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Raise your hand if you are habitual over packer? *raises hand* Yup I am too, it’s something with every trip we’ve gone on that I try to improve with. I’m so bad though, because I always think…. well what if this goes wrong, what if that goes wrong? Fear of missing out (FOMO) and what ifs always plague my mind but after over packing for a FIVE-day cruise… I realized I had to cut down my packing. Have you seen the meme that says >>Me normally: “That’s ok I’ll wear the same shirt for 5 days” Me packing for vacation: “I’ll probably change 7 times a day so I’ll need 42 shirts”. << Yes that’s me.
So besides overpacking with clothes, I overpack for beauty supplies! And they are some of the heaviest things that you can pack especially shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. This upcoming cruise is number 4 for me, I am no “pro packer” but I’ve learned my over-packing habits after a few of these. Especially after our 10-day cruise for part of our honeymoon, my overpacking wasn’t as bad because we planned to do the wash to help our packing issues. The last realization that came to mind was that usually, we carry down our luggage when we disembark…it can get really HEAVY when you’re carrying it down several flights of stairs.
Enough babbling! I’ve combed over my packing lists for skincare, makeup and hair products that I’ve used and other products I haven’t. Plus travel bottles that I put my shampoo/conditioner, body wash, hair products, sunscreen (lotion), and anything else that is just too big. I also included a few toiletry bags that I have used while vacationing, they have the hook so you can hang them on the bathroom door to save space.
Sephora Collection Instant Awakening Eye Moisturizer // Sephora Collection Creamy Night Mask- Moisturizing & Plumping // Sephora Collection Eyeconic: Every day Eye Brush Set // Naked Palette // TRESemmé Expert Selection Shine Serum, Keratin Smooth // TRESemme Expert Selection Heat Activated Treatment // TRESemme Expert Selection Heat Activated Treatment// Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes // Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water // Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Sheer Tinted Eye Roller // Opti-Free Express Rewetting Drops // Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner // Infiniti Pro by Conair Ionic Steam Flat Iron // wet n wild Dual Pencil Sharpener // Natrol Melatonin Fast Dissolve Tablets // Organyc Certified Organic Cotton Rounds // Opti-Free Express, Contact Lens Case // Body Glide Original Anti-Chafe Balm // AcneFree Terminator 10 Acne Spot Treatment // Opti-Free Travel Size // Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion Aloe Soothe // Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sun Care Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 // Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Eventone SPF 50 Suncare Stick // LUOYIMAN Travel Bottles // Clear Plastic Empty Bottles with Flip Cap // ZOADLE Travel Bottles Set for Liquids // Kitdine BPA free Leak Proof TSA Airline Approved Silicone Squeezable and Refill // eBags Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit // Silicone Cosmetic Containers with Sealed Lids // Portable Travel Makeup Cosmetic Bag // Vlando Small Girls Travel Jewelry Box Organizer // Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion // Eva NYC Therapy Sessions Hair Mask // My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Quick Dry Shake’n Spray // Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush // Cala Wet N Dry Detangling Hairbrush // Scunci Effortless Beauty Thick Hair No-damage Black Elastics // Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer // Superhero™ Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara // Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel // Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner // Dramamine Tablets Less Drowsy Formula // Confidence in a Cream™ Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream // Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ // Mighty Minis Brush & Sponge Set // Confetti Set of 5 Mini Sponges // Purse Perfect Hair Towelettes // Freshen Up Dry Shampoo
I know this may seem like a large list but I’ve shortened it and some are travel bottles that the large items will go in. Even though I packed some makeup, this is what I actually grabbed for when I was on my cruises or just away. Most of these products I already use at home which is why I like taking them with me. Most of the hair stuff can be put in the other containers that are smaller, just making sure I take enough for the week. I feel like the most essential thing I bring is the Eva hair mask. The water on the ship is called “hard” water, it’s whatever it’s made up of that makes my hair feel.. like straw. So I use the mask especially if I’ve been in the water either at the beach or in the pool; since the pools are salt water. I actually pack 3 of those hair ties, because honestly…. my hair ties break so easily so I need multiples.
I hope this list has helped you out when traveling! Are there any travel essentials I missed that you always bring? Let me know in the comments!