Saturday, August 11, 2012

Packing for Airline Travel

... with three stops.... 


You know you have OCD when it takes you 3 days to pack! Seriously, I think I have a problem!

I recently signed up with Dressing Your Truth where I learned what my beauty style is. Not only do you learn the best colors and types of clothing to wear, it is something of a personality assessment. As a Type 2, I discovered that I am very detailed. And, in my case, that causes me to take forever to pack for a trip - especially a 9-day trip in which we will be changing planes 3 times (UGGG! Who chose this itinerary!?!).

I don't want to haul a large carry-on bag from flight to flight that many times (possibly running through the airport to make the connection!) so I am planning to check my bag. But I don't want to get caught spending a night at an unexpected stop somewhere without vital toiletries and at least something to sleep in, if not a change of clothes. Sooooo - I have a rather large purse that I bought specifically for this trip (in a suitable Type 2 muted color!) and I have packed everything in it that I think I might need in a pinch.

Here is what I have in this wonderfully spacious bag:
  • my makeup case plus a bottle of moisturizer and my powder which don't fit in the case
  • a large t-shirt and extra undies - for sleeping in if my other clothes (ie: my checked bag) is not with me
  • a mirror (for putting on aforementioned makeup)
  • Emergency 'medical' supplies: contact case and solution, assorted medications such as allergy pills, aspirin, cough drops, etc. (in the red checked bag)
  • reading glasses
  • my wallet with cash, credit cards, etc.
  • my camera
  • Rx eyeglasses
  • lipstick, lip balm, lip liner, compact with mirror
  • hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • my Nook (smaller than a book! - more versatile, too!)
  • my phone (not in there now, but will be when I leave) ...should I try to cram my charger in there?
  • my passport
  • a pen(hmmm - do I need paper, too?)

So, if you are looking for suggestions on what to pack, this should cover it. Did I forget anything? Let me know in the comments!

Now that that is done, I need to stop procrastinating and get back to packing my other bag...


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ready to Be Your Most Beautiful Self?

My experience with Dressing Your Truth

I have recently discovered a program that helps women learn to accentuate their own natural qualities by taking a realistic look at the hair, skin, and body that they were born with; see their own unique beauty and make the most of it!

That is a tall order! I have spent hours watching videos and reading articles and watched (what feels like) hundreds of before and after photos that have convinced me that this program truly works magic!

It is called Dressing your Truth. You can sign up for the free Learn Your Type e-course here.

I have spent so much time with this fascinating information the last few days that I see it where ever I look. Last night my husband and I were watching a documentary and one of the experts that was being interviewed was such a perfect example of a Type 1 that it was quite distracting to me! I wanted to say, "look at her ears that stick out in such an animated way, and her round face, and her cute upturned mouth!" but, of course, he would have thought I had completely lost my mind, so I didn't mention it. Ha! Ha!

Another place I am seeing "types" is in my jewelry! Here are some examples:

Type 1: Bright, animated beauty; light, airy, circles, fun

Color Pop Earrings
Pastel Button Bracelet

Type 2: Subtle, soft beauty, comfortable, flowing

Aqua Swirl Mommy Necklace
Low Tide Button Bracelet

Type 3: Rich, dynamic beauty; passionate, angular

Square Green Mommy Necklace
Mustard Yellow Marble Bracelet

Type 4: Bold, striking beauty; solid, high contrast, black & white

Geometric Red Cubic Zirc Earrings

Black & White Necklace

Have you discovered what your type is? What are your favorite type-specific accessories?

Let me know what you think of the program!