Things I Pack In My Shower Travel Bag
I wish I could say that i’m the kind of the girl who pack light when she travels but… no matter how hard I try, I mostly always end up being the over-packer that brings a mini stroller suitcase, large carry-on tote, and a small crossover purse to an overnight trip. LOL I feel embarrassed to say that but yes guys it happened! What do I pack? A first aid kit, lots of extra clothes, and some huge bottles of shower products to-share, in case *ahem* the light packers didn’t bring one (its usually the boys BTW).
I’m a work in progress, as you can see I learned how to travel light-er and brought only two bags to Tagaytay! This trip was spontaneous, so I had to rush pack everything, including the things i stored in my Barbieish Forever21 shower bag. It’s big enough to hold in my “staples” and the not-so-staple products that I bring with me to trips cause they have portable packaging.
MY SKINCARE STAPLES
Olay Regenerist moisturizer
Kiehl’s avocado eye cream
Cetaphil facial wash
Bioderma micellar water
Estee Lauder Pleasures perfume
Burts Bee’s Lip Balm
By portable I mean perfume atomizers — my signature fresh floral scent is Estee Lauder Pleasures — and beauty samples like this Origins serum sachet, which i find to be as moisturizing as my avocado eye cream from Kiehl’s. I had a girl scout moment and packed two moisturizers; Olay Regenerist for regular use, and Clinique “my emergency” moisturizer just in case the cold weather dries up my skin. It provides a good moisture boost but it can also get too oily sometimes. Other staples which I always like to recommend whenever I get asked about my skincare regiment are — Cetaphil facial wash, Burt’s Bees lip balm, and my trusty Bioderma micellar water (thanks for sending this over Di!) for removing makeup.
HAIR AND BODY CARE FAVORITES
Goody hair comb
Denman mini hair brush
Victoria’s Secret beach towel
St. Ives apricot body wash
Bath & Body Works lotion twisted peppermint
My hair care stash is pretty minimal. I left out my shampoo cos’ my hair revolts when i shampoo it daily, so i only do it every other day. L’Oreal hair mask and Organix argan oil aren’t as good as I need them to be, but I brought them anyway cos’ i’m trying to use up. Lastly, I always make sure that I have extra hair ties, clips, comb, and a brush with me everywhere I go, cos my hair is like an untamed lion you guys! Wouldn’t wanna scare you off in case we accidentally bump into each other! Haha!
As for the other body care products, i have the usual necessities — Secret deodorant, soft Colgate toothbrush, and Sensodyne toothpaste for my sensitive gums. St. Ives apricot body wash is my holy grail gentle exfoliator, I could use this daily and it won’t dry my skin. Also one of my HG lotion brands is Bath & Body Works — I always have at least three lotion scents I interchange depending on my mood, and I’m currently gaga over Twisted Peppermint cos it smells like candy! It only comes out during the holidays so i keep an extra set to use through out the year.
I brought a mini PH Care feminine wash, which btw isn’t good for regular use. My Obgyn says its too harsh so she suggested using Lactacyd’s baby wash instead, since it’s gentler and more effective for daily use. Also packed a mini Off lotion to ward off the mosquito living in the mountains!
Hope you enjoyed this lil show and tell post. Share yours too! I’m a nosy person so I’d love to see your own version of this :)
Very nice post. I am not a light packer either. I have packed light before and found I ended up buying more stuff to replace stuff I didn’t bring. So from then on, I just over-pack a bit :) I can totally travel with you and not bringing my own bag as I see so many of my essentials in yours: Olay regenerist, Kiehls eye cream, Bioderma, Sensodyne and Off.
Hahaha im glad you said that cause i remember before i commented on your blog saying i can relate with most of the products tHat you buy cos its either i have them or i wanna buy them ^^
Cute! I love to see so many brands here that I don’t even know/haven’t tried before! I believe I am a light packer… in comparison to other women.. but some basic beauty products are mandatory! :D
edit: and yes, I am currently vampin. Blame Outlander. I started watching it today. And here I am… 4am… just finished “the Wedding”. It was worth it.. I’m hurrying off to bed now, though :’)
I had a feeling that you are a light packer :) its cause i feel like you are so organized with your things and im the opposite haha. Movies and tv shows also keeps me up at night esp when TVD and The Originals is airing :}
Oh, you so need to check out Outlander. You will thank me for it :P
I like to pack light but with my double duty products like a lip product that I also could use as blush.
Oh thats a smart move! And an eyeshadow that could double up as a highlighter,
Your Forever21 shower bag matches your vanity pouch! Ang ganda nila! I have a bag in that design but in red and dark pink. Yung screaming kikayness! Anyway, i also pack almost everything even if it’s just a three hour visit to my parents’ house. If only i could take the ref with me! Odd thing about me is that aside from the usual stuff, i always bring a tiny flashlight and a whistle. I also have a ballpen with me even if i don’t have any paper, haha!
Hahaha sis natawa ako sa “if only i could take the ref with me”! Im leaving in awhile to watch batman vs superman and thats exactly what i wanna do haha! I also bring a ballpen with me lagi, and im currently fixing an “emergency bag” with whistle and mini flashlight. GMTA :) do you also blog?
oh sayang, thanks jhake! ;)
Totally unrelated but I really love your lay-out and photography! You have a great variety of brands here :-)
Hi gecca :) yup those two are great products esp burts bees you like it!
You and me both. I might shop for atomizers in the future :) thanks di! I think youre doing good w your photos tho. Did you get the light thing changed?
Ohhh thank you <3 <3 <3
Not really but, My dad did a clean out in our spare room and there I have a really nice simple table which faces a big window with natural light so, I might take advantage of that since I tend to prefer natural light. I still need to work on some sample photos…
Before I used to bring so many things pag nag travel din sis. I remember people asking me, ano ba laman ng bag mo,bato? hahahahaha lol but recently, I bring na din yung pinaka essential nalang. Down to one and two bags na rin lang ang dala ko. Minsan one pero malaking backpack hahaha travel bags really helps a lot din,just bought one
btw, I heard na maganda daw products ng Cetaphil sis, I just dont know which one to try first lol maglibot22x siguro ako sa Watsons bukas lol
Try mo ung cleanser sis. Forever cleanser ko na to haha :)
I always have this big pouch where I put all my things like skin care products and make ups.I think this is a very good idea specially when I am travelling,it’s hard to find a store in a province.
True true chaka mahal din ung prices pag province binili :(