By Erin Williams


They need easy, small, and portable – these options are sure to fit in the overhead bin –

How many times do you have to show ID at the airport? Wouldn’t it be so lovely to have a cute little bag that holds your wallet, passport, and that perfect pink gloss? Elissa Bloom has five options in her Sky Belle Collection of the Wallet Clutch. This will definitely make the security guards who ask you to take your shoes off before you go through the metal detector jealous of more than your destination.

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You need something to carry your book, travel pillow, magazines, bottle of water, and that cute clutch! I’m a tote girl myself – can’t get enough of them, and the Green Holiday Tote from Buzz by Jane Fox is perfect! The leather straps guarantee a hearty journey, and the pink and green canvas will cheer you up as you race from Terminal A to Terminal C on a 5 minute layover.

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*So you just got off of the plane and you’re feeling a little mussed. Break open Hard Candy’s Lunchbox and you are good to go! Complete with 6 shades of gloss, 8 shadows, liner, mascara, blush, bronzer, and 2 concealors, whew! Really, you look so good you should be picking up a pilot on your way to the parking lot.

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We’re at the hotel and what smells worse, aside from “stale airplane smell”, than “stale hotel room smell”? Not much. Candles can fix you up in a jiffy, and Annick Goutal’s Noel Set of four votives gives the perfect mix of citrus and pine that promises to cheer up any room.

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Inside a miniature suitcase lives all you need for your time spent bypassing the complimentary soap at the hotel. DuWop’s Travel Sized Beauty Baggage holds five of their top sellers – Butter cream lotion, Hands2Hair, Reversible Lip liner (which my mother swears by), lip venom (which my voice teacher swears by), and venom flash. Who needs those little plastic bottles off the maid’s cart anyhow?

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Then there’s the bathroom – tuck some of Kneipp’s new travel sized Herbal Bath oils in your suitcase and simmer down with the highly concentrated plant essential oils in everything from Eucalyptus to Lavender. Between that and those candles, you’ll feel right at home.

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For a truly chic look on the go, pull out your Little Black Card in Cranberry Shimmer from Trish McEvoy and paint away. Gloss, shadow, liner, concealor, blush, and shimmer allows a quick makeover in the elevator on the way down to the lobby.

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And to throw in a little sass, store it in your Jelly Pong Pong Fur Tote with Luscious Lip Sorbets, three super soft colors that are made to compliment any skin tone with four different sets available.

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You or your beloved traveler of choice is sure to have a smooth trip with all these carry-on friendly treats!

Originally published December 2004



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