A Girl's Guide To A Home Emergency Kit

12:22:00 AM Ayesha Farhad 35 Comments

There are so many times when you wished you had a certain product at home that could've saved you from an embarrassing moment. You keep an emergency kit in the car. An emergency kit in your handbag but you never think about keeping one in your home. Why? Because you have access to things at home right? But what if you run out of those accessible products in your home only? This is where a home emergency kit comes in.

Want to know what to add to this kit? Here is a list:

1. Dry shampoo/ Hair colourant.

I can't seem to count the numerous occasions I have had to wash my hair and blow dry it in a manic rush. How many times have I wished that I had picked up that dry shampoo and I could have saved so much time without washing my hair and concentrated more on my makeup and actually putting an outfit together.


Recently, a lot of companies have started introducing temporary spray colourants, which, if you ask me, is absolutely GENIUS. How many times have you had to cover your hair with your eyeshadows? Or wished you had taken an early hair dye appointment? Then my dear friend, this is where this genius product comes in. Hitting the late 20's comes with grey hair and frequent hair dyeing. And I have saved myself from so many embarrassing hair disasters with this temporary hair colourant.

2. Tweezers/Depilatory Strips/Razors.

I know we all have razor backups and what not. But I have read so many frantic cries from fellow girls where they had a body hair emergency. If you don't own an epilator or sometimes when you are like me and always forget to charge yours, then you NEED to keep these products in this kit.

Anytime you're doing your makeup and suddenly see the stray eyebrow hair just chilling around? Tweeze. Saving that moustache for no shave November? Depilatory strips. Decided to quickly change your outfit to a sleeveless one? Or a pretty skater dress? Razor it.

3. Mask Sheets.

I make sure that I have a few mask sheets excess in stock. I always buy mask sheets to keep some handy. But incase I run out, the one in the kit will always come to the rescue.

I make it a point that anytime I have to attend a big event, I put on a mask so that my skin is literally glowing like a firefly's bum. So, if you ever feel that your skin is looking like a cracked Sahara Desert, these masks will come in handy.

4. Hygiene.

We often forget the main thing that builds up one's personality. Even if we bathe in our favourite perfume after dressing up, we do need a deodorant. Always make sure to keep one in your kit just in case you run out of your current one. I LOVE men's deodorants. The sweet smelling stuff is totally not my game.

Sanitary napkins, tampons and disposable underwear should always be a part of this kit.

5. Basic items.

You never know when you might need to wear a cold should top and run out of transparent bra straps. Always keep a packet of bra straps handy. Smaller things but important ones like safety pins, lint roller and band-aids should ALWAYS be kept in this kit.

I can not even begin to tell you how many times this kit has come to my rescue. And I have also made sure that my mother and my sisters have one at home too! What else would you add to the kit? Let me know in the comments down below.

35 comments:

  1. This looks like a very good idea. I don't have one of these but i'm really tempted to get one x

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  2. This is really clever! I should make one of these. Always running out of pads or shavers when I need them!

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  3. So smart! I love it!!! I too am always running out of razors!

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  4. Haa haa, i was expecting a tool kit, not a beauty kit - some great items for an emergency night out

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  5. Great list but i'd add these on top of what you have in my own kit:
    Travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste, nail clippers, eyebrow scissors, apple cider vinegar

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  6. Never heard of beauty kit, but it sounds like a smart idea :)

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  7. I love this idea! With number 2 about tweezing/waxing strips/razors, I'd highly recommend looking into longer term solutions of hair removal like IPL or laser hair removal. Being in time constricted situations was one of the reasons why I started IPL - so that I don't have to frantically wax/use a razor last minute heheh. I don't know what more I'd add to the emergency kit - you pretty much covered it all :)

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  8. Sounds like a brilliant kit, I think I will make one for myself because you never know

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  9. What a fantastic idea! I love that you've included a men's deodorant- I use many men's sprays and also a mans razor because I find them more effective!

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  10. This is a great post! I need to get myself a pack of transparent bra straps because that is so handy! Thanks for sharing x

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  11. Woah this is so good like I always forget something when I am in a hurry.
    You pretty summed up all the things,thank you for that.loved it❤
    And also what would you prefer for waxing?A razor,waxstrips or something else?

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  12. Nice post and had not thought about a home emergency kit. Or I mean thought of it in that way, I always keep everything stocked the house so really never run out of anything and always have stuff on hand for those rush around mornings. Love dry shampoo it works so well and the electric shaver to a quick underarm shave when you don't have time. I always find that the disposable body wash cloths work well when you over sleep and need to freshen up as well.

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  13. It's things like this that makes me realise how much easier it is to be a guy. Our kit would be a toothbrush/paste combo, a disposable razor for any stray hairs we may have missed (it happens!) and deodorant. Sorted!

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  14. This is such a great idea, I definitely need something like this myself and I really want to try those lip kits!

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  15. I've not heard of an emergency kit like this before. I do buy my sanitary products in bulk so I don't run out as I'm always worried about that.

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  16. Great idea! I’m always stuck in traffic wishing I had one thing or another. My daughter gets car sick and i’m always forgetting to bring sour candy for her so i’ll add it to my emergency kit iA. Thanks for the idea.

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  17. Great idea - I would probably only add some emergency pain killers. Love the idea of the emergency face masks.

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  18. Dry shampoo is always in my must have emergency kit. You never know when your hair might need freshening up !

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  19. I don't keep most of these things in my bag never mind my car or house lol (insert blushed face here) but this is a great way to get things done "on the go" :)

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  20. Great idea for a post - I definitely agree with you on a couple of these items - especially tweezers. I carry mine in my handbag and in the car too!

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  21. This is such a fab idea and would be a great DIY gift for the holidays as well.

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  22. Haha what a cute post! I think I should start carrying around a pair of tweezers in my purse lol that's a great one!

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  23. I love this post and I agree I do not go anywhere without my dry shampoo - I have most of these items in my handbag so great choices

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  24. What a great idea, I seem to have most of these items in my handbag! x

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  25. Such a good idea, I see most of these on my moms emergency kit, mine was not yet completed.

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  26. Such good ideas, so helpful - recently had a hair emergency - it was a horror as I ran out razors.

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  27. Liking the idea of bra straps with everything else. A quirky idea that I'm sure will save us girls from lots of embarrassing moments haha. I do have like 10 tweezers at home...

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  28. Ok, so I didn't know about the hair retouching spray that is now available but it is something that I definitely need to look into. Why has no one thought about doing something like this before now!!!!

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  29. This is such a brilliant idea! I hate it when I run out of razors or dry shampoo!

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  30. This is such a good idea! I always find I'm out of something.

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  31. Because I travel loads I prepare an emergency kit intending for travels but then I end up using at home as well. Loving your emergency

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  32. What a fabulous idea! I need to make one for myself.

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  33. I personally have a kit that I keep in a wetbag - contains a clean pair of knickers, a pack of wipes, cloth pads and a spare menstrual cup.

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  34. Hmm don't have one of these but this is a good idea. LOVE DRY SHAMPOO! Definitely a lifesaver, especially as a hijabi and in summer my hair gets so oily also who can resist masks! (Www.beautywithzainy.com and www.spicyfusionkitchen.com)

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