Article by BWTV Reporter: Jessica Morrobel
Last minute packing, hassling through your products – What to take? What not to take? What’s TSA approved? These questions run through our mind as we prepare to jet off on a vacation.
I recently did some last-minute packing before heading off the Dominican Republic, where I felt that I would of had to take all of my moisturizers due to the ever-drying heat, along with my beauty products to primp up every night, but with the help of my very organized mother, I was able to choose what was best to take and what was best to leave.
If you feel the way I did, no need to worry about packing all of your essentials – with the following top five secret weapons in your luggage, you’ll be ready to enter vacation mode no time:
1.) The most important piece of beauty product you can ever take with you on board is a über-hydrating facial cream to lock in every bit of moisture, especially when you’re traveling to a hot island. Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator ($36) is a rich, oil-free cream gel that will instantly rehydrate and comfortably repair your skin – this product is much-needed after a long day at the beach.
2.) Brush that overnight, (possibly) hungover funky smell, and start your day off with a fresh mouth and pearly whites. GoSmile Jet Set Kit ($12) is the perfect portable travel kit that you can take with you wherever you go! Plus, it’s TSA approved.
3.) Besides the wonderful smell that these products withhold, Fekkai’s Brilliant Glossing Travel Faves Kit ($43) is a lifesaver, literally! This all in one traveling hair kit has a shampoo, conditioner, glossing cream, hairspray, and a mini comb – need I say more?
4.) We all want to look good on vacation, so why take your entire makeup bag, when you can grab the Wanderlust Desert Collection by Bare Escentuals ($49) where you’ll have a mimi primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush/all-over face color, lipgloss, and a mascara along with the small travel bag – total steal if you ask me and a it the colors are great for every skin shade.
5.) Hitting the beach? Don’t forget your sunblock! With Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45 ($8.49) you’ll be ready to go out in the sun without having to worry about reapplying every time you get out of the water because this sunscreen is not only waterproof, but sweatproof as well.
*Jessica Morrobel is a NYC-based journalist, reporter, and TV host. Twitter: @JessicaMorrobel