Stay Beautiful and Simplify Travel

By: Heather Funk

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I have learned a lot of things about packing for travel the hard way, from having to check a bag for a weekend in Chicago because I couldn’t bear the idea of having to go a couple of days without my entire collection of full-sized hair products to freezing in Toronto because I filled my bag with dresses and didn’t leave room for so much as a jacket!

This is good news for you, CgC readers because I’d love to share what I’ve learned along the way. The following are the must-haves items I’ve found to save myself from having to skimp on my beauty routine without having to shell out for an extra suitcase and, of course, the extra checked bag fee.

Hair Dryer

1. Revlon Shine Enhancing Hot Air Kit, $18.99 at Target

This is, simply put, a game changer. My hair type, wavy bottom layers with straight top layers, is confounding to style and perhaps the reason the blowout was invented, because “wash and go” is an utterly alien concept to me. The hot brush, which dries your hair while styling it, is a tool sent from heaven to give you bouncy Kate Middleton locks in one step. It’s less bulky than a hair dryer, and the attachments allow you to flip out or curl in your hair and style your bangs without needing a million tools. It takes up just a little more space than a hair brush and will free up time for brunch, sightseeing, going out on the town… the things you actually want to be doing on vacation.



2. Cargo One Base, $28 at

Cargo’s line of products was invented to be travel-friendly, hence the brand name. One Base is a concealer-and-foundation combination in a handy tube (much less messy to carry around than a bottle) that goes on thick enough to conceal jet-lag circles, but also super blend-able for all-over coverage, as well. “Double-duty” is a key word when it comes to…read more



What products have changed your life on-the-go? Let us know in the comments!

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