Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer Vacation Must Haves

 I know summer is here when I get the sudden urge to eat BBQ, drink lemonade and bask in the hot summer sun.To be honest the shade happens to be more of my cup of tea, but you know what I mean.
Yup people summer is here and with that also comes summer vacation. In the past packing was not my strong point. Meaning I would mindlessly cram everything in the biggest bag I could find and hope I didn’t miss anything. These days the days of havoc are a thing of the past and dare I even say? I am now organized and well thought out as possible. So with a little trip planed this weekend, here are some of my beauty essentials for a summer vacation.

I can’t tell you have many trips I’ve taken and forgotten sun screen. This mistake usually leads to one of two things: sunburns or paying for overpriced sunscreen at a tourist area. Yes, it was once I that bought a bottle Hawaiian Tropic SPF for $25.00. I have to say this pained me to purchase, since the price at my local drug store was less than half. Lesson learnt… now I never forget sunscreen. On this particular trip I am bringing a Bioderma SPF for the body and Miracle 10 SPF 30 for the face. My advice is if you’re going to be in the sun pack more sunscreen then you think you need.
I have a whole post on my sunscreen faves here.

After sun Lotion
Sunburnt or not a long day in the sun equates to one thing… dehydrated skin. To combat this unfortunate symptom I highly suggest bringing some sort of after sun cream or moisturizer with you. Many of these creams are formulated to hydrate, sooth and replenish the skin. Plus they also have the added benefit of feeling refreshing. If you don’t have an after sun product bring any body cream, trust me any form of hydration is better than none.
Like sunscreen this cooling counterpart is commonly sold in tourist areas for ridiculous price. I’m just saying it’s never fun to be the person paying $30.00 for a bottle of cheap aloe gel.  

Dr. Bronner’s Soap
Dr. Bronner’s soaps are an amazing multi use product. Personally I love that the Dr.Bronners is safe to use in your hair, face and body too. Also, should you want to you can also use this as tooth paste, dish cleaner, laundry detergent or ant spray… just saying lots of uses.
 However what makes this product an excellent choice for your summer vacation is that is biodegradable. Which means should you want to wash off in a lake, ocean or pond this is a perfectly environmentally friendly product to do so.  

Mascara is a must for me because it a product that creates the biggest impact with the least amount of effort. My current mascara on the go is Covergirl’s Super Sizer; I have a review here should you want to hear my thoughts. This might be a total diva product to some, but I just can’t help myself.

Dior Addict Lip Glow
This infamous lip glow is my go to lip product. Not only does it feel like a moisturizing lip balm but it also adds a stunning pink tint to the lips too. This might be crazy talk but if I had to pick one lip product to use for the rest of my life it might just be this.

Also ladies don’t forget to bring a tooth brush, a floppy hat and some sunglasses.  Whether you’re going on a summer vacation or not, I hope you all enjoying the warm weather. What are some of your summer essentials? Leave me a comment I would love to hear

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