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I absolutely love travel minis, not only to pack them on my next vacation, but I actually carry them in my makeup bag. Might I add, these travel-size beauty products get me through any beach vacation or while running around as a working mom on the go. Don’t get me wrong I haven’t ditched the full-size products for minis, but it gives me a chance to try them out before purchasing them. With travel season upon us, I rounded up the must-have travel minis you will absolutely love. Whether you’re packing for a beach vacation, or want to try new products with no commitment I’m going to share that many brands make miniature versions of their amazing full-size products you can’t get enough of. It’s very important to be prepared and have a fully packed wash bag with all the needed essentials.
I can’t rave enough about this cream, it’s amazing. Your skin needs HYDRATION after a long day under the sun. The Brazilian Bum Bum Creams delivers deep hydration and essential fatty acids deep into the skin, making this incredibly hydrating cream an instant treat to leave your skin feeling silky soft. This is a must-have not only does it smell good, but your skin will also love it. The Bum Bum Jet Set includes the Bum Bum shower gel (90ml), Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (50ml), and Brazilian Body Fragrance Mist. They also carry travel-size shampoo & conditioner which I make sure I pack in my wash bag for my vacation.
Ladies, it’s very important that you replenish lost moisture by treating your skin and hair after sun exposure. After my recent trip, to Aruba, my hair and skin didn’t do well under the sun, it was super dry, and my hair dehydrated. So for my next trip, I’m making sure I’m packing after sun moisturizer and hair care. Key West Aloe Treat your hair and skin to its own vacation with the softening + hydrating with the Key Lime Essentials To Go. This cute travel set comes with Key West Aloe Key Lime Moisturizing Lotion made with 50% Aloe Vera, shampoo, and conditioner with 20% Aloe Vera + bath & shower gel with 30%Aloe Vera. All products meet TSA regulations + you get a free TSA-approved bag.
If you are traveling to the Caribbean, because you have not traveled due to Covid-19, make sure you also pack, SKIN care for the sun. Sun Kissed To Go is perfect to save your skin and it smells amazing. Once under the sun, your skin is going to easily burn Sun Kissed to go helps soothe and heal sunburns while it sustains your tan. The Sun Kissed To Go Travel Kit comes with Sunsorb SPF 30 Lip Balm -Coconut, Save A Tan 2 oz, Aloe Max 100 2 oz, Sunsorb SPF 30 2 oz + a Free Travel TSA approved Bag.
I’m notorious for packing a whole bunch of makeup remover wipes which can take up a lot of space. So when I received in my Boxycharm a set of these makeup eraser cloths Erase with just water! I had to get my hands on their travel mini. Ride or Dye 7-Day Set includes 7 MakeUp Erasers approx. 4 inround, 1 laundry bag, and a reusable canvas makeup bag. One mini for every day of the week all you have to do is wet the cloth and it magically wipes away even the most long-lasting makeup.
I’m a huge fan of TULA Skincare, and this is my #1 skincare line. Whether you are packing for a trip or the gym these products will keep your skin hydrated, smooth, and glowing. So before I travel, I make sure to stock up on my probiotic& superfood skincare. The best seller Travel Kit contains cult classic purifying face cleanser, so polished exfoliating sugar scrub, moisture hydrating day & night cream, face blurring & moisturizing primer + TULA blue bag and is all TSA approved. You can add the Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to your travel bag. The other awesome thing about TULA is that you can sign up here to receive a code for 20% off your purchase plus free shipping on $40+ orders.
6. Travel Minis Makeup
I was one of those gals that over-packed makeup when I traveled to realized that I didn’t even wear most of it. It took a lot of trial by error, to minimize my travel makeup and that resulted in just sticking with the basics. When planning on how to pack makeup for travel, the first thing to keep in mind is to downsize your products. Most makeup brands carry travel minis which make it perfect to pack your favorite makeup mini version. So if you are one of those gals that pack makeup here is a simple basic packing list.
- Primer & Setting Spray
- Tinted Moisturizer
- BB Cream
- Matte Lipstick/Lip Gloss
- Bronzer & Blush
- Eyeliner/Brow Pencil
Again this is just a basic list, you can either add or eliminate according to your makeup preference.
7. Acne Patches
The worst thing is to be away on vacation and have a breakout! Breakouts happen at the most inopportune times and are good to be prepared. That’s why I recommend bringing a travel-friendly Acne Patch in your carry-on to be prepared in case you have a breakout.
8. Hair Care
A dip in the pool or some saltwater followed by some sun and breeze may feel amazing, but it can also do your hair and scalp some damage. Is not only your skin you have to protect from the sun your hair and scalp also. On my last trip, I neglected my hair and scalp and I paid the consequences because it damaged my hair. You don’t want to do that, that’s why is very important to protect and nourish your hair and scalp from the effects of the rays.
- Scalp & Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30
- Olaplex Shampoo & Conditioner
- Living Proof- Frizz-Free + Smooth Mini Transformation Kit
- Brazilian Joia Strengthening + Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner
- Sun Bum Hair Tripper
- Playa Healthy Hair Mini Essentials Kit
- Mini Intense Hydrating Mask
9. Travel Minis Fragrance
One thing I do when I buy perfume is looked for their travel minis version. Perfume is pretty expensive and no way I will pack a bottle in a checked luggage. The way your luggage is handled we all know that it gets thrown around or it can get lost. So I rather buy Travel Minis Fragrance or body mist, you can never go wrong. If you are going to pack perfume in your carry-on, make sure is less than 3oz and follow the TSA 3-1-1- rule.
Kitsch refillable travel pouches travel set is essential for your elevated getaway. Includes three flat squeeze pouches, one spray bottle, two pump bottles, two mini jars with lids, and one reusable pouch, along with a funnel, spatula, and pipette for easing pouring. If your favorite beauty products don’t come in minis, travel with your shampoo, conditioners, lotions, and more, knowing you’re TSA APPROVED with these travel toiletries.
Everytime I traveled it’s been a trial by error and I’ve learned the hard way that I need to downsize from makeup to beauty products. It’s such a pain to over pack to realize that 90% of the stuff you stuffed into your luggage you will not use. I hope this list can give you an idea of downsizing your makeup and beauty products. Which products you’ve down sized? What’s is your travel size packing list. Love to heat all about it. Leave comment below.