Personal Essentials / The Look Book

My Basic Travel Essentials

When I travel, I usually don’t transfer shampoo, conditional, face wash or any products I use into smaller containers. There are several reasons why I don’t.

Firstly, I am lazy. Having to transfer products from big bottles to smaller ones and having to wash them after using = too much trouble if you ask me. And I feel that I am actually loosing out more product during the transition process.

Furthermore, it is too convenient to purchase travel sized shampoo and conditional nowadays.

I aim to finish most travel sized products during my travel. So, there is much lesser to pack and make room for my shoppings during my return journey. Most hotels do provide some basic items but I never use them. They make my hair and skin super dry. Unless you are talking about hotels like Ascott, Kuala Lumpur which provide high-quality toiletries.

As for the skincare department, I usually keep all the free samples from various brands. They are so handy. These products may not be the actual products I use daily but I am totally fine changing my routine for a few days.

Most products by FANCL comes in small packaging due to the preservatives-free concept so it is ideal for traveling. But do note their expiry dates and remember to jot down the dates on the sticker provided. I am using FANCL because I am going for another trip beginning of July so the sizes are about right.

My kit measures approximately 22cm (L) x 4.5cm (W) x 14cm (H). Everything fits perfect into the bag with lots of headroom available still.

Below is a list of things I have in the picture above;-

Hair
Origins Clear Head Mint Shampoo 50ml
Origins Knot Free Finishing Rinse 50ml

Travel sized hair products I bought from Estee Lauder Private Sale earlier this year.

Body
L’Occitane Citrus Verbena Shower Gel 75ml
L’Occitane Body Lotion 35ml

Face
FANCL Washing Powder 50g
FANCL DX Lotion Light 30ml
FANCL DX Milky Lotion 30ml
FANCL Sunguard Face & Body SPF 30 PA+++ 60ml
FANCL Mild Cleasing Oil 20ml

3 packs of cotton pads and q-tips 4 of each in a pack – 1 day’s supply of day and night

The zip-lock bags can be found at Diaso, in various sizes.

Thank you for reading.

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