Every Girl Needs a Beauty Survival Kit When on the Road
I have always toted around a survival kit of some sort ever since I was a kid. It could be my pageant days or my worrisome mother who always taught me to be prepared. Either way, it has always been helpful. (thanks, mom!) When I became a mom, I realized that I needed survival kits more than ever! Something almost always comes up. A spill, a cut, a loose button. And mom brain is a real thing–there’s always something I forget to do before I leave the house. It could be the smallest detail like putting on perfume or hand cream.
That’s when I had the idea to make a beauty survival kit for the car. I keep it in my console where it’s easy to reach. Since I go to a lot of events, I’m usually on the go and in my car. Having a kit has saved me so many headaches. During the colder months, a few items change. Thicker hand cream, eye cream, and hairspray get added in.
What’s In My Winter Beauty Survival Kit
I made a list of items I use regularly during the colder months. Hand cream, perfume, deodorant, lip balm, mascara. I chose a nice sized makeup bag and filled it up. Here’s a list of what I keep in my beauty survival kit:
- Lip balm
- Hand Cream
- Wet Wipes
- Lip Gloss
- Hair Spray (Winter static is serious stuff!)
- Bobby Pins
- Safety Pins (always come in handy)
- Mini Sewing Kit
- Tweezers (I love touching up my brows in the car- best lighting!)
- Nail File
- Hair Ties
- Makeup Pencil Sharpener (you never know!)
- Eye Cream
How to Make Your Own
Making your own beauty survival kit is easy. Think about your go-to essentials, things that you wish you had during a past situation. Maybe there was a time where you were on your way to a meeting and a button popped off your blouse; a sewing kit would have come in handy. Or maybe you suffer from dry hands in the winter. A good hand cream is a must for your kit. Tired eyes? I love keeping an eye cream in the car when it’s cold out – the cold gives the application a “cold spoon” effect!
Choose a small sized makeup bag (you probably have one lying around at home). Think of the things you use on a daily basis when getting ready and make of list. If you don’t have doubles at home, head to your pharmacy’s travel section. You don’t need full sized items for your kit. Also, remember to check expiration dates every couple of months in case anything needs to be replaced.