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. 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 :)

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. Kinsey

    December 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Hand cream, tissues, and cough drops!

  5. 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.

  6. 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:)

  7. 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!!

  8. 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.

  9. Lori

    December 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Lip balm and cuticle oil for me! :)

  10. 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!


  11. 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….

  12. 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!

  13. 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!!

  14. Navigating the Mothership

    December 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Tissues, hand sanitizer, and lotion get tossed in!

  15. 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. :)