Jordan Reid is the founding editor of RamshackleGlam.com and the host of the DIGS Channel show. She’s a former Manhattanite, new mom and author of, “The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having it All.” This post originally appeared on her blog, Ramshackle Glam.
Whether you’re moving across the country or to the next town over your beauty product priorities are roughly the same. It’s all about keeping the most effective products on your shelf, which can be hard even if you’re not a product junkie.
And, even if you are … don’t worry. Here’s a peek at what I kept in my beauty cabinet and some guidelines for how to move your skincare regimen across the country.
1) Maximize Multitasking. Even if you like experimenting with tons of different products, when you move try to pack only the items that you know you’ll actually use, no more and no less. Like an SPF-containing moisturizer that pulls double duty. Also, bring skincare products that are gentle. You never know how your skin will react to the new climate or the stress of moving.
2) Minimize Lugging. Try to only pack products that you use on a regular basis and toss the stuff you haven’t used in a while. This way you won’t have to find space for half-used jars in your luggage.
Here’s what I brought on my big move from New York to California:
1. Travel-sized cologne in a summer scent because you might want a new scent once the scenery changes.
2. Simple Skincare Eye Make-up Remover Pads to throw in your purse for the long flight or road trip in your moving truck.
3. Blush and bronzer in bright, summery shades.
4. A first aid kit with Band-Aids and travel-sized amounts of any medications you may need.
5. Simple Skincare Eye Make-up Remover, for getting off the road dust at the end of the day.
6. Simple Skincare Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15, for moisturizing and protecting your sensitive skin from the sun’s rays.
7. Simple Skincare Nourishing 24 Hour Day/Night Cream – an excellent, skin-soothing pre-bedtime treat for your skin.
8. Classic polishes in never-go-out-of-style red and black.
This post was originally published on Jordan’s blog, Ramshackle Glam.