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How to Pack Your Carry-On like a Jetsetter.

August 24, 2015 - 159 Comments

As a frequent traveler and being #JetsetAimee, I’ve become a pro at packing. When I’m traveling, I usually either just carry my carryon bag or a small carryon suitcase, and at times, I take both! Since travel season is here, I’ll let you in on my carryon must haves!
Chanel quilted bag, Hartmann carryon also on hartmann.com, Canon 5D Mark iii with f/1.2 50mm lens, Band-aid Blister Gel Guard, Neosporin, Celine Two Tone Mirror Sandals, Louis Vuitton Pouch, Apple MacBook Pro

Few years ago, I had a scary experience where certain items were stolen out of my checked luggage so since then, I always carry my valuables or pricier items inside the carryon. Usually they tend to be a handbag, sunglasses, and of course jewelry. Also, there are times when my checked suitcase get’s lost or delayed, so I make sure I have enough beauty products and simple make up products to last me a couple of days.

Lancôme Sun Screen, La Mer The Illuminating Eye Gel, La Mer The Broad Spectrum Sun ScreenDr, Jart+ Ceramidin Cream, Anastasia Beverly Hills DipbrowUrban Decay Naked Flushed PaletteEstée Lauder Nail Polish, Louis Vuitton Navy Pouch, Skin Inc Silver Travel Case, Eyelash Curler

It’s not easy packing light when it comes to beauty products especially because I have sensitive skin. You can read my  travel beauty must-haves (here), but I usually carry a few of my core beauty products and makeup in the carryon and the rest in my checked luggage.  Also, I always keep extra Band-Aid Brand Blister Gel Guard bandages in my travel beauty bag.  They are great for preventing blisters, but also prevent painful rubbing if I already have a blister – a blister rubbing against the back of your shoe is the worst feeling, especially when you are exploring a new destination. I also always keep Water Block Band-Aid Brand bandages in my travel bag since they are perfect in the summer and for any underwater activity. I can literally jump in a pool with these without worrying about them falling off! Also, being super clumsy, I always have Neosporin + Pain in case of little cuts or scrapes while I’m on the go from one place to the next. I recently burnt the side of my lips while curling my hair and I’m glad I had Neosporin which prevented a scar.

Vita Fede, Art Youth Society Origami Plane Pendant, Song of Style Jewelry.

 Dior Technologic SunglassesDior So Real Sunglasses, Ray Ban Mirror Aviator Sunglasses

There was a time when my favorite sunglasses went missing after it went through TSA so now I pack them inside my carry-on. Since they’re delicate, I usually pack my sunglasses in a big sunglasses box and separate them with the microfiber cloths.

Do you guys have any tips on packing when traveling? What are some of your must-haves when you’re traveling?

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