Small Flat Iron or Curling Iron
I finally decided to try out a travel sized curling iron and was happy to discover the iron I found had a little lever that can turn open and turn into a flat iron. No need to pack both tools now, or choose one hair look! Plus the tool I bought comes with two small clips for styling, and a hot sleeve, so you can style and run!
Travel Sized ‘Wet’ Brush
The full sized Wet Brush makes normal beauty lists and I’ve been traveling with a full sized version for years, until recently when I found an official travel sized version on Amazon! It works just as well as the full sized but folds in half to make it about the size of a travel bottle of shampoo. I still travel with a full size Ibiza round brush because they’re the best and I gotta have it to create the best blow out. BUUUUT if anyone has a travel sized round brush suggestion, I’m all ears!
I grew up using Clinique’s skincare line and I’m still a loyal customer. Their original moisturizer is a classic that works and I raid my sample bags for the original or their amazing gel-ish Moisture Surge to toss in my toiletries bag.
Sometimes a little peppermint oil goes a long way: temporary headache and/or nausea relief. Plus a little lavender for better sleep or calming weary travel nerves. A small roller bottle can go a long way, and/or bring a small spray bottle with diluted oil for a linen spray. I also have a travel sized diffuser I sometimes travel with that help moisten the air, and lessen any weird smells in hotels.
Shop Eden’s Garden (my favorite oils!)
Whether they’re makeup remover wipes you can use on the plane or after a long day, or plain baby wipes you can use to wipe down sketchy hotel remotes or your armpits in a pinch, I never leave home without all the wipes. Cut down on liquids and use wipes as your eye makeup remover!
Travel Hair Products
Travel Hair products rotate for me depending on what look I’m into, or what product I want to give a test run before investing in a full sized version. I’m loving Bumble and Bumble’s Wave foam right now, it add a bit of body, hold, and texture to my hair, and works with, not against the curl.
After enough humid Comic-con’s, I can full endorse Frizz-Ease’s Moisture Barrier hair spray. This stuff is the best and it’s a drugstore brand. Yay!
This reusable flat bottle from Lewis N Clark, that I have my conditioner in is a game changer. Travel bottles are a dime a dozen (literally I have at least a dozen) but these are different because they collapse as you use them, thus taking up less and less space. Plus, it hasn’t exploded or broken like so many of the others I’ve tried. These are a must buy!
Bumble and Bumble’s Pret-A-Powder is my go-to dry shampoo. You sprinkle it in your hair and presto, instant texture and oil absorption that makes me look less like a greasy mess while on vacation!
If you’ve followed along here on That’s Normal, I’ve tried about a thousand “natural” deodorants and am currently in love with Native. And as luck would have it they have a small travel sized version of their awesome deo. This is Native’s travel sized coconut vanilla scent but I would LOVE to see their charcoal variety in a travel sized, PLEASE!!
I’ve talked about game changers, but this mini Venus Razor is the best because it’s pint sized, yet uses standard Venus blades. Plus it lives in a tiny case so you don’t cut yourself when you stick your hand in your toiletry bag.
My other favorite items to pack in my toiletry case includes:
- Saline rinse (keep your sinuses clear!)
- Speaking of sinuses: allergy medicine! You never know when a cat will appear…
- Extra contacts and solution
- A small travel mirror
- Matches or travel sized Poopourri (cause if you share a bathroom with anyone, be a nice person and come prepared)
- Vaseline – if you’ve ever cut yourself badly, Vaseline can help stop the bleeding… plus you can use it for it’s intended purpose like elbows and stuff
- Cash! Throw some cash in your bag… it’s always good to diversify your stash and keep some extras outside of your wallet. Just in cases.