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Travel Essentials for the Beauty Queen

My loves,

It’s that time of year where so many people decide to take some time off and travel somewhere tropical. I for one am planning a trip to Nicaragua in  a little over 3 weeks! I seriously cannot wait, I am so excited. You all know how much I despise winter, so some sunshine, some water and some awesome volcano boarding (more on that later). When traveling there is always the question ‘Do I check a bag?’ ‘Should I just bring a carry-on?’ I have decided that I am only going to bring a carry-on because with my luck my bag will get lost and I just can’t have that. I’ve been searching for the best travel items at the best value, because I am absolutely awful at packing lightly. This is an entirely new experience for me. I mean I still have to look good while on vacation, so I need the very best beauty products. The key is to small the small ones that I’m allowed to bring in my carry-on. Here is what I found:

In Flight Beauty Sleep Kit  $18.00

“This set promotes rest and comfort to help you travel beautifully. The easy-to-pack pouch is big enough for all the included amenities plus your favorite beauty essentials. A black contoured sleep mask helps block the light. It fits comfortably on the face and may even be worn with lash extensions or false lashes. The adjustable straps allow for a personalized fit to avoid creases in skin and hair. The included earplugs are pliable and sized to fit well into smaller ear canals for noise-fee rest, and the no-pull elastic hair bands allow you to change your style upon arrival. An included luggage tag can be used to personalize your bag.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 9.36.22 PMThis set contains:
– Contoured sleep mask
– Ear buds
– Footies
– 3 x Hair ties
– Luggage tag
– Travel pouch

I love this, I mean I really love this. Marketing, I swear it gets me every time, some would call it pathetic, I call it genius. I want this so badly that it’s embarrassing, it’s one of those items that you don’t actually so much need, but oh I want it so bad! It is so freaking adorable, plus that sleep mask looks incredibly comfortable and I really want the socks! I would really enjoy this way too adorable beauty sleep flight kit. It will be mine.

Travel Tips Mini Mani Kit  $24.00

“Love your nails with this manicure kit featuring six essential tools. This collection is all you need to keep your nails in shape and your toes sandal-ready year-round. The sleek case fits perfectly in your purse or travel bag for touch-ups on the go.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 9.42.41 PMThis set contains:
– Sapphire Nail File
– Tweezer
– Cuticle Pusher
– Nail Clipper
– Scissor
– Angled Cuticle Clipper

I know that most of us women out there will probably have our nails done before we go on vacay. But for those of us that like to do it ourselves this kit is great for taking care of your nails while on the road. You never know when you might chip or break a nail (GASP), that is where this kit comes in handy. It also has tweezers which is an actually must (we women need to maintain those unruly brows).

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics  $34.00

“Cooler in tone than the original, Naked2 Basics complements Naked2’s palette perfectly. Featuring six taupe-hued matte neutrals, it also includes five never-before-seen shades. Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ incorporates a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. They’re neutral enough for a range of skin tones—from cool to olive complexions to darker skin—and they’re perfect for creating a neutral matte eye or base eye looks with your favorite bolder shadows. It even has one shadow with a subtle, satin finish (Skimp), which is ideal for highlighting and adding dimension.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 9.56.10 PMThis is literally the best palette to brings on vacation with you. It has all the colours necessary for day to evening looks. And they are all matte which means it will give you a naturally enhanced look, so only you will now that you tried a little! It’s my favorite palette in my makeup kit and it’s the perfect size for traveling.

The Clean Truth-Cleansing Duo  $12.00

“A decadent, travel-sized pair of cleansers enriched with vitamin C, CoQ10, and nourishing botanical extracts to gently cleanse, brighten, and energize for a purely radiant complexion.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 10.02.04 PMThis set contains:
– 10 x The Clean Truth™ Cleansing Cloths: Brightening
– 1.5 oz African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser™

Keeping a proper skin care routine while on vacation can be very tricky. This lovely duo makes it a lot easier. It includes the cleansing wipes as well as a cleanser to ensure your skin stays squeaky clean and well-hydrated. It’s nice to have travel sized skin care, that way you don’t have to worry about checking a bag. I definitely need to grab this duo before I jet off to Nicaragua.

SMASHBOX| Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35   $22.00

– Oil-controlling formulation with emollients and optical pearl pigments to provide hydration and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles after only four weeks
– Features SPF 35 sun protection

“This multitasking tinted cream formula with SPF 35 moisturizes, primes, perfects, controls oil, and protects for flawless skin on set and beyond. Formulated with emollients and optical pearl pigments, this BB Cream gives skin a glowing, ethereal look and provides a hydrating veil for the complexion to maintain moisture on the surface of the skin. With its ultrasmoothing finish, it instantly re-texturizes to create a smooth canvas and enhances the wear of makeup. Ideal even for oily complexions, this expert formula with UVA/UVB protection helps inhibit oil to prevent the complexion from getting shiny throughout the day without the typical chalky matte finish.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 10.12.29 PMThis my friends will be your very best friend while traveling to somewhere tropical, as well a summer essential. It Has a SPF of 35 and it’s tinted. So you get medium coverage as well as protection from the sun! No more oily sunscreen on your face that’s going to make you break out and look super shiny. This is a fantastic product. It’s like a second skin. Helps control oil, provides hydration, reduces lines and wrinkles, provides medium coverage and an SPF. It’s perfection in a bottle.

I don’t know about any of you but I think I am ready for vacation with these fabulous products. And they are affordable and can be used for a couple of vacations. I feel much better having researched some travel sized beauty products. My carry on will be ready to go in time. And my beauty will be perfectly intact while soaking of the sun and playing in the sand.

All of these wonderful travel items can be found at Sephora.

What are your travel beauty essentials?

Laurelle, xo

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