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5 Tools for Stress-Free Travel

Written by Ashley

Tame your travel packing with these 5 streamlined products.

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As a notorious over-packer, I’ve been forced to pair down my travel items to alleviate my being that girl going through security letting time stand still for those behind me in security due to hazardous liquids galore. Pop these hair, electronic, perfume & skincare solutions into your carry on for streamlined travel.

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Little Twig  Tangerine Travel Basics $16.99 [buy] Finding color/treatment safe hair prods in travel size is a chore and a half, but this is eco-friendly hair care for the whole fam in one adorable little travel case! TIP: Go to the kiddie products for the small stuff. It will be free of harsh chemicals and won’t damage your strands. Little Twig, for example, contain no phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, parabens, allergens, nut, soy or wheat, while the tangerine scent serves as an extra citrusy travel pick me up.

ghd Dazzle set $240 [buy]  You’ll fnd a 2-speed foldable travel dryer and 1″ black glossy pro styler to create curls or straighten kinks with ease, all encased in a heat-resistant bag with separated compartments to keep a hot iron, the tangle-free 9in. swivel cord, and the rest of your belongings out of harms way during a wham-bam hair fix. The genius extends with the standard 30-minute shut off function for forgetful folks (read: me). TIP: Take advantage of the roll-out case doubling as a mat for burn-resistant coiffing.

case-mate iPhone 4 Credit Card Case $34.99 [buy] Consolidate your ID, credit card, and other essential travel pieces all within reach. case-mate solves worry-some wallet woes by allowing you to slip your most frequently used card-sized picks right into the back of your phone to stay organized and light. TIP: Pop lip-gloss in your other pocket and get ready to rock.

Swell Union face set $49 [buy] The Union set of face treatment (in bar form!) and oil of Sea Buckthorn includes all the goodness that Sea Buckthorn is known for.: 190 bioactive ingredients, 42 lipids and 22 fatty acids, as well as aloe vera, vitamin E and coconut oil – all specified to cleanse while reducing and treating acne, rosacea and promoting even tone. You’ll have no need to pack other moisturizers & cleansers. TIP: Start using before your big trip to prep skin for the turmoil, while saving a ton of space on your bathroom sink.

sen 7 fragrance atomizer $40 [buy] If you’ve run out of solid perfumes & are tweaking out due to your Marc Jacobs Lola not fitting nicely into your carry on — let me introduce you to your new best gal pal, sen7. This lighter sized refillable fragrance atomizer allows you to get up to 70 sprays of your fav perfume/cologne or body spray without having to cart around the real thing.  Constructed with a gentle pressure nozzle to release *just* enough fragrance, the metal casing protects your signature scent from heat and light to let your sweet smell linger for longer. TIP: You’ll use this in every-day life to slip your fav scent into a clutch for a night out.

Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.

About the author


a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.

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