Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Find: LUSH Massage Bar

If you've ever traveled and attempted to not check a bag and carry-on instead, you know what a pain it is to fit all of your make-up and liquids into the quart-sized bag (the mini bag from hell) they allow. The TSA clearly doesn't understand women, otherwise they'd realize how unfair this rule really is.

I'm always on the lookout for items that I can carry on that are solids, not liquids, so as to avoid taking up precious space in my bag. So far my only successful sub has been switching from liquid facewash to the Neutrogena Facial Bar.  I've tried solid perfumes with no success, as well as dry shampoo, which works in a pinch but won't keep your hair clean for too long.

Over the weekend I made a fantastic discovery. If lotion is one of the things that you include in your carry-on beauty kit, I highly recommend trying the LUSH Body Bar. It's a fantastic substitute for liquid lotion, and it's a solid bar, so no squeezing it into the ridiculosly small Ziploc baggie. I bought one over the summer at the LUSH event at Blogher '09, and hadn't realized the full potential of the bar, since it's called a Massage Bar. In actuality, you can use it to moisturize your skin from head to toe.

What products do you use that have unexpected uses? Makeup? Cleansers? Share your tips!


Julie said...

Speaking of Lush, I often pack Lush Shampoo bars. I find that the Karma Komba and Blonde bars are great for my hair, I need little conditioner, and my hair smells good too. Plus-- can be packed to carry on and leave the zipper bags for other things.

Solid fragrances are also good for maximizing space in the ziplock. I also try to scope out the hotel beforehand-- sometimes the toiletries are really nice, and I won't have to bring much anyway!

Monika R. "RedKat" said...

Great idea, Julie...I forgot about the Shampoo bars. I'll have to snag them before my next trip. :)

Melanie said...

I thought Lush Massage Bar sounded like a cool place to go. LOL! ;)

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