11.24.2015

Top Date Night Essentials You Need

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I asked my sister to describe me in one word. I was expecting awesome, funny, intelligent, loving, or maybe happy.

She chose prepared. Prepared! I wanted something cool, like, well, cool. But she's right--I've accepted my fate. I'm admittedly the person you call when you need something, if you're in a crisis, or possibly a zombie attack. 


I carry this sense of being prepared for any situation into what I literally carry, like in my bag. Recently I took my prepared self to Walmart to stock up on some date night essentials: 


And here's what I picked up:




But that's just a sneak peek of what I use, so let's check out the Top Date Night Essentials You Need.


-Mints or Gum
  • I think for a date night, this goes without saying. Everyone needs these. All the time.

-Advil Tablet Vial

  • I get these in the travel section and prefer this small container. Use Advil tablets for headaches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, muscle aches and pains of the common cold. 

-Phone Battery
  • Because every single blind date I've ever been on has been awful, I make sure my phone is charged and has a back up, so I can arrange to cut the night short. #sorrynotsorry
  • Soft hydrated lips are a part of my daily life, so date night is no exception! 
  • This one is 100% natural so lips are always kissable.


-Artificial Sweetner
  • I might be prepared, but being graceful is definitely not me. I use this when I notice a grease spot from a food accident on my shirt or pants. Pour it on and allow it to set and it will soak up the oil. Wipe away.
  • I also will use this to make a quick sugar scrub on my hands with a little soap.
  • Because heartburn happens, y'all. May take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Use as directed.

-Lip Liner
  • This one is surprising, right? The color lasts longer than a gloss or some lipstick finishes, and won't melt, should I accidentally leave it in the car. I add the ChapStick Total Hydration on top of it. I keep it in a neutral color that goes with everything.
  • Be sure to fill in the entire lip.
-Hand Sanitizer
  • I'm a germaphobe!
-A Cute Clutch
  • Throw these items in, along with my wallet, phone and keys, and I'm set for date night! Red is my COLOR, y'all.





What are your date night essentials?

Extra Elle:
  • Getting my hair done today--one of my fave things ever.
  • I'm trying to get exactly 1.5 million (slight exaggeration) things done before I leave for my trip back home. Wish me luck that I get them done! #stressed

45 comments:

  1. Ahah uau those are some great essentials! With this stuff, all date nights are going to be perfect eheh!

    :)

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  2. I'm a total germaphobe too, and have been popping those airborne chewables ever since my back to back travel a few weeks ago.

    Green Fashionista

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  3. Haha prepared is such a funny way to describe someone, but definitely applicable! On date nights I'm actually super low key. I usually don't even bring a purse, so I just have my wallet and phone!

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  4. Haha I totally think some people would use "prepared" to describe me too :) Good call on that extra phone battery...a good escape plan is always key for a bad date!

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  5. I can't go anywhere without Chapstick and Airborne is such a must in the fall/winter! I always get sick when the weather changes! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. I literally have all these things in my purse! You just never know when you might need them!

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  7. I can't live without Airborne, especially this time of the year! I'm totally stressed too with everything we have to get done before leaving for Thanksgiving! Good luck!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  8. Enjoy having your hair done today. Those Emergen-C chewables sound like something I need before cold season hits hard here!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. Haha love that you listed artificial sweetener! I never thought about using it to get grease stains out!

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  10. Hahaha I love that she said prepared. I always have emergen c and advil on me. You just never know!!!

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  11. I love those new chapsticks! Also a big fan of the mini tubs of vaseline for super dry lips

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  12. I recently discovered chewable emergen-C. I was always using the powdered stuff! I don't know you other than your blog so a word I would have to describe you, will actually two, are beautiful and wise but I can tell you're an organized person so prepared is probably a great word too!!

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  13. Great post dear!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2015/11/eath-tones-with-nori.html

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  14. Total germaphobe here too! Airborne us so great! Hope you get all of your stuff done!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  15. Bahahaha... #4 is my favorite - the explanation behind it is perfect!

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  16. Gum is def a must. Having a phone charger is pretty important too if you have never met the person before. You don't want to have a dead phone and no escape plan!

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  17. Good luck getting everything done Elle :) These are all great things to have in your "date night kit." I especially love what you said about the phone battery... a definite must!

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  18. I alwaysssss have Chapstick/lip balm on hand for date nights! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  19. Prepared may not sound exciting but it is actually one of the things we all strive to be more of so I think that is a huge compliment! I'm so impressed with your list-and the things that I wouldn't have even thought of!

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  20. I am so loving all of these essentials. You definitely need vitamin C, and you definitely need hand sanitizer. I need to add more to my clutch. So loving this post Elle. Happy Holidays.

    Kia / KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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  21. Love the artificial sweetener tips!

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  22. Whaaat?! I didn't know you could do that with artificial sweetener! We he a box of Sweet 'n Low packets in our pantry...gonna have to put a few in my purse, some at my desk at work... Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. I'm the same way! My friends always refer to me as the mom of our group because I'm always prepared. Need a band aid? I've got it. Hand santizer? Got it. Tylenol? Got it.

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  24. It's awesome that you're always prepared. I honestly don't know what must haves I bring on a date night. Probably gum and Tide To Go, because some people (me) can get pretty messy!

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  25. hahaha love that she called you prepared. and who knew about sweetener? i am going to put some in my purse right now. mind blown.

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  26. good luck. I can't live without klenexx

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  27. I would take prepared! That means we're the ones that folks are always asking if we have insert-drugstore-necessity-here ie bandaid, chapstick, etc. We always do. So I'd say you're reliable too!

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  28. Haha I would consider it a compliment if someone called me prepared. I carry most of these items as well. I hear ya on being a germaphobe.

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  29. Hahaha that is funny. But is good to be prepared. I bet you have a disaster kit at home. But really this is all good to have on hand.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    allienyc.com

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  30. Prepared isn't all that bad. lol I used to take Airborne all the time when I was in college.

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  31. I totally have a Mary Poppins bag too, I love to be prepared. I always have advil on me and about 30+ chapsticks.

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  32. There's nothing wrong with being prepared! A lot of these are on my list, too :)

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  33. Great essentials! A lot of those things are everyday essentials that I keep in my purse too!

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  34. loving your essentials! i had no idea that artificial sweetener helped with food stains!

    xo,
    Angela

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  35. Love your essentials, similar to mine but now i have to pick up sweetner because that trick is amazing !!! ( GREAT ONE !! ) I also 2 carry extra cell storage batteries with me, not just me but it's also good specially when you can't get to a wall- outlet, also carry my charge cord for iPhone or android depending on what you got. I also carry those floss pick things in my beauty bag in my purse because they are needed and some come individual wrapped. These were some great tips !!

    Katie | http://ktmcgworld102.blogspot.ca

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  36. Prepared sounds great, I liked it! I also liked the tips, like Advil, the clutch, lip liner, hand sanitizer... I do think that these things are important and some I didn't think of, but they are good. They are needed when we don't have them :) so, yes, to be prepared is the best!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  37. I love reading posts like these from you Elle because I feel like you write them for me. =) Period.

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    1. Oh and BTW, I went to a grocery store the other day and purchased two mew lipsticks from Revlon (they are both so nice) and I thought of you. =)

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  38. Thank you for sharing your essentials! I always have lip balm!

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  39. I really like your sugar scrub idea! That's a great one to carry around.

    7% Solution

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  40. I had no idea sweetener took grease stains out! And prepared isn't the worse thing to be, right?! I'd take it!

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