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When you travel do you take all your best makeup with you? I like to look my best, but I worry about taking my best cosmetics with me d/t: breakage, theft, loss. The skin treatments I can decant into smaller bottles and jars, but what do you do about your blushes, shadows and foundations?



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I take next to nothing with me - and rarely even take my vitamins. A vacation is a vacation from everything for me! If I am traveling over the border, which happens alot now that I live in Canada, then I might stop at duty free and pick up a few things that I might want. And I might do some shopping once I get where I'm going - especially because this exchange rate has been killing me lately (weaker US dollar now than when I moved 6 years ago)!

Hey - did George provide the new avatar - one of his heroes? A very cool cat that boy is!
 

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I take next to nothing with me - and rarely even take my vitamins. A vacation is a vacation from everything for me! If I am traveling over the border, which happens alot now that I live in Canada, then I might stop at duty free and pick up a few things that I might want. And I might do some shopping once I get where I'm going - especially because this exchange rate has been killing me lately (weaker US dollar now than when I moved 6 years ago)!

Hey - did George provide the new avatar - one of his heroes? A very cool cat that boy is!
I take travel sizes -- usually the trial size kits -- works for me --- and if I forget anything it's a way for me to try something new.

fawnie - the big pussy cat is looking at your adoringly -- is he for your cat spit experiment?
 

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I totally cut down on my makeup for travel. I use a pressed mineral foundation (Jane Iredale) when I travel. And I take 1 lipstick (a nude/neutral), 1 eyeliner pencil (brown, goes well with my eyecolor), 1 blush (a natural-looking sheer pink that works with all my clothes) and the travel brushes to go with it all.

I try to keep it simple on vacations. I used to worry about being more matched/color-coordinated and I'd always take stuff and never wear it.

I also leave vitamins and supplements at home and just take my prescription meds.
 

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Yeah, isn't he handsome? And those eyes...so adoring, you're right! I don't think he'd be cooperative though for the experiments....!

Yes, I really need to quit bringing everything with me. My DH would love it too if I could simplify the Beautification Rituals.

It's just that I love that Chanel look and can't break the habit! I put on a face just to go to the gas station for a fill-up.
Going to get that Dior HydrAction TM this trip though - foundation takes the longest for me to apply to get it looking perfectly natural. Maybe the TM route would help!

OK thanks! I'm going to see how it goes bringing just the bare minimum this trip! And that alone is a small carry-on!




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Yeah, isn't he handsome? And those eyes...so adoring, you're right! I don't think he'd be cooperative though for the experiments....!

Yes, I really need to quit bringing everything with me. My DH would love it too if I could simplify the Beautification Rituals.

It's just that I love that Chanel look and can't break the habit! I put on a face just to go to the gas station for a fill-up.
Going to get that Dior HydrAction TM this trip though - foundation takes the longest for me to apply to get it looking perfectly natural. Maybe the TM route would help!

OK thanks! I'm going to see how it goes bringing just the bare minimum this trip! And that alone is a small carry-on!
What's the correct attire/accessories + makeup for a trip to the gas station? Don't tell me you pump your own gas! When your eyelashes get long enough just keep batting them!
 

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What's the correct attire/accessories + makeup for a trip to the gas station? Don't tell me you pump your own gas! When your eyelashes get long enough just keep batting them!
Well you know, it used to be Juicy Couture terries, but now I hear those are outre so just jeans and a cashmere T will have to do, I guess. What do you wear?

He!! to the YES I pump my own!!! REAL women do! What about vous???

Trying to bone up on some French....please correct me when I am wrong!




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Well you know, it used to be Juicy Couture terries, but now I hear those are outre so just jeans and a cashmere T will have to do, I guess. What do you wear?

He!! to the YES I pump my own!!! REAL women do! What about vous???

Trying to bone up on some French....please correct me when I am wrong!
Je ne permettra pas de porter des coupes...... Je l'embarrasse (ma fille).

In the winter I wear a heavy coat, + 2 sweaters, lined jeans, boots and and sometimes a face mask. I leave the gas thing to my husband -- isn't that why we marry? Anyway if I spilled gas on the precious car I'd never hear the end of it.

I consider you a friend so you can "tu" me; neither of us appears to have the formality of "vous".
 

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Je ne permettra pas de porter des coupes...... Je l'embarrasse (ma fille).
Does this mean: "I am embarrassed because I am not permitted to drive the car?"
(I'm trying, but I am so bad. Never studied French, but trying to pick it up anyway...)



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Does this mean: "I am embarrassed because I am not permitted to drive the car?"
(I'm trying, but I am so bad. Never studied French, but trying to pick it up anyway...)
Ah fawnie, just wing it. Translation. "I'm not permitted to wear cut-offs -- I embarass my daugher."

Never mind, my husband never studied French and he could converse better with the natives in Paris than I could.
 

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Thanks! OK I can see it now: des coupes = cut-offs? (not coupe = car!)
ma fille = my daughter?

Now wait til you hear my accent! O mas oui! SO bad!!! I understand the French in Paris are not as forgiving with the Americans' attempts at their language....they will probably spit upon me...

Thanks for the lesson!! I love it!



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My make up bag that goes with me everywhere in my purse always, has everything for a full look, from A-Z (foundation, powder, bronzer, etc, etc one piece of each and a few lipsticks and pencils.) so that doesnt leave my person whethere Im going to work or anywhere else.

Anything else I need for more variety gets checked. If you pack properly and wrap everything with cushion, no worries. I traveled for work many years and never had anything get damaged aside from a few leaky bottles.
 

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My make up bag that goes with me everywhere in my purse always, has everything for a full look, from A-Z (foundation, powder, bronzer, etc, etc one piece of each and a few lipsticks and pencils.) so that doesnt leave my person whethere Im going to work or anywhere else.

Anything else I need for more variety gets checked. If you pack properly and wrap everything with cushion, no worries. I traveled for work many years and never had anything get damaged aside from a few leaky bottles.
I used to travel a lot at my last job and always had a duplicate of makeup, hair stuff up to date in my travel bag. I hate collecting all that stuff at the last minute.

You are smart in having the necessities with you -- my bags got delayed once and oh how I panicked.
 

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I agree, you MUST take your cosmetics on board with you!

What bothers me is this: now that I have my routine pared down to the essentials that work, I hate to risk having them stolen or destroyed while traveling (that eyeshadow quad and blush are so fragile). Buying an extra set would be pretty pricey, so I just keep it all together in a bag for a quick getaway, like SkinCareDiva, but I don't carry it everywhere with me! Once I put my face on, it's on for the day!

How do you "hide" your things in the hotel rooms? (I'm even considering using the room safe, if there is one big enough!)



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Hello everyone. Luna the newbie here.

Yes, I absolutely bring my best makeup when I travel/vacation. What I do is once a makeup gets low, I take it from my daily use collection and I use the almost empty one for my travel bag. This way, if it gets lost or broken or whatever, it is not a big issue.
 

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How do you "hide" your things in the hotel rooms? (I'm even considering using the room safe, if there is one big enough!)
Have you had anything taken from a hotel room? I've had my things rummaged through but never anything taken.

If there is no safe in the room I use my travel laundry bag -- put soiled stuff on top and valuables underneath.
 

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If there is no safe in the room I use my travel laundry bag -- put soiled stuff on top and valuables underneath.
UH oh! Now the secret's out! The thieves will be looking in our dirty undies bags now!

Yes! I had an expensive camera stolen even though it was well hidden in a drawer under and between things! Filed a police report, but the manager was very nasty and chastised me by saying I should have put it in the hotel safe at the front desk if it was so valuable....right....along with everything ELSE I brought along that I value! And of course he said his staff would NEVER steal from guests....I must be making it up....And this was a very nice (at the time) resort hotel: Pheasant Run in St Charles, IL... So I never trust anyone who comes into my room when I'm not there!



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Hello everyone. Luna the newbie here.

Yes, I absolutely bring my best makeup when I travel/vacation. What I do is once a makeup gets low, I take it from my daily use collection and I use the almost empty one for my travel bag. This way, if it gets lost or broken or whatever, it is not a big issue.
Exactly what I do! I even have the old hair dryer, flat iron, etc that I keep with my travel bag. If there is something I must take on with me, I put all my cosmetics in a zip lock bag, when I go through security I just take it out of my purse and put it in the tub. Actually, just got back from Texas, and I forgot I had all those goodies in a zip lock, and noone even bothered when they were left in my purse. Its not the eye shadows and blushes that get me, its all the lip liners, lipsticks, and now glosses that I think I HAVE to take!
 

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Exactly what I do! I even have the old hair dryer, flat iron, etc that I keep with my travel bag. If there is something I must take on with me, I put all my cosmetics in a zip lock bag, when I go through security I just take it out of my purse and put it in the tub. Actually, just got back from Texas, and I forgot I had all those goodies in a zip lock, and noone even bothered when they were left in my purse. Its not the eye shadows and blushes that get me, its all the lip liners, lipsticks, and now glosses that I think I HAVE to take!
That is an excellent idea, gymrat. To have a flat iron and dryer just for travel would simplify things. That way everything needed is right there in one bag.

Then all I need to think about is what clothes I want to bring. ...Cuz for me, that sometimes is a challenge in itself! LOL!
 

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That is an excellent idea, gymrat. To have a flat iron and dryer just for travel would simplify things. That way everything needed is right there in one bag.

Then all I need to think about is what clothes I want to bring. ...Cuz for me, that sometimes is a challenge in itself! LOL!
Clothes.........and then there are shoes
!!! Now that is a problem for me. And I have recently learned, that each pair weighs about 1 lb. So for me, if our luggage is ever over the weight limit, which is always, I carry an empty duffle bag in one of my suitcases. This way I can take out some shoes and either carry them on or check in another bag. The $ they are charging for extra bag's to be checked in is totally ridiculous! Makes traveling a real pain!
 
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