Travel/Adventure

Carry-On Vacation Essentials

Only one thing stands between you and tropical bliss: packing.

We’ve curated some of the best travel size products to pack in your carry-on to combat that voice in the back of your mind warning you that you forgot something.

This Rebecca Minkoff tote ($295, from Standard Style) is the perfect carry-on bag. It can double as a beachside purse, and can fit all your necessities for traveling while still looking chic.

If you’re traveling abroad, we love the bold universal charger ($39.95) and passport cover ($32.50) from J. Crew. The Pinch Provisions fashion emergency kit ($24) even includes a mini sewing kit for any pesky rips.

The most difficult part of packing beauty essentials is choosing the most useful ones that fit in a TSA approved plastic bag. Bring along your best everyday makeup as well as these key products.

Kerastase V.I.P ($18, from Shelby Herrick Salon in Fairway) is a volumizing and texturizing spray that keeps your locks fresh. To nourish any sun-dried or damaged hair, Joico’s K-Pak intense hydrator ($4.98, from Beauty Brands) is a must have. For your face needs, pack Supergoop’s Save Face A.M. Moisturizer ($28, from Beauty Brands). Instead of heavy lotion, try CVS’ CapriClear, an all natural coconut oil spray lotion ($10.99). To combat the dreaded polish chipping, grab your favorite colors of Hoopla’s mini nail polishes.

Finish packing with your favorite sunglasses, magazines and earphones and enjoy your trip!

- Brianna Peters