 3 oz/’must be in baggie’ limits are the bane of my existence, especially during winter. I’m forever swiping any lotion I can get my hands on (heh) from hotels and then getting chastised by the TSA. Worth it. Any time I can actually sneak through with extra lotion that can be used in-flight I am a less-reptilian happy camper!

  • Jessica

    December 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I keep lip balm in my purse AND in the car in the winter, but I try to also have some lotion and a nail file in my purse because my nails/cuticles get so dry here in CO.

  • aubrey

    December 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Boogie Wipes!!!

  • Janine

    December 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    With tons of lotion and packets of tissues.

  • Jessie C.

    December 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I add gloves, cashmere wrap, shea butter cream and cough drops to get ready.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Jessie

    December 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Winterizing for me is making sure I’m packed with plenty of super lip balms and hand cream, as well as a place to stash my mega huge dorky mittens.

  • Juliet L.

    December 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I have hand lotion and chap stick!

  • Kristin

    December 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Definitely add in Aquaphor for hands, face, lips and plenty of Ricola! They are the best tasting throat/cough drops and work so well (no, I don’t work for them!). My grandfather always gave them to us when I was a kid.

  • Cheryl

    December 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Tissues, lip balm, and coug drops!!

  • Lisa

    December 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I just counted and I have nine lip products in my bag, so don’t feel bad. I winterize my bag with a teeny jar of Bag balm. It’s the only thing that really moisturizes my super-dry hands and it works great on my lips, too. (Does that make it ten lip products?)

  • Chelsey

    December 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I make sure I have plenty of Carmex!!! Also, I tend to keep an extra phone charger in there, too! I’ve been stranded at friends’ houses in a blizzard without one –> not fun!

  • jessicaisbaking

    December 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Lip balm and hand cream!

  • Mamalito

    December 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Carmex Smooth & Shiny lip balm, water bottles and fingerless gloves!

  • Kristin

    December 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I put yak trax in my bag to put over my shoes for when it is icy! (In a tote bag, not my purse…)

  • Stacy

    December 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Lip balm, tissues, and an extra scarf

  • ChrisB

    December 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Burts & Bee’s lipbalm, tissues, and L’Occitane Lavender hand cream are my winter essentials

  • Rebe G

    December 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Tissues, a few Ricola (Cherriy flavor), an extra lip balm and a pair of stretchy-will-fit-either-kid gloves winterized my bag quite nicely

  • Kate

    December 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Aquaphor is a necessity in my bag this time of year.

  • Tracey

    December 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    More hand sanitizer & hand lotion!

  • Lana

    December 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Lately it seems I’ve been winterizing my bag with a plethora of receipts from my mad Christmas shopping sprees and a few Christmas cards I have yet to mail.

    Also, lip products.

  • Kristiina

    December 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I added tissues and cough drops. Nothing major! I love seeing what’s in other people’s bags…very cool :)

  • Kim

    December 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I have to have a travel size bottle of purell(or any hand sanitizer) and Kiehl’s lip balm # 1. Best lip balm ever. Mint, mmmmm

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Ooh — my Chapstick/Carmex count goes from 1-2 to 3-4. Also, I’ll add a thick hand lotion, Kleenex, and an extra hand sanitizer. Ricollllllaaaaa!

  • jennifer

    December 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Hand lotion and extra red lipstick

  • Alicia

    December 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Kleenex. Definetly Kleenex. Cold = boogers.

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Kleenex for sure, but let’s not forget the one hundred and twelve receipts from all of the Christmas shopping I’ve been doing. Ok, that is not an intentional winterization but is sure is seasonal!

  • jennifer

    December 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    So, can I just say that I think it’s funny that I live somewhere that we actually have winter and the things in my bag are the same all year round. Carmex, Kleenex, hand cream… And now lip butters and chubby sticks. :) And I might throw in a pair of gloves if the temps are gonna drop below 20.

  • Meg T

    December 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I too live in southern California, so I haven’t seen much of a winter, but my hands seem to know it’s winter!! They are killing me! I need to pack my bag with some good hand lotion! I’m on the hunt.

  • Carmen

    December 18, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Bottles of water and a Ziploc bag full of celery and cucumbers! Veggies with high water content help keep my skin hydrated. I love Jack Black Lip Balm with Shea Butter and Vitamin E and L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream. Lifesavers for my cracked lips and knuckles!

  • Jessica B

    December 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I make sure I have lots of lip balm inside my purse, and then I like to add a nice winter-y colored scarf tied to the outside of my purse.

  • Katie M

    December 18, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Extra Chapstick, tissues, and boogie wipes for the toddler :)

  • Tierney

    December 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Chapstick (The Blue moisturizing one instead of the SunShield), Gloves, Hand Lotion. Your bag is very chic- it must be the Ricola European influence!

  • Tessa

    December 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Gotta have lotion, hand sanitizer, lip balm (I actually use the Vaseline brand in the little tube quite a bit – it is great for chapped lips), gloves, and honestly, these days, my camera. The kids have so many activities going on, even though it is a clunky DSLR, I have been grateful to see it was stashed in my bag on more than one occasion in just the past few days.

  • hana

    December 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    esos mint lip balm + l’occitane shea hand creme + emergenC (to ward off colds!)

  • NicoleT

    December 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    With all the winter weather foolishness happening in Oklahoma these days, I’m keeping an extra pair of socks, just in case mine get wet through my boots. I also buy a thicker hand cream, since your hands get drier.

  • GreenInOC

    December 19, 2013 at 1:38 am

    I pretty minimalist so I don’t generally do anything but if I were to win I’d fill my bag up with as many of your beauty suggestions I could and a bag of Ricola to boot!

  • Katie

    December 19, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Lip balm, hand cream and mittens!!! Plus about twenty Xmas shopping receipts!

  • Lori

    December 19, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Kleenex and original black tube ChapStick!

  • Melissa

    December 19, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Lip Balms galore, Hand Cream, a pack of tissues, lens wipes to wipe snowflakes off of my glasses and tons of coupons for Christmas shopping.

  • Kris

    December 19, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Lotion and this stuff called Letibalm that I’ve only been able to find in Spain. It’s the BEST (better than Carmex or Chapstick!) for dry, cracked lips. And…you can also put it up your nose on really dry days and it’s awesome.

  • Jennie

    December 19, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Ha, I never winterize my purse because I live in a warm climate. If it happens to get really cold, we warm climate wimps just stay home! But I do carry lip gloss, hand sanitizer, a cough drop or two, and tissues year round. And I’m thinking I need to give those Revlon lip pencils a try :)

  • Teri

    December 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I love your minimalist bag! Reminds me that I need to scale mine down immediately. Feels like I’m carrying two bricks in my bag! LOL My winterized bag must-haves are: hand lotion, plenty of SOFT tissues, Burts Bee’s Lip Balm and Ricolas. Ricola brand is the only one that works for me and I keep a few in my bag all year long. By the way, what happened to their great commercials with the guy blowing that horn of sorts? I miss those! Anyhow, thanks for the post! Loved it!

  • Crystal

    December 19, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I have 3 pairs of gloves for any situation that may arise, weather wise.

  • Katherine

    December 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I make sure every purse has those heat packs, for days that start with “a few errands” but turn into 12 hours of walking around NYC.

  • Camille

    December 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I add nipple cream! I know it’s weird but it’s such an awesome moisturizer & you can use it just about anywhere. I also add an extra pair of mittens & a hat for my little girl.

  • Jamie

    December 19, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I throw in a tea bag or two, so that i can manage to warm myself up with a cuppa.

  • Kristen

    December 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I’m in Phoenix, so I don’t really make any changes except for the actual bag (which I haven’t gotten around to switching yet. Oops).

  • Laura S

    December 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Lip balm and hand cream…lots of it!

  • Christina

    December 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I carry extra tissues to blow little noses. I carry lots and lots of hand sanitizing products (gel, spray, wipes) and clorox wipes because I am trying to stave off germs. Also, lots of hand cream and aquaphor for my super dry skin. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  • heather from nc

    December 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Lip balm, but that is an all-year staple. In the winter, I keep some mint green tea bags in my purse.

  • hallie

    December 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    plenty of lip produts and aveda lotion for my hands and always a knit hat just in case!

  • Stacy H.

    December 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Burts Bee’s lip balm, Cetaphil lotion and tissues (for little, 3yo noses). Dry Colorado air does a number on lips and skin!

  • Mckenzie

    December 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Lip Balm, Lip Balm, Lip Balm… I hate dry lips!!! Also hand warmers just in case :)

  • Elizabeth A

    December 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Winterize? In So Cal? Okayyyy…. I make sure my umbrella is accessible in my car (not the trunk) so I can shove it on top of my bag if needed. That’s pretty much it, I think. The 8 lip products just live in my bag all year long…

  • Holly

    December 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Tissues and then even more tissues. Also an extra pair of sun glasses to keep the cold and germs out

  • Amanda Brown

    December 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Definitely toss in some hardcore medicated lip balm for long, dry days, and I always have my driving gloves in my purse too.

  • Melissa

    December 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Lip balm! I’m addicted and must have it at all times. Seriously. :))

  • Katie

    December 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Chapstick on Chapstick on Chapstick

  • Laurie

    December 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Kleenex travel tissues, Aquaphor, various lip glosses, Carmex, Altoids, extra gloves, Kind bars.

  • regan

    December 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Chapstick (technically EOS balms) and Kleenex because apparently I become my grandmother during the winter.

  • Maureen

    December 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Some good ol’ Burts Bees chapstick and also Nivea creme for my hands. Minnesota winter is the pits!

  • Alison

    December 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Hand lotion and sanitizer + Boogie wipes for the kids.

  • Shanti

    December 20, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Gloves and chapstick!!

  • Neiddy

    December 20, 2013 at 6:45 am

    During winter I like to always have Lip balms, hand lotion, sanitizer, tissues, mints and cough drops in my bag

  • Tiffanie

    December 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Hand lotion and tissues! All we need in California. :-P

  • Kathy

    December 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    It is Softips (my year round addction) and tissues all the way through winter!

  • Emily

    December 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    A fuzzy beanie, 5X a normal person’s dose of chapstick, and a reusable little shopping bag that folds up teeny for last minute gift shopping :)

  • Danielle

    December 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I add a pack of tissues, some chapstick, an extra pair of gloves just in case, some cough drops, hand lotion and Purell for the winter.

  • Kelly D

    December 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I carry tissues, lip balm and mints in the winter months.

  • beth

    December 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

    tissues, eucerin hand cream, lip balm, and always my water bottle to hydrate from the inside out!