My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med

Saturday, December 05, 2015 Justin Vawter 7 Comments


My Travel Essentials

I cannot recall how many times I've been asked what's inside my travel bag. And while I am the kind of person who tries to fit random stuff in his bag, I do have some essentials that I always bring. Always. So I'm sharing to you My Travel Essentials which is more on vanity and med. These are items that I think should be in everyone's bag.

Inside my bag


My bag consists of stuff divided into 3 category: clothing, photography and vanity/med. For clothes, I just bring whatever I am comfortable with. It's usually items that can be mixed and match especially for longer trips so you can save space while staying stylish. A jacket is definitely a must for me. For photography I have my camera, charger, sd cards and adapter and tripod. And for my vanity/med, it's more on waxes and hair styling products (because I have such a messy hair).

Haircare

My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med

I can never live without some hair product. Well it depends on my mood actually. I use 3 products for my hair and I use them randomly. My fave products include: hair polish from Splash, taft wax from Schwarzkopf and Axe Old School wax (not in the photo; this was a gift from Germany and I think it's not available in the country).

Face and Body

My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med

I easily get sunburned. And unfortunately, I hate using sunblock creams. I find it gross and while I have tried several products already, I can't find one that's just perfect for me. So what's my solution? The Nivea Men Revitalizing Body Lotion. I always use this after taking a shower from the climb. It helps cool down my skin preventing those red spots caused by sunburn. I don't know if it works for everyone but it works for me like magic! Plus it's not sticky. Bought this during their mega sale so I'm hoping they do a sale again so I can buy more. :) If you have a moisturizer for your body, why not use a moisturizer for your face as well? I currently use Celeteque Acne Solutions Facial Moisturizer Gel and since it's a gel, it's not sticky. I actually have 3 of these plus 2 complete sets of their product. Yes, I am a hoarder! Haha!

My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med

I also use the Flawless Sun Protect Gel. I use this one for my face as an alternative to sunblock creams. It's gel as well so it's not sticky plus it doesn't have that instant white effect which looks extremely horrible on pictures. And guess what? I have 2 of these! While it's quite pricey for its small size (it's around Php 290), expect it to last for a long time especially if you only use this for travel trips. Been using this summer and it's still half full.

Hygiene

My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med

Of course it's important to stay hygienic so a mouthwash and toothbrush/paste is a must. If your'e into hotels, I suggest bringing home some of their hygiene kits (they're free and you paid for it anyway) so you can use them on your future trips. They're travel friendly as they come in small sizes so you can save a lot of space.

Meds and Bandages

My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med
My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med
My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med

One thing you should never forget is your first aid kit. As a climber, I always get bruises and while I can just treat them home, it's another story if you're doing a long trip. I suggest bringing some bandages and gauze pads. Also, bring medicines. You'll never know when illness will hit you. It's common to suffer from colds and runny nose during trips especially if the weather is bad so a piece or two of Neozep and Biogesic is good. Bringing Vicks Vaporub is also great as you can use it to give you instant warmth and cure common cold.

Perfume

My Travel Essentials: Vanity and Med

One last thing that I always bring is a perfume. This is Pleats Please by Issey Miyake. It's a woman's perfume and it's actually my gift to my mom but I ended up using it more. The smell is just so addicting.

That's it! These are my travel essentials and I hope I can give you some ideas on what to pack for those adventure trips. It's all about preferences actually but always make sure you bring only what you need. Nobody wants to carry a heavy backpack.

Cheers~!

- Justin -

7 comments:

  1. Great tips! You can also use vics for "kagat ng lamok". Hahaha

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    1. cool! didn't know that. thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Wow, you definitely have a lot on your travel essentials. Now that I thought of it, I only bring very few from my vanity kit (mirror, comb, loose powder, ponytail, and petroleum jelly) Haha I don't like bring a lot of things from my vanity kit because when I did once, I ended up not using most of it so I just bring the basic to save space and luggage haha

    But I guess next time I should bring first-aid kit too! I only bring alcohol with me haha

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    1. I bring a lot since we do shoots at the summit. hihi

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  3. Hi. I've seen your travel essentials. May I also take a look at your travel pack? :) Especially your camera gear. I wonder if you bring a tripod, filters, etc. with you on your travels. Your photos are great! I've spent most of this afternoon reading your blog entries. Haha.

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    1. I always bring a tripod. I have always been asked this a lot of times already and thank you for bringing that up. I'll make sure to do a post on that this January. :)

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    2. I always bring a tripod. I have always been asked this a lot of times already and thank you for bringing that up. I'll make sure to do a post on that this January. :)

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