Written by Charlotte Wood (last updated October 15, 2021)
It's time for that vacation you've been looking forward to, and that means it's also time to pack. Let's just face it: Packing is not usually an exciting prospect. Rather, it's somewhat overwhelming and daunting task. You have to pick out your clothes, make sure you're prepared for unexpected weather, pack enough shoes for all of your outfits, and make sure that you pack all the toiletries and cosmetics you need. This last task can be one of the most frustrating simply because your toiletries and cosmetics are those things that you use everyday, often without thinking about it. When you actually do have to think about it, you often end up forgetting something. When you're packing your cosmetic bag, here are a few things to keep in mind so your packing experience won't be so frustrating.
Ultimately, you want to pack everything you need everyday. I'm not really narrowing this down at all, but by giving you the bigger picture of cosmetic bag packing, I hope I can help you narrow down the cosmetic bag packing process. Because you want to pack everything you need or use everyday, the best way to go about packing your cosmetic bag is to either mentally or literally go through your morning and evening routines. If you need to, physically go through each step of your routines so you can be sure not to miss anything. Things that are easy to forget include contact solution, contacts, glasses, deodorant, and razors. You also need to make sure to go through your shower routine so you can remember everything you need to for your showering!
Make sure you have your face wash, face scrub, toner, moisturizers, blemish creams, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, razor, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, mousse, hairdryer, curling iron, straighter, makeup, and anything else you could possibly need. In my experience, I've found that putting my actual makeup (i.e., foundation, blush, mascara, eye shadow) in a smaller cosmetic bag. This way you can keep your makeup distinctly separate from your other cosmetics, and your makeup won't get lost in the toiletry mess.
If you have a cosmetic bag that has compartments then you might want to use that for your jewelry. This is an excellent way to use a compartmentalized cosmetic bag; the compartments will help you keep your jewelry from getting tangled together. This kind of cosmetic bag will also help in keeping track of your smaller pieces of jewelry.
So, next time you go on a vacation and you need to pack, don't stress about the toiletries. Now that you know how to pack, you'll be able to pack with skill and ease. Have fun on that vacation!
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