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26 Nov, 2004

Don’t let your vanity suffer

Posted by andrea in: Oh! Things!

Some people carry big purses, come carry small purses. Every purse should contain some basic items that we need to get us through the small emergencies that occur on a daily basis: wallet, keys, writing utensil, kleenex, matches, emergency food item, and hand wipes. If you have these things you can survive pretty much anything. But there are a few other extras that I recommend carrying with you… namely, lip gloss, dental floss and a compact mirror.

The mirror can be a lifesaver.

1) You can flash reflected SOS signals if you’re abandoned somewhere far away from a coffeeshop and a taxi cab. You can also use it to start a fire.
2) Have you ever had the feeling that you might have something in your teeth but aren’t sure? Save yourself the embarrassment and and don’t try craning your neck to look into the side mirror of someone’s parked car.

See? It’s the ultimate accessory. And it doesn’t have to be boring or frumpy. Check this out. Then buy me one. :)

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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