Welcome to my two-week series all about our recent family trip to South Africa. I’m recounting some of our favorite experiences, lessons we learned, travel tips, and some of the most memorable stories and takeaways. To read all of the posts in this series, click here.
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I shared a peek into my bathroom bag on Instagram Stories before we left for South Africa and so many of you asked if I could give links to the products and post more details. So, here you go…
(Note: This is only for a one or two-week trip. I’ve never done an international trip that was more than two weeks, so I’m not your girl if you’re looking for long-term international trip packing tips!)
(Psst! In case you missed it: What I Pack in My Backpack for International Trips)
I got this bag in my FabFitFun box when they sent me a box to unbox on Facebook and share my thoughts. It’s a really expensive bag if you buy it on its own, but Amazon has some Train Case Makeup Bags that are similar and much less expensive. For instance, this one, this one, or this one.
I love how much I can fit in this case! In the top section, I have my toothbrush, a nail file, makeup brush, tweezers, mascara (this is the one I love and have used for a long time), and eyebrow powder.
In the side pocket, I keep my contacts, Visine, floss, and essential oils.
I typically only bring three essential oils when I travel as these pretty much cover it all for me and they don’t take up a lot of space.
I bring Deep Relief (I adore this stuff!), Digize or Digestzen, and Germ Fighter or Thieves.
In the large section, I keep everything else! 🙂
I have toothpaste, my Mary Kay Timewise cleanser (in the squeeze tube) + SPF and moisturizer, deodorant, travel size shampoo and conditioner, hair spray, and then baggies with magnesium & probiotics, my Sinus Rinse packets, hair bands, earrings, hair pins, foundation, lip liner & lip stick, blush, and eyebrow pencil.
I also keep my glasses in here (not pictured). You could also keep a small comb or brush in here if you’re unlike me and can fix your hair on-the-go without using a brush.
I typically just pick up travel sized shampoo, conditioner, and hair spray at Target before a trip. You can also get small bottles and divvy up what you like to use into those bottles. But I find this to be simpler.
And there you have it! 🙂 I can keep enough in here to last me for a good two weeks.
I will put this bag into my backpack for international flights so that I have everything I need to brush my teeth, wash my face, put on makeup, take out my contacts, fix my hair, etc. (Note: We have TSA PreCheck so we’re never asked to take our liquids out of our bags or have them in a clear bag at security nor have I ever had an issue keeping everything in this case.)
If you enjoy posts on international travel, be sure to also check out the following posts I’ve written on the topic:
- 10 Things I Always Bring When I Travel
- How I Packed for a 10-Day International Trip in a Carry-On
- 10 Things You Should Always Bring on a Long Flights With Young Kids
What else would YOU pack in this bag? What would it be missing for you? I’d love to hear!
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