Do you ever have trouble packing the right beauty products for your vacation??? Do you get confused on what to take and what to leave??? Do you have to check your bag EVERY single trip because you just have too many products??? If you answered yes to any of these questions…then you need to continue, read on and join the club…LOL. These are Beauty Blogger problems that I face on constant basis and I am tired of the TSA making me check my bags all the darn time L. I have decided to take matters into my own hands and share my top 5 beauty tips to help us all overcome this problem J.
Tip #1: This tip is easy but it took me forever to see what was right in front of my face (don’t judge me, I have seen the light and opened my eyes). If you are taking a trip, when you shop for your beauty products, always shop the travel section. Every store has one these days from Target to Sephora and everything in between. The travel section offers sizes that are TSA approved. My go to travel section for skin and hair products is the Beauty To Go area in Sephora. They offer the brands that I love and the products that I use.
Tip #2: Forget the Ziploc bags and get a plastic see through bag from a drug store to fill all of your travel sized products. A see through makeup bag holds more than a Ziploc bag and they last longer…trust me I know!!! As a Beauty Blogger, I can never get all my travel size products in a Ziploc bag as I am always adding more…LOL. I found a great bag from Walgreens that had plastic travel size bottles inside. I chucked those because they would leak in my bag and replaced them with old bottles as I finish the product inside…genius, I know!!! LOL
Tip #3: Utilize the space inside your bag for non-liquid items like deodorant, pressed powder, toothbrush and liquids like contact lens solution (yes, this is okay…the TSA will not tell you but I will). You can have contact lens solution in a travel size inside of your suitcase and get through security. Trust me…a TSA Agent informed me on this tip J…Winning!!!
Tip #4: Purchase multifunctional beauty products that will allow more room in your suitcase like a makeup palette with eye shadow and blush or eye shadow, blush and lips. Trust me, you are not going to use 10 colors on vacation (if you do, then you are a bigger makeup junkie than me and I am not sure that I can help you)…IJS. You can also purchase makeup wipes that cleanse, tone and moisturize so you do not have bring a cleanser, toner and moisturizer.
Tip #5: If you don’t have sensitive skin or if you are not picky, leave your shower gels and shampoos behind. You can utilize what the hotel offers or you can do what I do…shop when you get to your destination. These days a lot of hotels offer decent brands for shower gels and shampoo for free (and if it is a good brand and it’s free…then it is totally for me)!!!
So there you have it, the top 5-beauty travel tips from a Beauty Blogger!!! I hope this has helped you as much as it as helped me J. I travel just about every week and it is not always that easy. BTW…I always have 2 of everything in case I have to check my bag and the airline misplaces (I mean looses) my bag!!! I keep 1 set at home and 1 in my suitcase and this is what works for me. Happy Packing!!! MUAH
So there I was browsing around on one of my many Sephora trips and it dawned on me that I needed a 3oz or less size of perfume to carry around with me during my weekly work travel trips because anything more than 3oz will make the TSA will throw it away (save it for themselves) without you having a say because you (meaning me) hates to check your bag!!!
(Pause…insert short rant here) I really don’t understand why I need to carry 3oz or less of my liquid toiletries??? I mean, I work in the beauty industry for goodness sake and it is so hard to carry any skincare items less than 5oz in a quart sized Ziploc bag!!! Not to mention that the bag gets all gross and you have to constantly change it and when you travel as much as I do…that is the last thing that you want to do. There should to be a national law for women to have 5oz with a clear bag big enough to hold 7 – 9 items. Okay, I am stepping down from the soapbox and getting back on track to the real subject at hand (thanks for indulging) J
Back at Sephora…I smelled different perfumes but I was not very excited about any of the scents LStarting to feel a little defeated, I decided to give up. Just as I was about to leave, bells rang in my head and a light bulb went off!!! An atomizer is what I needed (ding, ding, ding)!!! Now the question is, does Sephora sell it??? I asked a cast member (beauty advisor) and she replied, “yes.” Happy, happy, joy, joy, please lead the way!!!
There were several colors to choose from and of course I chose my favorite color, pink!!! When I got home, I couldn’t wait to open my new toy to try it out. So here is what I liked about it: Once you figure out how to open it, it is fairly easy to spray your perfume inside. It is a great size to travel with, add to a clutch for date night or a makeup bag. According to sephora.com, you can get approximately 55 sprays in a 0.16oz container. I have not had a chance to count the total number of sprays, as I would never remember the last number LOL.
Sounds easy right??? Well, not so much. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to open it as one side unscrews and the other you pull the cap (sometimes I need easy basic instructions to just say that…but please don’t judge me) LOL. It cost $15 for 0.16oz and I would like it to be a tad bigger for that price. I am not sure if there is a way to wash it if you want to change the scent. I am sure you can rinse it out but the residue of the last perfume will still linger and that makes me wonder if this will ruin the new scent. It is a little messy when you spray your perfume into the container and you may waste some of it. I would suggest you spray it when you are ready to use your normal bottle that way you can add any drops on your skin. You could also use a cheaper perfume as well…IJS. Be sure the cap is screwed on tightly to prevent leaking in your bag.
My final grade for the atomizer is 3.5 out of 5 smooches…MUAH. I love the idea of it but the price + the cons = not a repeat buy!!! Now if I could find one for $7 – $9, I would be willing to invest in more than one. If you are interested in purchasing an atomizer, head over to Sephora or sephora.com. Happy Shopping!!! MUAH