Sunday, 18 June 2017

What To Pack In Your Hand Luggage Liquids Bag

What To Pack In Your Hand Luggage Liquids Bag

With my next trip only a few weeks away and as someone who genuinely looks forward to packing, I just had to share with you what I'm packing in my hand luggage liquids bag and here it is;

A clear makeup bag or pouch

First and foremost you're going to need a clear makeup bag or pouch. If you don't fancy scrambling about in the security line with a resealable plastic bag and a queue of fellow travellers behind you or if you travel quite regularly, I'd recommend picking one up that meets current security guidelines and constraints. I got this one as part of a gift set from Kiehl's but SuperdrugM&S and Ted Baker do some great alternatives.

Hand Luggage Liquid

Hand sanitiser and/or wipes

Bath & Body Works Pocket-Bac - Carex Refreshing Wipes

This is an absolute must for me. When you think about the last time the TV screen in front of you or armrest was properly cleaned, you'll probably want to give them a quick wipe before you take off, especially if you can see some visible streaks or marks on your screen (I always seem to get one like that). Airports and airplanes are notorious for being the kinds of places where you're likely to catch a cold or a bug. If you bring wipes that can be used to clean your screen/armrest, your hands and your face during your trip, you'll also save some precious space in your hand luggage. A good multi-tasking product will save you money, space and weight, all of which are definitely important during your travels.

Dry shampoo

COLAB Tokyo Dry Shampoo

Most hotels and even airbnbs will provide shampoo and even if they don't, you can usually pick one up from the nearest supermarket or drugstore when you get to your destination but dry shampoo is a completely different deal. I'm loyal to the one or two that actually work for me and my hair, which is why I would never just grab a can on a whim during my trip. Plus how would you rather spend your time on holiday, washing your hair or giving it a quick refresh before the day or night ahead of you?

Travel Size Makeup


Caudalie Vine[Activ] 3-In-1 Moisturizer - Caudalie Vune[Activ] Energizing And Smoothing Eye Cream - La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]

This is when you'll be glad that you signed up for that beauty box or kept that sample from a magazine. You can also ask most beauty counters for sample sizes of your favourite products, all of which will save you having to decant bigger sizes or paying out of pocket for travel sizes.

Your makeup essentials

NYX Butter Gloss - NYX HD Concealer - Benefit Roller Lash Mascara 

This will differ for everyone and will also probably differ depending on the climate of the country you're visiting too (who has the time or energy to do a full face of makeup in 30 degree heat?) but you'll know exactly what your essentials are. For me it's the basics; concealer, mascara and a lip product or two. And these are my holy grails.

Travel Size Beauty Products

Sun protection and body lotion 

Superdrug SOLAIT 50 SPF High Moisturising Sun Lotion - Kiehl's Creme de Corps 

Again, depending on where you're traveling to this might be more of a necessity than it is for other destinations but even if you're heading to somewhere typically cold or rainy, sun protection is incredibly important. I love this little pouch from Superdrug as you can carry it with you basically anywhere. I also like to take a body lotion with me as my skin can get really dehydrated, particularly when I'm travelling. This little bottle of Creme de Corps is the perfect size and it's a little less painful paying for the travel size of this stuff than the full size, which is more of a treat yo' self purchase for me.

Heat free hair products

Umberto Giannini Miracle Worker Smooth Serum

If you can't take your hair straighteners, curling wand or hairdryer with you or plan on letting your hair air dry whilst you're on holiday, I'd really recommend taking a product or products to help you deal with your hair heat-free. Frizz is my biggest issue and it gets even worse in the heat and humidity (hello Monica!), so I'll be taking this serum with me. I just wish that they did smaller sizes of this as 75ml makes up quite a big chunk of my liquid allowance.

Deodorant, toothpaste and lip balm

Sure Invisible Black + White 48h Roll On Deodorant - Bioderma Atoderm Moisturising Stick - Arm & Hammer Total Pro Clean + Repair Toothpaste

These are the basics for me, Even when I'm going on a 3 week holiday to Orlando and therefore have everything I really need beauty-wise in my checked bag, I still like to pack a deodorant, lip balm and a little travel sized toothpaste with me in my hand luggage. That way if my checked luggage goes missing, I at least know that I've got the real essentials. My travel toothbrush also comes with too but I pack that in another little pouch to save as much room as possible in my clear liquids bag.

So there you have it.

What do you take in your hand luggage liquids bag? Have you tried any of the products in today's post? If so, what do you think of them? If not, what would you like to try?


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