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A Traveler’s Guide to Minimalist Packing

By Wander Beauty | Aug 01, 2022
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Whether you’re preparing for a weekend getaway or an overseas adventure, packing minimally is always a good idea. The balance lies in keeping your luggage as light as possible, without leaving anything you’re definitely going to need. The aim is to focus on taking the essentials, and Wander Beauty is here to help you do just that.


We’re sharing four simple steps to have you packing like a pro and staying gorgeous on the go.


1. Keep it simple


Minimize the space your clothing takes up in your luggage by packing capsule pieces that can easily be mixed and matched throughout your trip. Think basic tees, a well-fitted pair of jeans, a versatile jacket, and a cute dress that can be dressed down during the day and dressed up at night. Opt for neutral colors like black, white, tan, and olive that will work for a number of occasions and pair easily with other items. When choosing what to pack, favor clothing items that serve multiple purposes – for example, yoga pants are great for hiking, lounging, and sightseeing depending on what you wear them with, while sarongs can be used as beach and pool cover-ups, towels, or even a backpack cover during rain.


We recommend packing with a one-week rule in mind, and doing laundry when needed rather than trying to pack for the entire trip. Adopt a minimalist mindset when deciding on your packing list – instead of taking everything you think you might wear, bring only what you absolutely need. The dress that’s been sitting in the back of your wardrobe for three years? There’s a reason you haven’t worn it, and this vacation is probably not going to be the one that changes that. Basically: Think practically and keep it simple.


2. Adapt your makeup and skincare routine


We all want to look and, more importantly, feel good when on vacation, but it’s also important to relax and enjoy your time away. When traveling, opt for a natural makeup look and adopt a more basic skincare routine so that you can spend more time enjoying the sights, sounds, people, and food where you’re staying.  


Your travel makeup bag should consist only of your must-have beauty products – a go-to foundation, waterproof mascara, and some eye, lip, and cheek color. Leave the 40-shade eyeshadow palette at home and choose two-in-one combos instead, such as the or Double Date Eyeshadow Duo. These products are compact and easy to apply, ensuring you feel perfectly presentable while on the move.


While exfoliation and facials may form part of your weekly skincare routine, it’s best to go back to basics when traveling to save both time and space. Be sure to cleanse, moisturize and apply sunscreen when you’re away, but reserve your more advanced skincare rituals for when you get home. You already know what your skin needs, so simply adapt your skincare travel kit to a more simplified version. Of course, when shopping at Wander Beauty, you need not sacrifice anything. Our products have been specially formulated for babes on the go, so you’ll find ultra-compact eye masks, instant facials, and staycation masks in a single tube.


3. Go for multitaskers and minis


Multitaskers and minis are every globe-trotting girl’s best friend. Instead of carting around shampoo, conditioner, skincare products, a full makeup kit, hairdryer, straightener, and curler, multitaskers make things significantly easier. Try getting a face cream or primer that has integrated sunscreen such as Pack Up & Glow Priming Mineral SPF, go for a hair and body wash combo, and choose makeup products and accessories with more than a single function. Streamlining everything really makes a difference!


Downsize your toiletry, skincare, and makeup essentials by purchasing your must-have products in their travel-sized version where possible. (Remember when flying there can be restrictions on the volume of liquids you carry on board in hand luggage.) Wander Beauty has a full range of Mini Must-Haves, from cleansers and toners to mini mascaras and hair treatments, so you can take your favorite products with you wherever you go. 


4. Use your space efficiently


How you pack is just as important as what you pack, so the first step to minimalist luggage is choosing the right travel bag. Decide whether a backpack, duffle bag, or suitcase will best suit the occasion, and choose a bag that’s easy to pack, lift and carry/roll. A heavy bag you can barely move and subsequent back pain are the last things you need to deal with when traveling. When you’re flying, consider sticking to carry-ons and leaving the enormous case at home. Skipping the luggage carousel is worth it, especially after a long flight!


When packing, be sure to utilize your space in the most efficient way you can. Do this, first, by layering your clothing on the plane – wearing your coat, hat, and other bulky items, rather than having them occupy way too much space in your case. Next, fill your shoes with socks, underwear, and swimwear, and roll your clothes rather than folding them, placing similar items in separate bags so that they remain clean and wrinkle-free. Ziplock and compression bags come in handy during this process, as they can also be used to store dirty laundry on the way back.


Choose Wander Beauty, wherever you wander


A few simple choices can save you time, effort and money when traveling. At Wander Beauty, we believe that your beauty routine should go where you go, while keeping things mess- and stress-free. That’s why we’ve created our range of products with you in mind, so you have the best makeup and skincare available to you–wherever you are.

A Traveler’s Guide to Minimalist Packing

By Wander Beauty | Aug 01, 2022
wander beauty makeup products in a travel bag

Whether you’re preparing for a weekend getaway or an overseas adventure, packing minimally is always a good idea. The balance lies in keeping your luggage as light as possible, without leaving anything you’re definitely going to need. The aim is to focus on taking the essentials, and Wander Beauty is here to help you do just that.


We’re sharing four simple steps to have you packing like a pro and staying gorgeous on the go.


1. Keep it simple


Minimize the space your clothing takes up in your luggage by packing capsule pieces that can easily be mixed and matched throughout your trip. Think basic tees, a well-fitted pair of jeans, a versatile jacket, and a cute dress that can be dressed down during the day and dressed up at night. Opt for neutral colors like black, white, tan, and olive that will work for a number of occasions and pair easily with other items. When choosing what to pack, favor clothing items that serve multiple purposes – for example, yoga pants are great for hiking, lounging, and sightseeing depending on what you wear them with, while sarongs can be used as beach and pool cover-ups, towels, or even a backpack cover during rain.


We recommend packing with a one-week rule in mind, and doing laundry when needed rather than trying to pack for the entire trip. Adopt a minimalist mindset when deciding on your packing list – instead of taking everything you think you might wear, bring only what you absolutely need. The dress that’s been sitting in the back of your wardrobe for three years? There’s a reason you haven’t worn it, and this vacation is probably not going to be the one that changes that. Basically: Think practically and keep it simple.


2. Adapt your makeup and skincare routine


We all want to look and, more importantly, feel good when on vacation, but it’s also important to relax and enjoy your time away. When traveling, opt for a natural makeup look and adopt a more basic skincare routine so that you can spend more time enjoying the sights, sounds, people, and food where you’re staying.  


Your travel makeup bag should consist only of your must-have beauty products – a go-to foundation, waterproof mascara, and some eye, lip, and cheek color. Leave the 40-shade eyeshadow palette at home and choose two-in-one combos instead, such as the or Double Date Eyeshadow Duo. These products are compact and easy to apply, ensuring you feel perfectly presentable while on the move.


While exfoliation and facials may form part of your weekly skincare routine, it’s best to go back to basics when traveling to save both time and space. Be sure to cleanse, moisturize and apply sunscreen when you’re away, but reserve your more advanced skincare rituals for when you get home. You already know what your skin needs, so simply adapt your skincare travel kit to a more simplified version. Of course, when shopping at Wander Beauty, you need not sacrifice anything. Our products have been specially formulated for babes on the go, so you’ll find ultra-compact eye masks, instant facials, and staycation masks in a single tube.


3. Go for multitaskers and minis


Multitaskers and minis are every globe-trotting girl’s best friend. Instead of carting around shampoo, conditioner, skincare products, a full makeup kit, hairdryer, straightener, and curler, multitaskers make things significantly easier. Try getting a face cream or primer that has integrated sunscreen such as Pack Up & Glow Priming Mineral SPF, go for a hair and body wash combo, and choose makeup products and accessories with more than a single function. Streamlining everything really makes a difference!


Downsize your toiletry, skincare, and makeup essentials by purchasing your must-have products in their travel-sized version where possible. (Remember when flying there can be restrictions on the volume of liquids you carry on board in hand luggage.) Wander Beauty has a full range of Mini Must-Haves, from cleansers and toners to mini mascaras and hair treatments, so you can take your favorite products with you wherever you go. 


4. Use your space efficiently


How you pack is just as important as what you pack, so the first step to minimalist luggage is choosing the right travel bag. Decide whether a backpack, duffle bag, or suitcase will best suit the occasion, and choose a bag that’s easy to pack, lift and carry/roll. A heavy bag you can barely move and subsequent back pain are the last things you need to deal with when traveling. When you’re flying, consider sticking to carry-ons and leaving the enormous case at home. Skipping the luggage carousel is worth it, especially after a long flight!


When packing, be sure to utilize your space in the most efficient way you can. Do this, first, by layering your clothing on the plane – wearing your coat, hat, and other bulky items, rather than having them occupy way too much space in your case. Next, fill your shoes with socks, underwear, and swimwear, and roll your clothes rather than folding them, placing similar items in separate bags so that they remain clean and wrinkle-free. Ziplock and compression bags come in handy during this process, as they can also be used to store dirty laundry on the way back.


Choose Wander Beauty, wherever you wander


A few simple choices can save you time, effort and money when traveling. At Wander Beauty, we believe that your beauty routine should go where you go, while keeping things mess- and stress-free. That’s why we’ve created our range of products with you in mind, so you have the best makeup and skincare available to you–wherever you are.

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