In the month of January, I stayed in five different hotels, in five different cities. I was traveling all month for work and for fun and I actually find myself missing those giant makeup mirrors attached to the wall in hotel bathrooms. Because I do find myself on the go so often I actually have my toiletry bag packed and always ready to go. I have an extra set of essentials – toothbrush, hairbrush, deodorant, face cream, hair bands, etc. in there so when it’s time, all I have to do is throw that sucker in my carry on and I am ready.
Every now and then I come across a miniature version of one my product essentials and I squeal (out loud, in the middle of Target, for God and everyone to hear) then snap up 5 to 10 of them for my travel stash. You can usually find small versions of products at the big places like Sephora, Ulta, Target, and your local pharmacy. But when you’re a total brand loyalist like myself, it can get tricky. I refuse to use anything but Dove deodorant, and I once came across a teeny-weeny stick attached to a normal sized one as part of a promotion – squealing ensued.
So what to do when you can’t find your favorite product in itty-bitty size? Well, I have your solution! I recently came across this website – www.3floz.com. It’s genius. It’s like a Sephora for Polly Pocket. Just about anything you can think of is on here: really great skin care, amazing hair products and cosmetic lines I’ve never heard of before (which is rare). I’m dying to try this facial mist for those flights that suck all the precious moisture from my skin. They also have brilliantly curated kits of teeny-weeny products that serve a multitude of purposes –
Top to bottom: the gym kit and the Go Smile kit. I have about half of the gym kit already – the cucumber facial towelettes, Herban Essentials antibacterial towelettes, and Oscar Blandi dry shampoo are all currently in my gym bag! Love that they’ve come up a few other essentials and put them all together.
Here are some of my other travel essentials:
– Clear travel bags to organize all the above mentioned itty-bitty-teeny-weeny beauty products
– A cozy wrap that can double as a blanket during chilly flights
– Tablet privacy screen cover, so that nosy neighbors don’t watch reruns of Real Housewives over your shoulder. (*more importantly if you online shop on your iPad like I do – so they can’t see you enter your address or credit card information. I once sat next to a man on a flight from Florida to California who informed me after our flight was over that he saw EVERYTHING and to be more careful next time.)
Safe travels my loves!
*top photo from Old Time Friend