Holiday Traveling – Make It Mini, Make It Light, Make It Fit!

With all of the holidays comin’ around the bend, it is also the time to gather with friends, family, and loved ones, which means travel. Whether you’re traveling for a few days or a few weeks, by plane or car or foot, you’re going to want to bring a few items of beauty necessity along with you, right? Now, when you go by plane, it is important to observe the 3 oz or less rule for all liquids, and all liquids must fit within a quart-size clear, plastic bag. Otherwise, it’s about how much you want to carry.I remember the first time I traveled for a week after becoming a beauty junkie, and I also remebering lugging far too much through the airport (a whole carryon’s worth – this was pre-liquid restrictions). It is important consider what kind of makeup and how much of it you really need when traveling, but I also love travel-size sets for when you want to bring everything, but those big bottles just don’t do it for you.Here are some of my favorites (though all those holiday gift sets are also perfect for travel, most often, but hey, if you haven’t gotten your holiday loot yet, try these!):


Philosophy “All-Stars” Travel Set is a perfect way to keep all your skincare organized and in mini-size. You’ll find Hope in a Jar, Hope in a Tube, Shear Splendor Shampoo, Shear Splendor Conditioner, and Kiss Me Red. Not a bad way to go for $35.00. Available at Nordstrom.comicon.

Bobbi Brown Organizer is great for organizing what you do end up taking with you on your journey. I love that it has a brush holder as well as zipped up pouches. So all-in-one! $55.00. Available at Nordstrom.comicon.

Bobbi brown Empties are amazing for taking travel-size portions of your full-size products. Reduce your traveling weight by filling these empties up with your favorite products! You should also be able to find empties at a local drugstore for about the same price. $10, available at Nordstrom.comicon.

Lippmann ‘Three Times a Lady’ Nail Color Set is great because it has a good trio of colors that are occasion-friendly and easy to carry in their miniature size. $21, available at Nordstrom.comicon.

Bobbi Brown Mini Tube Tints Set comes in four lovely colors:  Champagne Glitter, Rosy, Baby Pink Glitter, and Burnt Sugar Shimmer. Cute and travel-friendly, we love! $28, available at Nordstrom.comicon.

Bare Escentuals Liner Shadow Compact Quad has four liners to choose from: Rio, Patio Party, Sugar Plum, and Tortoise.  It also comes with a mini-eyeliner brush! $24, avaiable at Nordstrom.comicon.