I would like to tell you that I was always the kind of girl who wiped her airplane seat down before settling in. I was not. Full disclosure: I was the kind of girl who forgot everything and always had to call room service for a toothbrush and a razor. If I was late (and you were waiting for me in my room), I was the girl with bad breath and hairy legs. Not sexy. But hey, it’s not about where you've been, it’s about where you're going.
At VIOLET GREY, we're on a mission to inform every discerning, hot, and well-read customer of what they need to be the kind of girl I want to be. In other words: the best at everything. Naturally, this includes mastering the art of curating a light yet effective travel beauty case. Now, if you are tired of hearing about how something becomes worthy of your consideration, I suggest you scroll ahead to my list of Violet To Go essentials. Still with me? Then let me briefly qualify the forthcoming recommendations by saying each item is VIOLET CODE APPROVED. That is to say, these products have been tested and deemed best-in-class by a committee of experts whose collective know-how makes them the industry's beauty authority.
Which brings me to the 23 best things everyone needs when traveling in polite society. Each item is, of course, VIOLET CODE APPROVED and a personal favorite of mine.
“With the exception of the headphones, all of these items can be divided into three makeup bags. I suggest grouping them into the categories—like skin care, emergency essentials, and necessities—to ensure everything is organized and easily accessible." —CG
“For managing in-flight anxiety, I recommend meditating with the VIOLET-CODE-APPROVED app Calm. Opt for noise-canceling headphones that completely cover your ears, like this cool matte pair from Beats by Dre, over earbuds to completely block external noises (e.g., wailing infants and chatty travel mates).” —CG