Happy Galentine's Day, beauties! It's finally arrived: that internationally celebrated day of love and suspect chocolates. We talk a lot around this time of year about treating yourself and your besties to custom-curated beauty must-haves, and today is no exception, but we're serving it to you straight up with a twist. There's a way to feel the kind of beautiful you can't necessarily see in the mirror—the kind of beautiful that arises from feeling empowered, prepared, and like you've got a one-up on what's around the bend. If you've ever caught yourself thinking, "Where's a ___ when you need one?" or "I'd kill for a ___ right about now," consider our top 6 survival essentials every Galentine needs in her bag for rainy days and what-ifs.
Pepper sprays, personal alarms, and emergency hammers are just a few of the safety-themed products in BlingSting's bag of tricks, all compact enough to conceal in a clutch or handbag, clip onto a key ring, or carry outright. Second only to making good decisions about and being hyper-aware of our surroundings at all times, BlingSting serves as a safety net that no Galentine should find herself without in the event of a situation turning sticky. Not only that, they are colorfully bestudded and bejeweled beyond all reason. Form + function = win!
When activated with moisture, the reusable Icy Cool Towel soothes hot skin for up to four hours without refrigeration, making it perfect for long stints in elevated temperatures, mid- or post- workout, during a hike, while traveling, you name it!
It's no hush-hush matter: we're all human an we've all been there. Poo-Pourri makes it their business (get it?) to alleviate bathroom anxiety by giving you a scent-neutralizing weapon in the form of a subtle spritzer that virtually wipes out any evidence you were ever there.
For all your bespectacled babes, a kit to rehab readers is worth its weight in gold. Galentines will find a multi-function screwdriver, cleaning solution, and microfiber cloth for optimum care of their specs when a loosened lens, torrential rain, or stubborn smudges strike.
Along with garment tape, deodorant remover, and a mini sewing kit, the Fashion Emergency Kit from Hollywood Fashion Secrets also boasts a spare earring backing, shoe blister pad, and nail file (among yet other life-saving gadgets), making it a veritable port in a storm when wardrobe malfunction strikes in full force.
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Posted by Katy Kirkpatrick