Booking a trip somewhere is always so exciting until you get hit with the reality of extra baggage fees that can add up to a $100 onto your ticket price.
Oftentimes we sacrifice bringing our favorite beauty items to save on space or to meet TSA regulations in our carryon, which can be a real drag. Recognizing that the upcoming months are our busiest for travel & vacations I’ve listed some of the best travel size items that will fit in your carryon and won’t make you miss your favorite beauty items at home. Also listed are some great items to throw into your gym bag or Glove Box in your car to keep you refreshed and looking your best when you’re out and about. I hope you enjoy these items as much as I have! Have fun & Feel Beautiful! Xoxo Marianne
1. Take My Face Off “Makeup Mitty” $32.50
The Makeup Mitty® helps you remove all your makeup without harsh chemicals and limits your carbon footprint by being completely reusable, plus its super soft and won’t tug on your skin. Use with any cleanser, and reserve the patent-pending, pointy Detailer™ tool for hygienic eye makeup removal. Each set contains three fuzzy droplets of cleansing power.
It’s just five days, you can have younger looking eyes that are wider, brighter, and tighter. The best thing about this kit is that once you’re done with it, you don’t have to pack up anything, it all gets discarded after use plus who doesn’t want to come back from vacation looking completely moisturized, replenished and refreshed?
This aromatherapy mist will hydrate your tired and dry skin and will also calm any frazzled nerves you might have from a long day of travel. Your skin and senses will love this mist that contains Lavender and Grapefruit pure essential oils as it helps you unwind and promotes wellbeing.
Keep cosmetics tidy and secure with this travel makeup organizer, designed to move seamlessly between at-home and on-the-go use. Its thin, flat shape makes it easy to see and reach what you need, and modular dividers let you configure your ideal layout for makeup, makeup tools, and small toiletries. Also available to purchase with a sleek and modern pouch that will keep the organizer clean.
Get a perfectly smooth application of powder or cream foundation, primer, or blusher in seconds with these cute, reusable sponge applicators. What’s even better about these makeup sponges is that you get two for half the price as other beauty applicators and the black blending bud is perfect for under eyes.
Remove make-up before going to the gym? Going to be flying for several hours? Normally apply make-up in the car before you get to work? These single-dosage make-up remover cleansing towelettes are perfect for the car, your cosmetic case or a sports bag. They are paraben, allergen and fragrance fee with no added dyes and are 100% biodegradable.
Available in 5 colors, this sleek, unisex, pocket sized atomizer allows you to take your favorite perfume with you without worrying about TSA regulations or having your expensive perfume break in your luggage. This all metal atomizer will fit in yout pocket, purse or gym bag very easily!
8. Alba Botánica Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes .25oz $4.99
When you need a fast fix for tired, puffy eyes, this cooling gel immediately revives the eyes while cucumber, green tea and caffeine help stimulate, energize and reduce puffiness. No animal testing, parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances.
9. Life Essentials Action Wipes 9×10 Body Wipes $11.50
For when you can’t take an immediate shower but you want to freshen up your whole body, these action wipes are large enough and sensitive enough for all your intimate and gentle body parts. The best thing about these towels is that they are washable and reusable around the house.
10. HydroPeptide On The Go Glow Anti-Wrinkle Travel Set $78
Keep skin looking fabulous wherever you go with the On the Go Glow set. This collection combines five of HydroPeptide’s award-winning products into an easy-to-follow regimen and conveniently packaged in a limited edition travel clutch. Gluten, Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates and Cruelty Free.
GOSLEEP anywhere and arrive feeling rested. With a memory foam pillow, a sleep mask, and adjustable straps to keep your head from bobbing, any surface is fair snooze game. You’ll have neck support and an elastic strap to keep your head still for uninterrupted, dim-lit sleep. Made in the USA.
12. OMG! Mega Hair Band from Double Dare Spa $8.00
These adorable and super soft head bands are perfect for home, the gym, spa or travel as they keep hair out of your face to allow for perfect makeup or skin care application as well as feeling hair dry when at the gym or spa.
By incorporating skin refreshing moisturization, color dispensing toner and sun rejecting ingredients, this antioxidant enriched tinted moisturizer balances skin tones while providing protection against the harmful rays of the sun. AllGlamRTinted Sunscreen SPF 30 is available in two radiant shades, light and medium, that blend to match most skin tones.
Suitable for all hair types, made from the pure essence of Prickly Pear Seed Oil which contains antioxidant and regenerative functions for strong healthy hair that shines and leaves hair for a soft smooth feeling. From the roots all the way to the tips, helps reinvigorate and protect the pigments of natural or dyed colored hair to preserve the long-lasting coloration of hair.
CURAPROX toothbrushes not only prevent brushing damage, but also break up and remove plaque perfectly. CUREN ®-filaments are stiffer than nylon and remain just as stable in the mouth as when they are dry. I really love traveling with this brush because its almost completely flat and straight so it fits anywhere and won’t break.
16. Quikee Supersmile On the Go Instant Whitening Polish .17oz $18
This on-the-go instant stain removing formula with Calprox® guarantees whiter teeth and fresher breath without brushing or rinsing. Gently removes heavy coffee, tobacco, and red wine stains with advanced, whitening and strengthening formula that’s conveniently packaged for when you don’t have time to brush. Quick dissolve formula means no need to rinse.
This patent pending formula contains Eco-Distilled™ Certified Organic Arnica, Aloe and Ilex, Tea Tree Oil and Vitamin E to stop swelling and foot pain before it starts! Spray on bare feet (or through stockings) one minute before you put on shoes and enjoy 6 hours of comfort. Each travel size box contains two sprays.
Fairy Tales Sun & Swim Travel Kit is a must-have for travelling to sunny destinations. The kit contains everything you need to revive and restore hair from cholorine green and sea salt. Fairly Tales Sun & Swim line uses natural citrus extracts, coconut oil and banana leaf keep hair soft and shiny after a fun day of play, and is great for the whole family.
19. First Aid Beauty Vital Greens Face Mist 1oz. $18
Formulated with revitalizing green superfoods including Kale and Spinach, along with hydrating and cooling Rose of Jericho, this mineral and antioxidant-rich natural Cucumber scented facial mist refreshes, cools and soothes skin on contact leaving behind a fresh complexion day and night.
20. Honestly Margo All Natural Body Balm in Ruby .5oz $12
Soothe dry patches like cuticles, elbows, and even lips with this organic balm. Its Made in the USA blend of natural ingredients, like coconut oil and beeswax, provides healing moisture without anything artificial added. Throw it in any bag and use as you would a normal cream lotion.
21. Demeter Fragrance Library Pick Me Up Cologne Spray in Suntan Lotion 1oz $16
The whole fragrance library from Demeter allows you to mix and match your favorite scents to customize your own personal perfume. The best thing about their line is that they carry every size from a large bottle format to a mini purse sampler. I love this Suntan Lotion scent because it reminds me of the beach, even when I’m in the office. It’s a great scent to take with you this fall and winter if you want to feel like your vacation is somewhere tropical instead of someplace cold and dreary.
The Purifying Towelettes are great for those who want to instantly feel refreshed after the gym or a long flight. They leave your skin feeling moisturized and free of residue. I wasn’t able to remove my eye makeup without pulling but I used them all over the rest of my face. Energizing Licorice Root helps even complexion and boost radiance, while a gentle blend of Prebiotics, Lavender and Cucumber maintain balance and support skin health. Hypo-allergenic for sensitive skin.
23. TriDerma Intense Fast Healing Cream 1.1 oz $15.99
This unique, multi-purpose cream contains more than 200 healing properties to help provide faster healing for minor to severely damaged skin from cuts, scrapes, rashes, blisters, burns, sunburns, sores, and other hard-to-heal skin irritations. You won’t want to use any other healing cream than TriDerma once you try it.
Naturally crafted with zinc oxide, aloe, sunflower, olive and jojoba oils and infused with organic essential oils of chamomile and lavender, Erbaviva Sunscreen (SPF 30) effectively provides UVA and UVB and full spectrum sunscreen protection for the entire family. Water resistant for 80 minutes.