GREAT NEWS EVERYONE, I’M ON VACATION! Today is the day I head off to Montreal, and I have no idea if I’ll have scheduled posts while I’m away for a week and a half but I’m starting off with this one so at least you get something. Try not to miss me too much. To help me along on my trip, I’m sharing some travel essentials from Farleyco. They even sent me a luggage tag in their cute themed package, which is great because I lose one on approximately every single flight.
If you’re traveling, it’s always nice to have some small haircare like these mini Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Shampoo and Conditioner*, which easily fit under the 100 mL airport restriction but are still enough for about 3 washes if you had a lot of hair like I do. They have the same scent as the Bath Foam I reviewed last year and finished recently, which is nice but quite subtle. These are fairly basic, and I need a bit more moisture in my hair, but they are great to keep on hand for an unexpected trip. Because some people live adventurous lives like that (not me).
If you don’t have time to wash your hair because of all your travel, or you’re at home but you’re just lazy like me, there’s the Colab Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo in Rio Tropical*, which is also available in this cute little travel size. I mean, it’s practically begging you to go on a trip!
I loved the original COLAB Sheer Invisible Dry Shampoo but unfortunately the Extreme one is not a hit for me. Honestly, the main issue is that it leaves a white cast, which is probably it’s more powdery, which is probably also what helps give the volume. But I’m not looking for volume, just to suck up some oil, so I’ll stick to the original.
I admit I was pretty confused when I received the Velvet Touch Natural Hair Remover*. I mean, I like the idea that you don’t have to travel with a razor because airlines charge for luggage so why not use that carry-on when you can, especially if you’re only leaving for a couple days. In a case like that, these “mitts” that help buff away hair should be a great alternative.
Personally, I think Velvet Touch Natural Hair Remover would really only work if you had very little, short hair that just needed a refreshing, and I found them too time-consuming and ineffective but I have quite stubborn hair. Overall, I like the idea but I’m not sure it’s the right fit for me.
Something I wish I had before my trip to Peru is definitely the Steripod Toothbrush Sanitizer*. This little device is a great way to keep your toothbrush from touching the rest of your toiletries (I mean, it is going to go in your mouth…) and it’s also got a natural antibacterial inside. The tablet works for up to three months, but as far as I can tell you have to buy a new one afterwards and can’t just replace the tablet inside. I wish you could because I love the idea but I have enough disposable plastic in my life.
Another thing I definitely could have used before Peru? This super handy X3 Clean Hand Sanitizer* in a mini spray bottle. It’s alcohol-free but dries almost instantly without drying out your hands, and the spray nozzle does lock into place so you don’t have to worry about a mess in your bag or pocket. I honestly don’t use hand sanitizer at home, but it is perfect for traveling and this tiny X3 Clean Hand Sanitizer tube is so cute I might stick it in my purse “just in case”.
Well that’s it for some great travel essentials with Farleyco! I think my favourite idea is the Steripod, but I really hope they come up with an option where you don’t had to replace the whole pod. What are your travel-must haves?