What’s In Your Purse Series Week 87 (Too Much)

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series week 87 (too much) is from me.  Again.  I dumped my purse out all over the kitchen table last week, so I could organize and sift out the miscellany that has gathered over the last two frantic months of travel and end of school nonsense.  I knew my purse was feeling extra heavy, but I’m completely embarrassed to show you the amount of crap I’ve been carrying around.  It’s ridiculous.

what's in my purse

I tried to gather my purse junk into piles for a little order in the madness; I’m not sure it helped.

  • Mark (Avon) juice gem lip-gloss
  • MAC lip-glass
  • L’Oreal stick blush
  • MAC highlighter
  • Cover Girl lip balm
  • eyelash curler
  • Buxom mascara (Sephora)
  • MAC kohl eyeliner
  • Avon lip-liner
  • Chap Stick
  • L’Oreal voluminous mascara in blackest black
  • L’Oreal 12-hour lip color
  • Savex (like Carmex,
  • cheap drugstore.com lipstick
  • Maybelline lipstick
what's in your purse what's in my purse
  • my son’s watch
  • an apple
  • lots of tampons
  • can of diet Dr Pepper (no, really)
  • grocery list and menu
  • Extra spearmint gum
  • $20 bill (I must have been fresh off a trip to the bank)
  • floating almonds
  • small Zip-Lock with Ibuprofen and Advil (we spend a lot of time at the orthodontist)
  • Skullcandy ear buds
  • globe bouncy ball
what's in my purse (too much)
  • Petit Elefant business cards
  • cough drops
  • rice paper sheets (for my face)
  • hand sanitizer
  • Chronicle Books notebook (so I remember my name and address)
  • chiropractor frequent visitor punch pass
  • car keys with a Gold’s Gym pass and a pop out switchblade (it’s a hit at airport security)
  • Ice Breakers mints
  • wrapper + stick from a frozen Greek yogurt (sometimes I eat things I shouldn’t)
  • used tissues
what's in your purse
  • Jimmy Choo perfumed body lotion (my favorite, favorite new perfume)
  • nail file
  • Sarah’s Embarrassmints
  • re-usable bag
  • hand lotion (gift from a dear friend, I think of her when I see it)

I have a stupid amount of stuff in my purse.




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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Natasha :

    Lol ok I thought I had tons of junk in my bag-you may have me beat!!!!!

    • Allison :

      Natasha, it’s really embarrassing and I didn’t even show all the receipts (there were about 10).

  2. Sarah :

    love the knife, ha ha ha!

    • Allison :

      I know, right? I always forget that bad boy when I go through security. It’s awesome.

  3. emilie p :

    that can of Dt Dr.Pepper never woulda made it out of the house in my bag… YUM

    • Allison :

      Emilie I’m not sure how long it was there but I guarantee I drank it while at one of the following: 1st grade talent show, 6th grade graduation, final choir concert.

  4. Selina :

    Thanks for making me feel better. Im always embarrasses by the amount of stuff i carry with me. I hate when people pick up my bag and feel how heavy it is. I just cant help carrying stuff with me.