Business Trip Packing – Cosmetics/Skincare


I spent most of the month of November in Dallas. It was my longest business trip to date. Packing was a feat because I needed plenty of professional outfits, but I also needed casual attire. When you combine that with cosmetics, skin care, shoes, and accessories…it can be tough to get it all into luggage that is manageable.

I divided my packing video into categories of items, and I’ll be showing you a new category every few days. The cosmetics/skincare packing was a bit of a challenge. The trip was too long to use the travel size version of several things, and the full-size items added extra weight. Plus, the trip was too long to ignore my full skincare regimen, so I had a lot more items than I would pack for a week-long vacation.

To store my cosmetics/skincare/hair care I used an old cosmetic roll-up from Mary Kay and a¬†zipper bag from Ikea. I have a bunch of other options for storing these items, which I’ll show you in another post, but this combo worked very well for this particular trip.

Check out the video if you’d like to see what I packed for cosmetics and skincare!

The Great Clothing Purge of 2016

I found myself in an interesting position this summer. I used to have lots of clothes, but only wore about 30% of what I owned. But this year, I’d lost 50 pounds and found myself able to wear everything in my closet. I had a ton of clothes and I wore them all…which was great because I could go weeks without doing laundry…but the amount of clothes I owned was overwhelming. Continue reading “The Great Clothing Purge of 2016”