With my fiancé being in the military there is a lot of traveling. No matter if I’m coming or he is going, there is always a mad dash to get everything we need to get done in the short time frame we have. That being said, I like to think of myself as an expert traveler these days. No matter how many times I’ve done the journeys to wherever he is, a couple of things stay pretty constant…1. I get super anxious and usually cry when trying to find my gate (with the amount I fly in a year you would think I have it together by now) 2. I get weird looks from people for crying (I should wear a sign “sorry anxious flyer, look away”) 3. I’m too short to put my bag in the overhead compartment and I usually have to ask for help 4. My makeup bag is always in my carry on fully functional and ready to go. I would rather lose my entire suitcase than my carryon with my makeup. That bag took me a very long time (and a lot of money if we’re being honest) to get perfect! With all this travel, I have my makeup down to a science. But I still wait until the last couple of hours to pack my actual suitcase.
The items I take are pretty simple. If I can, I like to bring pieces that have multiple products in them. For example, BECCAxJaclyn Hill highlighting palette is ideal. Within the one palette is a highlight and blush. Two less individual items I have to pack and the palette itself has multiple blush and highlight options. If I can’t bring a product that has multiple functions like the BECCA one, I will opt for travel size. Travel size is ideal for TSA reasons if you’re not going to check your bags, or if you’re like me and you’re obsessed and would rather not eat for a week than have to throw out a tube of primer because it’s over the limit. Okay, okay, that’s extreme but you get my point!