I love to travel, and I'm always dreaming of my next escape! Over time, I've become really conscious about the way I pack for a trip. I have it down to a science. In the future, maybe I'll share some of my packing strategies in a post.
There are many times when packing light is of the utmost importantance, so I've started hoarding sample-sized products for various types of trips. Most of the samples currently in my bag are ones that I received for free! When I get a new sample that's similar to one in my travel bag, I swap out the older ones and use them, so that my bag stays fresh and I won't waste good samples while I wait to enjoy my next adventure.
Obviously, toothpaste and a toothbrush are a must for any overnight stay. I got this cute little Hello Kitty brush at the Dollar Tree, Crest sample from a P&G sample box, and the mini-floss was in my goodie bag from my last dental cleaning.
Single-sized products in packets are great for a quick overnight stay at a friend's house. Why lug all your regular products for just one night away from home? I currently have Pantene shampoo and conditioner, and some face wash, toner, lotion, and sunblock samples from Korea.
For a weekend stay, I have a small set of Aveda shampoo and conditioner, and a couple of toner and lotion sets that I got in Korea that are the ideal size for 2 or 3 days of use. Of course, I can't forget a contact case. A disposable plastic shower cap is great to have if you don't want to wash your hair. That way, you won't have to tote all your hair products and styling tools. I also have this awesome little Revlon travel kit that I've had for ages. It has nail clippers, travel size tweezers, nail file, and eyelash curler in a tiny tote. This set has seen the world with me!
These products are perfect for a stay of 3-5 days or so. For my skin, I have a Holika Holika cleansing foam that I bought in a travel set, and the travel size versions of my everyday Missha Super Aqua Toner and lotion. I have a Holika Holika shower gel (from the same set as the face wash), and travel size Pantene shampoo/conditioner and Secret deodorant that I got for free in the P&G sample set.
So what's in your travel bag? Feel free to post a link if you have done a post like this!