Friday, February 01, 2008
I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane...
See that? That's Waikiki! While all of my fellow Beauty Bloggers over at Coutorture, Total Beauty and The Beauty Blog Network are at the Fall 2008 fashion shows, I will be in Waikiki!
This trip was a bit of an issue in terms of packing. I am a HUGE, GIANT overpacker. I bring twice as many clothes as I need, at least 3 pairs of shoes, and of course I need to have at least 20 lippie options! And, that's just for a weekend. I'm usually very well prepared however, and am ready and able to face nearly any challenge while out of town!
Until my recent trip home to Michigan for Christmas that is. My husband and I ran from one end of O'Hare to the other to miss our LAX flight by about 2 minutes. Which meant we were stuck, with a storm coming in, and our next chance of a flight out nearly 18 hours away. While I did manage to secure one of the last rooms at the O'Hare Hilton, neither of us were prepared to be stuck for such a length of time.
I ventured down to a gift shop where I bought deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush and clean underwear for us. I spent nearly $50, and the underwear was way too big for my bottom. But, at least it was clean. I usually carry those things in my carry on, but I had removed them from my carry on due to sheer weight of all my lip glosses and beauty magazines.
For now on, I have vowed to be a model traveller! I have created for myself a little packet that will always be in my carry on. It will have socks and underwear, deodorant, toothbrush/toothpaste, the Kiehl's Travel Essentials with a small bottle of the Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15. I will have to cut down on the number of lip glosses that go in my quart sized bag from 20 to 5 to make it all fit, but it will be well worth it if I am trapped again!
I'll be taking a lot of great products to test out with me, including an absurd number of sunscreens, Tarte's Ready, Set, Glow Set and some fantastic items from Cover Girl, Max Factor and Neutrogena that will be reviewed soon!
While I'm away I will not have computer access, so to keep you busy I've published quite a few new posts below in addition to weekend reads!