Today I came to show you how I organize my necessaire – or rather, my necessaires. These 5 bags and the basket save my life on long trips, like the one I’m doing now. I already told you what I take, but when it comes to organizing the story, it’s another!
First, I think it is important to mention that you find super resistant necessaires in several stores in Brazil and abroad. Mine are from Target, a Walmart-style store, really cheap! In Brazil, you can find great models in department stores, fashion e-commerces (Dafiti and Netshoes, for example) and, of course, in cosmetics stores. The cool thing is to find models with internal divisions and zippers. They are very helpful when it comes to finding what you need.
In the big two I put the products that have the biggest packages. In one I put shampoo, conditioner, sponge for bath and treatment creams (body and hair). In the zipper you can put your hair clips and hair bands.
In the other I add more creams, toothbrushes, finishing oil, dry shampoo, razor, deodorant, contact lens solution and even my body bronzer. Cotton swabs, cottons, band-aids and pins can be separated on the inner zipper.
I leave everything well separated in the three smaller ones. The biggest one is with my face creams (night and day) and perfume. On average, I put my nail polishes, nail polish remover and accessories (since I will be staying a long time).
In the smallest of all, I always put cards of essential medicines (for colic, headache, stomach and cold / flu). They are survival kits. It is always very important to take these products so as not to get into trouble.
Last, but not least, make-up! The best thing is to buy these baskets – besides helping a lot with the separation of the products, they are great for hanging in cupboards, doors or even in the register; and make visualization so much easier.
I like to separate powder products (blush, powder, illuminator and eye shadow), along with liquid and corrective bases. In another subdivision, I place my brushes. The third part is with masks, pencils, eyeliner, lipsticks and gloss.
The palettes, eyeshadows that I use most, makeup remover, false eyelashes and primer, I prefer to leave in the largest partitions and easily accessible.
I hope these tips help you organize your next travel bag!