Disclosure: I received the Lay-n-Go at no cost for review.
Usually when you are traveling on a family vacation, you spend so much time packing for the kids and making sure that you have the essentials that you’ll end up just quickly tossing your own items in a bag. Since I travel so much on my own, I have gotten pretty good at packing my own stuff, and one of the things I’m always careful with is my makeup and toiletries. I never want to leave something at home, because it’s not always the easiest thing to replace.
How to Pack Your Makeup For Travel
One of the products that I’ve been using for packing my makeup for travel is the Lay-n-Go, pictured to the left. The Lay-n-Go line was all created by a mom who needed something to control chaos and messes. While some of the products are great for organizing toys, the Cosmo, which I have, is perfect for cosmetics.
I leave mine opening on my counter top in my bathroom at home. Then, when I’m traveling, I just pull the nylon cord, and it cinches closed – perfect to toss right into your suitcase. I just open it right back up again when I get to the hotel. It’s nice to have all of my makeup in one place too. Last year I lost an eyeliner when the cleaning staff thought it was a coffee stirrer, so if everything is on the Lay-n-Go it’s pretty secure.
The Lay-n-Go Cosmo is made of 100% quilted smooth poly and has a 100% nylon liner. It’s water repellent and has a wipeable surface – important for a cosmetic bag because inevitably something spills or leaks every time I travel (no matter how careful I am). The Cosmo also includes a pocket on the exterior – for feminine products, barrettes, or jewelry. The drawstring around the Lay-n-Go creates a little “lip” also – which means your makeup won’t roll off the counter top.
To learn more about the Lay-n-Go, visit their website.
Another product that I use for packing my makeup for travel is the Hanging Organizer from Vera Bradley. It’s loaded with pockets that you can fill with toothpaste, contact solution, face cream, makeup, and other toiletries. Then, you fold it up to pack. Once you arrive at your destination, you can hang the organizer in your hotel bathroom and have everything available to you. It’s great for small hotel rooms where you may not have room for all of your toiletries on the counter top. If you flying but aren’t checking a bag, remember to follow the TSA rules for bringing liquids through security.
You can find the Hanging Organizer on the Vera Bradley website.
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