Summer is officially here, and vacation plans are on the horizon. With the 4th of July coming up about this time next week, many of you will be traveling, and may be wondering what beauty products you can snag along in your carry-on. According to tsa.gov, the 3-1-1 rule for carry-ons equals 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; and 1 bag per passenger placed in a screening bin. This can get a little confusing and discouraging, as we all know, beauty products aren’t always 3.4 ounces or less.
No worries! Here are 3 things you can do to beat the system, and keep your beauty bag in order.
1. Fragrances are usually the hardest to bring along, because the glass textures are fragile, and some don’t come in travel sizes. An easy thing to do is visit your local Sephora or nearest beauty counters, and ask for samples of your favorites. May sound a little cheesy, but trust me, you’ll be happy with the hearty mix of scents you can now take with you.
2. If you don’t feel like running out and getting any additional products, try bottling up your must- haves. This is really good for body lotions, liquid soaps, serums, hair styling products, etc. Mini Kittour.com has an amazing Jet Setter Deluxe Travel Train Case that pretty much has everything you need. The bottles are reusable, so once you purchase, you should be set for vacays to come after. Travel size bottles can also be found at select drugstores near the cosmetic aisle.
3. Do your research! Many brands have upgraded to include lines of travel friendly products. Cetaphil, Miss Jessie’s, Dr. Bronner’s Majic Soaps, and host of other companies have catered to the needs of traveling consumers.
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Safe Travels People!