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A Little Game called Card Roulette

Every woman knows the anxiety of reaching into her purse hoping to find a business card, a credit card, a gift card, or even an insurance card; and then met with panic the moment it’s not in its rightful place. You begin tearing your purse apart like a mad person until you find it in the bottom of the bag. Stress subsides and you promise yourself that the next time you’ll be more organized. However, that next time comes and you once again find panic coming over you.

Well, what if I told you that you need not stress about those lost cards again, because with the Purse Perfector all those tense moments are replaced with calm self-confidence. This lightweight organization tote easily fits in all purses, big and small. Now all you need to worry about is the amazed looks you receive when you retrieve small items in seconds.

Designed to help organize and limit confusion, the Purse Perfector has many slots and pockets designed to carry and secure everyday items you find in women’s purses, most importantly, those stubborn cards that always seem to fall out and land in the bottom of the bag. Purse Perfector has a built-in card slot located on the back side (perfect for hotel key cards), for easy access while also keeping a tight hold so they never go missing.

So next time you’re in a long line at Starbucks, or you need to show your picture ID to TSA staff at the airport, or you’re taking your adventuresome children to the hospital with a broken arm, don’t panic about retrieving the right card. Simply reach into the designated spot for cards in your Purse Perfector and take a deep breath of relief when it is exactly where you left it.

To help you win at card roulette, take 15% off your order with the promo code AUGUSTSALE through August 7! http://purseperfector.wpengine.com/shop/

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Travel Secrets of Top Models & 20% off Purse Perfector!

When you’re headed to the runway (the airport—not the fashionable kind) there’s good news. A makeup revolution is taking place. Gone are the days when travelers poured makeup into drugstore-purchased plastic containers to satisfy TSA requirements. There will be no more sacrificing tubes of mascara or face cleanser because they weigh too much be transported in a carry on.

Say hello to TSA-approved high end cosmetics. While sample-sized makeup has been around for a while as free bonuses for cosmetic purchases, the country’s top beauty firms are heralding lines of new one to four ounce sizes in their advertising. That means you can look your fashion-model best with your beloved brands of makeup.

Take Lancôme for instance. You can now purchase their top-selling Absolue day cream in .5, 1.7 and 2.6 ounce packaging. The company recently added the words “TSA-approved” to their print advertising.

Tired of liquid eye makeup remover spilling? Sephora offers a waterproof eye makeup remover in 1.69 ounce or 4.2 ounce sizes.

As an avid traveler, I have said farewell to security mishaps when it comes to my makeup. I recommend keeping your quart ziplock bag either in the long center pocket of your handbag’s Purse Perfector or in the outside pocket of your carry on. Although I am TSA and Global Entry-approved, I still maintain the plastic bag. Rules change too quickly.

As for my mini makeup, they all have perfect spots in my Purse Perfector. The smaller sizes fit perfectly in the Purse Perfector’s tailored pockets along with lipstick, gloss and lip pencil. The shorter front sections are perfect for mini sizes of hand sanitizer, my Tide To-Go Pen, tube of ibuprofen, and mini pack of tissues. Unlike a professional model’s ongoing dieting to lose weight, you can lose weight—purse weight—simply by switching to mini/travel sizes of makeup and other beauty essentials in your Purse Perfector.

It’s our biggest sale of the year! Enter promo code USAMADE2016 for 20% off your choice of Purse Perfector (sale items not included) through July 10! Start shopping now!

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TSA Travel Tips with Purse Perfector

The intersection of heightened summer travel and lengthy airport security lines has resulted in a snarky campaign dubbed hashtag #IHateTheWait. Recently the situation was most evident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport where security lines snaked so far throughout the airport that 450 travelers missed their flights and were forced to spend the night on airport cots.

Why the sudden extra-long lines for airport security? According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the number of airline passengers has increased 12% since 2011 while the number of screeners has declined by 12%, the victims of federal budget cuts. With 6,000 fewer TSA screeners than three years ago, one doesn’t know what to expect anymore when flying.

It’s best to be prepared. Here are some TSA travel tips:

  1. Prevent purse spills and save time. Don’t you just hate it when your bag is forced to lean sideways along the security conveyer belt? When you retrieve your purse on the other side, the contents are spread everywhere, often midst other passengers’ belongings. The solution: using a Purse Perfector will keep your purse or bag contents securely in place so you can be on your way to the gate instead of taking inventory of your belongings.
  2. Be ready for the long waits. Purse Perfector is, well, perfect, for holding the emergency supplies that have become a must nowadays for airline travelers. In addition to your wallet, keys, tickets and book, here’s what some experts are encouraging you to have on hand (be sure to have any 3 ounce containers of liquids, creams or pastes in your quart-sized plastic bag):
  • Small tube of toothpaste and tooth brush for airport or in-flight tooth brushing
  • Hand and eye cream for in-flight and airport dry skin relief
  • Travel-sized pain reliever (for coping with those loooong lines)
  • A dosage of vital medications in case of unexpected delays
  • Face wipes that can also be used for body cleansing
  • A spot cleaning pen
  • A deodorant packet. I got mine after my annual mammogram screening.
  1. Sign up for a rapid check-in program such as TSA PreCheck or Global Entry for international travel. TSA PreCheck costs $85 and is good for 5 years and Global Entry is good for 5 years for a $100 fee.
  2. Fly from a smaller, less busy airport. For instance, instead of JFK, try Newark.
  3. Fly on a Tuesday or Wednesday. They are considered the least busy days of the week.

Purse Perfector wishes you a smooth, hassle-free vacation season.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Kim Kardashian Needs Purse Perfector

Life is getting more complicated for Kim Kardashian. With husband Kanye having to start a “Go Fund Me Page” and two kids to lug around, traveling is getting more difficult. Here are the top 10 reasons why Kim could really use a Purse Perfector:

Top 10 Reasons Why Kim Kardashian Needs Purse Perfector

  1. It will protect the inside of her $14,000 Hermes black crocodile Kelly handbag accentuated with gold hardware just as easily as the $1,400 Alexander McQueen Faithful Satchel
  2. The 13 compartments will easily house a day’s worth of shopping receipts, designer sunglasses, cell phone, tissues, pens, wallet, lip stick and a whole lot of makeup
  3. It easily divides in half so that she can slip it in an evening bag and let Khloe use the other half for a night out on the town
  4. It can also be used in Saint’s diaper bag for pacifier, toys, wipes, diapers and silver binkie and to house North’s rapper action figures
  5. The center pocket dividing the short and tall sections can easily fit a large checkbook and even more make up
  6. Handy outer pockets are perfect for hiding that flash drive with her 2014 appearance on 2 Broke Girls and pictures from her Selfie book
  7. In just seconds Kanye can reach down and grab the checkbook when needed
  8. Contents in the Purse Perfector are snug and won’t spill, even when driving 100 miles per hour to avoid paparazzi
  9. The sturdy fabric and stitching make it easy for the maid to machine wash it
  10. Items fit snugly in the Purse Perfector so they won’t spill out on the airport security conveyor to reveal Kim’s personal copy of her Fit in Your Jeans by Friday video.

WATCH BEHIND THE SCENE VIDEO WITH CELEBRITY JOY BEHAR & PURSE PERFECTOR

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How to Keep Organized with a Purse Organizer

Large Black with Silver Purse Organizer

Whether your travels this summer include on a road trip, a nice long stay in the mountains, on the beach or long distance flights in exotic locales, a purse organizer can be a woman’s best everyday tool.

Did you know that the average woman carries a purse that weighs between 4 and 14 pounds?

So, unless carrying a heavy purse is part of your workout regime, here are some of our best tips on how keep organized with a Purse Perfector purse organizer.

1) It’s okay to leave things behind.

A purse organizer can’t be too big or we’re tempted to take everything and it can’t be too small or something is left behind. With a Purse Perfector, you can decide which size to get based on whether you carry a long checkbook wallet (the Large was designed to hold that style wallet between the two sections) or a smaller wallet, which fits in the tall section of the Medium size.

2) Organize for Travel

Before traveling, empty your purse organizer and include only what you need: no local loyalty cards or discount coupons, dark lipsticks, work ID, parking pass or extra keys.

3) ONLY use your Purse Perfector Organizer

If you have a purse with organization pockets, ignore those pockets and put all your essentials in the purse organizer so nothing is left behind when you change bags.

4) Be sure to “zone” your items

Your wallet or your phone goes in the same pocket each time, all lip products or cosmetics in the same place, sunglasses and reading glasses each have a pocket, etc. With zoned purse organization, you have predictable order every time, in every bag.

5) Organize for Airline Security

Removing liquids for clearing airline security is easy when you always know where to look for your hand sanitizer, hand cream and other liquids.

6) Utilize the Different Sections

Don’t lose your purse organization just because you need a smaller purse – unzip your Purse Perfector entirely and use just the front section with your cosmetics, medications and a small wallet and slip into a small clutch or the front pocket of your travel tote.

7) Use soap and water for cleanup

A purse organizer should be able to handle small spills and either be spot cleaned with soap and water or use a stain remover pen. It’s better to have that lipstick smear or pen stain in your purse organizer that in your expensive handbag.

8) Keep your IDs and documents organized

Use one of the front flat pockets or the back pocket for your picture ID when going through airline security, replacing in your wallet after clearing security.

9) Use the back pocket for your hotel key card

With your phone in the shorter section, your phone won’t demagnetize your hotel key card and you can slip your key card out effortlessly to get into your room.

10 ) Use the Purse Perfector Purse Organizer in other areas

Because of the flat base of the Purse Perfector, many women report placing their Purse Perfector in the console area for easy access and pop it back into their purse at their destination.

Happy travels!

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10 Summer Favorites that Should Be in EVERY Purse Organizer

Summer is here and is in full swing! You’ll, no doubt, be going to numerous parties, cookouts, and family outings throughout the summer. We’ve put a list of 10 Summer Favorites that Should Be in EVERY Purse Perfector Purse Organizer to ensure a safe and healthy summer.

1) Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer has numerous usages, but we’re specifically thinking about using it at a cookout or gathering where food is involved. You may not have direct access to soap and water, so having hand sanitizer on hand in your purse organizer is a smart move!

What We Recommend: Bath and Body Works PocketBac Sanitizers 5 Pack “Fresh Picked” scents

Price: $6 for a 5 pack!

2) Blotting Paper

It’s hot outside and it’s only going to get hotter! Having some disposable blotting towels on hand will help remove shine from perspiration, dirt, and oil from the skin while unclogging pores for a clearer complexion.

What We Recommend: Sephora Lavender Blotting Papers

Price: $5

3) Mini First Aid Kit

Accidents happen, especially with little ones. Be prepared and proactive by investing in a mini first aid kit that includes the essentials for minor scraps and cuts.

What We Recommend: Walgreen’s Easy Care On The Go First Aid Kit

Kit Includes:

  • 5 Adhesive Plastic Banages 3/4″x3″

  • 5 Adhesive Bandage 1″x3″ Fabic

  • 1 Adhesive Knuckle Fabric Bandage

  • 1 Adhesive Fingertip Fabric Bandage

  • 1 Elbow/Knee Fabric Adhesive Bandage

  • 3 Antiseptic Towelette

  • 1 Triple Antibiotic Ointment

  • 2 Butterfly Wound Closure

  • 2 Insect Sting Relief Pad

Price: $2.49

4) iBuprofen

Unfortunately, daily life has it’s hassles and includes headaches, back pain, and muscle aches. Having iBuprofen handy is always a good idea.

What We Recommend: Travel Sized Advil Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer Coated Tablets

Price: $2.69

5) Zyrtec

With summer comes high pollen count and for most of us, endless sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes. We recommend keeping a small bottle of Zyrtec in your purse organizer to fight the daily battle of allergies.

What We Recommend: Zyrtec Allergy 10 Mg Tablets Easy Open “Blister” Pack

Price: $14.99

6) Epipens

EpiPens aren’t just for bee stings. They can be used in a number of situations where emergency treatment of allergic reactions is needed including insect stings (i.e. bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and fire ants) and biting insects (i.e. triatoma, mosquitoes), allergen immunotherapy, foods, drugs, diagnostic testing substances (i.e., radiocontrast media) and other allergens, as well as idiopathic anaphylaxis or exercise-induced anaphylaxis.

What We Recommend: Getting a prescription from your doctor is your first step, then we recommend registering your auto-injectors online to receive a complimentary carrying case for easy travel.

Price: Varies by insurance providers

7) Health Insurance Cards

It’s always a good idea to carry your family’s health insurance cards in case of emergencies.

What We Recommend: Cards are easy to keep with you and can be stored in the front pocket of your Purse Perfector purse organizer for easy access.

8) Sunscreen

Even being out in the sun for an hour without proper protection can give you a minor sunburn. Keeping a bottle of SPF Sunscreen with you will ensure proper protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

What We Recommend: Ulta’s Travel Size Suncare SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion

Price:$2.99

Special: Buy 1, get 1 at 50% off & special Free Gift with Purchase!

9) Manicure Set

You’re busy and on the go and don’t always have time to think about nail care. Keeping a travel manicure kit in your purse organizer can be helpful to the woman on the go!

What We Recommend: Adrienne Vittadini Studio 5-pc. Manicure Set at Kohl’s

Price: On sale for $9.99

Set Includes:

  • nail file

  • cuticle trimmer

  • tweezers

  • scissors

  • nail clipper

  • carrying case

10) Lip Balm

Lip balm is something most of us carry around in our purses, but is yours protecting you from the sun by including an SPF value? It should!

What We Recommend: Aquaphor Lip Repair & Protect

Price: $4.99

Need to invest in a Purse Perfector Purse Organizer to keep all of your favorite summer items organized? Enjoy 15% off your next purchase by using promo code USAMADE at checkout.

 

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A Guide to Purse Organization While Traveling

My Travels to Scotland and London

I recently returned from a two-week trip to Scotland and London. Our transportation included planes, trains, driving on the “wrong” side of the road, the London Underground subway and lots of rainy walks. Packing challenges included hiking shoes for walking in the Highlands to a black tie dinner at the former home of the Selfridges department store founder and a sunny day at Runnymede with the Queen, Prince William and the Princess Royal to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the basis of the US Constitution, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and over a third of the world’s legal systems.

This is the first in a series of how I use Purse Perfector during a trip that requires different purse organization on a daily basis. I’ll share travel tips and when I unzip or separate my purse organizer to get maximum use in any bag and never forget what I need in my day.

Travel Preparation

The preparation phase for purse organization for any trip starts with my Purse Perfector on the counter.

Overnight Purse Perfector

The tailored base of the purse organizer is sturdy and stable and allows me to evaluate what doesn’t need to take the trip with me. I take the smallest wallet I can, leaving all the specialty credit and loyalty cards at home. I usually a taxi wallet that can also fit in my pants pocket, an RFID credit card sleeve for only 2-3 credit cards (that don’t charge foreign exchange fees), a small coin purse, my passport and several photocopies of it. I place one copy in each suitcase, one in the front pocket of my purse organizer along with a copy of each family members passport.

Prepare for Take-Off

On the day of travel, I set up my travel purse organizer: take out all liquids for the plastic quart bag (not necessary if you have TSA Pre-Check): spot cleaning pen, hand sanitizer, most lip products, hand cream, etc. Now decide what needs to be added for the trip – folding travel toothbrush, chewing gum to alleviate ear pain, a small medication kit, earplugs and eye mask.

Because of the length and range of clothing needed for this trip, I had a checked suitcase with layers of causal clothes for the colder temperatures of Scotland and business, cocktail and more formal attire for the warmer, dressier part of our trip in London. Oh – and a variety of purse and bags!

I also use a small rolling carryon suitcase that contains my small mirrorless camera with additional lenses and filters, jewelry case, makeup, magnifying mirror, change of clothes (in the event my suitcase goes somewhere else), a few snacks, rain jacket and hat, comfy walking shoes and socks, and a lightweight nylon purse on top and ready to use with my purse organizer after we clear customs. Depending on the trip, I also have a hat for my husband and a small backpack.

My second carryon is a travel tote that includes my Purse Perfector which holds my Kindle, passport, glasses and sunglasses, pens, small notebook, iPhone, my wallets; the plastic bag with liquids; my overnight bag essentials: eye mask, noise canceling earplugs and/or headset, travel socks, magazines and other reading, paperwork in a plastic sleeve, iPad, knitting, pashmina to wrap around my shoulders.

In my experience, most European flights leave in the afternoon and arrive early in the morning, but our hotel room is usually not yet available. So I wear a couple of layers on top over pants and a pair of short boots. My Purse Perfector in the travel tote holds everything I need for overnight and I’m ready to place my liquids and creams back into my Purse Perfector and pop it into the nylon purse that was in my carryon. Depending on how much we want to do before we get back to the hotel, I change shoes, grab my camera and add it to my travel purse organizer. Another benefit of small wallets – my Sony NEX-6 camera fits in the large open pocket in the tall section that usually holds my wallet. Just to be sure I never miss a shot, I always add an extra memory card to one of the short flat pockets in the front of the purse organizer.

Upon Arrival

We arrived in Edinburg and picked up our rental car and headed north towards the lovely town of Fort Augustus beside Loch Ness. Within a few moments, I had transferred what I needed into my purse organizer, placed it in my purse, added my camera and was ready to go. We had a pleasant surprise when we took and exit that led us right into Birnam, the inspiration for many of the tales of Beatrix Potter. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at a small museum dedicated to her works.

Beatrix Potter Museum

On the Road Again

Back on the road, we exited the highway for the first of many alternating one and two lane roads winding through increasingly gorgeous countryside. There were so many shades of green and the bright yellow of mustard fields and Scotch Broom bushes and many black-faced sheep and frolicking lambs. It was so nice to have a second view of spring since ours had been winding down at home.

Lamb Conference

After checking into our hotel and getting our bearings, we walked to restaurant overlooking Loch Ness for dinner and had our first taste of fresh Scottish salmon – and haggis! Haggis, despite the bad reports we had always heard is very similar to scrapple or Goetta and was tasty. It was often on the menu for both breakfast and lunch.

It was almost 11 pm when the sunset and sunrise was about 4:30 am. We learned that some nights it barely gets dark at all.

Loch Ness at 10 PM

It was a sunny start to our morning and we wandered the town, checked out the locks of the canal before taking the boat tour of Loch Ness. We did not see Nessie, but did spot the very shy white goats that live on the high cliffs surrounding Loch Ness.

Our day brought us upon lambs scampering around a tree, bluebells, great vistas and a deer-stalker feeding deer he will never stalk. In fact, the deer wait for him to return to his home for food.

Blue Bells Deer Stalker

 

The next installment of A Guide to Purse Organization While Traveling: Castles, cattle, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh.