Minimalist packing doesn’t allow for the extras (or being extra) and often, excess toiletries are the first to get cut from the list. However, if you’re a real beauty enthusiast, you may
- Blow Dryer
- Full-size hairbrush
- Microfiber hair towel
- Solid shampoo (I like Lush)
- Travel-size hair care products
While the rest of us deal with air-drying our hair or using whatever blow dryer is available at a hotel or
One way I reduce frizz in my curly hair is bringing a special microfibre towel. Sometimes, a yoga towel serves both as a hair towel and for my yoga mat or I’ll bring this special turban designed to dry hair quickly and without adding damage.
If you want to pack for great hair, don’t skimp of hair care products but try to bring your
- Moisturizer (I’m really loving Tatcha brand these days)
- Face masks
- Serums and oils
- Electric facial brush
Beauty buffs take their skincare seriously and are constantly keeping an eye on their moisture levels. They drink lots of water and travel with mini moisturizers and lotions and aren’t shy about cleansing their face and applying a terrifying sheet mask on the plane. If this is you, you can reduce the number of liquids you bring by considering some powder cosmetic options. You can also reduce the size of your toiletry bag by choosing mini tools, like this Foreo mini facial scrubber.
- All your fave makeup
- Makeup brushes
While travel blogs (including this one) recommend trying to
The only thing I would caution while traveling with full-size or expensive makeup is protecting it. Make sure your products are properly closed, won’t leak, or get crushed. Also, you may want to choose makeup brushes that have covers or get a separate envelope for them so they don’t get flattened or make a mess in your bag.
- Your signature scent in a travel-friendly format
You have your signature scent, it’s part of who you are. Just make sure you’re choosing a version of your perfume that is travel-friendly. Take a look at my tips here.
You wouldn’t be a beauty enthusiast without the extras, which can be anything trendy! Jade roller, moisturizing gloves, micro-needler (not sure if TSA-approved), biotin gummies, teeth whitening kit, nail kit. All of these little extras wouldn’t usually make the cut for other travelers, but for you, they add to making you feel great. Don’t forget the silk sleep mask and pillowcase.
Happy Travels xox