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Sponsored: CF Purse Essentials & Revlon + ELLE’s Purse-uit of Power


CF college handbag essentials

As every busy girl can attest, our handbags are our lifelines. Whether we’re packing for a day of classes on campus, running to and from extracurricular activities, or just spending the day shopping with friends, our bags hold, well, pretty much everything.

Our friends at Revlon asked us to share our purse must-haves, so we narrowed it down to our top 8 CF handbag essentials: A daily planner (we love this one from Anthropologie), at least one notebook for class, a small wallet for cards (like this Comme Des Garcons one), an iPhone (preferably with a cute Marc Jacobs case), Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, gum, BE Shine Control Sheets, and a hot pink Sharpie (for underlining notes in style).

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What are YOUR purse essentials?

Now we want to hear from you! Leave a comment below and tell us what’s in YOUR purse – what items get you through your busy day? Let’s discuss.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Revlon. The opinions, as always, are our own. For more information, see our disclosure page.

Posted on on October 1, 2012 / Filed Under: College Life / Tags: ,

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23 Responses to “Sponsored: CF Purse Essentials & Revlon + ELLE’s Purse-uit of Power”

  1. 1
    October 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am

    love the blue bag! I wanna get one in black with my initials on it!

  2. 2
    October 1st, 2012 at 10:46 am

    In my purse, I always carry:

    Lip Balm
    Contact Solution
    Coin Purse
    Headphones (ESSENTIAL)


  3. 3
    October 1st, 2012 at 10:57 am

    In my purse:
    -small hair brush
    -lip balm +gloss
    -hand salve
    -mini flashlight
    -a few random bits of paper
    -emergency stuff like band-aids

    The rest I just usually stuff into my all-purpose backpack. When it comes to hauling a lot of books around campus, I generally go for practicality over style.

  4. 4
    October 1st, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Wallet, keys, Ipod w/ headphones, chopstick and hand lotion (in especially this time of year). Phone, a lightweight sweater, a small notebook and a pen

  5. 5
    October 1st, 2012 at 11:38 am

    In my purse I always carry:
    A red lipstick (to always look descent)
    A camera and a small video camera to always capture the moment.
    My wallet which is essential.
    A pen because as a journalist you can never leave home without it.
    My Ray Ban sunglasses because I feel like all my favorite movies have this object in them.
    And a small notebook with a cover art done by my brother so I can never forget him even though he is far away.

  6. 6
    October 1st, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Wallet, EOS lip balm, Stride mint gum, Lilly Pulitzer planner, assortment of pens, small hand lotion, iPhone and earbuds.

  7. 7
    October 1st, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    essentials: wallet with cash and coins and cards, student ID, driver’s license, keys, water bottle, an energy bar if my sugar is low, cell phone, and flashdrive. maybe chapstick. definitely a book and paper and a pen.

  8. 8
    October 1st, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    1. Keys
    2. Netbook
    3. Wallet
    4. Notebook
    5. Calligraphy Pen
    6. Cliff Bar
    7. Cellphone
    8. Coupons
    9. Gum

  9. 9
    October 1st, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    As an avid knitter and an engineering major, there are always two things in my bag: knitting needles and a graphing calculator.

  10. 10
    October 1st, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    In my purse
    – makeup bag
    -body spray

  11. 11
    October 1st, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    In my purse
    – money

  12. 12
    October 1st, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    In my bag I carry:
    -Lip Gloss
    -Spearmint Chap-stick
    -Water (need to stay hydrated!)
    -Cell phone
    – Hand Sanitizer (To stay clean!)
    -Lotion (That matches the scents of the season)
    and sometimes I toss a two or three Dove dark chocolate raspberry promise chocolates as a treat after a workout ;)

  13. 13
    October 1st, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Always earbuds and my iPod! My wallet, a few hair ties, a small mirror, Cover Girl mascara, at least 3 lips products; chapstip, lipgolss, and the perfect lipstick! A guitar pick(you never know when you’ll find a guitar to play), a tiny pocket knife, a travel size Bath and Body Works lotion along with a good smelling hand sanitizer, and I can never forget my pretty little pink Bible!! :)

  14. 14
    October 1st, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    My purse-
    Keys, wallet, student ID, gum, water, chapstick, cell phone, pen, iPod, headphones, moisturizer, granola bar, and an extra hair tie! Couldn’t make it through the day without these things :)

  15. 15
    October 1st, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    My purse essentials:
    water bottle, wallet, gum, tic tacs, pens, scrunchy, brush, oil absorbing sheets, small pad of paper, cell phone, mp3 player and earbuds, lip gloss, chapstick, keys, mini pedicure set, ibuprofen, and flash drive.

  16. 16
    October 1st, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    In my bag:

    – Rose salve
    – EOS Lip Balm
    -Post its
    – Highlighter
    – Pens
    – Netbook
    – Academic Planner
    – Hourly Planner for appointments
    – Flash drive
    – Keys
    – Phone
    – Wallet
    – Healthy snack

  17. 17
    October 1st, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    -water bottle
    -keys & ID

  18. 18
    October 1st, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I always carry:
    Coin Purse
    Spare key (I tend to lock my keys in the car….)
    Lipstick, Eyeliner Pen, Mirror
    Contact Case
    Little pink leather notebook
    and my favorite L’Occitane lavender hand lotion

  19. 19
    October 1st, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I always have lotion, gum, chapstick, phone, wallet, and finger nail polish in my purse

  20. 20
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:48 am

    In my fantastically tiny purse, I always have spare keys (locked myself out too many times!), huge hair pins, an original Burt’s Bees, and a few scraps of paper covered in scribbles.

  21. 21
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    In my purse, I always carry:
    ~chapstick (Burt’s Bees) and lip balm (C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve)
    ~wallet (money + driver’s license)
    ~ipod (I only bring this if I’m out all day, I listen to music during downtime!)
    ~small notebook (for making and crossing off to-do lists or doodling)
    ~water bottle (it’s important to stay hydrated! ^^)
    ~granola bar or other small snack (in case I get hungry)

  22. 22
    October 2nd, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    In my purse:
    *School Key laynard (showin some CSULA spirit)
    *small mirror
    *blue pen

  23. 23
    October 3rd, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Essentials? Wallet, pass case (clips to outside of my bag so I don’t have to search for my wallet), BlackBerry, keys, pen. I also try to keep a small notebook, compact mirror, comb, brush, small face cloth (for long lines for the paper towels or driers in washrooms, as well as for spills and such) and my flashcards on me. If I’m going to class I also need my notebooks, clearfiles (I hate binders) and textbooks. While I often have things like lipgloss and nail files in my bag I would never consider them to be essentials.

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