Keeping it Simple
We travel fairly often, and I have always been a notoriously bad packer. I mean… really bad. I never have the right thing, or I always have too much of the wrong thing. But this year, I have vowed to become better at it. So instead of tackling the entire “become a better traveler” thing all together, I’ve decided to take it one category at a time. First up was my travel cosmetic bag! And I’m going to be 100% real with you, this has taken some time. But I’ve got it down pat, and I can travel knowing at least my make-up bag is in order!
So here’s what I did. Once I decided to tackle my make-up bag, I started making a list on my phone of what I used just about every single day, and what I would need for special occasions (i.e. red lipstick). Once I had that list, I realized I actually had some doubles of products like “dark brown eyeliner”, and I just pulled those duplicates aside and crossed them off my list. After I got through my duplicates, I found a lot of the products I needed were drug store buys that I could easily pick up each week when I went to the grocery store. I’d just tack “mascara” onto my list, and make sure I’d pick up a little something each week. After a few weeks, I had completely finished a second fully stocked make-up bag and it has changed my life!
The Tools: I found these mini brushes and I love them, they are a bit on the pricy side, but they work wonders!
I now just keep this bag stocked and set aside in my closet. It’s saved me so much time from always going through all of my make-up and picking out exactly what I’d like to bring each time I packed. From a girl who loves her cosmetics, this simple trick has changed my packing game! Now, if I could just get my shoe situation in order, we’d be good to go!
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Ashley Brooke is a L’Oreal League Ambassador, and this post was created in Partnership with L’Oreal Paris.
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