Travel Toiletries

This is one of those tough situations. It is so hard to feel beautiful while traveling, but it is one of the most important times! When you have to worry about remembering all of your presentation, your giveaways, and all the little details of working in a place NOT your office; or when dealing with the constant hassle of airline travel–you don’t want to have to worry about your hair, or if your makeup looks right.  (Or, like this week, it rained heavily all the days that you traveled. sigh)

This means that one of the trickiest things about traveling a lot is condensing all of your toiletries into 3 oz containers and then fitting them into a tiny little one-quart bag. It’s enough that we have to cut down on the number of shoes we bring, but the toiletries too? I know some people have just never adapted, and choose to check their bags even though it’s a pain. Just like packing your clothes, it forces you to make choices and only take what you truly need.

I have three small bags for my toiletries—one for makeup, one for non-liquid items, and the plastic quart-size bag for my liquids.  I have found that packing a few smaller bags is easier that trying to cram one larger one into not a lot of room.  I’m not going to talk too much about makeup—you know what you need to feel beautiful and polished, so take those things and figure out a way to make it fit into a small bag.  Below is my list for what I take for the other two bags. Change it around to suit your needs, but know that it can be done—a woman can take all the toiletries she needs in two small bags.

Non-liquids

  • Toothbrush
  • Contacts case
  • Glasses
  • Razor
  • Comb

Liquids–travel sizes (3 oz or less) of all

  • Face wash
  • Contact solution
  • Body wash (from a hotel)
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant (full size—I can’t find a travel size of my favorite deodorant)
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Tinted moisturizer
  • Hair smoother

Next time I will give recommendations of which toiletries I use, and love. Have a great weekend everybody!!

Comments

  1. Your 4 day packing list is awesome! About the full size deodorant, I took the tail end of my large size one out of the container. I put it in a small ziplock vitamin bag (sold at Walgreens) before placing it in my quart size ziplock. It worked out great! You can still manage to apply it with the plastic cup it sits in. It sure cut down on bulk.

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