In my life, it’s hard to plan too far ahead. One minute it’s business as usual in New York, and the next thing I know I’m being called away on an unexpected location shoot or a surprise press trip. Added to that, summertime is always rife with quick getaways, and last-minute, barely-planned trips to the beach. Because of all this, I like to keep my travel toiletries constantly stocked and ready to roll.
|ABOVE| In an oversized clutch, I store: my Schick Intuition razor (great for travel, because you don’t need shave cream), blister pads and bandaids, Advil PM (it’s hard for me to sleep in strange beds), nail polish remover wipes, a mini lint roller, saline, my contacts case and Tiffany eyeglasses (you saw me wear them HERE), mini static guard (we all have fashion emergencies) and hairspray, my passport and an assortment of international power adapters. This bag also holds: bobby pins, mini scissors, a few bags of my favorite tea, safety pins, spare buttons and a sewing kit, plus tweezers, toothpaste + brush, deodorant, lotion, face wash and sunscreen.
Right before leaving town, I simply throw in my curling iron and hairbrush, plus a few daily makeup products, and I’m good to go!I keep a smaller, second bag as well, which I jokingly refer to as my ‘amenities kit’. This collection gets included in every beach bag or airplane carry-on ever ~ it makes an over-crowded flight feel more first class than cramped.
|ABOVE| Amenities include: Well-Kept gadget wipes (also great on glasses and sunnies!), chewing gum, rose oil, a folding fan (you wouldn’t believe how often this comes in handy! I always keep one in my purse as well), earplugs, my super-luxe Reece Hudson snakeskin sleep mask, more bobby pins and blister pads, and a pack of blotting papers. It also holds: concealer, lip balm, Visine, lotion, emollient eye cream, hand sanitizer, Caudalíe facial mist (go buy this NOW, if you’re not obsessed already!), Big Flirt lipgloss, another toothbrush + paste, in addition to wisp brushes (hey, I like to keep my teeth clean, and there’s not always a sink when I need it!), plus yummy Julep cuticle oil.
What’s the one thing you just can’t leave home without?