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OK, I’m about to get personal now: I want to know what’s in your purse right now? If I took a peek inside, what would I find? Do you change your purse up with each season? What are your handbag Must Haves? What items do you swap/change with the changing of the seasons? In particular, I’m curious about your winter handbag essentials? What’s in your purse during the colder winter months? What products are your Must Haves during the winter season?

As for me, my purses change with my moods and with the seasons. Like right now, I’m all about fur and animal prints so I just switched to a swoon-worthy tiger fur handbag and I love it! It feels chic, edgy and oh-so-wintery. Take a look at my FAB purse-of-the-moment as well as the assortment of curated winter product essentials that you will find inside:

Ricola Purse

As you can see, my purse has several moisturizing winter products cause my skin is uber dry right now, like Lucas Papaw Ointment (my heal-all-things-dryness cream), Minted Rosebud Salve for my parched lips, Covergirl’s gorgeous new Bombshell Lipstick in a punchy pink called Explosion and L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. I’m also carrying Ricola’s New Extra Strength Herbal Cough Drops to sooth my dry winter throat, love the refreshing Glacier Mint flavor. I never leave home without shine blotting papers (Boscia’s packaging is so feminine and pretty) plus I like to add a splash of color into my mix during the cooler months, so my vintage-like flower embellished sunnies and my yellow iPhone Pursecase add the perfect splash of brightness.

Now for the fun stuff: How would you like to win a Ricola Soothing Relief Kit and gift card to enjoy this holiday season? Perhaps to buy some new winter handbag essentials for yourself or even a new purse?! Here are the details of this Ricola #SwissHerbs Giveaway:

  • Prize: ONE Winner will receive a Ricola Soothing Relief Kit with Ricola Herbal Cough soothing products and a $100 VISA Gift card
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  •  Contest Dates: 12/25/13 to 12/31/13 at 12 am EST

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  1. Kleenex & lip balm.
    Thanks for the contest.

  2. lotion and chapstick

  3. extra lip balm and shea butter!

  4. Ashley Tucker says:

    I have lotion and chapstick during the winter months

  5. Allison Downes says:

    I add lotion, cough drops, sanitizer, and kleenex

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  6. Thomas Murphy says:

    I carry gloves in the winter.

  7. Tracy Jones says:

    I add Kleenex, chapstick, and cough drops.


  8. Hand sanitizer (flu season) and lotion for cracking skin.

  9. Tanya White says:

    I always keep a tube of hand cream and some chapstick with me at all times.

  10. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i add hand lotion and tissues!

  11. Cassandra says:

    Lip moisturizer, throat lozenges, tissue, hand cream

  12. I always carry a tube of Aquaphor during the winter. Useful for dry hands and lips!

  13. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I add some heavier chapstick and hand cream.

  14. Kami Dumis says:

    I use tons of lip balm. Currently I’m using the 3 balm giftset from EOS I got for xmas. I also use L’Occitane Shea Butter hand cream as well as the Lait Corporel Body lotion for dry skin. I don’t have Ricolas in my purse yet but I haven’t been sick yet! I use the honey lemon!

  15. Leave in hair conditioner.

  16. Hand sanitizer is one thing I add in cold weather. Also a pair a gloves.

  17. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Chapstick and a good moisturizer.

  18. Tracie Trump says:

    lots of tissues, hand santizer and ricola cough drops

  19. Brandi Price says:

    Definitely ChapStick or Lip Balm of some sort and Lotion and hard candies.

  20. Heather Voorhees says:

    I carry hand lotion and chapstick.

  21. Carolyn Gonzalez says:

    definitely chap stick, a pair of gloves and hand lotion

  22. Barbara Butler says:

    I just love Ricola its a great product

  23. christina moore says:

    Thank you for the Ricola Soothing Relief Kit and gift card giveaway, I use Ricola for my coughs

  24. tina reynolds says:

    I have throat drops and carmex always with me during winer

  25. I add Blistex, kleenix packets and hand cream cause my hands get dry
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  26. Crystal Brummett says:

    I always have lip moisturizer and lotion for sure.. Also always have my sunglasses, they are a must! 🙂

  27. I have daughter so always have to have hand disenfectant and wipes. I add lotion and something for lips in cold weather

  28. I add Lotion and Hand Sanitizer!!!

  29. Kathryn Mackey says:

    very helpful for flu

  30. Brittany Keyser says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I am new to your blog but I am really excited about reading and following your posts! 🙂 Thank you so much!!!!

  31. Charlene Drake says:

    Lots of tissues and blistex

  32. john hutchens says:

    My significant other adds tissue, lip balm and hand sanitizer

  33. Rita Leonard says:

    i always carry tissues and cough drops during the winter

  34. EOS lipbalm is a must in my purse in the winter, as is a travel tube of hand lotion.

  35. Kendra C. says:

    Chapstick and hand santizer

  36. I always have hand cream and lip balm on hand!

  37. Pam Gurganus says:

    My winter handbag essentials and what I add to my purse during the colder winter months are chap stick, tissue, vitamin C and cough drops!

  38. Jenn S (FotoJennic) says:

    I must always have at least chapstick and hand lotion in my purse in the winter months.

  39. Kim Henrichs says:

    I usually add different lip balm and lots of kleenex travel packs. Cough drops and gum are added as well for the sting of cold air out here!

  40. Amy Adams says:

    lip balm, cough drops, hand sanitizer and Altoids

  41. curiouskit10 says:

    Chapstick chapstick chapstick chapstick chapstick

  42. Teresa Chapman says:

    I add kleenx, lip balm, hand lotion and Ricola Cough drops

  43. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    i add cough drops and hand lotion in winter months

  44. I add gloves,chapstick,body butter,vaseline,earmuffs,kleenex,lipgloss,and a scarf.

  45. Mya Murphy says:

    I’m not one for carrying a purse, but my essentials are chapstick, Kleenex, and cough drops!

  46. wendy wallach says:

    chapstick is my winter essential and i added a small pack of tissues

  47. ghassan alsaleh says:

    My kid tools and my charger for my phone and cleaner bottel

  48. stephanie says:

    gotta have hand lotion

  49. Amy Orvin says:

    I always have Kleenex and chapstick in my bag for winter

  50. I add lip balm and tissues

  51. Meghan Malicoat says:

    Lip balm is my number one must have!!

  52. Jenny Sims says:

    Tissues are a must during cold weather, as are some sort of lozenge or cough drop. It’s nice to be prepared!

  53. I add tissues, more lip balm, gloves and a scarf.

  54. Darlene Owen says:

    I add extra lip gloss to my purse in the winter.

  55. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Winter months we carry more tissues and boogie wipes with us. I also carry plenty of chap stick since my lips get so dry in the winter

  56. I always keep tissue and lip balm in my purse. Cough drops are a great idea too.

  57. Susan Broughton says:

    I always have hand sanitizer and Kleenex for sure among other things

  58. Kleenex, hand lotion, throat lozenges, and lip balm.

  59. Mary Wright says:

    Gotta have some lip balm, eye drops, nail file and cough drops.

  60. steve weber says:

    I must have mint chapstick on me at all times!

  61. Jessie C. says:

    I add gloves, cashmere wrap, shea butter cream and cough drops to my bag.

  62. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I add tissue, chap-stick, lotion and cold medicine!

  63. laurie damrose says:

    Chapstick and vasoline hand lotion

  64. Sandy Cain says:

    In winter, I always throw in a small tube of handcream, and a small pack of tissues. The Ricola cough drops are a good idea, I think I’ll add those, too!

  65. I add tissues, lip balm and mints to my purse.

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