Beauty on the Go | Travel Tips

Maintaining strong skincare and haircare routines while traveling can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to make more room for shoes in your suitcase.  Although my packing skills still need a little polishing* they’ve improved so much this past year especially in the beauty department.  Here are some products I love to travel with and the tips I always follow.

*The understatement of the century

Beauty Packing Tips

  • Pack travel and sample size products exclusively; try to save room wherever you can.
  • When buying a full sized beauty product you love, always ask the sales associate for a sample size as well.  They won’t mind.
  • Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons offices have the best samples.  If you’re at either, even for an unrelated reason, ask for some skincare (thats how I discovered retinol serum).
  • Beauty sampling subscriptions, like Birchbox, are a great way to collect travel sized products and try new things.
  • Emergency kits with mini-everything are worth stocking up on and are especially easy to find during the Holidays.
  • Remember to pack shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo to avoid using generally low quality hotel products.
  • Use ziplock bags to keep creams, powders, liquids, gels, etc all separately grouped.

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From Left to Right:  Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit Hair Spray, Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel, PP Minimergency Clear Nail Polish, Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, K6 Skin Care Clean Antioxidant Facial Cleanser, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, SkinCeuticals Emollience, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, PP Minimergency Breath Drops, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, PP Minimergency Shemergency Tape, PP Minimergency Stain Remover, Hollywood Fashion Eye Makeup Corrector & Remover Swabs.

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 Clockwise:  Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray, Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Shampoo, Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Conditioner, Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo, Eva NYC Clean It Up Shampoo, Eva NYC Soften Up Conditioner, Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil, Whish Shave Cream, Eva NYC Travel Kit.

General Travel Tips:

  • Send all itinerary to a friend or family member and check in periodically for your safety.
  • Sign up for a credit card that is affiliated with an airlines so your spending can earn miles.  They usually have a lower currency conversion fee, too.
  • Always buy travel insurance.
  • Use SkyScanner to find the best deals on flights.
  • Alcohol is free on international flights… #justsayin.
  • Bring hand lotion, face lotion, and moisturizing face masks on long flights.
  • Drink lots of water and avoid the salted peanuts to avoid dreaded in-air bloating.


What are some of your favorite traveling tips?  Share in the comments section below!


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