Natalie Rohman

A Chicago Girl Paving Inspiration

My Summer Travel Essentials

I have already kicked off summer with a week-long trip down south to visit some of my close family friends and I have many more trips to come. This week I actually head to Minneapolis to meet up with my aunt and spend some time with her at the Mall of America. It's always a fun time packing (rather than unpacking) and a lot of what I bring changes depending on the trip. I love reading about what people pack to bring on trips and I hope you all find joy in it as much as I do. 
Obviously, a necessity for travel is to have a toothbrush and toothpaste with you. I've forgotten them before and suffered from not having one for like a day. I'm not picky when it comes to toothbrushes and toothpaste, but the ones I like are by Colgate and Oral-B. Usually, I just throw ones I get from the Dentist in, as well as, the mini Sensodyne toothpaste that I love. 

I go through different deodorants when it comes to traveling and I tried this Alba Botanica Clear Deodorant that has tea tree oil, and I have to say I'm not entirely impressed with it. I was down south in Missouri, 90 degrees every day, and I had to go purchase a new deodorant. It just doesn't work. Sometimes natural isn't always practical or comfortable. Go with the deodorant you like because it is not worth trying out a new one when you're visiting other people. 

Stink is the last thing you should worry about. I also make sure to have one of my travel sized bath gels that I normally get from Bath and Body. The one I have loved the most is the Happiness Essential Oil gel with bergamot and mandarin, which are both my go-to scents at the moment. 
For my skin, I usually make sure to carry some small lotion or cream and a couple of lip products. Traveling can be harsh on your skin especially if you're flying. I love Khiel's and their Creme de Corps hand cream and Lip Balm #1 are my staple moisturizers. I find myself ritually putting both on to make sure my hands and lips are silky smooth. I've also enjoyed Glossier's Balm Dotcom in coconut as a skin and lip salve when I need extra love. 
For under my eyes, so I don't look like I've been traveling all day, I have just discovered this new eye cream by Nourish Organic. It is enhanced with avocado and Moroccan argan oil to help relieve and cool sensitive skin. It also has a cooling applicator which I love when my eyes need it most! I also make sure to always protect my skin with the Clarins UV Plus Multi-Protection Sunscreen. It's so tiny, but a little goes a while and it is perfect to travel with. 

To lift up my face and look more awake, the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum is a great pick me up. It evens out my skin from dark spots or sun spots when I'm outside all day. I would really suggest this to anyone looking for a light, oil-free serum! Pairing it with my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is perfect to balance my skin without feeling like I have so many things on my face during the day. 

I usually throw in a small hair spray or styling product in case I feel like I will be curling or ironing my go-to hairspray is the Nexxus Comb Thru Hairspray. It's not sticky or stiff and is perfect for adding texture to any look. Especially the wavy lob I love. 
I'm also obsessed with this new travel bag that I found at TJ Maxx. I swear that place is like heaven to me sometimes—the saving grace. This hunter green bag is just what I was looking for with the gold hardware and it is really deep and big enough for my toiletries and makeup. 

I'm always curious to see what other bloggers bring along on trips and I feel like I have a solid travel bag a the moment. I'm looking forward to going to new places this summer and updating you guys. You shouldn't have to worry about forgetting anything when you're with the people you love! 

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