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Travel Beauty Tips

Whether you are jetting off to the tropics or flying home for the holidays, you always want to make sure you look your best without packing your entire bathroom full of skin, hair and beauty products. With extra airline baggage fees and restrictions on liquids, here are some tips and tricks that will make you more cosmetic and beauty-savvy when it comes to traveling in style.

travel style1) Know Your Essentials

What makeup can’t you live without? After performing the same beauty ritual every morning, most women know what products are absolutely necessary. Try to limit your essentials to no more than 5 items. This way, you will conserve space in your baggage for other important products. Foundation, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, and a setting spray are a great place to start.

When it comes to hair products, leave these at home!

You probably won’t be washing your hair as often as usual and curling irons, straighteners and blow dryers just weigh your baggage down and take up precious space!


Unless you absolutely cannot go out in public without styling your hair, leave these at home and let your hair be natural for the duration of the trip.  If there is a product that you simply don’t have room for but know you will need, coordinate with a travel buddy and see if you can each bring certain items to share. This way you will both have what you need, without taking up space in your suitcase by doubling items.

2) Shrink Down

When planning a big trip, the travel section at local drugstores will become your best friend. Mini versions of shampoo, conditioners, deodorant and lotions are perfect for big trips. By picking up a few mini versions of non-essential items, you will leave room for larger, more necessary products. Several stores even sell TSA-approved kits with bottles you can fill to create mini versions of your own favorite products. However, if those clear bags don’t quite fit your style, try Pura Botanica’s TSA-friendly travel accessories to add a little flair when on-the-go.

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3) Be Considerate

There is nothing worse than smelling someone’s strong perfume while on a long overseas flight. To be considerate of those around you, don’t wear a loud perfume. You never know who is allergic.


Don’t ditch the perfume all together, just don’t go overboard with it. Applying one or two sprays of your lightest fragrance should do the job just fine.

4) Less is More!

Most of us are guilty of over packing clothes and accessories for our getaways. While we all want to look stylish, this doesn’t leave much room for your beloved beauty products. This is why you need to learn to be extra strategic when loading up your beauty bag. A simple way to get everything you need without going overboard is to stock up on multi-use products. From a shampoo-conditioner combo to a moisturizer that doubles as a sanitizer, look for products that play multiple roles. This way, you won’t have to sacrifice your beauty routine or your space for souvenirs.

No one should have to sacrifice their beauty routine when space is already tight. Following these innovative tips and tricks will save both time and space, which leaves more time to relax and enjoy yourself without sweating the small stuff.