Travel Necessities

My husband and I are coming up on our ONE YEAR anniversary this Sunday. I can’t believe it, y’all! This past year has totally flown by! It feels like just yesterday we were gearing up for friends and family to come together in Orlando to share our most special day. We had the best time; I just want to relive it all over again!

This year we decided to take a trip to a place at least one of us hasn’t been to. Jeff travels a lot, but hasn’t ever been to New York City, whereas I have been a few times with my mom and sister and have so many great memories. NYC is the most magical city with always something to do and a new place to see. We’re going to be doing a lot of site-seeing with jammed packed days to do as much as we can. When in NYC, right?? I’m so excited to be his tour guide and enjoy the best places to eat, shop, explore and best of all make our own memories together.

When traveling to New York, I feel like you have to break out your best goods. Shoes, jewelry, clothing, and, let’s not forget, makeup. You have to be “on point” with your look if you ladies know what I’m talkin’ bout. I always feel the need to bring my best products since you never know what you’ll be up to. Buuut, at the same time I like to keep it light when packing and I try to bring only the essentials. This is always a challenge for me.

My makeup bag sometimes looks like shoving ten pounds of sugar in a five pound bag. It’s ridiculous if I may say so. I am making it a point to do better, especially since I have so much makeup.  This trip, I’ve been planning ahead of time so I can map out what we’ll be doing and how I can prepare for it. A minimal look by day with a sultry look by night, because visiting the Statue of Liberty and going to a fancy dinner are two different looks, y’all!Processed with VSCO with v5 presetProcessed with VSCO with v5 preset

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  • I always grab as many mini size products as I can. I like to stock up throughout the year so that when it comes time to hop on a plane I’m not panicking to get everything in travel bottles
  • I like to grab the free mini’s from Sephora to gather for trips. They’re the same product without all the bulk
  • I also like to keep everything in containers that I know will handle a long trip. I try to keep most glass products at home, but of course this can be hard. Only if I know it’s a sturdy glass product will I add it to my bag
  • Bringing a smaller eye makeup palette is key. I try not to get crazy with eyes on vacation, so I try to pick a palette I know will work for every and any situation


What are some of your travel essentials that you HAVE to travel with??

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