Friday, September 4, 2015

Travel Beauty Essentials + Giveaway

I really love to travel, I don't get to do near enough of it, but I have a travel bucket list I'm hopeful I'll get to cross off slowly. But one thing I don't love about traveling is packing. I'm always nervous I'm going to forget something or lose my luggage or the weather will suddenly be way different than the Weather Channel told me it would be. Whenever I'm going anywhere, even if just for the night, I always make a list to double check that I'm packing everything I need. One list that never changes is my beauty list, well really my toiletries but I really hate that word. I have a set collection of beauty essentials that I always bring with me when I travel. Having this set collection takes away a lot of stress while packing so I have more time to worry about important things like if I need nude heels and nude wedges.

  1. chapstick - I hate having dry lips. If I'm doing a lot of sightseeing or other casual activities while traveling I probably don't want to bother with lipgloss so chapstick is my best friend
  2. hand lotion - My skin always feels so dry when I stay in a hotel. I love this hand lotion because it's perfect travel size and really sinks into your skin well
  3. neutral nail polish - Nobody wants to spend their vacation redoing their nails, but accidents happen and sometimes you need a touchup. This Essie Topless and Barefoot is a favorite because it goes with everything and doesn't show wear easily 
  4. nail buffer - Try to get on an airplane with a nail file with a pointed tip and you can count on that getting taken away, but with this I'm still prepared for any broken nail emergencies 
  5. bobby pins - Can you ever have enough bobby pins? No you can't because it never fails when you need one they're no where to be found. I always bring way more than I should need to be safe
  6. individual bottles for shampoo, conditioner, and face wash - I always use the hotel provided body wash, but I only use the shampoo and conditioner if times are dire. My hair is already not going to be happy with a different type of water so I try to use my regular shampoo and conditioner. And I'm really picky about what goes on my face; I'm using my own face wash or not washing my face
  7. hair ties - I don't know why but I always seem to lose these while traveling. Even though I'll probably only use it to tie my hair back while washing my face and sleeping they're a necessity 
  8. travel perfume - This is one of my very favorite products! I don't want to take my entire bottle of perfume when I travel because I probably won't get it through TSA and it could break. You just spray your favorite perfume in this and you have your own travel sized perfume. Plus now you can spray it on your clothes so they don't have that "trapped in a suitcase all day" smell, something you can't do with those travel roller balls
  9. makeup remover wipes - If you sleep in your makeup all vacation you're going to come home with a fresh face of breakouts, but nobody wants to pack an entire bottle of makeup remover plus cotton rounds. These wipes do the trick plus they aren't a liquid that's going to count against you with TSA. 
  10. cute pouch - I had a really bad experience with a bottle of shampoo opening up in my suitcase when I went to a leadership camp in high school. I spent the entire weekend with slightly sticky very fresh smelling clothes, and I've made sure to ALWAYS pack liquids in a sealed bag since. I mean you could use a large ziplock, but isn't this Lilly Pulitzer pouch a million times cuter? 

I've been planning this post for awhile and had hoped to have it coincide with a trip of my own, but that trip doesn't seem to be in the cards any time soon. So I figured with this being a long holiday weekend there were probably some of you planning to head out of town for one last summer trip. But my loss is your gain, because I'm giving one of you all the products featured above! Enter the Rafflecopter below.

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  1. I gotta have my chapstick when I travel. :) Awesome giveaway!

  2. I swear your giveaways are always literally perfect!! I hate to hear that your trip is still on the back burner for now, but I'm totally serious in saying you should try to make it down to Orlando - I would love to actually meet you in person!

    I would have to say my number one travel essential is bobby pins - you never know when you'll need one.

    Pick Your Beau

  3. Makeup removing wipes (moisturizing ones) are my #1 beauty travel essential - not only do they remove your makeup, but can used in a pinch to clean your hands, etc.
    And hair ties. Can never pack enough hair ties!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

  4. I have to have chap stick always and a good music playlist on my phone!

  5. Travelling essentials: coffee and gum. I know it's not beauty related but it's how I stay sane! For beauty it would have to be chapstick and hand lotion!

  6. Lavender oil and face wash!! I'm the same way about using my own face wash

  7. I have to have my makeup hands down! I cannot go anywhere without makeup.


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