Sometimes bigger isn't always better, and a perfect example of this are these must have travel size items! Whether it's packing for a big trip or loading up your handbag for everyday use, having these handy sized items will definitely make your life a whole lot easier. It's also great to keep smaller sized products that you use on a daily basis at your office so you don't have to lug them back and forth in your bag! So read on to make your life a little easier by getting these must have travel size items!
Perfume is definitely a must have travel size item as most perfumes come in breakable (or bulky) bottles. Especially if you're going on a flight, you can't have a container with too much liquid in it. So it's a good idea to keep a travel sized version of your favorite scent in your bag. There are tons of smaller "roll on" or spray versions of most popular perfumes that you can find and keep in your bag. It's also great to have a small bottle to squirt on yourself during the day at work or after the gym.
2. Hair Brush
Who wants to carry around a big, bulky brush with them everywhere? Instead, get one of those cute fold-able brushes that you can find at most beauty supply stores. I have one that even has a compact mirror built into it! Mini hair brushes are perfect for fixing your hair while you're out at the bar or keeping at work for a hair emergency. Let's be real, who's hair stays perfect all day, every day?
I can't stress this enough, but you should be carrying sunscreen with you everywhere! The rate of skin cancer nowadays is alarming and you should be taking every precaution you can to stop it from happening. Many department stores have cute clip-on sunscreen bottles that you can clip to your key chain or handbag handle. If you're out in the sun, put some on your problem areas like your nose or shoulders. I can't tell you how many times I was out in the sun and wished I had thought to bring some sunscreen. With a travel sized one, it will always be with you!
4. Compact Flats
These are every girl's lifesaver! I've stuck everything from flip-flops to sneakers in my handbag for the nights when I was going to be out in my pumps. There always comes a point where you can't take the pain and discomfort anymore and need some comfortable shoes to walk in. That's why some fold-able travel flats are a must have for your bag! They usually fold up into a cute carry case to bring with you. They come in all sorts of colors and styles, so there's one for every look!
5. Stain Remover
Obviously, nobody's perfect. That's why it's essential to have a travel sized stain remover in your bag! Especially while you're at work and can't change, it's great to have a stain remover pen to rub out that mess before your meeting. It's definitely one of those products that is an absolute lifesaver to have when you need it!
6. Water Bottle
Have you ever seen those adorable mini water bottles? You should start keeping one in your handbag! There have been so many instances when I felt light headed and almost passed out because I was dehydrated and didn't realize it until it was too late. Now I always keep a mini water bottle with me just in case, as well as some granola bars.
7. Pepper Spray
It's a crazy world out there and I want to keep my readers safe! Thus, I would advise all of you to keep a travel sized pepper spray or mace with you. They even make some compact ones with a keychain ring on them so you can put them on your keys. You never know what situation you will run into, it's just always better to be safe than sorry. Be warned that defense sprays like these are not allowed on flights though.
Although stores do sell travel sized bottles of shampoos, conditioners, and liquid soap, it's more cost efficient to buy empty travel containers to fill with the large versions of those products you already own. Another great tip is to load up on free hotel amenities when you are there, as they have some of the best travel products to keep for the next time you travel! What product do you absolutely need to travel around with?