One of the only problems that comes with flying with carry-on luggage only is the TSA's 3-1-1 rule. The other problem lies in the shoe department, but this time, the shoes were easier to cram in than that little bag of liquids. For those who are unfamiliar, the TSA allows each passenger to have one quart sized bag of liquids, each of which must be under 3.4 ounces each. For women, you quickly realize how many products you use when you are trying to cram them all into a tiny clear bag.
|Say Yes to Tomatoes Trouble-free Face Wash, decanted|
shampoo/conditioner, Patricia Wexler Acne Spot
Treatment (tucked behind)
Think about what you can buy there. When traveling to some locations, particularly internationally, it may be worth the $50/round trip to check a bag, rather than to find yourself running around a foreign country looking for body lotion. However, when traveling domestically, chances are, you'll be able to find amenities when you get there and for less than $50. I left my shower gel, body lotion, and shave cream at home.
|Mary Kay Firming Eye Cream, Sephora Waterproof Makeup|
Remover, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, Paul Mitchell
Hot Off the Press heat protectant spray, Say Yes to Tomatoes
Totally Tranquil Facial Lotion
It definitely took some maneuvering and some trial-and-error before I got it all to fit. I didn't worry about my mascara or hand sanitizer, since I've never had the TSA stop me for having these items loose in my bag. I also luck out because I'm a Bare Minerals fan, so no liquid foundation to squeeze into the bag.
Once I arrived, I purchased shower gel and lotion, both at $2.99/piece, shave cream at $1.99, and a travel sized hairspray for $.99 for an overall total of less than $10, which means I saved $30-$40 that I could use for other fun things on my trip!