#TCFTurns5 Giveaways: Winterize Your Handbag with Ricola

Winterize Your Handbag with Ricola

As the seasons change, so do our handbags (at least for me!). I swap out or put in my bag items that are necessary for winter (yeah, I know, I am in Cali, how much winter could I have?)! I switch out or add in my lotions, lip balm, and of course, cough drops. I wish I was more ready than I was this time last year, cause… I was wounded for my blog anniversary party! LOL.

I have switched to my new Koret handbag, added in my must haves for winter weathers and now, I got my tools, my essentials and today I add in a new one!

Did you know that Ricola, the “leading manufacturer of soothing herb drops from Switzerland,” has added a new product to its line? They have this new “Extra Strength” option for powerful cough relief, just in time for me to winterize my handbag!

Winterize my handbag? You betcha!

Winterize Your Handbag with Ricola

This is how I have winterized my handbag:

  • Switched to my new Koret bag– Chic and sophisticated boo!
  • Snatched up my Perlier Shea Butter Hand Cream (this is AMAZING)
  • My Starbucks after coffee mints– I love these. Actually, I love Starbucks anything…
  • My Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy with SPF 20. No chapped lips here!
  • Tissue please! You never know!

And now, I add my Extra Strength Ricola for those pesky moments- I NEED TO BE READY. I cannot be loading up on medicine the day of my party… I CANNOT. It was such a fog…

Winterize Your Handbag with Ricola

ANDDDD For today’s TCFTurns5 Giveaway, YOU get to show off too! Show US or TELL US HOW you winterize your handbag and one lucky reader will score a Ricola Prize pack AND $100 Visa or MasterCard to shop!


BUT, you have to move Fast! This Giveaway ends on Weds, December 18th at 11:59 Pm PST!

Follow the steps below to enter! The more actions, the more entries you get!

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Good Luck!

Remember, the Giveaway ends Weds, December 18th at 11:59 Pm PST!

PS. Make sure you enter the other #TCFTurns5 Giveaways on the blog right now!


This was a sponsored giveaway with Ricola and

 what’s in my purse and my opinions are all mine…

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  1. Tina Helmke Hallberg

    December 16, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    I carry a tube of Eucerin Aquafor with me at all times, as well as some tissues. And, of course, I swap my summer lipsticks for my sultry winter colors! 🙂

  2. guyanesesista

    December 16, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    Hmmmm. How do I winterize my handbag? I make sure I have a small jar of vaseline. I use it as a lip balm and to take away the ash on my elbows. That’s about it. I’m very minimal about this stuff.

  3. Crystal C

    December 16, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    I like to keep on hand some wet ones, sugar free mints, cherry flavored chapstick and fragrance free hand lotion.

  4. Tandy Burnam

    December 16, 2013 at 4:01 AM

    Tissues, my little Eos lip balm, cough drops, my Starbucks gift card pre-loaded, and plenty of hand sanitizing wipes! Because why is it sick folks love to get more close during flu season? Have to keep yourselves protected!

  5. Elizabeth

    December 16, 2013 at 4:19 AM

    A mini Kiehl’s, an Occitane, tissues – and of course lots of lip stick and gloss! That and mini tissues!

  6. mami2jcn

    December 16, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    I add tissues, chapstick, hand sanitizer, and lotion.

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  7. Ashley Simmons

    December 16, 2013 at 5:11 AM

    I add chapstick, tissue packages and scarves to my purse 🙂

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  8. Kayla Pingree

    December 16, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    I always keep hand lotion in my purse, and lip gloss. Winter= cracked, blistered, bleeding dry skin. Gold Bond lotion is the best for me, but any lotion will do!

  9. Danie

    December 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Lots and lots of chapstick!

  10. Rachel G

    December 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Definitely add the intensive hand cream, an extra pair of gloves, and tissues!

  11. sarahfina

    December 16, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    The most important thing here in rainy Seattle is that I keep a mini umbrella in my purse at all times.

  12. Je Tuan

    December 16, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Lotion, tissue, and lip balm (baby lips is a must!)

  13. Constance Jordan

    December 16, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    I add an additional antibacterial from Bath and Body Works (kill bacteria and smell good), Kleenex, Skin So Soft Hand Cream from Avon (non-greasy and soooo moisturizing), Vaseline Lip Balm or Baby LIps, Peppermint, Vitamin C

  14. ichoosethesun

    December 16, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Plenty of moisturizer & lip balm.

  15. Kirsten

    December 16, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    I always add a pack of tissue for the winter, can’t be walking around dripping about the nose. The winters are harsh here in Cleveland so these Ricolas will come in handy in my handbag.

  16. Whitney 'Nic' James

    December 16, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Tissue, lip balm, Vaseline, and gloves are a must for my bag in the winter!

  17. MilaXX

    December 16, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Tissues, lip balm and some type of lozenge like Ricola honey lemon

  18. Courtney C♡

    December 16, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Lots of lip balm, hand cream, face moisturizer and of course a bag full of cough drops.

  19. Sherrie Wood

    December 16, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Hand sanitizer, tissues, lip balm,shea butter lotion and cough drops

  20. nthn2wear .

    December 16, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Sanitizer, airborne gummies, Emercen C, Kleenex, scarf and gloves

  21. Thomas Murphy

    December 16, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    I carry gloves in the winter.

  22. Melissa Fox

    December 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    I add neuotrogena hand cream, tissues, and honey lemon cough drops.

  23. Erika926

    December 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Peppermints, hand sanitizer, Carmex, & shea butter lotion.

  24. Wendy G

    December 16, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    I have to have a great pair of sun glasses,a great pair of gloves, chapstick, and some Rio Rumberry lotion from BBW.

  25. My Manual of Style

    December 16, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Lip balm in every bag! And a pair of warm gloves 🙂

  26. Kim Jones

    December 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 is a MUST and I keep my cute little ear muff beanie.

  27. Lisa Brown

    December 16, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    i keep vaseline with me in a tube for the very cold weather. Always have sunglasses and gloves.

  28. Andrina G

    December 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    I carry lotion with me and baby wipes.

  29. Whitley Brooks

    December 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Tissue, lip balm, gloves and hand cream are musts!

  30. Jessie

    December 16, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Gloves and a hat are my go-to! I’m super forgetful about grabbing them before I leave the house.

  31. JessieC

    December 16, 2013 at 2:38 PM

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

  32. Elena

    December 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    I add lip balm and gloves

  33. stephanie

    December 16, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    lip gloss

  34. Dawn Monroe

    December 16, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I always add a pair of gloves and tissues.

  35. Chastiti Penchion

    December 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    I add socks, yes socks, sanitizer tissue for the kiddo and lotion.

  36. Heather Hayes Panjon

    December 16, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    I Add Tissues, Chapstick, Cough Drops, Gloves, Lotion

  37. Sadie

    December 16, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    I add tissues, cough drops and chapstick.

  38. Danielle F.

    December 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    I add a pack of tissues, hand cream, lip balm & an extra pair of gloves.

  39. Shelley

    December 16, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I add lip gloss and handcream!

  40. mf

    December 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    gloves and tissues

  41. Mahdi Martin

    December 17, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    I always keep Softlips lip balm and about ten other lip products in my purse. My lips must never be dry!

  42. Lulu

    December 17, 2013 at 3:34 AM

    Lip balm and hand cream, plus eucaliptus caramels)

  43. neiddy

    December 17, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Lip balm, hand lotion and sanitizer, tissues and mints are a must
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  44. An Cus

    December 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    I can’t say Ricola is my number one favorite, but they do hold steady at the #2 spot. I keep a purse full of everything. I actually did a what’s in your purse bingo game for brunch! I have emergency carmax, cough drops, shoes etc.

  45. luckycharmer

    December 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Tissues! Hand Sanitizer! It’s not sexy, but I do my best to avoid picking up any winter germs. I also add Carmex (tried and true), a hat I knitted last winter (only for emergencies… I get severe hat hair), and everything goes into a handmade brocade bag by Avril’s Designs.

  46. Michelle from JustJaunty

    December 17, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Cough drops and hand sanitizer! I work in a library so there are germs all around! lol I also just added gloves. It’s getting pretty cold 🙂

  47. Frances

    December 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Some Lip Chap, Lotion, Tissue, peppermints, (Cough Drops)

  48. Ally

    December 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    I’m an actor and a singer so taking care of myself during the winter is crucial, especially now when I’m in a performance. So I’ve winterized my purse by carrying my favorite Honey-Lemon Ricola’s, tissues, hand sanitizer, tea bags, mints, The Body Shop hand lotion and chapstick and an extra pair of gloves.

  49. Rayray Cartucci

    December 17, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    I carry chapstick,peppermints,tissues,Ricola really are my favorite cough drops I like the honey lemon ones best and I carry antibacterial sanitizer.

  50. Jessica

    December 17, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    I add gloves and chap stick

  51. latanya t

    December 17, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    carmex lip balm, eucerin hand lotion and sanitizer

  52. Wendy Elliott Lindsey

    December 17, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Hand sanitizer, tissues, lotion and chap stick! My husband and kids have the flu right now. I’m the only one not sick. Hopefully will stay that way! Thx for this great giveaway!

  53. Jennie

    December 18, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    I always keep some type of lipstick or lip balm, tissues and mirror. I also keep a tweezer and dental floss…and lately I carry my black fingerless gloves…I change handbags a lot…and I just transfer these to the next. Thx!

  54. colleen mayer

    December 18, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    DEFINITELY a good hand cream- a bit pricey, but L’Occitane brand is the best! Also lip balm and a tissues pocketpack.

  55. Courtnie

    December 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    I always have chapstick and tissues

  56. Tabathia

    December 18, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Chapstick, kleenex and some hand warmers

  57. Cristen Kennedy

    December 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    In the winter, my handbag has heavy hand cream, gloves, chapstick and static guard!

  58. Pat

    December 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Lots of hand cream and chapstick

  59. Stephanie Dickerson

    December 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    I winterize my purse by making sure that if I’m not currently carrying a large shopper-esque tote bag, I switch over to one in a dark color. I then make sure to add these must-have essentials of: heavy hand and body creams, beanies to protect my curly kinks from the harsh weather, stacks on stacks of lip balms and glosses, Kleenex packs, peppermints & throat drops, and hand sanitizer.

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