For this trip, I tried to pack only things I really thought I'd need or want with me, especially since I knew we were headed to a desert. I brought lots of makeup even though I wasn't sure how much and how often I would actually wear it. (I wanted to be prepared for any situation! I had no idea how much hiking I was in for!) So how did I decide what to bring when I was packing for this trip? I'll go over this in detail, noting what I did and didn't use and what I would do differently next time.
|Observed weather May 20-25th in Moab, UT. |
From Weather Underground.
|My trio of makeup bags.|
|You can pack a lot of makeup in this bag!|
|The products I used most frequently.|
|A small, flat makeup bag perfect for pencils and mascara.|
|All filled up with lip and eye products.|
|Most used products in the gold bag.|
|A zipper pouch I filled with makeup brushes.|
|Packed full of tools and brushes!|
|Most used makeup brushes on my trip.|
|Everything I used on my face more than once.|
I didn't realize just how much lighter I could have packed until I got home and started unpacking. I brought so many things I didn't even use. Some of it was stuff I hoped to use and didn't get to, some of it just didn't work for the climate and some were things I just shouldn't have packed to begin with. Looking back, I can see how ridiculous the amount of products I brought with me was. I think narrowing everything down to what I did actually use will help me pack wiser next time. Hopefully this will also help someone else who isn't sure what to pack for a similar vacation.
I also took photos of a travel bag with toiletries I brought and I will go over that too in a separate post.
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