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Girls only!! :) (and another question for anyone)

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Question about contraceptives, tampons and flights!
9 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 21 Msg: #104689  
N Posts: 18
Hi Girlies,

Have a question for you all regarding "hair removal legs/bikini/armpits"
I've never travelled before and will be heading off next week for 3 months , yay!!!

I've always waxed, so I'm guessing I'm not going to be able to
do that while I'm travelling so what do you girls reccomend, shaving/cream.... not sure what else is there
as I've only waxed....

Also have to keep toiletries to a minimum, so what shall I leave behind, I love my toiletries, shampoo/conditiner/moisturiser makeup... you name it.. I know I have to travel light, but what do I absolutley need to take and what shall I leave behind..... Please help as I havent a cluse!!

Many Thanks in advance

Liz xxxx Reply to this

9 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 22 Msg: #104699  

...what do you girls reccomend..


I just use a razor and soap. I dont bother with shaving foam. Soap works well enough.

...Also have to keep toiletries to a minimum, so what shall I leave behind, I love my toiletries, shampoo/conditiner/moisturiser makeup... you name it..


Prioritise. I just take what is most important to me, and leave the rest. For example your stuff would be still under 10 KG if you brought 5 KG of toiletries and just 2 light dresses, a few underwears and a pair of flipflops. Reply to this

9 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 23 Msg: #104716  
Hey!

You can get sugared/waxed before you go, but then a few weeks in you'll probably start to grow back. Depends on where you are going but you can probably buy some wax at a drug store/chemist. Otherwise a razor and soap works great and is super cheap- and you won't risk the shaving cream spilling out all over your stuff.

I'm a girl too- but the only mandatory things for me are lip balm, eye liner and moisturizer (in terms of un neccesary toiletries 😊 ). Think about your make up... do you use eye shadow, blush, cover up etc. every time you go out? If you're going somewhere tropical- will your make up... 'melt' off your face - or worse if you go diving or in the water, its a hassle to have to run to the bathroom (if there is one) and touch up your face.

Shampoo and conditioner is available in most places- you won't be bringing a 3 month supply of that. Use a shampoo/conditioner combination so you don't have to carry around 2 bottles. Oh and you DON'T need to shower every day :D If you're going somewhere hot, a dip in the ocean can cool you off from sweating rather than showering all the time. Reply to this

9 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 24 Msg: #104719  
I cant do without suncream and mosquito repellant. Reply to this

9 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 25 Msg: #104729  
B Posts: 105
If you have a rough route planned out it might be cheaper to book a round-the-world ticket. There are some really good deals out there and they can be really flexible too. We booked round the world tickets with oneworld alliance and we chose our route but were able to change the dates as many times as we wanted (although they generally only last for one year).

And I never had a problem buying tampons etc throughout South America either.

Lara Reply to this

9 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 26 Msg: #104739  
I use sun-screen as a moisturizer, so it works double-duty. Same with conditioner - works for my hair and I use it for shaving. And a good antiperspirant/deodorant is one of those items I almost always forget, but am always glad I have. Shaving creams are bulky, hard to take on airplanes ... just a real hassle.

For make-up I go with a light foundation (with SPF), lip-gloss and eye-liner. Typically if I'm somewhere I think I'd need to use more to feel socially presentable, I'm in a location where its easy to purchase.

- Stephanie Reply to this

9 years ago, February 26th 2010 No: 27 Msg: #105163  
I'd suggest taking what you love the most with you. My last trip to Mexico was marred by a small bottle of suntan lotion that cost me $15 US and gave me a rash!

The only trick is getting it through the airport. 😉 Reply to this

9 years ago, March 3rd 2010 No: 28 Msg: #105591  
N Posts: 18
Hi Girlies,

Thank you so so much, I waxed today and my sister-in -law has given me a couple of razors to use
when I need to. I thought I'd take a small makep bag and take the essentials, but I've managed to overload it somehow so I need to go through it again me thinks.

Only 1 more day to go, eeeeeeek

xxxx Reply to this

9 years ago, March 21st 2010 No: 29 Msg: #106947  
Hi

Girls, every heard of the menstrual cup?

There are a few on the market, "keeper" and "mooncup". It is a re-useable silicone cup worn internally like a tampon or diaphragm (cap). The benefits are numerous.
1) No need to worry about running out of tampons or towels.
2) cheaper
3) SO much more environmentally responsible; no dirty tampons being washed into the oceans and rivers!
4) MUCH better for Thrush sufferers, basically tampons encourage thrush and I never knew before switching to the cup! The thrush point is a biggy for those of you heading to the humid hot tropics believe me!

Many more good points I'm sure, check out www.mooncup.co.uk

Yes it is fiddly to start with, but as the producers say within 3 cycles you will love it/ have the hang of it. I think you can get it in the big branches of Boots now in the UK.

Give it a go, don't be squeamish It's only your body, girls.

Ok hope that helps.

Contraception:
I think I picked up a year's supply of the contraceptive pill in Lebannon.
Anyway condoms are everywhere for when the inevitable diarrhoea compromises your protection. In fact I got so fed up with always being uncertain of my pill protection I just stopped taking it, then found out the consequences to my hormones...After over 10 years on the pill I didn't resume natural periods for a full year. worth thinking about at least.

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9 years ago, March 28th 2010 No: 30 Msg: #107435  
yeh i looked into those. curious to try it. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 30th 2010 No: 31 Msg: #107546  
yeah I use one of those cuppy things- you have to give it a chance though- it takes some time to learn how to use it properly though lol. Reply to this

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