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So much for packing light. Miranda Lambert is admitting that her purse — a fake snakeskin Kenneth Cole — is full of all kinds of crap that she always carries around with her. Like loose cash, cheap Forever 21 earrings, hand sanitizer, a Fujifilm camera, Midol, aviator sunglasses and lots and lots of pink lip gloss. It’s all part of a regular feature, “What’s in My Bag,” in Us magazine. Lambert also tells the magazine how she is always cocktail-ready: “I carry a few packets of Crystal Light. I’ll order Bacardi and water at a bar, add it and make my own cocktail.” And there’s also her iPhone, which helps her counteract any annoying silence so she can get a good night’s sleep. “I have a white-noise app on my iPhone to help me fall asleep in hotel rooms. I can’t stand the quiet,” she said. I never believe girls when they say all they ever need in their purse is lipstick and a phone, so I’m happy to see Lambert being honest about all the real essentials she’s packing.