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Spring is one busy season: you’ve got the Spring Carnival, weddings, parties, formals…There are only so many things a girl can fit in her clutch, so here are the 5 handbag essentials to carry you through every occasion.


1. TRAVALO PERFUME ATOMISER

This brilliant little invention from the UK is the
original aircraft approved perfume atomizer. The size of a lipstick, it fits into the
smallest of bags and means you can take your favourite scent wherever you go.
Each Travalo holds between 50-60 sprays worth of perfume and is dead easy to
refill. Only $19.95. Available at Priceline, DJs and Myer.


2. BORNE NAKED BAG LIGHT

No matter what time of day and night, there’s no
more searching around in the darkness, trying to find stuff in your bag or the
keyhole of your door. Just $19.95 these cute little lights hang on the strap or zipper
of your bag for convenience. Visit www.bornenaked.com.au.


3. ERE PEREZ CLEVER CARROT BALM

If you could take one item of makeup with
you at all times, then the Clever Carrot Balm is it! It’s for cheek and lips, so use it as
a lip colour and light cream blush for giving yourself a little spruce up day or night.
Choose your best colour (there are four to suit all skin tones) and off you go. 100%
natural ingredients and waterproof. RRP $29.90. Available at www.ereperez.com and health food
stores.


4. BORNE NAKED HANDBAG LINERS

These should be compulsory for all women!
No more hunting around a messy handbag unable to find keys, lippie, phone etc.
They are truly one of the best inventions ever and will save hours of your lifetime!
See-through, compartmentalised, organised. In different sizes too, so they’re
perfect for clutches through to giant ‘it’ handbags. From $24.95. Visit www.bornenaked.com.au.


5. STARLETTOS HEEL PROTECTORS

If you haven’t discovered these yet, get
some! They’ll change your heel-wearing life and your calf muscles will thank you
forever more! These cute clear flower-shaped heel protectors stop you sinking into
the grass in your stilettos, avoiding embarrassing topples, damage to shoes and
aching calf muscles. RRP $15. Available at Betts, Zu Shoes and www.starlettos.com.au.

What’s your can’t-live-without handbag essential?