Summer time means travel for many, and with airline baggage fees being through the roof, plus stringent TSA regulations, your packing game needs to be on point. Here are some tips that can help.
- Know The Rules
Any liquids must be in a resealable container that is 3.4 ounces or less and all containers must fit in one clear, plastic, resealable 1-quart-sized bag. You will need to take this bag out of your carry-on luggage when passing through airport security. So either be super-efficient about packing all of your toiletries into one bag, or pay the fee and check a bag.
- Get Creative
Many products can do double duty. For example, our Cosmopolitan Eye Shadow Palette can also serve as a highlighter (Angelic), blush (PS Pink) and contour (Kashmir). So you’ve really got four products in one small palette.
- Sample or Travel Size
Sure our sample sizes are great for trying new shades on your skin, but they also make perfect travel companions. Five shades of eye shadow would take up quite a bit of room in your makeup bag. But you can pack lots of our little samples into a very small space, and not have to limit your color options. Also, our soap samples are perfect for those overnight stays where you don’t know what (if any) amenities will be available. And they’re great to take on camping trips.
- Gift Sets Do Double Duty
Our gift sets are a great value but they are also perfect for packing. Why pack that 8 oz bottle of our Alcohol Free Hair Spray when the 2 oz size in our Happy Hair Gift Set takes up less space?
- Be Smart About Size
Our shipping manager Karla got a nasty sunburn last year, and the only thing that soothed it was our Facial Toner. And personally, I can’t live without our Herbal Aftershave which I use to clean cuts and scrapes and any other malady I inevitably encounter while traveling. But why make room for bulky bottles, when you can use this trick instead: fill a small snack baggie with 10 cotton balls, and then pour in enough aftershave or toner to wet the cotton. Seal up the baggie and you’ve got a little first aid kit to go.
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Running from one place to another, whether in early mornings or long commutes, can be rough. Those solid fifteen minutes to an hour sitting on a train can become vital time to get yourself looking and feeling ready for your day. Applying makeup while on public transportation is nothing to be frowned upon or embarrassed about; rather, it can be seen as use of otherwise ‘dead’ time.
Now, there is an etiquette to doing your makeup without disrupting fellow commuters and avoid eye rolls. Here are some Honeybee approved etiquette guidelines to putting on your makeup on-the-go.
Don’t take up more than one seat. We all pay the same price for our cramped commute. Be courteous and limit yourself and your possessions to one seat. The new mother who has been up since 4 a.m. will thank you.
Don’t use strong smelling products. We understand you want to smell nice, but everyone in your train car may not want to smell like you too.
No plucking, clipping, or trimming. There is a fine line between beauty and personal upkeep. Plucking your eyebrows, clipping your nails, or trimming of any sort are habits better kept in your bathroom at home.
Don’t make putting on your makeup an excuse for taking a seat. Common courtesy and giving up your seat for someone else makes your far more beautiful that any amount of makeup can.
Keep it simple. Use multipurpose makeup. You shouldn’t be hauling your entire collection of makeup with you on your commute. Select a handful of quick and easy applicable products that can be used in multiple ways.
Our Honeybee Beauty Ambassador Erin Bell shares “Bathroom toilet paper or paper towels work as a great multitasker to simply blot skin anywhere from an oily t-zone to lips.” Also, speaking of multipurpose, she adds “Lipstick can be used as a last minute blush”.
Share these quick tips with a friend and have a less stressful on-the-go fix up!