U Chic Approved: My 3 New Favorite Items

By Amanda Ferrara, Student at New York University

We all have a little spontaneity in us, but why not be prepared for those unplanned moments?

Below are three items that go beyond the basics yet are perfect for the purses of girls who are constantly on the go and never know what the day will bring.

Fast Flats:
Dr. Scholl’s Fast Flats are a great relief to overused feet at the end of the day! The flats are durable enough to be worn outside but are still soft enough to be rolled up and stored in the included wristlet. Keep the shoes in your bag so you can be ready for any foot dilemma; whether it is wet shoes, sore feet after a long day in heels or a sudden need for slippers, you will always have an extra pair of shoes to rely on!

Minimergency Kit:
Anyone who carries around this tiny, emergency kit from Ms. & Mrs. will be prepared for almost any situation! A few examples of what you’re prepared for are: bad hair days (hairspray), a tear in your shirt (sewing kit), getting a paper cut (bandages), a run in your stocking (clear nail polish) and a spur-of-the-moment date (breath freshener). The kits are small enough to keep in your purse and are cute enough to make you want to buy them; they come in seven metallic colors like turquoise and pink and they will guarantee that you will be equipped to handle any “mini emergency."

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray:
Do you want to stop reapplying makeup throughout the day? Do you want to walk around with the confidence that your makeup looks as good as it did when you stepped out of the house in the morning? If so, this misting spray is a must-have! Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray sets your makeup with just a few quick mists, making your makeup last for up to 16 hours.

This spray is not only good for everyday use, but in my own experience, it has proved to be especially useful on humid days and on nights out. Once sprayed, it will set your foundation, eyeshadow, concealer and eyeliner into place and will prevent it from melting in the heat; so whether you are sitting in the sun or are dancing in a nightclub, your makeup will not budge!

[Image from Ms. & Mrs. website]

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