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Smartphone Related Hacks
Here are some apps you will need to have in order to make sure your vacation goes off without a hitch.
21. Booking Apps
The internet is filled with great booking apps – from hotels, to flights to cars from every major booking website there is. Download the one you like the most. You’ll simplify the booking process and you can book on the go!
22. Google Translate
You simply cannot leave home without it. It has a cool new feature called live translation! All you need to do is point your camera at a sign or menu and Google will translate it for you!
23. Offline Google Maps
Having Google Maps on your smartphone isn’t really a travel hack, but did you know you can download the maps and use them offline? Great for when there’s spotty Wi-Fi connection!
24. Trip It
Trip It will plan your trip, like you’ve never seen before. Everything about your trip, in one place! Now, how cool is that?!
ICE stands for In Case of Emergency and it’s just that. An app for Android that keeps all the details about your health, in case of emergency. The cool thing about this app is that it can be accessed even when your smartphone is locked.
26. Hair Pins in Empty Tic Tac Boxes
Hair pins are probably the most misplaces things… them and keys! Use an empty Tic Tac box to store them and you’ll never have to worry about losing them, ever again!
27. Straws for Lotions
If you’re going away for just a couple of days, then there’s no point in bringing along heavy lotion bottles. Use straws to store the lotions and just tape them up!
28. Toothpaste Inside Eye Dropper Bottle
You don’t have to buy travel sized toothpaste! Just use an empty eye dropper bottle and fill it up with toothpaste.
29. Plastic Wrap on the Inside of the Caps
Whatever bottles you’re bringing with you, make sure they don’t leak, by using plastic wrap on the inside of the caps!
30. Bring Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is the miracle oil that has 101 and more uses. From hair conditioner to body moisturizer to makeup remover, coconut pulls through.
31. Moisturize While in the Air
The air inside planes is very dry and damaging to the skin, so make sure you moisturize both your face and hands while up in the air.
32. Ask for Perfume Samples
Don’t bring along your entire perfume bottle, instead go to where you bought it from and ask for a sample!
33. Contact Lens Cases for Storage of Miscellaneous Items
Contact lens cases works wonderfully for storing creams, foundation, concealer and even fake eyelashes!
34. Mixed Oils
Mix some of your favorite liquid oils at home (for example sweet almond and carrot seed oil) and use as makeup remover, body moisturizer and even hair conditioner.
35. Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a sprayable powder that you can use on your scalp and hair to remove grease. Spray liberally, comb through and your hair is as good as new. Note that this doesn’t replace washing your hair, it only delays the wash by a day or two.
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