Stock Up for Summer Vacay: 5 Essential Mini’s That Will Fit in Your Carry-On

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Last Updated on May 31, 2024 by Steal the Style

You have found the perfect new swimsuit, some adorable new sunglasses, and you’ve put together the perfect playlist for your upcoming summer vacation. Now comes the terrible part: packing. Packing a bag with everything you will need (or might need) is stressful, especially when you have to abide by airline rules and bring a carryon with liquids under 3oz.

Yes, there are a few good finds in the “travel” section of the grocery store, but if you really want to be prepared, you need mini versions of all your favorite products. Read on for some of the best mini’s that will have you fully-equipped for any type of journey you might find yourself on this summer.

1. Tide To-Go Pen

Traveling means eating on the go, and while your travel clothes might not be fancy, dry-clean-only pieces, you don’t want a stain to set in just because you don’t have access to a washing machine. The Tide To-Go Pen cleans up a lot of minor marks as though they were never there, and even some of the most serious stains can be lessened with a little dabbing and rubbing from this marker-like wonder. This will act as your mini-washing machine, so don’t find yourself abroad without it.

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover 0.33 oz

2. Shea Terra Organics Moroccan Rose Water

Rosewater may seem an unusual item for this list, but it makes for a quick revitalization of dry skin. Splashing just a little of the product on your skin helps it to retain moisture, which makes you skin look fresher. Its pleasant scent also acts as a light perfume, which can be particularly refreshing after a long plane flight or hours sightseeing.

3. Hero Cosmetics Acne Patches

This is a potent blemish zapper that can quickly spare you the embarrassment of a surprise breakout. A small sticker right on the potential zit throughout the day can make your blemishes disappear and leave your skin looking fresh and flawless. If you don’t want to suffer a surprise attack from Mother Nature, be sure to pack this zapper and you’ll be able to fight off pimples at a moment’s notice. Plus, it has a funny name and a cute package—what’s not to like?

4. Colgate Wisp

These little mini toothbrushes can be a huge lifesaver. Sure, mints can help to fight bad breath when you are on the go, but these little disposables actually clean, rather than mask the problem. Falling asleep or eating on a flight can leave you feeling like you need a little freshening in your mouth, and these handy little guys can help you do it. According to dentists, these little brushes have a “freshness bead” built into them, so you don’t even need water. Once you start brushing, the bead releases and allows you to clean your teeth as well as freshen your breath.

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Mini Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count

5. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer

Whether you need touch-ups or a makeup miracle when you are away from home, this is a long-lasting concealer that also offers a 10 SPF. Regardless of where you go for your vacation, this product can hold up against moisture like water, humidity and sweat. It can be used as simply a concealer or foundation if you need a durable layer to your regular make-up routine. No need to freak when you realize hours before your flight that your foundation is over 3oz—pick up this mini life-saver and enjoy clear, moisturized skin for the rest of your trip.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Concealer SPF 10 03 Medium

If you want to enjoy your vacation, and look good doing it, you’ll need a little help from mini beauty products that will fit in your carry on and get the job done. It’s a good idea to keep a hygiene and beauty essentials in your carry on in case your luggage gets lost, and so you don’t have to go digging through a huge suitcase in the middle of the airport. Follow this list, and you’ll be fully equipped for your summer vacation. Now all you have to worry about is making your flight on time.