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Vacation Must-Haves

Vacation Must-Haves

Happy Sunday everyone! I couldn’t be more excited to share this post with you! Christmas break is around the corner and I will be going away on a vacation.  I love taking time for myself to relax and rejuvenate and you should too, its very important!  I am currently packing my vacation makeup bag and thought I would share what I am bringing.  I am heading to the Caribbean and cannot wait for the sea, sun, and sand.  These beauty products are perfect for warm weather and require minimal effort. 

When traveling, especially to hot destinations, its important to have good products so you won't end up being a "cake" face.  That's never a good look.  Whether it's for the plane ride, jumping in the ocean, or going out on a humid night, you want your makeup to stay in place all day and night. The products I am mentioning today are among some of my absolute favorites and perfect for traveling to tropical destinations.  I bring natural, light-weight, and bronzy toned products to enhance my tan and give me that healthy, sun-kissed glow.

The first product is by Tom Ford.  It's a shimmering body oil infused with his Soleil Blanc fragrance.  The formula and scent are just as beautiful as the packaging!  The oil is hydrating on the skin and leaves a nice shimmer, perfect for a night out.  It gives the skin a Victoria's Secret angel like glow and smells so delicious.  Next, Charlotte Tilbury's supermodel body and Lorac's TANalizer are two of my other favorite body shimmer products.  These products have a bronzing effect which compliments a natural tan beautifully.  Apply a small amount to your legs for supermodel limbs! These are not permanent and will wash off easily in the shower, therefore, they're perfect for an event or night out.  

I have another fragrance to share with you, Beach by Bobbi Brown.  This fragrance smells like summer.  Its notes include sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.  I only wear it during the summer or on vacation to trigger these memories every time I smell it.  Another product with a summery smell is Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray.  This is for your hair and creates a beautiful texture.  You spray it on damp hair and you get effortless tousled beach curls.  A must-have beach bag item!  

Next, are some makeup products. For many women, mascara is a MUST, regardless of where they are and I have found the perfect waterproof version, Makeup Forevers Aqua Smokey Lash.  I have used this for 6+ years and am convinced it's the best on the market.  When a mascara says "waterproof" it should be just that - not "water resistant" or "won't fully come off."  If it is going to make that claim it better stay put no matter what.  I have swam in the pool many times with this product on and have never had mascara running down my face.  It's my favorite mascara for tough weather conditions and has proven itself time and time again.  Now, MY favorite makeup item is blush, I find it makes the biggest difference for me and brunettes in general.  I love the Tarte cheek stains for year round use.  They have an array of colors to choose from and my two favorites are Natural Beauty and Flush.  They provide a subtle and super natural look.  The texture is jelly-like and super easy to blend.  I recommend using a beauty blender to get the most natural application.  The formula is light weight and yet super pigmented. 

The last product I want to mention is the Pure Fiji Dilo Rescue body gel. It's a lifesaver for sunburns and other skin irritations. It's infused with dilo oil and coconut oil for moisture and mint for a cooling sensation. It also contains chamomile, aloe vera, and lavender to sooth the skin. I apply a generous amount before bed and wake up with a soft, hydrated, and tanned complexion!

Happy Holidays and safe travels!

Marie xx

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