Because the only TSA-approved liquids you should be packing are airplane bottles of Gin.
Okay so like, I'm lazy. I've accepted this. And one of my biggest annoyances is having to go through multiple airports: take off your shoes, take off your belt, take out your bags of liquids, blah blah blah. Especially when you have more than one international flight in a day--this exhausts me. So I compiled a list of everything you actually need in your carry-on, as well as the best lazy-friendly products:
If you're flying internationally or on a red-eye, just don't wear make-up to the airport. You'll feel like you're 18 again, waking up in your dorm room with your makeup still on from the night before and a stamp mark across your face. Don't do it. That said, it's probably best to bring a little make-up in your carry-on to freshen up.
Mascara and liquid foundation are considered liquids. Get eyelash extensions and pack powder foundation (light, medium, or full coverage). Boom, problem solved. Both are in, anyways. Sephora sells a compact travel eyelash curler and Panasonic sells a heated eyelash curler you can also use if you're too poor to afford extensions. If you must have eyeliner, pack a pencil and not liquid eyeliner. Wow, I'm a genius. Also ladies: lipstick is not a gel. Lipstick is amazing and literally fixes whatever post-airplane hangover look you're rockin' and suddenly makes you scream, "Wow, that girl kinda looks like she has her shit together." Don't underestimate the power of lipstick.
Don't forget makeup remover. I have two favorites: Burt's Bees and Yes To both make amazing Cucumber wipes that just smell great and make you feel fresh AF. These are great to freshen up with. I was recently introduced to a more eco-friendly option: the makeup remover towel. All you need is warm water. Throw them in the wash and it's reusable. These things are amazing, but just remember that you need access to laundry service when traveling for these (ugh, work).
2. Dry Shampoo
It gets it's own category because it's ah-mazing.
TSA has annoying rules about aerosol cans because they're intentionally trying to make my life harder (ugh). While I'm a firm believer (omg don't get me started--already too hype about dry shampoo) of Batiste, you're better off packing it in your checked luggage.
But don't fret, you have options. Batiste makes a Plumping Powder (a solid broke-girl option), but omg Bumble & Bumble makes this stuff called prêt-à-powder and it's to DIE for. So that's easy. If you've never used dry shampoo before, I can't relate to you so I'm sorry, it speaks for itself. I don't have the time to defend it to peasants.
3. Pillz and Germ-Preventing Shit
Prescription or naht, keep everything thing you could possibly need pill-wise on you. This is just smart (duh).
Obviously pack your prescription medications in your carry-on. If your bag gets lost (which lol, has happened to me in a foreign country and trust me, it sucks), you'll want that stuff. ZzzQuil is great if you have a difficult time sleeping on planes. Airborne is great because it's Vitamin C and helps from getting you sick by potentially gross people on your plane (ew). Seriously though, there are so many people jammed on a plane. Bring Clorox wipes for surfaces and for yourself. Also on that note, it goes without saying: deodorant. But apparently I still have to say it...
For the particularly lazy, I have great news: cleansing wipes you can bathe with and travel-friendly toothpaste tabs. You're welcome.
4. Feminine Hygeine
Imagine you're on the longest non-stop flight in the entire world (Sydney to Dallas--8,578 miles in 17 hours). Now imagine being out of your own country for almost a year, so you're not on the birth control pill. Now imagine getting your period (and not having any tampons) on that flight. Welcome to my life. It's awkward AF (and oddly similar to Abby's).
Do NAHT, I repeat, do naht forget to bring tampons. This is so important, guys. A lot of foreign countries do not have tampons, or they have these (ugh). You'll thank me later. In addition, here's a list of the kinds and brands of feminine hygiene products sold by country (so awesome). Also, Summer's Eve makes cleansing cloths (also amazing).
Just update your Spotify playlist and download it to offline mode before you board (if you're poor and don't have Premium, you'll have to purchase the Airplane's WiFi to listen to your music). Grab some magazines, books, and snacks, and you're set. Sleep masks and travel pillows really scream "high maintenance" and are also perf. If you really want people to see how basic loner/misunderstood traveller you are, pack a book like Eat, Pray, Love or Wild.
Be free & be lazy.