What's in my 1L Carry-on Cosmetic Bag?

August 13, 2014 2 min read

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.

 

Going carry-on only is what Encircled is all about.

We embrace the carry-on only fashion challenge by providing versatile, multiway clothing options.

However, when carrying on your luggage, there's another consideration to be aware of; the 1L Liquid Limit.

In Canada/US, you are allowed to bring 1L size clear bag of liquids onto the plane, and each container must be 3.4oz or less. 

Yeesh.

Like having to decide how many pairs of shoes wasn't tough enough?

I use my 1L limit primarily for cosmetics/toiletries/herbal medicines (though I must mention that I have seen people bring on bags full of mini vodka bottles before which I'm not sure is legit, but a creative use of the 1L limit)

To help you pack all of your liquids compactly on your next journey, here's a peak into my 1L cosmetics bag.

{You'll be amazed at how much stuff I fit!}

The Clear Bag

It's a cute, durable, zippable Clinique bag that I got with a GWP (gift with purchase). Way better than the ziplocs you get at the airport.

 

Cosmetics/Toiletries

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Facewash (Scrub + Facewash in one)

Eye makeup remover

Eye drops

Origins SPF 30 Moisturizer

Hand Sanitizer from Bath & Body Works

Colgate Total Toothpaste

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee (good for lips too!)

Philosophy Loveswept Perfume

La Coupe Volumizing Hair Spray

Cargo HD Concealer

Juice Beauty CC Cream

H20 Plus Toner / Refreshing Mist

Living Proof Styling Gel

Josie Maran Argan Oil

Moroccan Oil

Biosilk Finishing Oil (can you tell I have frizzy hair!)

Small packet of Tide washing detergent

Fresh Lotus Youth Cream (*dream*)

No More Frizz Shampoo + Conditioner

Biotherm Clay Mask

Herbal Remedies

Organic Oil of Oregano

 

Areas for Optimization...

Now, there are a few things I could've left out. Generally, I trade face wipes for makeup remover/face wash (because it doesn't count towards your limit) BUT I don't find them as effective. The (3) Hair treatments are a bit of overkill but I'm traveling a lot to NYC this time of year and it is HUMID. Shampoo + Conditioner are small but most hotels have them.

 

Where do I get my minis?

Literally anywhere.

Hair salons often have freebies at the desk. I take extras from hotels I stay at if they're really good. Sephora is an EXCELLENT place to get minis either using your beauty points, or at checkout. Gift with purchase sets will give you good value and allow you to try new products, as well give you extra minis you can pack. Shoppers Drug Mart has a decent travel section, as does Walmart. I even sometimes rip mini samples out of magazines. How now. 

You can also buy containers and downsize your large products into them if you don't travel that often. 

I have a storehouse in my second bathroom (not a la hoarders, don't worry ... but close) of miniature travel items. It seriously saves so much time at the airport going carry-on only. I don't know why you wouldn't!

What's your favourite place to get minis? What's your beauty bag must-have? Leave it in the comments below!

Wishing you wonderful travels!

With wanderlust,

Chief Fashionpreneur, encircled

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.


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