Friday, November 30, 2012

Fave Five: Tips & Products for Beautiful Travel

Is it just me, or does looking great often involve a bunch of liquids, gels, and aerosols?  Unfortunately those are exactly the products that are limited when you plan on traveling by air
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  • Facial Cleansing Towelettes: I was often too lazy tired to wash my face every night before I started using makeup removing towelettes.  They are great for the lazy busy person because they make it so easy to remove makeup and grime, and they are great for travelers because they are not liquids, gels, or aerosol.  You can get a small pack or just as many as you need in a Ziploc.
  • Moisturizer in a Contact Case: Between dry airplane air and naturally dry skin, I need to bring moisturizer.  It just seems like a waste of space in my quart bag of liquids to bring the whole bottle when I'll only use a small amount each day.  Instead, I fill the wells of an old contact case with face moisturizer, and I have plenty to get me through a few days.
  • Black Soap : You know I love my Shea Moisture Black Soap, but it is even more wonderful when traveling.  Once again, it is not a liquid, gel or aerosol, so it won't use up valuable space.  It is so moisturizing, I even used it for shaving while I was in the Dominican Republic.
  • Single Dose Eye Drops: I don't use eye drops often, but I often need them while traveling.  I like the single dose variety because I don't have the worry about the bottle going bad between uses.  I can even give one to a friend in need without worrying about cross contamination.  These drops are more expensive than standard eye drops, but a single box lasts me a long time.
  • Image Credit: Just Wanna Melt
    Lotion bars can be
    pretty and functional.
    Lotion Bars:  
    My arms, legs, hands, and feet need moisture too, and a lotion bar provides that   
      in non-liquid, gel, or aerosol form.  There are a variety of brands and almost as many scents as you'd find in liquid lotion.  If you'd like to support a small business, try the lotion bars from Just Wanna Melt.  I bought some from her as gifts and some for myself at a festival this year, and it works and smells great.  Lotion bars work best when you use them right after you get out of the shower, when your skin is warm and the bar melts more easily.  
    By using these products and strategies in your carry-on, you save space and still have the tools to look your best.  

    Bon voyage!

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