If I can help it, I’m not naturally a packing light kinda gal – if I have a carry on suitcase, I will FILL THAT BAD BOY! Buuuuut traveling is expensive enough already without adding on checked bags, so ya girl gets creative.
Since a lot of my work has to do with style and beauty, so I tend to rely on my accessories and one or two key beauty items when traveling! Here are my top products and pieces for my carry-on.
Here are the four things I make SURE to pack in my carry-on:
1. Cosmetic Bags. So everyone’s heard of packing cubes at this point, right? The idea is that you can organize your luggage by storing everything in its own separate pouch. I LOVE them, but sometimes they’re too big for my accessories, so my secret weapon is to reuse old cosmetic bags!
They last, they zip easily AND they’re plastic, so if you put liquids in, ain’t no leak seeing the light of DAY. I toss in my favorite facial mist, chapstick, and deodorant because you never know what might happen!! It’s also a must for handbags or backpacks when you’re out and about on travel days.
2. That bling bling. I have been LOVING these bracelets from Victoria Emerson. They’re so pretttyyyy, and you can dress them up or down. They’re perfect for my trips because they go with literally anything, and they’re one big, long wrap bracelet, so they don’t get easily tangled up.
I picked two more neutral styles since they go so well with everything, but they have so many colors to choose from. Honestly… I thought these were really expensive when I first saw them because they’re so nice and almost look like something I would find in like a personalized items store because they’re handmade ( 😱), but they’re actually super affordable too, so WIN WIN MY PEEPS. I just grab these bad boys and I’m arm-candy ready 🤪
BEST PART: Everything on Victoria Emerson is BOGO right now!!!! Stock up my sassy mamas!
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3. Face mask for plane. That airplane dehydration is real. I swear the moisture gets sucked right out of my pores guys. This is kind of a cheat because I usually keep it in my purse, not my carry on, buuuuut whatever! I’m currently loving this mask from Lather! It’s so moisturizing and a little goes a long way, but it does have a super strong honey smell, so if that’s not for you, steer clear!
4. My fave pair of slipper socks. Ok ok I know this may not SEEM high priority, but trust me y’all, I look better when I’ve gotten a good night’s sleep, and I sleep well when I have cozy socks on. And the plane is no exception, I stay my most comfy at any altitude.
My feet also tend to swell a bit when I travel so I swap out with some compression socks to keep myself together. Welcome to my glam life! 🤣
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