When I travel, I liked to be prepared for everything but pack as light as possible.
While I usually fail at packing lightly (evidently carrying multiple pairs of
shoes weighs a lot), I have found 6 travel-sized essentials that I can slip into my bag
without taking up much space. I’m flying out to Vegas later this month, and
you can bet that each and every one of these items will be packed!
There’s not much worse than having to pack a big bottle of nail polish remover,
unless you spill said bottle of nail polish remover all over your stuff. I’ve had
it happen to me one too many times, so I was thrilled to find these individually-wrapped nail polish remover pads/wipes at
Target. These are super thin and you easily slip several into a makeup bag
or quart-sized baggie.
Not only is this little
razor cute, but it’s also convenient too! What sold me on it is the travel
case. I like knowing that I’m not going to accidentally cut myself on my razor
when rummaging for something down in my travel bag.
Flat out, I don’t leave on a trip without my disinfecting spray. I couldn’t find
this one online, but it is available in the travel toiletries aisle at Target. I’m a
germaphobe, and I like to spray down the shower, sink, and remote control (at the
very least) as soon as I hit a hotel room. These little mini spray bottles are
perfect for those airport baggies! And while we’re being honest, I usually
carry 2, because 1 just isn’t enough.
Once again, the smaller the item, the less that’s going to douse your clothes when it
dumps out!haha Also, perfume bottles can just be heavy. I like this to grab a
When I travel, I usually am exhausted by the time I make it back to my room.
I like to plop my little travel-size package of makeup remover wipes by my
bed to make it easy to take off my makeup. Otherwise, I’d probably not take it off
most nights I’m traveling, and that just makes my face a hot mess. This little
travel pack from Neutrogena is perfectly sized, and they
don’t irritate my skin. Win-win in my book!
The personal-care items that take up the most room when I travel are my cosmetics.
A lot of makeup containers take up a lot of space. To cut back on that, I like to
depot some my makeup and keep it in a Z Palette. I have the small Z Pallette from Sephora, and you can fit several
eyeshadows and blush in it! It’s ultra compact and slips right into your bag.
I hope these travel-sized essentials help you to make more room for
other things on your next trip! What are your must-haves for travel-sized
Tif is a twenty-something attorney, mom, and dedicated bargain hunter who
blogs about beauty, life, and style. You can visit her over at Bright on a
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