Curvy Girl Travels: A Packing Lesson Learned
There are just some travel boo boos we can’t anticipate. When I was at Target last week buying a bottle of Sally Hansen’s Quick Dry nail polish, little did I know it would inspire a Curvy Girl Travels post. I was so sick that week with sinus allergies that I didn’t have time to make sure my nails were all painted and ready to go for my blog conference. So, I packed a bottle of this polish that everyone brags about. I was dying to try it out.
I packed my toiletries in my favorite (clear) SOHO cosmetic case and went on my way. I flew Virgin American non-stop to Dallas. After a two-and-a-half hour flight I hopped into a taxi to my hotel. I get to my room and started to unpack. As I unzipped the suitcase I immediately smell nail polish and a million thoughts run through my head. I could just see it now, a suitcase filled with nail polish.
Instead I find this…
After breathing a sigh of relief and thanking God nail polish wasn’t all over my clothes, I was kinda bummed about my new bottle of Sally Hansen and my cosmetic bag. On the bright side of things, the nail polish was already dry by the time I got to my room. Sooooo…it does work? After some thought, either the bottle exploded from the air pressure or it broke when they were presumably tossing around my suitcase.
Whatever happened, I now know to be more careful when packing my beauty products. I can’t believe I slipped! I have learned my lesson! I will double bag any liquids in plastic bags and make sure to pad any breakables. In fact, I found this great article on RealSimple.com on How to Pack Your Beauty Products. It offers great tips!