My Traveling Beauty Necessities


Every. Single.Time, I used to travel I would find myself questioning what I should bring, what I shouldn’t bring, what I need and don’t need and since I’ve moved to St. Louis and am traveling back and forth to Chicago quite often, I feel I have nailed the traveling necessities.

I usually purchase 2 of almost everything that I use, so that I can leave one set in my toiletry bag, and then its already set and ready to go. PS….. it creeps me that the word toilet is in a term we use for travel beauty products……

First and for most………dry shampoo!!! For anyone that knows me, I wash my hair about every 4 days, therefore, dry shampoo is a must. I have tried many, but I always go back to Stila “Jade Blossom” Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo. It smells amazing and leaves my hair smelling fresh and not oily!

Of course, you need to bring your morning routine, however I am one that likes to travel light so I will typically bring my Pond’s facial wipes, my Clinique repair serum, my moisturizer, and my eye cream. These are the 4 essentials I need for a clean, and rejuvenated face.

Makeup and lipstick are a must. I used to carry my bag with 30 different lipsticks, but now I just take the colors I need , to coordinate with my outfits. I always bring a nude lipstick because as you may already know……I wear lipstick EVERYDAY! My favorite nude is YSL Rouge Volupte’ in nude beige. I typically bring my entire makeup routine with, I just narrow it down to a single neutral eye shadow and everything else comes with me!

Next on my packing list are my hair tool essentials. Since I don’t wash my hair everyday, my curling iron collection has become my best friend. I don’t bring them all of course, just my 1 inch barrel. This gives me that subtle wave that says “I just woke up like this”…….ooooor at least I think it does.

Last but not least, there is always the question of, “Do I bring fragrance??” My answer is NO. I just bring a small bottle of my favorite oil. I know it won’t spill, and its small enough to carry on a plane.


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  1. Alicia

    Favorite oil? What’s that. Totally interested in an oil than perfume

    • Brandi Harrison

      Its a pheromone oil, that smells different on everyone based on their chemical balance. Its kind of crazy! The brand is Pure Instinct.

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