I love to travel. If I could afford it (and didn’t have a husband and two kids at home), I would travel non-stop. I’d be a complete gypsy going from place to place. The only difficult thing I would have to deal with is unfortunately one of extreme importance to any beauty junkie…how to pack your beauty products for travel.
You know you are a true beauty junkie when you have more product packed in your suitcase than clothes and that is definitely me. I always need to have all of my skincare products, all of my cosmetics (you never know what type of event you might encounter while out and about and you must be prepared). I of course need my arsenal of hair products and I’m sorry, but hotel hair dryers just don’t cut it. I don’t like travel size products because I usually need 2 or 3 of each which doesn’t save space, nor can I find the specific products that I like in travel size. And I’m too lazy to put my products into those plastic travel containers. Besides, then they no longer look pretty. I like pretty things. 🙂 I can honestly say that 2/3 to 3/4 of my luggage is always my beauty care.
I am going to try to get by with less though on this next trip. Exactly one week from now, Heidi and I will be meeting up in Vegas baby!!! We are going to have a little FLESH Beauty pow-wow in addition to some much needed down time. We can not wait!!! We are flying, and flying Southwest Airlines (which gives you TWO checked bags for FREE!), but I don’t want to be that person you see at the airport with fifty million pieces of luggage for a 4 day trip. I’m not saying that I could do that, because I could, but I’m going to see if I can do it for this trip with one small suitcase (the size that they would allow you to carry on the plane) and one small tote bag (which incidentally will have the laptop, tablet, chargers, etc. for work).
Here’s my gameplan…
I’m going to use the hotel shampoo, but bring my own deep conditioner. That cuts out one bottle.
I’m going to bring my L’Oreal Blow Dry It Quick Spray to attempt to use the hotel hair dryer. Not gonna lie, a little scared about this one. I’m still bringing my flat iron, there’s no way I’ll go anywhere without that.
Going to bring my Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil (which by the way is now available at Target!!!!!!!) to use as my facial moisturizer, body moisturizer as well as my hair serum. Just remember that if you do use it on your hair, use only ONE DROP AT A TIME.
I’m going to get a Dove white bar to use to cleanse my body and my face.
Cosmetics is where I’m going to try to really cut it down. I’m going to bring my Narcissist foundation stick from W3LL PEOPLE as well as one of their Universalist color sticks. Neither one requires tools to apply, they are hydrating and look great. Not to mention take 30 seconds to put on. I can use the color stick on my lips, eyes and cheeks. I’ll of course bring an eyeliner. I can use it to not only define my eyes, but also underneath the color stick on my eyes to enhance/contour my eyes for the evenings. And duh, mascara will of course come with me as well. I will also need a brow pencil. And probably a chap stick or hydrating clear lip gloss/oil. None of which require brushes.
So, here’s my list for toiletries for my Vegas get-a-way:
L’Oreal Blow Dry It Quick Spray
Brush, comb, ponytail holders, bobby pins
Dove white bar
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil (which I will also use to help remove mascara at night)
La Roche Posay Sunscreen Milk (SPF 60, water resistant, feels like a body lotion)
Narcissist Foundation Stick
Universalist Color Stick
Hydrating Lip Gloss/Pencil
We shall see how this goes. Fortunately, right next to our hotel is a CVS, so if you see a post next week about all the beauty steals and deals at CVS, then you know I didn’t make it. Hahaha!
And watch out Vegas! FLESH Beauty is coming next week!!!
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