Whether you are heading to the beach or touring the Louvre, there are some travel must-haves every woman needs to look her best before, during and after the big summer trip! Here is my compilation of what I travel with in the summer months to make me feel and look my best (and all of it can be found at Northshore Mall):
1. Coach Bag – Coach Store – This is a great travel tote to go from airplane to beach to walking around town. Why bring more than one bag when this sturdy cotton canvas is perfect for everything?!
2. Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty – Sephora – This over-the-counter, super-emollient cream with a spectacular whipped, non-greasy texture is a definite “must bring” on any trip this summer. This cream hydrates deep down, and provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin.
3. Enzo Angiolini Tobyn – DSW – Don’t overload your luggage with too many shoe options! Instead pack a pair that’s comfortable for all the walking you’ll be doing and cute enough for going out at night. I love this pair of Enzo Angiolini’s – they have serious style and a little edge!
4. Ray Ban Wayfarers – Sunglass Hut – Look chic on your summer vacation in the new Wayfarer sunglasses by Ray Ban. They are polarized (READ: SUN PROTECTION FOR YOUR EYES), and are immediately recognizable as the hottest Hollywood red carpet look.
5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Sephora – This high-opacity lipstick concentrate has unprecedented longevity. This means little or no reapplication from the airplane to the hotel room, all the way to dinner time! Make travel and application simple with its vinyl carrying case and mini lip brush.
6. Vera Bradley Essential Cosmetic Bag – Hallmark Store – With three lined zip compartments to hold makeup, lotions and other essentials, and a tie closure for a little room to grow, this cosmetic is the ideal size for a trip (or daily touch ups).
7. Slim Leggings – Loft – The designers at Loft slimmed down the silhouette of this cozy pair of leggings to create a new lounge go-to that are also effortlessly cute, stylish and can be worn with sneakers or even heeled sandals. I love them because they are easily packable and go from day to night!
8. MAC Travel Size Wipes – Nordstrom – These are MY FAVORITE face wipes. One towelette swipes away makeup, smudges, dirt and grime, pronto! Oversized, luxurious and super-saturated with special M·A·C cleanser infused with protective vitamin E. These wipes hydrate and nourish the skin, and bonus – they smell AMAZING! They are extremely refreshing to use right before landing, at any point during a beach day and/or to take your makeup off at night. JUST A WARNING: they are totally addictive.
No matter where you go, I hope you have an amazingly stylish vacation this summer!
Yours in style & flattery,