What’s in my Travel Bag?


This YouTube video is about what is in my Carry On or Travel Case or Travel Bag?  For this long weekend trip, I’m packing in a back pack.

First up is my Chap Stick that my neighbor made with her own Beeswax!!  Her Etsy page is The Just Bee Well Shop.  It lasts FOREVER!

I keep cheap ear buds or Skull Candy ones in a toiletry bag for easy storage.  I use this ID Case as my wallet.

Floss Sticks, a fingernail file (emory board-where’d that name come from), and my Happy Pills box go with me on every flight.

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For makeup brushes, I use one my sweet mama made me.  This flat roll up one is like mine.  But here’s one that allows you to take the lid off and stand up when you’re at your final destination.  I prefer mine to lie flat.

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Aah, my Japonesque eyeshadow palette!  You know those purchases that you’re so glad you bought way back when?  This is mine.  And my Becca Under Eye Brightener.  There’s also my new favorite liquid eyeliner.  I’ve about used up this sample size of Eyeko Black Liner.  I use this when I’m going to be on an airplane or at church where my eyes water because of dry eye.  I love my preservative free eye drops after flying and always travel with these.

I’m also packing my regular black eyeliner from Mary Kay because it is buildable and can smudge with my Ulta blue eyeshadow…with my Smudger Brush.  You just take a swipe of blue shadow and swipe it across your regular eyeliner, and it smudges just right.

New Product Alert!

I’m loving this New Camelback water bottle because I don’t have to drink out of a straw.  You know how on most Camelbacks, you suck this thick straw?  I prefer drinking out of this new one.  It’s like a canteen, doesn’t leak, and the lid is attached by this cute strap.

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Oh my word, this is a game changer.

I borrowed my hubby’s Power Bank Charger.  The video shows you how easy it is to use.  It gives your phone one full charge in less than an hour.  So, when I’m on the plane, this will recharge my phone…even if I’m watching something.  But I am SO getting this pineapple one too.  The cord comes with FYI.

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Happy travels to y’all!  Look for an upcoming video on Tech Gear For Travel.

Thank you for visiting my LauriePOP Ideas That POP YouTube Channel!  Please look me up on Pinterest or Instagram, my new friend.  Some links are affiliate links, but I love these products for travel.  All opinions are my honest ones.

I’m linking up with Shelbee on the Edge today.

 

My First Spray Tan What Do I Do??

What is a spray tan?  What do you do for a spray tan?  How long does a spray tan last?

I’ve wondered how it works for a couple of years ever since my friend Beth got one.  Since it was FREE, I decided to share my experience with y’all!

Fears

I was so worried!  I didn’t want to look orange.  I didn’t want anyone to spray a hose on me while I was naked.

I didn’t know how in the world I was to breathe while colored mist is blowing onto my face.

Was I going to be cold?  Would my clothes be orange?  Will it take forever to dry off?

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Before You Go

Think spa atmosphere.  You stand in a very nice shower stall.  It sprays you and dries you in less than 3 minutes.

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Once or twice a year, a tanning place or a tanning spa may throw a weekend special right before spring.  So call around to see if there’s one near you offering a special.

I went to Glo Sun Spa in The Woodlands, and Taylor explained everything to me so that I can explain it to you.

The morning or night before you go, you’re supposed to exfoliate and take off all makeup, deodorant, and lotion.  You can see that my face absorbed a lot of the color, and that is the only place I exfoliated.  Don’t know if that’s why it was darker than everything else or what.

Wear grubby loose clothes in case color does transfer.  Mine did not.  Get the LIGHTEST color shade if it’s your first time.  

When You Arrive

You walk into this spa room with Taylor, and she will show you this Barrier Gel that feels like conditioner that you put on your palms, cuticles, nails and under your feet.  You don’t want a tan on your palms or your nails.  So this gel is a barrier.

They have hair rubber bands and shower cap.  When you put the hair cap on, let some of your hair show so that you don’t have a line of tan and the your scalp showing.  It will NOT stain your hair.

Then Taylor got in the stall.  My video above will show the exact positions.

The very loud and clear speaker tells you what to do only when you push the button…you’re all barrier-ed up and standing in the right position.  Then you push the start button and it says, “Prepare for primer.”  And you hear the spray like a second before it gets to your face.  And the nozzles start at your face for maybe a second and a half and then move down.

It feels like a cool mist but it’s not a stinging mist.  The nozzles move down in like 5 seconds from your face to your feet.  Then the voice says, “Turn around for primer 2.”

Then it says “Turn around for position number 1 of color.”  Taylor showed me the 4 positions.  Front, right egyptian, left egyptian, and back.  Then it says, “Stay here for drying round 1.  Stay here for drying round 2.  Turn around for drying round 1.  Stay here for drying round 2.  Tanning is complete.”

**Oh, and the door in the stall doesn’t close so you don’t feel claustrophobic at all.

What I Didn’t Like

After 24 hours I looked too bronzed.  My solution to that would be to just get the next lowest color since it’s my first application in the middle of Winter.

It also left a lot of staining on my foot.  But my solution would be to put more Barrier solution on my feet to block the color.

Final Thoughts

You learn so much after the first trial.  Try it if you get a huge discount!  It’d be so fun to do it with a bunch of gals.

Let me know if you glo!

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I’m linking up with Shelbee on the Edge and A Pocketful of Polka Dots today.

Key Steps to Organize Your Pantry

How to Organize Your Pantry – Key Steps for You

Ever picked up the peanut butter only to find a trail of ants leading to it?  That’s what made this LauriePOP Idea POP into my head.  Ewwwww!

Before we discuss the two ways to organize your pantry, please answer these three questions:

  1. Is it cluttered?
  2. Is it dirty?
  3. Do you need it to be more functional?

Key Step #1

Take everything out of the pantry.  It’s just like cleaning your closet-take everything out.

Key Step #2

Ask for help.  But tell them about key step #3.

Key Step #3

Set a timer for 10 minutes and start.  There’s nothing like finding bugs in your pantry to make you do it with a hustle in your bustle.

In my YouTube video above, you’ll see how I put everything back in.  Basically, just because it looks pretty doesn’t mean your pantry will now work for you.  Be smart; watch the video.

Here are products we highly recommend:

Cereal

For Flour and Sugar

For Coffee

For Snacks-deeper one I said I would link for you

Open/No lid Container for food coloring and chocolate candies

Label Maker

Salt Container

I really appreciate you watching my YouTube video above.  I’m better at explaining myself in person than in print ha.  I’m linking up today with Shelbee on the Edge.

POP over again soon,

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