Although I am guilty as charged, I hate that I live up to the stereotypes about women's handbags - a bottomless pit of non-essential essentials. I've begun an early spring clean and am purging all but the genuinely useful and if my beauty and grooming products can multitask like the chapstick, moisturizer and wrinkle tackler that is the ThermaSkin Stick (available in the TIA store), so much the better.

No one wants to carry around deodorant but MBeze takes the sweat out of it and even makes underarm care fun. Honestly. I find the Brite Smile Whitening Pen more effective and convenient than Go Smile and Mychelle's Mist will hydrate, refresh and give your skin its antiaging fix. Lips need constant attention and YBF's Quench will undo damage from the elements as well as giving your pout a little plumping. With lip cancer on the increase, think about sunscreen for the lips. Optyma's Lip Perfect provides cutting edge sun protection. And while we are paring things down, why have a brush and a comb when Versi gives you an all in one.

Ingredients in Dabber Dust:

Kaolinite (White Clay), Maranta arudinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zinc Oxide.

Ingredients in “Twice Shy” Deodorette:

Beeswax, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Organic virgin Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethyl alcohol (Natural Grain Alcohol), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Fragrance, Distilled Water, Zinc Oxide, Maranta arudinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citric Acid.

Ingredients in Dabber

Water, hydrogen peroxide (8%), carbomer, glycerin, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, flavor, sodium saccharin, editronic acid, potassium stannate.

Ingredients in Mychelle Mist

Aqua (Water), Hamamelis (Hamamelis Virginiana) Water, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Deuterium Oxide, Pectin (Fruit Enzymes), Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Phenyl-N-Butyl Nitrone (Spin Trap), Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Glucosamine HCL (D), Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Honey, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Flavor, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene

Ingredients in Quench

Beeswax, cupuacu butter, ethylhexyl palmitate, meadowfoam seed oil, triglyceride, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate (vitamin c), vitamin e, blueberry seed oil, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), peppermint oil, clementine oil, lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol)

Ingredients in Optyma Lip Perfect

Tridecyl trimellitate, PEG-8 beeswax, methyl hydrogenated rosinate, hydrogenated vegetable oil, octyl methoxycinnemate, shea butter, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphinyl triazine, butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane, tridecyl salicylate, aloe, glycrrhetinic acid, fragrance, cetyl dimethicone, polyhydroxystearic acid, alumina, aluminum stearate, sucrose distearate, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, tocopheryl acetate, allantoin, bisabolol, ceramide-3, phytosphingosine.

Ingredients in Skin Repair Stick

Swiss Apple Stem Cells  (PhytoCellTec® Malus Domestica), Cayenne Extract (capsaicin), Kola Nut, Goldenseal, Arnica, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Beeswax, Spearmint Oil.