Packing and Primping 101

By Lisa Kasanicky

Spa Trip Packing

Gearing up for your summertime getaway? I hope it's to somewhere fabulous. But wherever you go, go in style (right?)! Amp up your travel savvy with these key items and tips that keep you prepped, practical and pretty.

Ziploc sandwich bags are handy and great for snacks and but reusable, washable makeup bags are more durable and keep you green. Stay organized yet chic, with these travel bags and bottle kits:

TIP: To avoid washing your face with hair conditioner, use a label maker or stickers and a Sharpie to create labels for your travel bottles.

Avoid the dreaded "mystery goo" leakage in your cosmetics bag and be prepared for beauty emergencies with these travel-friendly items:

TIP: Now is the time to use up all those cute little sample bottles you've collected. They make packing easy and travel more fun when you get to try something new.

Keep friendships intact with these must-haves for sharing a hotel room or shacking up in close quarters:

TIP: Don't forget to pack matches and keep a travel candle in the bathroom to hide embarrassing smells (hey, someone had to say it!)

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Revised: 10/02/2010 - Article Viewed 5674 Times

Lisa Kasanicky Biography:

Lisa Kasanicky Author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide™
to Girlfriend Getaways" (Alpha Books, 2009), Lisa Kasanicky is also the creator and chief spa girl of - a girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide that speaks to a new generation of spa enthusiasts. With a writing career that spans nearly 20 years, Kasanicky has developed spa and travel guides for the Arizona Office of Tourism and The Arizona Republic and has served as the spa editor for ITEM magazine and as the beauty editor of East West magazine.

She has also been a regular beauty columnist and features writer for the Republic's family of custom magazines, including AZ, YES and Arizona Woman and has contributed to special newspaper sections, including the California Travel Guide, Super Bowl Visitor's Guide and Greater Phoenix Relocation Guide. Her work has also been featured in Healing Lifestyles & Spas magazine.

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