As I’m packing for my vacation, I wanted to share some travel essentials that I’m including in my suitcase. Sometimes there’s items you don’t think about that hotels and resorts don’t supply for you that you may need. I’m a self-proclaimed over-packer but promise these items are useful!
See below for my list of travel-friendly products.
- Batiste Dry Shampoo (with a hint of color)– Perfect for that pre-pool or pre-beach look so you don’t have to shower before lathering up with sunscreen.
- Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion Spray– Spray a little of this in your hair after a dip in the pool or ocean and let it air-dry for subtle beachy waves. An inexpensive option is Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. Throw one out these in your beach bag for an effortless seaside look.
- Burt’s Bees All Weather Chapstick– Seems obvious but chapstick WITH sunscreen is so important. Nothing is worse than having sunburnt lips while you’re trying to enjoy your food and drinks on vacation.
- Nugg Deep Hydration Moisture Boost Face Mask– Flying can make your skin so dry. Rehydrate it with this face mask that helps restore dry, travel-stressed skin.
- Olaplex– If you have severely damaged hair, I suggest bringing some of this with you. Salt Water can make your hair dry and break more easily. This will help to strengthen and repair your ends! Just apply some while you’re in the shower.
- Gold Bond Healing Lotion with Aloe– This lotion already has aloe in it to help heal burnt skin that you may not notice initially. Apply this before bed to alleviate your skin overnight.
- Speaker– Bring something to play your favorite tunes at the beach or in your room while you get ready for dinner. Bonus, this one is water resistant!
- Beach Bag– Don’t forget a cute beach bag to haul all your stuff from your room to the beach. This also keeps your belongings safe, out of the sun, and dry.
- Magazines- Another obvious one. Pick up some beach reads at the airport that you don’t have to take home with you. These also double as “beach chair savers.”
- Cards/travel games- For some pool side entertainment! 🙂
- Hat– Whether it’s a baseball cap or a floppy beach hat bring something that will protect your face from the suns harmful rays!
- Cover-up– Some resorts don’t let you enter certain parts of the resort of restaurants without an appropriate cover-up. So make sure to pack something that you can easily keep in your beach bag and throw on if needed.