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1. Posted by Charlotte_ (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

BUT...honestly, do u find it easy coping without our beauty essentials...straighteners and hairdryer etc? i know sounds stupid but just wondered, as im a girly girl!

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I'm not girly at home, so being without my beauty products isn't much of a change. I don't even have a hair dryer or straightener at home, so I can't really miss them..

3. Posted by Charlotte_ (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

your lucky, i think maybe going travelling will be a good thing teach me how 2 live without them etc!

4. Posted by rach6083 (Budding Member 53 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I take the basics with me! I am including hair straighners in my basics!

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I don't travel without a hairdryer. I bought one of those travel ones - super compact and lightweight with a converter. I hate the feeling of damp hair; I can wear the same jeans for a week in a row when travelling, but I just ave to dry my hair...

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

If you really use it every day at home, pack it - if not leave it. There are small, travel-sized hairdryers and straighteners available for those who can't do without them, you just have to look around a bit to find them. Drugstores are a good source for this.

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello Charlotte:)

I dont use hairdriers or makeup(well occasionally when I go out at night I use a very small amount but dont use any while travelling).
I just have long hair which I wear in a simple braid or ponytail down the back.
The only beauty products I need at home and travelling are a razor, eyebrow tweezers, suncream and shampoo.
Well I do dye my hair to make it a nicer colour than its natural colour but I dont usually need to do that while travelling. I do it before I go. But even if I took some hair colour with me it would be no big deal because it is a small box of amonia free hairdye and 1 box would last me 3 months. :)

Mel

8. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I think my girlfriend is going to have a big shock when she realises she has to carry everything that she has packed.......

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Accidentally leaving the make-up and travel blow-dryer at home once taught me a good lesson. I really didn't need them and honestly didn't miss them while away. Like Tway, I do have a compact travel blowdryer. If I know I will definitely need a bit of make-up (business trip type travel), I take just the basics of wet/dry eyeliner, mascara and blush. (The eyeliner is in powder form that can be moistened to use as an eyeliner and dry as an eyeshadow.) About the only thing I can't live without are my glasses. Everything else I don't need or can buy small quantities of while away.

10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Up until this year l packed for all eventualities but since back packing around Vietnam l realised l really didnt need half the crap l took.

Im a real girly girl too - l like the finer things - l do spa days, lm in the beauticians at least once a fortnight and hair dressers monthly for cuts and colours and more so just for blow dries!! But l coped!

I took a travel hairdryer which l did use, and l took my GHDs which l didnt use to be honest!! As for the makeup bag - it sat in my rucksac for almost a month and didnt get used.

Pack your hairdryer - you can pick a decent one up in Boots the Chemist for around £14.99. I actually felt really liberated not putting on makeup for a month! Yet as soon as l got home it was back to the slap and regime as if l hadnt left it!!

I could travel for a couple of days and pack everything l possess just in case yet l can travel for a month with the bare essentials - go fig!! Most countries will be able to sell you make up etc if you really really need some! But really all you need is a small tin of vasline which is a great lip gloss and also soothes chapped or sunburnt lips too!

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 5, 2008, at 9:17 AM by Purdy ]