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!

  1. Sharon

    December 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

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

  2. Katrina

    December 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Chapstick and tissues become essentials.

  3. 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!

  4. 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*

  5. Mary H.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Lip balm, lip balm, and limp balm!

  6. Heather

    December 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I never leave home without hand cream and chapstick!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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. :)

  10. 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!

  11. Christy

    December 18, 2013 at 8:31 am

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. Kristy

    December 18, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Kleenex and Chapstick and gloves oh my

  15. Ris

    December 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Aquaphor and cough drops and kleenex are all essential.