Travel Essentials

10.31.2016





We are all going to go on a vacation or travel somewhere in our life. Whether that be out of the country or to the state that's next to us. There are travel essentials you should pack with you, they will come in handy. Today I'm here to help break that down and give you all some guidance.


Each item will be broken down into categories:

Toiletries

  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Body scrub/lotion
  • Face scrub/lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Moisturizer
  • Razor
  • Small Towel (you never know)
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Feminine Hygiene (Ladies)
Try to invest in travel sized products or containers to put all your gels and lotions into to maximize your suitcase space (Be sure to check your airline guidelines for carrying liquids)

Makeup

Now this can vary depending on the kind of person you are. Everyone wears makeup differently. Some people need more than others, etc so it just depends on yourself personally.
  • Primer/Moisturizer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Eye Shadow (You may want to invest in an interchangeable palette, so you can bring all the shadows you want, without all the extra weight)
  • Eyeliner (Make sure waterproof)
  • Mascara (Again, make sure waterproof)
  • Lipstick/Lip Gloss
  • Lip balm/chap-stick (These are lifesavers especially when the place that you're visiting has a colder climate)

Hair

Come on, we have to make sure the locks are looking silky smooth and ready to be touched (or not lol)
  • Have a brush/comb
  • Hair Serum
  • Heat Protectant spray
  • Heat styling tools (Ex: Straightener/Curler)
  • Hair Ties (For when the wind wants to be a jerk or it's way too hot outside)
  • Bobby Pins (Hold onto these like your life depends on it ladies lol) Take my word for it.

Clothing

The Basics/Must Haves:

I recommend bringing at least a couple of each one of these items. You never know what you're going to do or what may come up while you're on your trip. Try to also keep things in a neutral palette so you can pair stuff with everything!

Lets get into this list...
  • Underwear and socks/stockings (This should be first in the suitcase) You can't go around with no underwear.. come on.
  • Camis (Ladies this is an ideal item for layering underneath other things.)
  • T-shirts
  • Flannel/Chambray Shirts
  • Jackets
  • Sweaters
  • Coats
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Track Pants/Workout Pants just in case there is a gym or you want to work out. Or maybe to just be comfortable in.
  • Swimsuit
Now if you plan on dressing it up a little:

Maybe the family/yourself decides to go out and eat at a fancy restaurant in the area, or friends want to go out. Don't worry, I've got you covered!
  • Blouses
  • Trousers
  • Dresses/Skirts
  • Slacks/Capris (gentlemen)
  • Heels/Sandals
  • Dress Shoes

Accessories

You can't have an outfit without accessories right!? It's time to spice things up!
  • Hats (This is me 100%)
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry

Shoes

Comfort and style!? My-oh-my this may be a challenge. It can be hard to be cute and comfortable sometimes..
  • Slip on shoes (perfect for a plane ride and/or going through security check)
  • Flip Flops
  • Converse
  • Casual Boots
  • Sneakers

Carry On Items


Don't let boredom take you down!

  • Large comfortable bag (backpacks/handbag)
  • Travel documents (passport/ticket) Please don't forget these, it has happened to too many people.
  • Wallet
  • Phone/Table/iPod/Laptop(We need music)
  • Sunglasses
  • Tissues (life savers)
  • Reading Materials (magazines/books)
  • Notebook (start a travel journal) You'll enjoy looking back at the memories

Miscellaneous

These items can seriously make or break a trip:
  • Electronics (cell phone/laptop/chargers)
  • Power Point adapters (depends on where you're going)
  • Money
  • Extra Suitcase/Travel Bag (That way you can bring more back home with you then when you left)
I hope this post comes in handy for you all! Think of it next time you're about to go out of town and don't know what to pack. You never know what you need until you don't have it, so just be safe.


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