Monday, April 11, 2016

#TruckMyPurse Campaign & Contest!

There are a few things about myself that I just know. One is that when I take a trip, I never take enough clothes; I’m an underpacker (that’s a subject for another post). Another thing I know is that if I’m in the car driving and I hear the ding of a new text or a call coming in, it takes everything I have not to sneak a peek. And I know that’s bad. We’ve all heard, “don’t text and drive,” and for the most part people probably don’t but now it seems that we have moved onto the next stage which is just looking at the phone. Like a new message or a Facebook feed. This is called distracted driving. And I know just plain looking at the phone like this is going to get me in trouble one of these days.

I know that the different car insurance companies and other sites have done a lot of studies on this topic herehere, and here and there’s even a website dedicated to it here. I even saw one insurance company asking people to put a red piece of tape around their thumb to show their commitment! Really?? Umm, just no to that.

Clearly no one has the answer so I started doing something I do when I buy McDonald’s French Fries. I know I can’t stop my hands from stuffing a few fries in my mouth here and there on the drive home, so a few years ago I started putting the whole bag of food in my truck so I wouldn’t be tempted. So with this action in mind, I recently started putting my whole purse, including the phone, in the trunk so I wouldn’t be tempted.

And since it’s in the trunk I don’t even hear the phone go “ding” anyway!



So I thought I would see if I can get a few of readers to keep from being distracted when behind the wheel and partake in a #TrunkMyPurse campaign. As in, before you get in the car, put the purse in the trunk, and then be on your way.

And as an incentive, I’m attaching a contest to it! There will be 3 winners – 1 big winner and 2 runner-ups. And believe me, the prizes will be pretty amazing! I’m cleaning out the beauty closet to make way for all the spring and summer releases and all the new, unused, mostly (about 95%) full sized products must go!

Here are just some of the brands I'm giving away - 


Dove, St. Ives, Make Up For Ever, Zuca, Nyx, Pelo-Hair, Happy Hands, CoverGirl, Cailyn Cosmetics, Stila, Benefit Cosmetics, Maybelline, Mary Kay, Sephora, We See Beauty, Emani, Wet n Wild, Aroma Crystal, Estee Lauder, Votre Vu, Gleam by Melanie Mills, Beauty Addicts, Zuca, Spornette, Shiseido, KISS, Pixi Beauty, Bare Escentuals, Reese Roberts Beauty, Beauty 360, Urban Decay, Tarte, Flickable, Truth Vitality, Crown Brush, The Body Shop, Teadora, Redken, Physicians Formula, Tazeka, Shiseido, Nivea

~Just enter below and good luck~ and don't forget to remind yourself to #TruckMyPurse before you get behind the wheel!



Hi I make sure my purse is in the backseat on the floor!


I have an app called that reads my texts and emails out loud to me. Turn on your bluetooth, I never thought to toss the purse in the trunk, that's a great idea. Best of both worlds!!!

Nancy L

I keep my purse on the passenger side on the floor with my phone inside and volume turned down. Seems to do the trick.


I keep one kid in the car. It scares me enough to drive like a saint.


Hi OneGreatSmile - that sounds like a great app. Will have to check it out!


My husband got me a bluetooth for Christmas!


I leave it in my purse.

rachel jenkins

I keep my phone on silent and in my glove compartment :)


I don't ever check my phone while behind the wheel, it's not an issue for me at all and I get really bothered by people who do.

jeani b

I often put my purse in the trunk, but also, I will put it on the floor in front of the passenger seat. I can't reach it,I know I can't, so I don't even try. I live in a big city, so it is easy for me to pull over into a parking lot and safely check my phone if I get too curious!

tara pittman

I dont feel the need to. If the phone rings, I dont answer it.

Stephanie Bodine

I always put phone far away from me in back seat in purse or turn on silent and put purse in trunk.


I've never been tempted to check my phone while driving. It just isn't worth the risk of an accident.

Heidi bee

I always stick it in the cup holder and it is hard to get out so I don't even try!


Hey Cybele, I am a evangelist - I've told hundreds of people about it. Even the free version is great! You can also RESPOND by voice to text. Just don't forget to turn it OFF when you get home or your dog gets to hear racy texts from your boo LOL. I am in the car ALL the time for work - can't live without it!


I am not one of those people addicted to my phone. I just keep it in my purse on the floor of the passenger seat of the car and leave it alone.


I usually just turn the phone off all the way so I'm not tempted to check it at all. I used to keep it on the dash muted, but found my eyes would still wander over to see who called or texted. No good. I have Our two year old daughter with us!

I love this idea! It's such a great campaign! I hope it totally catches on!

Teresa koedyker

I just leave it in my purse until I get where I am going. Thank you for the giveaway!!

Janice Cooper

I leave it in my purse. I'm not one of those people who can mult-task - drive and be on the phone. Never have been. No texting either.

Nidia - Lit From Within

I just wait until I'm at a stoplight to check. If I'm traveling a long distance, I usually have my husband with me, and he gets to check my phone for me! lol

Lucy D

This is a great campaign to start - way to go! My youngest sister is going through drivers' training right now, so anyone who is driving and doesn't put their phone out of sight/out of mind gets yelled at. Thanks sis :)


Thanks Lucy D! I think if it gets just one person to think about it, that's good!


Hi Katy, it's hard not to look, I know!!


I make sure my phone is in my purse and that my purse is zipped and in the backseat. The daughter of a coworker of a friend of mine actually died in an accident because she was texting while driving.

Evie B.

I leave it in my purse and usually put it either in the backseat or next to me in the car.

Debbie Yoder

I leave my phone in my purse and put it on vibe

Colleen Boudreau (collifornia)

I keep it on silent and leave it in my purse.


I don't use my phone when I'm driving. I don't even like to call anyone then. I always wait.

Lori Jackson

I keep it on silent and put away in my purse.

carol clark

i dont no more 2 negatives in a sentence anyways i have and ive run off the road so do not

Kayte CookWatts

We don't have a cell phone- so it's pretty easy. ha!


I leave my phone somewhere I can't reach it, like the backseat of the car or the trunk.

natasha lamoreux

I think #trunkmypurse is such a great idea. I never use my phone while i'm driving but I sometimes peak at it if I am at a stop light, I know, big no no. I will now trunk my purse so I can focus on driving. Thanks!

Sheila K.

I never look at my phone while I'm in the car!

Rosemary ford

I just don't do it it's not an issue with me

Donna L

I put it on silent or I just don't answer it..

Judy Ruffolo

I don't drive but my phone can be distracting jut walking down the street lol. I have to keep it tucked away in my purse.

Dana Rodriguez

I mute noise no distraction.

Rachel Beltz

If I have a passenger, sometimes I make them hold/answer my phone! Otherwise- to the trunk it goes!

laurie murley

I put my phone in the glove box so I don't answer it

Cynthia Richardson

My purse is on the floor of the backseat.


I leave my phone is the zipper pocket of my purse while driving.

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