My New Handbag & What’s Inside | Winter-Ready #SwissHerbs

This post is sponsored by Ricola… all opinions {and handbags :} are my own.

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It took me forever to decide which handbag was worthy of my small savings this year and just right for my Fall/Winter wardrobe. I’d been using my little white Rockie bag by Alexander Wang and loving the size, though the fun feet on the bottom made it a bit heavy for long walks and I prefer to save my whites for Spring and Summer. And while I still use my large Pashli bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, it’s jut too big for everyday. So I finally settled on a the mini Pashli bag in navy, and I just love it. {seen once here in this outfit post}

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When Ricola asked me to partner up for their #swissherbs campaign, I couldn’t resist showing off my new handbag, which arrived at around the same time. Also, I actually LOVE Ricola natural herb cough drops and eat them like candy in the winter {seriously, whenever I pull out an old handbag in my closet, the bottom is littered with Ricola drops & coins and lip balms I’d forgotten about}. And I love when brands and products I already use and stand by come a’knockin’, because it’s a win win for everyone! {100$ giveaway below!}

The hilariously awesome box arrived in the mail which echoed R I C O L A… when I opened it and included my favorite original drops {cultivated in Swiss alpine areas using organic farming methods without chemical pesticides!} and a bag of their new Extra Strength for powerful cough relief drops, which have a natural menthol liquid center. I can’t say I’m looking forward to getting a winter cold to try them out, but I bet that minty center works wonders to relieve a dry throat.

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What’s in my winter bag…

With this winter season comes so much dryness… so. much. dryness. And while I don’t tend to keep lotion in my handbag, even in the winter, I do keep Ricola drops, tons of lip balm and lip gloss, my fingerless gloves that I wear every day, my phone, wallet {by Alexander Wang}, a hair clip or two, sunglasses {still wearing my fave Tom Fords whenever I need to get up and go because they’re so sturdy I never worry about them getting ruined if I need to toss them in my bag}, and my mini tape measure {in case I find the perfect vintage chair, like the one here, and need to measure it to fit my home/space}.

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This post is sponsored by Ricola… all opinions {and handbags :} are my own.


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Vanessa

    December 16, 2013 |

    Lotion, Chapstick, and sunglasses for the glare off the snow!! 🙂

  • Rebekah

    December 16, 2013 |

    I always make sure I have chapstick and hand lotion – must haves for this time of year!

  • Brianna M.

    December 16, 2013 |

    I love Ricola too! They are my favorite cough drop! To winterize my handbag, I always make sure I have a small tube of L’Occitane Shea hand lotion. The tube is the perfect size for a small handbag, and it’s the very best hand lotion around, in my opinion. Also, I tend to use my crossbody bags, b/c when dealing with cumbersome layers, it’s just easier to sling a purse over your body rather than try to prop a tote on your shoulder.

  • Meaghan

    December 16, 2013 |

    In DC winters, it’s hard to leave the house without a huge bag that’s home to extra gloves, hand lotion, chapstick, sunglasses, tissues, & a huge scarf to use as a blanket just in case!

    xx Meaghan

  • Megan

    December 16, 2013 |

    I just throw in some gloves and a hat and tissues – all essentials for the cold NYC winters. And sometimes I switch to a more hearty, sturdier bag that won’t mind getting snowed on!

  • Jessica w

    December 16, 2013 |

    I add kleenex, gloves, ricola, and water!

  • Jessica w

    December 16, 2013 |

    I Like Ricola on Facebook

  • Jessica w

    December 16, 2013 |

    I Follow Ricoloa on Twitter

  • lena

    December 16, 2013 |
  • Melissa H.

    December 16, 2013 |

    I carry around my gloves, lotion, lip balm, a scarf, hat and maybe some extra socks!

  • Lisa Brown

    December 16, 2013 |

    i make sure i have my lip balm, gloves, sunglasses and tissues.
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  • keely

    December 16, 2013 |

    Lip balm galore!!

  • Jessie C.

    December 16, 2013 |

    I add gloves, cashmere wrap, shea butter cream and Riocla to get ready.

  • Tairalyn

    December 16, 2013 |

    I add a few addition to my bag to get winter ready, one is a medicated lip gloss, one that can be easily put over top a lipstick, gloves, kleenex, and candy canes 🙂

  • Sarah P

    December 16, 2013 |

    Unfortunately in Miami, we don’t have much of a winter, something I really miss!! But I do up the ante with my chapstick use (the moisturizing one with SPF is my one and only), and throw in some tissues when I get that annual cold!

  • Allie

    December 16, 2013 |

    I add tons of cough drops to my bag and I’m still usually finding them come July! I also upgrade to my more heavy duty Chapstick. Occasionally a pack of tissues and cold medicine find a way in there too. At the moment it’s three different prescriptions to battle my winter funk!

  • Sadie B.

    December 16, 2013 |

    I add tissues, cough drops and lip balm to my hand bag.

  • Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist

    December 16, 2013 |

    I always keep a pack of tissues in my purse. There’s nothing worse than having a runny nose and nothing you can do about it!

  • Cat

    December 17, 2013 |

    Handlotion! (Chapstick is always in my purse regardless of the season)

  • Missy

    December 17, 2013 |

    Along with all of the usual things, I always add Neosporin’s night lip cream to my bag. That stuff does magical things for chapped lips.

  • Patti

    December 18, 2013 |

    Well for winter, I always carry some type of lip balm, kleenex tissues and some type of lotion. The dryness gets me everytime!

  • Betty

    December 19, 2013 |

    I winterized my purse by carrying a larger one that will have room for my Chapstick, gloves and bulky scarf.

  • Mami2jcn

    December 19, 2013 |

    I carry gloves, chapstick, tissues, and hand lotion.

  • lacretia

    December 19, 2013 |

    Love your new bag! To get winter-ready, I always stash my handbag with gloves, a scarf, chapstick, and some cold meds, in case I’m feeling sick on the road.

  • Neiddy

    December 20, 2013 |

    During winter I like to always have Lip balms, hand lotion, sanitizer, tissues, mints and cough drops in my bag

  • Ashley H

    December 20, 2013 |

    I have tissues, chapstick, and cough drops.

  • Kelly D

    December 20, 2013 |

    I carry hand sanitizer, tissues, mints and lip balm in the winter months.

  • Danielle

    December 21, 2013 |

    I add an extra pair of gloves, lip balm, tissues which are a must, hand cream and Purell.

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