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Is your beauty routine dragging your luggage down? Keep reading to find out nine seriously easy travel beauty hacks to save time and luggage space!

 


Easy Travel Beauty Hacks to Save Time and Luggage Space

Written by: Iona Y.


 

 

GHD curls

 

Skip the heat styling products

 

Ditch the electrical. They’re different in every country. Most hotels will have a hair dryer anyway. If you’re used to your GHD curls, bring a few elastics. For natural loose waves, spritz a styling serum onto damp hair. Wrap your hair in a top knot and let your hair dry overnight. This will give you beach curls, even if you have stick straight hair.

 

 

Leave the makeup brushes at home

 

Ridden with bacteria, makeup brushes can accumulate even more dirt when you’re traveling so skip them altogether when you’re traveling. You can apply most makeup products with your fingers.

 

silk lashes

 

Get eyelash extensions

 

Eyelash extensions are synthetic hairs placed one by one on top of your natural lashes. They are low maintenance and if cared for, will last 4-6 weeks. With eyelash extensions in, you can usually skip mascara and eye makeup, minimizing the makeup you need to pack.

 

Tip: For natural looking lashes, opt for silk lashes instead of acrylic ones.

 

 

Look for department store samples

 

The next time you head in to buy beauty products, ask the sales staff for sample sachets. Collect them and bring them on your next holiday. Not only will you get to trial new products, you’ll also get to use and dispose the product after 1 use. It’s not so environmentally friendly but if used sparingly, 1 sachet can usually last 2 usages.

 

Waxing Kit

 

 

Tweeze and wax before you go

 

Tweezers aren’t travel or customs friendly. If you’re only travelling with a carry on, you won’t be able to pack them.

 

 

Skip the nail polish

 

Regular nail polish will last 4-5 days before it chips. If you are going on a beach holiday, get a gel mani and pedi instead. They’ll last for 4 weeks.

 

 dry shampoo

Avoid liquids

 

Anything that isn’t solid will potentially leak over your clothes, documents and shoes. To avoid the mess, substitute a liquid beauty item for a solid one. Instead of a spray deodorant, pack a solid one. Same goes with dry shampoo and cleansing wipes.

 

 

Bring your own conditioner

 

Hotels will most often provide you complimentary shampoo but rarely will they give you conditioner as well. It’s best to bring your own conditioner or a leave in conditioner.

 

tinted lip balm

 

 

If you forget to pack something…

 

Most beauty items can do double duty. If you forget your blush, use lipstick or tinted lip balm.

 

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Author Bio: Iona Y juggles multiple hobbies when she’s not playing with lipstick and sharing beauty tips. One of them just so happens to be a dating blog. Drop her a line at www.30everafter.com.