As someone who travels pretty regularly, I feel like I’m consistently packing, unpacking, doing laundry, and packing again. And let me tell you, as much as I do love to travel, packing SUCKS. Having to fit everything perfectly, prepare for unpredictable weather, and of course, remembering to bring all of the little creams, serums, and vitamins that I simply cannot live a day without.
I’m very particular when it comes to my toiletries, and each of my daily routines have their own routines. If I have the room, I’ll usually bring the full-sized items and wrap them in plastic bags in case of leaks or explosions, but it’s generally a huge waste of space in my luggage, a waste of plastic bags, and they eventually get taken by security when I once again forget I can’t take anything over 4 ounces (is someone going to change that??).
When I’m feeling fancy and have the time, I’ll stalk the aisles of CVS to find the mini travel-sized versions of all of my toiletries, or I’ll get the empty mini bottles and label them myself. But once again, huge waste of plastic, a waste of money, and those refillable bottles always create such a mess and never seem to stay fully closed anyway (and the Sharpie always comes off in the shower).
It took me far too many airport freak-outs and messy packing jobs to realize that I needed a better solution for my travel toiletries. After a little research, I came across the brand Cadence and was immediately curious. At first glance I wasn’t entirely sure what they were or how to use them, but just by the look of them I was intrigued.
Cadence capsules are made from recycled, ocean-bound plastic, and they’re these little hexagonal-shaped capsules that screw open to store all of your toiletry and travel needs. They’re super cute, come in a bunch of different colors (charcoal, petal, lavender, sand, terracotta, and pacific), and you can customize them with all sorts of pre-designed labels (icons or words) or even customize your own! Even better? They’re magnetic, so if you buy a few of them, they stick together and never get lost in your sea of mismatched cosmetics.
On the site, there’s a “build your 6” bundle option, where you can get a bundle of 6 capsules for $10 off – sign me up! I knew I needed a better packing system and this definitely felt like it would keep me organized and make traveling with toiletries a breeze. Plus, not wasting money or plastic was a real bonus in my book.
Each capsule is 0.56 ounces (no more TSA nightmares), actually leakproof, watertight, airtight, and BPA-free. I picked the pacific color which is a pretty light blue, and labeled my six with the items I’m always in need of: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, face lotion, and supplements.
They arrived very quickly after I ordered them, and let me tell you, they are the BEST. Conveniently I had a weekend trip to pack for when they arrived and I got to put them to use right away. The openings are nice and big so they were easy to fill up, and they surprisingly held much more than I expected. I plopped them in my toiletry bag and through security and a long flight, they stayed perfectly intact the whole time, no spills or leaks!
I’m so glad I discovered Cadence because they are seriously my favorite thing to travel with. I’m always prepared with what I need and I’m no longer worried about the mid-flight messes.
If you’re sick of the travel toiletry struggle, it’s time to join team Cadence and build your 6 for $10 off. I promise you, you’re never going to want to leave the house without them!