What’s in my travel beauty bag

LRG_DSC06242LRG_DSC06243LRG_DSC06245LRG_DSC06244LRG_DSC06246   Do you love traveling as much as I do? I bet you do! Especially in summer – a perfect time to go on well-deserved vacation.
While most people are traveling now, I came back from my adventure in Europe and decided to share the ultimate list of my Summer Beauty Essentials. Traveling in summer can be stressful for all of us: sunburns, dehydration, jet lag, change of climate and water are only some of the reason we may not enjoy vacation as much as we would like to. Today I would like to share with you my Summer Beauty essentials because I am sure that we all deserve to have worry-free adventures even in summer. Most of the products are available on the official websites of the brands. I get mine at Sephora, Nordstrom and Ulta Beauty.  However, if you are more of an online shopper and have Amazon Prime, I am going to leave the links to get everything at Amazon as well. All you have to do is CLICK ON THE IMAGE to get yours:) 

2 pairs of your favorite, most comfortable shoes (one of them has to be waterproof.) Never underestimate a good pair of sneakers! When we were in Italy, we had to walk up to 15 miles every day in the heat. It was quite challenging, and it would be even harder if I didn’t take my running Nike Flex Contact Women’s Running Shoes.
Also, when we went to Naples (read about it here), it was raining, so my Adidas Originals Stam Smith sneakers were handy.

 – Unscented Sunscreen
I prefer this combination for various reasons: first of all, I use the body lotion before applying the sunscreen. Also, when you travel, you spend the whole day exploring and the smell of the sunscreen combined with body lotion, food, perfume, etc. can be too much. My current absolute favorite sunscreen that goes with me everywhere is Supergoop Everyday sunscreen SPF 50. It’s unscented water & sweat resistant sunscreen. It’s oil-free, cruelty-free, non-irritating and allergy-tested. And all of it for a really low price.

 

 – Light foundation
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 because it’s light, easy to apply and wear the whole day, it doesn’t clog pores. It’s perfect for oily skin, and it has SPF in it. Should I say more?
   And if you are not really into BB creams, try
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation with the SPF Setting Powder.

 

 – SPF Setting Powder 
My forever favorite setting powder if Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and I swear by it (buy it here). But in summer I need something that powerful + SPF. It’s not just a matter of long-lasting makeup, it more about of healthy skin free of blemishes (because I have already got some). The one that works for me and I am sure will work for you is Supergoop 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 (I got mine at Sephora)

Thermal/Coconut Water 
I honestly do not remember the last time I spent without this skin saver. It is not just refreshing on a hot summer day, it also works to restore natural pH balance during and after the trips.
La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water (also available in travel size and is great for long flights)
and
Kopari Coconut Rose Toner.

 – Post-Sun Lotion 
Here is the story of my life: a couple of years ago we went tubing in Austin and I forgot that my water-resistant sunscreen was active only for 80 minutes. White girl gone red. The sunburn was so horrible that I couldn’t sleep at night. I tried many products and the only one, which, by the way, was brought by my husband who is a huge aloe addict, helped. So now I travel with SunBurnt After-Sun Gel for “just in case” situations. 

– A hat
If you check my pictures from Rome (read “When in Rome: 10 travel hacks” here), you will notice that I wear the hat all the time. It protects my head and creates shade for the face. I forgot to take it from Austin, so I got this one in Italy. 😉 

– Sunglasses with UV protection 
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can damage the skin of your eyelid, the cornea, lens and other parts of the eye. Who needs that? Well, not me 🙂 

– Lip Balm 
It has been proven that lips are more sensitive than we think. That means they are extra susceptible to the sun damage that is why it’s so important to have them moist (especially in summer). Being a fan of coconut oil products, I find Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy the best one on the market. 

– Eye patches 
I feel like eye patches are good not only for the planes! Morning eye puffiness is a real thing after a day or two of long walks around the city. It takes 30 minutes to get rid of the tired eyes and look like you had an 8-hour sleep in your bed. And now the best part: my favorite eye patches cost only $10 and are good for 60 days. 
Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch 

– And….. lemons! 
Yep, that’s right! I always take/buy lemons to add the juice in my water in the morning. I drink it on a regular basis, but it also helps my stomach quickly adapt.  

***Disclosure: This post is not sponsored, but some links may be affiliate!

  Thanks for stopping by! 

  XX,
Gena. 

 

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