Thursday, July 19, 2018

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I can't believe I leave for NYC tomorrow! I don't think I've ever been so excited for a trip before. It's a work trip, but it's going to be the most fun, inspiring weekend of all-time. I'll be heading to the HerConference for a weekend full of career development, motivational speakers, and of course tons and tons of photoshoots.

As I'm prepping my travel bags, I have to pick and choose the necessary items, preplan outfits, and put together all of my must-have beauty products. For today's post, I'm just going to focus on what I'll be carrying with me all day while I'm at the conference and walking around the city.

First things first, you know I'll have a mini makeup bag with me for quick touch ups. I can't tell you enough how many times it has come in handy. When you're traveling, you always want to look your best--no matter where you are.

Compact Foundation //

Whatever foundation you know and love, be sure to bring that with you. I love keeping a compact foundation with me, because it makes for quick & easy touch ups on the go. Whether you're flying or taking the train like I will be, you never know when your foundation will decide to leave half of your face--especially in the summertime.

Lipstick //

Lips are the first thing to go for me--it doesn't matter how long-wearing it claims to be, your girl likes to eat, and lippies don't last through burritos very well. Whether you're a gloss girl or you like liquid lipsticks like I do, keep what you know and love in your bag. Sometimes I'll even keep a lip liner with me in case I have to redo them completely. Perfect lipstick will always elevate your look.

Tampons //

When you're traveling, you want to be extra prepared. Even if you don't think your "time of the month" will come while on your trip, it's best to be over prepared in this area. There's honestly nothing worse than being away from home and not having the tampons you normally use.

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Facial Cleansing Cloths //

I can't leave home without my facial cleansing cloths. They're perfect for on the go, and they're huge space savers. Instead of lugging around a bottle of face wash everywhere, it's all right there in one convenient cleansing cloth!

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Sunnies //

I am prone to forget my sunglasses. I've made sure to pack those ahead of time so I always have them with me!

Notebook & Pen //

Whether an idea strikes you on the train or you're attending a conference like I am, a notebook always comes in handy. Some of my best ideas come when I'm traveling, and I definitely don't want to forget any new brilliant ideas! 

Card Case // 

Instead of bringing my huge wallet, I've decided to consolidate all of my cards into my card holder. Instead of bringing my wallet full of store cards & rewards cards, I'm just bringing the bare minimum. The less I bring with me, the less I have to keep track of.

Keys //

I'm prone to forget my keys...in fact, I forgot them on mine & Christopher's first date. That definitely made for a memorable moment, for sure. Either way, I've got my keys packed so I can get back into my house this time. 😂 

Comfy Flats //

Having a compact pair of shoes that you can have with you no matter where you are is so important! I will be mostly in heels, but you already know I'll be switching into my flats as soon as I have to start walking through the city. I have to walk several blocks to get to the train station from the hotel, so I'll be changing my shoes a block away from the conference center. haha!

Travel Bag //

Well of course you'll need the actual travel bag itself! I'll be bringing one of my favorite designer bags that has traveled so many places with me. When you're picking a travel bag, choose what works best for you. I love carrying a tote. In fact, I carry it pretty much all summer long. You might prefer a backpack! Either way, choose what fits your lifestyle and ultimately your travel bag necessities.

What's in your travel bag?!

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  1. Comfy flats are a must! I don't bring much make-up with me, but I will bring some lip gloss to do a touch up now and then. But often I'm having too much fun to care/think about it!

    1. Yes! Flats are always a must, for sure!! Lippies are the easiest product to bring and they make such a huge difference!!

  2. AnonymousJuly 19, 2018

    That is the cutest bag and I am in love with those sunglasses! Also, that's a really pretty shade of lipstick. :)

    1. Thank you so much!! My tote is one of my fav bags I own!

  3. I love your bag! Comfortable shoes are really important and I always have a sweater in my bag. I think it is great to be prepared with tampons too. Even if you don't need them, someone else might.

    1. A sweater is such a smart thing to keep in your bag!! So totally true about the tampons. Better safe than sorry!!

  4. I like having a notebook/pen and card case on me at all times. I hate bulky wallets and my card case keeps it simple.

    1. Yes!! I used to only carry my wallet, but now I've been carrying my card case with me, and I've been loving it more!

  5. Oh my gosh, that little card case is so cute! Where did you get it? Also great idea about the makeup bag. I'm finally traveling by myself again in a couple weeks (three kids are staying at home), so this was perfect timing!

    1. It's a Henri Bendel card case!! I've had it for a couple of years & it's held up so well! So glad my post came out at the perfect time!! :)