What’s in Lina’s Purse?

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Hi all! It’s Lina, one of Collin’s sidekicks!

I usually share recipes and DIY ideas here on Hip2Save, but today I’m changing it up and sharing some of the small treasures in my purse that I enjoy. In case you haven’t read them, several members of our team have shared “What’s in My Purse?” Posts.

Just to be real, I cleaned out a dozen receipts and random papers before I took these photos, so know that my purse is usually on the messy side! 😊

Purse & Wallet

This is the least expensive purse I own, is a no name brand, and I get so many compliments on it! I scored it about 6 months ago at my favorite store, TJMaxx, and it’s super comfy and easy to wipe down to keep clean. My fun wallet is also from TJMaxx and is a brand called Lily Bloom. The cute Pom Initial Key Chain on my purse is from Charming Charlie’s.


I’m on my iPhone 6s Plus all day and am able to keep a full battery with my mophie juice pack phone case. It was a Christmas present from my hubby this year, and I use it every day!


I’m a fan of Rx Bars and keep them in my purse to enjoy at baseball practice because they’re filling and yummy. The chocolate sea salt is my favorite flavor. My kids are loving these organic Stretch Island Fruit Strips that I recently started buying at Costco.

Sun Glasses & Sunscreen

We live in the desert so these are a must!  My kids whine the least about applying sunscreen using the stick versions in general, such as this Coppertone Sport stick sunscreen. I like that this one is waterproof and tear free. Also, I’m loving these aviator Juicy Couture sunglasses I bought with Kohl’s cash recently!


My kids LOVE card games and they are a great way to pass time at restaurants or Dr. appointments! I usually keep a set of playing cards, Uno, LCR, or Spot it! in my purse.


To be honest I’m more of an US Magazine reader, but currently enjoying the book What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. I bought it after binge watching the series Big Little Lies on HBO based on the book Big Little Lies by the same author. It would be a great book to read by the pool or beach this summer! These books happen to be popular among other members of the Hip2Save team as well!


I don’t wear make-up everyday since I work from home, but feel best with a little mascara if I leave the house. My favorite mascara is Mac False Lashes. It really increases volume without being too clumpy. Also I’m never without a Mac Studio Fix powder compact!

Keep the Bugs Away

My daughter is allergic to mosquito bites and gets terrible welts, so I keep a Plant Therapy Kid Safe Shield Me roll on essential oil blend on hand to keep the bugs away in case we are at the ball field, park, or somewhere outdoors with bugs!

Personal Care

I like the convenient packs of Wet Ones disinfectant wipes to keep those germs away!  I also can’t live without EOS lip balm, and I’m currently enjoying the EOS hand cream.

Do you like any of these items also? What items do you always have in your purse? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 25

  1. Katherine

    Good for you, Susan! Just shine on the haters; they are not worth your time! Keep packin’ Sista! YOU & all the other concealed carry supporters are keeping us safer!
    Luv & hugs,

    • Michelle

      Agreed! I don’t go anywhere without mine. I have my cwp. Some people don’t see the point and don’t agree but for those of us that are responsible with it, they can save your life. Be proud to carry! Good for you!

  2. Kristen

    Love your wallet! Do you know where you can buy the protein bars besides Amazon?

    • Ann

      Trader Joe’s sells them for $1.99. I haven’t been able to find them for less any where else. We love them!!

  3. Fleur

    What’s a good price point for the RxBars? They look delicious but always seem to run over $2 each!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Ya that seems to be about the range. Another reader just commented $1.99 at Trader Joes. My sister in law caught them on sale at her local grocery store on a B1G1 sale recently.

  4. Emily

    A great portable game is set. Super fun and great for visual motor skills!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh fun! I will have to check that one out Emily!

    • Jen

      Blink! Is another super FUN & portable card game too that’s fun and fast paced for the whole family. Its from the makers of UNO and you match items based on the same color, shape, & amount!

  5. Amy

    Please tell me what you think of the mosquito oil. I don’t like bug spray at all but the mosquitos are terrible here!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Love it! The whole family uses it, and it does work. In fact I bought the regular bottle of Shield Me to refill my roll on myself with the fractionated coconut oil. Good stuff ๐Ÿ‘

  6. Kim

    I have the purse that matches the wallet. I bought it at Sears a few weeks ago on clearance for $11. It is made from recycled water bottles.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great score Kim! I bet it’s cute ๐Ÿ‘

  7. Susan K

    Super cute purse and wallet. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Susan!

  8. Shannon

    Your purse is so clean! Mine has old coupons, receipts, granola bars and crumbs from my kids lol.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      No- I just took all that out before taking pics! Honesty ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Anna

      So funny, I was thinking the same exact thing! Lol.

      • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

        Ya you can’t really see all the gum wrappers and crumbs inside!๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. Ashley G

    Do you have any brand information on the purse? So cute! Love all your posts Lina!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks so much Ashley! I just looked inside and a tag says Lionel. -hope that helps ๐Ÿ‘

  10. Frances

    Hi Alina! Finally we see a picture of you. You’re beautiful! I love your posts. Thanks for all your creativity !

    • Frances

      Whoops I meant “Lina” … auto correct ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You are so kind- thanks for reading Frances!

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