Beauty travel essentials and summer travel tips
By Carla Snuggs
When traveling this summer, we all want to pack light to save room and save money on baggage fees. But, we also want make sure we have the beauty products we need to accentuate and maintain our natural beauty. We asked Personal Travel Planner and Travel Blogger Kelly Ella Maz for her top tips when packing beauty essentials for a summer trip. Here are Kelly’s tips for summer travel.
Tip 1: For bottles or jars that could potentially leak, put Saran Wrap over the opening before putting on the lid.
Tip 2: For the perfect one-week supply of foundation and liquid highlighter, use a contact lenses case. It's much easier to pack than a whole bottle of foundation!
Tip 3: In order to bring as many cosmetics as possible in my small bag, concentrate on downsizing everything. Pour creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioner products in small travel-sized containers
Tip 4: Another space-saving trick is to swap out eyeshadow palettes for colourful Make-Up Forever eyeliner pencils. The pencils are much smaller than an eyeshadow palette, plus you don't need to pack brushes.
Tip 5: Whenever possible, pack solid products over liquids or powders. Kelly suggests Nars Multiplier stick as a blush, because there's no risk of a powder blush shattering in your luggage.
Tip 6: Absolutely anything that could spill or leak gets placed into Ziploc bags! “I'd die if something spilled in my Fendi makeup case!” says Kelly.
Below are some of Posh Beauty Blog's most essential travel beauty products:
1. The GO! Gorgeous Kit
The Travel Beauty Kit for the fashionista needs to be cute, portable and effective. Skin Authority has the perfect match! The GO! Gorgeous Kit contains four travel-sized products that complete a 21-day skin care routine: Daily Cleanser, Resurfacing Accelerator, Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator, and Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 UVA 4-Stars.The kit is packaged in a box that can easily be thrown into a carry-on or tote ($58, Skinauthority.com).
2. Make-Up Forever Eye Pencils
Extra long, hyper-pigmented eye pencils from Make-Up Forever are a great alternative to eye shadow palettes – the tips is soft and pliable.They’re also much more convenient. You don’t have to worry about the mess and possible breakage ($17, Makeupforever.com).
3. Boomstick Trio
BOOM! By Cindy Joseph consists of three versatile and multipurpose Boomsticks that can be used anywhere on the body for a natural look. Each stick is paraben-free and comes in one universal color, so it looks amazing on women of all ages and on all skin tones. Boomsticks are small in size but pack in a ton of product so it eliminates clutter in your cosmetic bags. The Boomstick Trio contains Boomstick Color, Boomstick Glo and Boomstick Glimmer ($68, Boombycindyjoseph.com - can be purchased individually for $24 each).
4. Supergoop!® 'City & Sand' Sunscreen Set
This travel set includes the ultra-light SPF 30+ City Sunscreen Serum, Fusion Lip Balm; water-resistant SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion for Face and Body and SPF 40 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Day Cream ($35, Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, QVC.com, Supergoop.com)
Swipe® is a pocket-sized, biodegradable, single use deodorant wipe infused with a natural tea tree extract that not only provides protection, it also eliminates body odor. The small and discrete packaging makes Swipe® travel-friendly and ideal beach bags ($3.99 for pack of three, $6.99 for pack of 10, $14.99 for pack of 25, Itswipes.com and Amazon.com).
6. Cutex® Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads
Cutex®'s Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads are perfect for the woman on-the-go. These individually wrapped felt pads combine botanical oils with Cutex®'s patented remover formula that strengthens and nourishes nails after just one use. You can get them in 10- and 3-count packs, and they’re safe for airline travel (Cutexnails.com).
7. Beauty Book
The hardest part of traveling with all of your cosmetics is finding the right travel case- let's face it: cosmetic bags don't work! You can never find what you need digging through a makeup bag plus lids come off and things spill! Enter the Beauty Book. It holds each item in its own place so things aren't rolling around all over and you can see what you have! Available in 2 sizes (small and large), this Beauty Book is a must-have for every fashionista who wants to be beautiful AND organized ($19.99, Greatusefulstuff.com).
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