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Round the World Packing List: Cosmetics and Toiletries

November 3, 2016

In the second installment of my Round the World Packing List series, I’m sharing my Round the World Packing List: Cosmetics and Toiletries! After packing 6 months worth of clothes and accessories into my backpack, it was time to add my cosmetics and toiletries.

Choosing which makeup and toiletries was kind of like answering that Cosmo-quiz question, “If you were stranded on a deserted island, what one beauty item could you not live without?”

Obviously I brought more than one beauty item, but I had to seriously consider what were my “must-have” products and pack accordingly.

Round the World Packing List: Cosmetics and Toiletries

Cosmetics:Round the World Packing List: Cosmetics and Toiletries

Hair:Round the World Packing List: Hair

  • Hair brush
  • Hair rubberbands
  • Hair clips
  • Bobby pins
  • Curling wand – Make sure to have an adapter
  • Travel-size shampoo
  • Travel-size conditioner – Most hotels and Airbnbs do not offer conditioner and I have found it tricky to purchase abroad
  • Travel-size hairspray
  • Dry shampoo

If you noticed, I didn’t pack a hair dryer because the majority of our Airbnbs and hotels provide one. Plus, it would be way too heavy to carry around.

However I did opt to bring my curling wand because I can attempt to give it a little body even when it is super flat.

Skincare:Packing List: Skincare



  • Travel-size body wash
  • Travel-size loofah
  • Razor + 3 extra blades
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume from Zara – I purchased this in the Portugal because it was on $6 and I wanted a feminine touch
  • Sunscreen – High SPF and a lot of it
  • Glasses
  • Contacts – I brought a lot since these would be very hard to replace
  • Contact case
  • Travel-size contact solution
  • Visine – Super necessary for long flights and dry eyes
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Travel-size Febreze – This has been quite tricky to find abroad so pack ahead

First Aid Supplies:

I purchased a “pre-made” first aid kit that had band-aids, gauze, antibiotic ointment and a few other essentials then added my other supplies to it.

As my journey continues, I will continue to update my Round the World Packing List: Cosmetics and Toiletries to include any additional products.

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