Clutch Essentials For The Club [Budget Stylista]
It’s almost summer, and the days spent cramming for finals and living the dorm life are winding down. To celebrate acing your exams, go out with a second semester bang by clubbing with the girls! Often times I find myself annoyed while packing my clutch, because I have to remove and replace items because of the size. I’m not about to carry around a tote, but I’m an over-packer/planner. I need a lot of tools. For the complete party girl survival kit (camouflaged by an adorable Oginski Clutch via Aldo, $45.00) see below:
Walk Home Shoes
The savior to all sore, bruised and broken heels. Peel your feet out of those stilettos and unroll these babies on your way to taco bell. They are affordable, as thin as an iPhone, and come in their own little case, so no worries about the grimy bar bathroom bottoms pressing up against your lip gloss.
Pocket Size Sanitizer
Okay, other than its obvious uses (warding off sickness, and removing the ‘X’ from your hands) it really comes in handy. Let’s be real here. We dance our hearts out, and that induces sweat. Clunky deodorants take up way too much room, even if they’re travel size. If you’re feeling a bit ranky under your arms, pat some of this onto your skin. The sanitizer removes the bacteria, taking away the smell and leaving a fresh scent.
Dancing Waters, $1.50
My favorite makeup tool is my mascara. Nothing looks prettier than long, defined lashes. By the end of the night, mine begins to run and clump, regardless of whether or not it’s waterproof. Stash a mini-stick into your clutch and reapply during your 5th trip to the bathroom.
Bold Eyes To Go, $28.00
Roll On Perfume
Roll on perfumes or samples are perfect for targeting small areas with fresh scents. Roll onto wrists and sides of your neck. The size is just right, and stays on longer than a small bottle of body mist. My favorite scent is Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue!
You love those leopard print wedges, but your ankles don’t. Stick a few behind your heel for a night full of fun and no friction.
Alright, I know we’re not old ladies, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I had just one travel pack of aspirin for the morning-after.
This is the sweaty, poof gone birds nest, drunk hair’s best friend. It’s the perfect size, compact and comes with a mirror. What more could you ask for?
Turquoise Pop Up Brush, $8.00
As Sammi Sweetheart once quoted, “I don’t want your pukey-breath on me.” Exactly.
Bobbie pins are not only great for pinning your strays back, but I’ve made use of these babies for dress malfunctions as well. A belt is too big? Bobbie it. A bra strap broke? Bobbie it. Need your shirt to stay in place, tucked under that adorable high waist skirt?
Full Tilt 60 piece bobbie pins $5.99
I love Burt’s! Natural and minty, it keeps your lips prepped for that hopeful hookup. It’s also great for removing smudged eye-makeup.
Honey Lip Balm $3.00
It looks like a lot, but they can all fit snugly in your favorite clutch and can easily be purchased with a college-budget bank account. Keep these handy and rage on!