On travel Packing:
It really depends on how you like to travel- light or heavy, and sometimes, more so -it depends a lot on what your airline allows you to take on a flight i.e luggage weight, amount of pieces allowed etc.. you know what I mean 🙂
Are you an Over-packer? Under-packer?
Over the years my style of travel and packing has gone from over- to under to now becoming a little more precise.
For me I prefer to travel light, however… it depends on where I am going,
If I am going to a city where I will be shopping- I will pack lighter and more versatile for sure- (So I have more space to pack the things I buy) .
If I am doing an island trip or a trip where I don’t expect to do much shopping or any at all- I will pack a bit more, since for sure I don’t want to run out of anything or not have things-
- It can be more costly to buy
- You may not find it..
So for the next set of posts I will focus on packing light & precise.
Cosmetic & Toiletries
Save up all of your free samples from sephora or alta etc. to use in your trips. They give tons of great samples- moisturizers, body creams etc. Whats the best to travel with is sample perfume- as perfume bottles can be soo heavy to travel with. I save my samples in a box- so they are easy to find when I need them.
During the year or months before you trip- when you have gotten to 3/4 empty bottles of things like foundation- save it for your travel- this way you can just toss the bottle by the end of your trip.
Try to pack makeup palettes that have the most amount of usable colors- you may be lucky enough to find one that has a blush, eyeshadow & highlighter.
Makeup Brushes- I have found a great set of double sided makeup brushes that are actually really good as well- they are from sephora and its 10 brushes in just 5! They are light weight and a good length.
Hair: Call ahead to find out what your hotel has to offer with regards to toiletries, shampoo, hair dryers etc. This way you aren’t packing, lets say, a blow dryer when they have a decent one in every room. (That’s over-packing) I know the hotel shampoo isn’t that great- in this case you think about taking shampoo and conditioner in a travel sized, squeezable, bottle.
If you are packing light and plan on re-wearing items- pack some laundry detergent in a zip lock bag so you can do some light washing. Orrr you can get travel sized packages like this one ..
Thank you.. Please share your travel tips.. I am always looking ..