For the Lady in a Pinch


If you’ve stood up in a wedding in the past couple of years you’ve no doubt seen a version of this Minimergency Kit stuffed full of 17 Essentials “for a gal’s tiny troubles.” The tiny pouch contains everything from a nail polish remover pad to a sewing kit to Advil to a set of earring backs – all housed in a tasteful and ladylike little container. One of the many products offered by Pinch Provisions, the Minimergency Kit ($16) is a useful addition to A Lady Away’s purse or carryon bag.

Included in the Minimergency Kit:mini emergency

  1. Adhesive bandage
  2. Pain reliever
  3. Double-sided tape
  4. Breath freshener
  5. Mending kit
  6. Dental floss
  7. Clear nail polish
  8. Hairspray
  9. Emery board
  10. Tampon
  11. Lip balm
  12. Clear elastics
  13. Stain remover
  14. Nail polish remover pad
  15. Deodorant towelette
  16. Earring backs
  17. Safety pin
The Minimergency Kit is small but mighty! Photo:
The Minimergency Kit is small but mighty!

IMG_1579A friend gave me this little gem before I set out on a three week fast-paced trip to Europe last fall. At first I was scared to open it for fear that I wouldn’t be able to get all of the items back into their tiny pouch but, knowing that I’d want to write a review on the product, I opened it up in order to take photos before heading out. I’m happy to report that all of the items fit easily back into the little bag, along with a pair of earplugs and a couple sticks of gum – a traveling girl’s additions.


It’s not that hard to find a little travel bag with provisions and similar supplies at an outdoor or travel store but what I like about my Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit is the packaging. It’s feminine, space efficient and, decidedly, un-obvious and unassuming. I didn’t use every item in the bag during my time in Europe but I was surprised at the items I ended up needing. Refills can be purchased from the Pinch Provisions website, as well as a variety of kits for everyone from the college student to the expecting mother to the all members of a wedding party – guys, too!

The price tag ($16) makes this is the kind of thing I wouldn’t necessarily buy for myself but would give as a gift to someone about to set out on a trip. Now that I have the Minimergency Kit I will absolutely use it again in future travels. Though I may modify the contents a bit to better fit my needs.

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