Any time we are packing for at trip – I am usually stressed out and panicked about forgetting something really important! It is even more challenging when you add cute baby Luke to the mix and I have to have a gazillion things packed for him! Luke’s done a lot of traveling in his 4 months with us – I think he’s made like 4 road trips to Dallas, been to two countries, and then to LA. That being said, one thing I’ve learned is that almost anything can be purchased when I get to the destination – it totally isn’t a big deal. However, there are a few items that are either pricy or hard to find that I like to make 100% sure I’ve tossed into my makeup/cosmetic bag! The 10 items above are must-haves for me (my skin) and I need them even more when we are on the go!

10 Items I Always Travel With

#1 DKNY Deodorant | I have mentioned this in a post before – but yes – this is a $25 deodorant and YES it is worth it. My mom totally rolled her eyes at it when she saw it – then she tried it and next thing I know I am buying her some for her stocking stuffer! One of the reasons I travel with it is because I loathe smelling badly – and the last thing I want to be thinking about when I am in a new location for only a few days is smelling badly. Trust me, with this you won’t smell bad! It is not a crazy scent at all – just fresh and clean and wonderful!

#2 Valentino Perfume ‘Donna’ | Speaking of smelling… umm this perfume is the bomb dot com. When I was in LA w/my cousins, Elle, mom,  & aunt – everyone kept coming in to get this perfume! It seems like most of the time girls all have different opinions on scents/fragrances but this is one that I think everyone is bound to like! Also, it is long wearing – it sticks to you and your clothing well.

#3 Under Eye Patches | I use these at home every now and then but I typically only use them while traveling – especially if I am missing a lot of sleep. Lack of sleep really shows in my under eye area so I always pack these under eye patches bc they brighten the area and make them less puffy looking!

#4 GLOPro Microneedling Tool | Okay, I think I’ve talked about this 1.2 million times in the past month but REALLY. I don’t know what I was doing without it! It doesn’t hurt too badly and always keeps my skin plumped and smooth looking!

#5 Lorac Pro Contour Palette | This has been my go-to for years now – I love the lighter shades for brightening my under eye area and the darker for contouring!

#6 Lancome Youth Activating Masks | I order these in big packs because my mom always takes a few when she comes! We both are obsessed – she told me that she sees a huge difference in her skin when doesn’t have anymore left. I like traveling with them for the same reasons as I do the under eye patches – they just hydrate and restore my skin. Airplanes cause your skin to get dry and lose a lot of water so it is important to stay hydrated and moisturized.

#7 Kiehl’s Hyrdating / Plumping Serum | I mentioned this in my most recently Makeup Tutorial Video – this stuff is a game changer! It just helps to brighten & liven up the skin. I apply this before my moisturizer. Then I apply my makeup and there’s a big difference w/o these product.

#8 Caviar Dry Hair Oil | My friend at Sephora mentions this to me last time I was in and I decided to buy it and try it and ended up loving it as much as she guessed I would! It basically helps to keep your hair smooth and tame and not frizzy (w/the humidity in the south that is tough!). Its a light weight oil so it doesn’t make your hair gross or anything – just makes me smooth & shiny.

#9 Volume Powder | Holy Smokes – mentioning it again bc it is THAT good. I had to be on a waiting list for like a month to get this! It is worth it though!

#10 ExfoliKATE | I swear by this while traveling – at least use it every other night to get ready of dead, dry skin! Just resurfaces everything and your products will soak in better!

Any time we are packing for at trip – I am usually stressed out and panicked about forgetting something really important! It is even more challenging when you add cute baby Luke to the mix and I have to have a gazillion things packed for him! Luke’s done a lot of traveling in his 4 months with us – I think he’s made like 4 road trips to Dallas, been to two countries, and then to LA. That being said, one thing I’ve learned is that almost anything can be purchased when I get to the destination. Emily Gemma, The Sweetest Thing Blog
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  1. Hi there, love all your posts! What is your routine for removing your makeup and washing your face at the end of the day? That Estee Lauder double wear is hard to get off!!!???

  2. Hi! What was the Volume spray you used/showed on your insta story while in canada recently? I love how mUch vomune you got from just spraying it without teasIng! (Is it the Oribe one linked here?) Thanks!

  3. I just ordered the under eye treatment and got it today! Can’t wait to try it. I even bought one for my bestie in San francisco. I’m also OBSESSED with your hair and got the wand you use but only with one barrel. now i understand how you travel with it…by removing the barrel it makes it smaller for travel. thanks so much! I hope you are enjoying mom life. I have an almost 2 year old and life is so much better with her. xoxo – nicole