Let’s face it- travelling every day to school or to work is not only time consuming, but exhausting… and we all know it shows. Whether we’re biking or taking buses/streetcars/rocketships, we’re always tempted to bust out the mirror and check our appearance. Long days are ahead, but don’t fear, we’re here to show you ten essentials to keep your make-up, odor, and clothing in tact!
HERBAL ESSENCES HAIR TEXTURIZING WAX
This product is great for those crazy baby hairs of yours- and believe it or not- your eyebrows. Yes ladies, just as this texturizing wax will style your baby hairs to sit with the rest of the hair on your head, it can also be used to shape your eyebrows.
1. Shape your eyebrows using a brow-comb. If you don’t owe an eyebrow comb, you can also reuse an old mascara brush (after washing it) to shape your brows.
2. Apply a dab of wax on your fingertips.
3. Gently apply the wax to your eyebrows, following the shape you want to create.
4. Re-comb your eyebrows and smooth out the shape of your eyebrows; this process will also get rid of excess wax for a perfect finish! Voila.
ESTÉE LAUDER EYELASH PRIMER
If you’re still struggling to find the perfect mascara for your eyelashes, perhaps it’s not the mascara itself- you probably just haven’t tried the right primer. The Estee Lauder primer is one that’s worth a try. Using a primer like this will let your layer on mascara smoother, keep your eyelashes curled, and prevent the mascara from running.
MAC FACE PREP + PRIME
Of course, travelling means your face is exposed to the sun almost all the time. Mac Prep + Prime will protect your skin from the sun with its SPF 50. It works well under make-up, while preventing oil from advancing through make-up for long-lasting coverage.
CLEAN & CLEAR OIL ABSORBING SHEETS
Who powders their nose nowadays? If you do, you clearly have not been introduced to Clean & Clear’s oil absorbing sheets. This is a pocket-sized life saver that instantly removes excess oil and shine from your face, without smudging or ruining your make-up.
POCKET-SIZED EYELASH CURLER
If you’ve got really stubborn eyelashes, or want to be prepared for the rainy days ahead, then you’re definitely going to need an extra pair of eyelash curler in your purse at all times. These pocket-size curlers will fit any purse, or pocket!
MAC FIX +
If you find that sometimes your make up looks too powder-y, or cake-y, Mac Fix + might be the solution. This spray will prevent your powder application from looking fuzzy, while setting your make-up with healthy ingredients including green tea, chamomile, and more.
TIDE TO GO
Wearing your whites is quite stressful when you’re commuting because the subway is not the cleanest place to be, and coffee spills. But, you should never have to give up wearing your favourite white shirt because it’s risky when travelling. All you need is Tide To Go!!
FLO REFILLABLE FRAGRANCE ATOMIZER
Have you ever been stuck in a situation where that awful smell follows you around, and finally realize it’s you? Even worse, you don’t have perfume to spray on you because that gigantic perfume bottle doesn’t fit in your bag. The fragrance atomizer is an on-the-go essential that you can refill with your favourite scent, and save space in your purse wherever you go. You’ll never have to worry every again!
J.CREW- THE LAUNDRESS’ FABRIC SPRAY
If you’re someone who likes more of a fresh, “Au natural” smell, or if you’re on a smaller budget, the Laundress Spray is about to be your new best friend. This scent sprays on clothes, shoes, bags- just about anything you want to keep your fresh throughout day. This product is also eco-friendly, anti-bacterial, dye and allergin-free. If there’s one more thing you’ve got to fit in your purse, it’s this one. It’s like a dream come true- a Febreeze, but for your clothes and accessories!