Beauty on the Road with P&G

If you follow me on social media, you probably noticed that we did a little something different this month.

galapagos islands

My husband and I went on an adventure of a lifetime! We escaped the winter chill in Philly and  visited Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands! It was magical, breathtaking and such a uniquely beautiful place. And, like most unique places, it presented some pretty unique challenges – especially for packing!

travel galapagos

(Do you like this hat/bathing suit/dress combo? Good because I’m wearing it in 95% of the pictures.)

We were dealing with strict packing limits on this trip – we were limited by the weight and size of our bags. SO, I had to do some creative packing to prepare for this trip! Whether you’re packing to go to somewhere super exotic and off the beaten path or just going to grandma’s house, we have some super tips for any trip you want to take!

  1. Travel Size It: G buy these little travel containers. They are THE BEST! I can take my Pantene Expert Intense Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner with me wherever I go! Especially when I’m traveling somewhere with humid weather, the Intense Smooth collection has one of Pantene’s most concentrated Pro-V formulas for instant frizz control.  By bringing my own hair products with me, I’m prepared and looking great, even when my hair is in shock from an extreme climate change.
    Bring Pantene when you travel
  2. Bring Meds: I have a Ziploc bag that is always in my suitcase. It’s filled with a little bit of everything. From pain relievers to stomach meds to supplements to bandages, when you’re in a strange city and it’s late, the last thing you need to do is have to find an open pharmacy! Especially if you’re traveling off-the-grid, always bring more than you think you may need.
  3. Pack Multi-Purpose Products: Any double duty items you have, trips like this one is where they really can pay off. I barely brought any makeup, but did have a tinted moisturizer that doubled as foundation, a conditioner that smooths and doubles as a gel; a lipstick that can be used as blush, the list can go on! I brought my Olay Complete All Day Moisurizer with SPF 30 to add an extra layer of protection from the sun! Even if we were just going out to dinner, if the sun is up in Ecuador, you need sun protection on your face! And this one is light enough even for summer days – it moisturizes without being heavy or sticky.
  4. Don’t Skimp Where You Need It Most: During our trip, we were literally standing on the Equator. So it was H.O.T! I knew that a  tiny travel sized deodorant was not going to cut it! That’s why I brought my and boy, did it get tested! I needed a clinical strength to keep me dry and the 48 Hour Odor Protection was a must! It had 4 times the wetness protection required of an ordinary antiperspirant, which was perfect, since I was 4 times hotter than normal.
    visiting the equator
  5. RELAX!: Don’t let stress over packing ruin your fun. You really can survive a week without makeup or your favorite eye cream. I promise. It was rough, but I managed. See me roughing it?iguana crossing hotel galapagosWant to get travel ready? Share what P&G beauty products you’re packing in your suitcase on your next trip and win!

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Written by Melissa Angert, editor of this fashion blog and author of Girlymama. You can also find her on Twitter as Melissa Angert. She is a mom of 3 living in Providence.


  1. ron schnell says:

    Looks awesome!

  2. I bring my favorite P&G products in travel size bottles when I travel.

  3. I have some of their travel sizes for flights.

  4. I always buy travel size for convienience

  5. Julia Barnes says:

    I empty larger containers into my travel size!

  6. Cynthia C says:

    I either bring travel size products or transfer from large containers to small ones.

  7. I always have to travel with moisturizer and sunscreen.

  8. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I just pack everything in my travel bag.

  9. Susan Christy says:

    I put them in travel size bottles.

  10. heather s says:

    I bring the travel size with me when I go on a trip

  11. Carolyn g says:

    I love Pantene so I either buy travel sizes or I put them in a Ziploc and check my bag

  12. I buy travel sizes at target

  13. I always stock up on travel sizes of P & G.

  14. Jill Jackson says:

    I put travel size bottles in ziploc bags just in case

  15. Denise S says:

    I bring my favorite P&G products in a small plastic container.

  16. i don’t 🙂 i usually visit the nearest pharmacy and buy new for while we are away.

  17. Ireon Williams says:

    Travell size bottles for travel

  18. I use small bottles and lots of ziploc bags. The bags are great for organizing and everything.

  19. Tiffany S says:

    I bring them along with me in travel sized bottles when I go somewhere.

  20. I get travel sized products. Also, I put all the liquids (shampoo, lotion, etc) in a plastic bag in case anything spills 🙂

  21. i bring them in travel sized bottles

  22. Kim Henrichs says:

    I always travel with a travel-sized Secret deodorant!

  23. Ryan Bunker says:

    Every time i travel the hotel has shampoo plus conditioner so why pack any

  24. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I try to get my products in travel sizes for traveling.

  25. I use their makeup for a quick make up look

  26. hair products, Q tips, melatonin and ear plugs!

  27. Sara Aycock says:

    I fill my own travel bottles.

  28. I always put my products in a sturdy plastic bag in case they leak.

  29. i make sure to get the travel sized products

  30. Maryann Royster says:

    I have travel size bottles and I fill and refill them for trips. I also recycle altoid tins for small stuff or first aid.

  31. I always bring my shampoo and conditioner with!

  32. Brittney House says:

    I buy the travel sized bottles that I buy from Walmart.

  33. O.K.Terrific

  34. Paul Gardner says:

    I get travel size bottles at the grocery store and fill them with P&G products.

  35. I usually buy the travel size shampoos and conditioner

  36. HS kraftmaking says:

    I get travel size P&G products at Target for my travels.

  37. Steve Weber says:

    I get the travel size products from either Target or Walgreens.

  38. Meghan Berdelle says:

    Definitely the travel size products!

  39. I always empty my large bottles of Pantene shampoo and condition into smaller travel bottles for my travels and I always take a travel bottle of Febreze, you never know when something is going to need freshened up!!

  40. Misty Woods says:

    I love the travel sized products they are perfect for stuffing in suit cases.

  41. Misty Woods says:

    For the Pintrest section I accidently copy & pasted another bloggers board’s name I was looking at into the section my pintrest name is

  42. Trisha Burgess says:

    I buy them from the travel size section at the store.

  43. Depends on the trip, but it’s either purchase the small sizes in stores or just repackage whatever I have on hand in smaller containers.

  44. Mary Cloud says:

    I love to bring travel size P&G products with me when I travel

  45. Cindy Loo says:

    I’ve noticed that a lot of full sized products, like toothpaste and deodorant, are actually TSA approved for carry ons! It’s really nice to have my full sized deodorant when I’m somewhere warm!

  46. tavel sizes only way you can get it on the plane now a days or in my side case

  47. beth shepherd says:

    I like to travel with pg on my carryon.

  48. Erica Hall says:

    I usually take the samples we get in the mail or by the travel sizes.

  49. I like to transfer my products into small travel size containers perfect to take on the go!

  50. I always pick up travel size shampoo and body wash before a trip.

  51. Emily Benzing says:

    I like to only bring the basics because traveling is for seeing new places.. not wanting to have all your material items so I like to bring the P&G sample sizes and travel sizes with me. Especially shampoo, body things, etc.

  52. i buy the travel sized bottles.

  53. Elizabeth E says:

    I buy the travel bottles or steal from my husband’s bottles.

  54. Jennifer R says:

    I bring my fav P&G products when I travel by putting them into travel sized bottles I already own. It makes it easy and cost effective for me.

  55. Liberty J says:

    I pack travel size products in my makeup bag or purse sometimes.

  56. katherine says:

    I have to bring my Crest toothpaste

  57. Laurajj says:

    We love to buy the small sample sizes to take with us when we travel, or purchase when we arrive if we are flying! So thankful for the smaller sizes!

  58. Francine Anchondo says:

    I get travel sizes

  59. Katherine M Mixon says:

    I like to bring pour my products into the travel size containers and then I’m on my way!

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  61. Denise E. says:

    I do buy travel-sized products and definitely pack them in a Ziplock bag. I had a sunscreen versus luggage catastrophe a few years ago!

  62. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I would put the P&G products in a small plastic containers that I would use when I travel

  63. Victoria Barbour says:

    I mostly use travel sized products and keep everything in a ziplock bag

  64. Danielle Marie says:

    i love the travel size shampoo. great for carry ons!

  65. Lisa Walker says:

    I always buy travel size empty containers and pour my Pantene shampoo and conditioner in and I buy a travel size Secret deodorant.

  66. Lisa V. says:

    When I do long distance backpacking, I carry the travel size products.

  67. Stephanie Liske says:

    I buy the travel size ones.

  68. Erica B. says:

    I have them all in a separate bag.

  69. Susan Smith says:

    I bring my favorite P&G products in travel size bottles when I travel.

  70. Angelica Dimeo says:

    I buy travel sized bottles to take with me

  71. Travel size bottles save a lot of space when traveling. I like to use refillable bottles because they are cheaper than buying new bottles just for travel.

  72. susan smoaks says:

    i like to take a tide stick with me when i travel

  73. I usually buy the travel size products at CVS before each trip.

  74. Summer B. says:

    I always buy the travel size.

  75. Janine Hwang says:

    I have travel sized bottles of everything

  76. Susan Bosco says:

    I usually bring travel size but also have a few travel containers that I can fill with products that I can’t get in travel size.

  77. In travel size containers that qualify to pass through airport security. And I would love to hear more about your trip to Ecuador because I am planning to go there someday.

  78. I take Tide pods with me when I travel

  79. Trisha McKee says:

    I love getting the trial size when i travel. I am assured of having my favorite items, just enough to get me through the trip.

  80. Birdiebee says:

    I usually don’t take the products with me unless I can find them in trial size before I leave. Otherwise, I purchase the products when I arrive as I am always packing at the last minute.

  81. Peggy Johnson says:

    I pour them into a travel size bottle to make sure I have what I like to use

  82. Gabrielle Tietz says:

    Travel size bottles are great to bring on a trip!!

  83. I typically just buy the travel size. I’m usually so stressed planning any vacation, that I will jump at a chance for anything convenient. I would be lost without the travel size option.

  84. Danielle Magee says:

    I bring travel size of my favorite P&G brands with me when I travel.

  85. laurie murley says:

    I try to find them in travel sizes when I go on a trip

  86. I bring travel size bottles with me.

  87. Hesper Fry says:

    I also bring travel sized bottles with me on my trips.

  88. Carolyn Daley says:

    The travel size toothpaste and shampoo are a way to freshen me up while on vacation.

  89. Danielle Day says:

    love the travel toothpaste.

  90. Christina G. says:

    I sometimes pack my shampoo and conditioner in little bottles when I travel. Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. Amy Orvin says:

    I bring them in travel sized bottles in a small tote when I travel.

  92. Kristen P says:

    Travel shampoos and conditioners and a roll of paper towels if traveling in our car bc of the puppy messes!

  93. Valeen N says:

    I love Pantene hair products, so I head out to buy some travel sizes. I still keep them in Ziploc bags. Love that it keeps them organized and stops any messes from occurring!

  94. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I follow tsa size requirements the 311 policy. 3 ounces 1 quart size bag and 1 bag per person

  95. Tabathia B says:

    If I already have the item I just pack it or buy it in travel sizes for a smaller bag

  96. We toss travel size bottles of products we will be using on our trip in a ziploc bag !

  97. Rajee Pandi says:

    I always buy the new set while travelling