how to carry-on your entire beauty routine – TSA approved

We’re heading into the busiest travel season of the year and if you don’t want to scrimp on any of the necessaries in your beauty ritual because you can’t fit it in that TSA approved sized bag then I have a solution for you.  I’m going to tell you how  to get ALL of your liquid,gel and aerosol toiletries into the one TSA approved bag, no pairing down required!

Fit an entire regimen into one TSA approved carry on

If you’ve ever traveled by air during the Thanksgiving holiday, you know that the airport chaos can be maddening. The last thing you want to do is stand at the baggage carousel waiting for a bag to show up. Even worse? If you stand there and the bag doesn’t show up! Ugh! Carrying your luggage on seems to be a great alternative, but if you’re like me your beauty routine is heavy on the liquid, gel and aerosols and you don’t want to leave anything behind. 

I admittedly don’t travel by air that much, but recently needed to make a long weekend jaunt for a special event and I carried on for the first time. (gasp) I just never wanted to be bothered with it before.

These days it takes a lot more effort to look this naturally beautiful ;-). Well, seriously I have some skin issues that make my skin really sensitive and not all the time-tested products I use come in travel sized packaging. I also require a couple of prescriptions that come in larger tubes. Your beauty rituals may less than mine or you don’t mind pairing down for a few days, but if you want it ALL with you here are my secrets.

Fit all of your travel products into one TSA approved bag
this bag isn’t going to close anytime soon

Those little sample containers from your favorite cosmetics store!

Yep, it’s really that simple! I have cleaned out a few that I had brought home with samples in them. And I’m not too proud to say that I did begged a few empty containers from the store and you might be willing to do that too.

these daily face wash cloths are travel friendly

However, I’m afraid if we all start doing that, they’ll be on to us. So here is a link for some of the 3 gram sized and here is the one for the 5 gram ones. You may not be able to get 10 days worth into one container, but they are so small you could take  2 containers for the items you use more of. Don’t forget to label them! If you have a label maker… go crazy. If not? A Sharpie will do.    

Use sample containers to get all your toiletries in a TSA approved bag

I really have ALL of this AND more in that bag below with room to spare. Including, hair spray, texture spray, tooth paste, hair smoothing serum and mousse. You could even squeeze in that hand sanitizer rolling around in the bottom of your purse.

EVERY liquid item I need in one TSA approved bag, with room to spare

I hope you have a happy and safe holiday season, whether you’re traveling or staying home. And that if you decide not to check your bag, it arrives when you do.




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Welcome to Dimples On My What! I'm Paula, a 50+ opinionated, funny chick. I'll share my life, stories, home projects, as well as my fashion and beauty attempts. So stay a while and you just might laugh a little and feel better about your own unfiltered life in a filtered world.

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