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Packing for 3 weeks in Europe - Part 3: Toiletries

Being a girl who enjoys primping (and who hates her natural hair texture), my bathroom at home is overflowing with products - at least according to my husband. Personally, I think I have just the right amount. 😉 But when traveling for 3 weeks with a carry-on backpack, there's no way that everything I use on a daily/weekly basis is coming with me, especially when any liquids have to fit in 3 oz bottles in a quart-sized ziplock bag.

Now, I already mentioned that I'm not bringing my straightener or dryer, so that helps save some space (plus I won't need any heat protectants or my round brush), but what about the other stuff I use? I'd like anything I bring to be multipurpose, and I'd even like Nathaniel and me to be able to share some products, like soap and shampoo). Also, I think I can probably bring a much more abbreviated set of make-up, since I'd rather be exploring than perfecting my smoky-eye look.

Here's everything that's coming with me:

This, of course, will be a bit different for everyone, but a few of specific things:

  • We got small quick-dry towels, which will be great when we're out and about, or on overnight trains

  • I am bringing a TON of bandaids, blister bandaids, some antibiotic ointment, ibuprofen, and vitamins. Just in case.

  • My hair products are minimal since I'm not straightening my hair while away. Just hair ties, bobby pins, a headband, a hairbrush, a comb and a shower cap. I'm also bringing my own conditioner, and some moisturizing, anti-frizz product. And most places we're staying have shampoo, so I am bringing some multipurpose soap that can be shampoo, body wash, and detergent

  • I like feeling clean, so I'm bringing wipes to carry with us in case our hands get gross, and some hand-sanitizer.

  • My makeup includes: powder foundation, eye primer (AMAZING), shimmery eye shadow, black eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow colored eye-shadow, concealer, tinted SPF chapstick, and finishing powder (also AMAZING)

And luckily I think anything we may have forgotten we can most likely buy while we're away. I'll let you all know how it went when we get back from our adventure!

Packing for 3 weeks in Europe - Part 4: Miscellaneous/Accessories

Packing for 3 weeks in Europe - Part 2: Capsule wardrobe