(This is a small sampling of how I packed two years ago, on a trip to LA. It's mainly haircare with a few masks thrown in.)
This week's Makeup Wars is about traveling. Some bloggers have it down, like gal pal Anne Houseman of BeautyXpose, who has all of her beauty products in the right bottles and sizes, ready to fly. Then there are those like me, who travels like a hot mess. A hot, beautifully prepared mess, mind you.
Jan Marini Skincare Management System. These starter size bottles are perfect for traveling, don't take up much room and can be easily refilled (depending on the product) from my larger containers at home. I also take a hair oil, some kind of cleansing conditioner, a mini hairspray, lash growth product (right now, it's Latisse), lip balm, body wash, razor, tweezer, and an assortment of bobby pins, combs, spiral pins and clips.
Then there is the makeup bag. I'm a little embarrassed by this one. It's huge. I don't plan what I'm wearing, I throw whatever I want to try, staples, brushes and things that tickle my fancy the morning of. It usually barely closes.
While I've been known to drag along hot curlers, irons, and other assorted gizmos, I never quite remember to bring a dryer and then get furious when the dryer in my room isn't hot/cold/fast enough.
Needless to say, going away for a three-day weekend usually requires a large suitcase that needs to be checked. So much for Loxy and I sharing suitcases. I'm not great at rolling my clothes or packing them in tissue paper (it avoids wrinkles) or planning exact outfits with coordinating makeup. I'm more of a "hey, I might need this," kind of girl and throw everything in. What can I say? Over packers of the world UNITE!
How do you travel? Any great suggestions? See what the other soldiers in Makeup Wars have to say below!
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