I have a new favorite travel accessory that I simply must tell you about! We just returned from a glorious vacation in Belize and this was my first trip with this wonderful item.
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Favorite Travel Accessory ~ Makeup Case
In the past I’ve used a sort of piecemeal system of packing makeup for travel. Brushes and small items went in a drawstring bag and other items in a hanging toiletry bag. This wasn’t very convenient, especially in hotel bathrooms with little counter space.
I either had to dump everything out of the bag and replace it after each use or put brushes in a cup and other items just out on the counter. I like to keep our space relatively neat when traveling so it was always a choice between neat or convenient.
After using it during our recent vacation I can honestly say I love it!
It has four pockets in the lid which easily held my makeup brushes, eyeliner and mascara:
The main section has removable dividers so you can customize it to fit your needs. It has plenty of room for foundation, blush, eye shadow, eyelash curler, and lipsticks. I was also able to put a small jar of coconut oil, moisturizer, travel size deodorant and a travel size of lotion in it.
Make sure lids are on tightly and place coconut oil and moisturizer in ziplock bags.
With the lid open it was easy to access each item as I applied makeup. Afterwards I could just zip the case and all was neat and contained.
This is truly one of the best travel accessories I’ve ever purchased.
I was especially happy with it when, on our way home from Belize, TSA opened my suitcase, searched it thoroughly and then failed to close the zipper.
A few years ago I bought a set of packing cubes which I always use. All of my clothes were in these cubes, toiletries were in a zippered hanging toiletry bag and makeup was in my new makeup case. The only loose items were my sun hat and a tapestry I had bought in Belize which was in a plastic bag.
The makeup case and toiletry bag came around the carousel in a plastic container along with my open suitcase. I can only imagine what a mess it could have been but with everything contained it was merely annoying. Okay, VERY annoying but it could have been worse. At least I didn’t have to try to retrieve everything from makeup brushes to underwear from the carousel while other passengers looked on with amusement.
Pack carefully, even on the way home!
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