As I’m off on my travels again soon, I thought I’d introduce some of my packing tips for beauty products. I’ve had to become a lot better when it comes to travelling, so I’m here to share a thing or two…
I always recommend making lists before you travel; think about what you need to feel happy when you’re away – shampoo, deodorant, foundation… list the essentials first.
Make a smaller list underneath for any added extras you think are necessary – a detangling spray if you’re headed to the beach, bronzing body oil, a facial spritz. These are items you are making a priority, but can do without it if it comes to it.
The next step is to raid your samples. I keep a bag of samples on hand for travelling and I cannot recommend it enough! You have to be quite strict throughout the year, but it’s worth it for when you go away. Gather up your sample-size essentials and tick them off your list as you go. We’re making good progress!
Always keep mini bottles on hand for decanting and downsizing anything else. You definitely won’t go through an entire foundation on a seven day trip, so buy some clear pots and get to work. This saves SO much space and weight, so it really is a must.
I buy empty bottles and pots from MUJI or Boots and spend some time sorting through what can be downsized. It makes such a big difference.
For anything else, it’s time to streamline. Do you need a body lotion? Will there be shampoo in your hotel? Is it best to buy toothpaste when you get there, or take your own mini tube?
Sometimes I’m quite strict on myself, but it really depends on what I feel I’ll need. There’s no point ditching that eye cream if you’re gonna miss it the whole time while you’re away.
Go for multi-purpose where possible. Do you have a moisturiser that works for day and night? Is there a do-it-all hair product that you can take instead of three separate bottles?
I love taking lip and cheek products, multi-use oils and face palettes with me to save some space but without compromising on my beauty routines.
Say no to extra baggage charges and more space for bringing pressies home! What are your tips for packing up your products?