It’s spring break season! Whether you’re going on a grand vacation or just a weekend getaway, you won’t want to be caught without these beauty must haves. From all-in-one palettes to tiny tools, be sure to throw these vacation must haves in your bag to stay looking and feeling fab as you recharge on your trip.
Dry Shampoo and Dry Conditioner
I won’t blame you if you’re having too much fun to wash your hair on vacation, it happens. But you will need a hair refresh at some point. Dry shampoo has always been a vacation staple of mine, but as it absorbs oil it has the tendency to make hair look dull. Pair it with a dry conditioner, and you’ll have clean feeling, soft and shiny hair without stepping in the shower. Try the Freshen Up Dry Shampoo and Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner from Eva Nyc!
I tend to pack minimally when it comes to makeup on vacation, partly because I know there won’t be many days I’ll be going full glam while I’m away. This spring, I’ve packed the Pixi Book of Beauty Minimal Makeup Face Palette which has two highlighters, a blush, bronzer, and four eyeshadows inside that can create a full look.
I’ve always packed double-ended lipsticks on all my trips, and I’m currently obsessed with the e.l.f. Day to Night Lipstick Duos. They have two complimentary shades on either end, so you can have a color for every outing without overpacking.
Skin Care Essentials
Especially when you’re traveling to a different climate, be sure to give your skin a vacation, too! The Mini Glow Kit from BioRepublic is perfect for a short trip, with four sheet masks that will nourish your skin in 15 minutes. They’ll have you glowing after the craziest of spring break nights, and soothe skin after a day in the sun.
Don’t forget to be diligent about taking your makeup off at the end of your eventful days! I packed The Makeup Eraser with me to save room, since it’s a reusable makeup remover cloth that I just add water to wipe off the day with.
Some tools just have to come with, like my makeup brushes and hair stylers. A permanent part of my packing list always includes a Real Techniques brush set, like the Eyes Starter Set with every brush I need for my eye makeup, plus a carrying case! Of course, you’ll want to keep your brushes clean while you’re gone– grab the new e.l.f. Brush cleaner Wipes for maintenance while you’re away.
Hair stylers can be heavy and weigh down your bags… but sometimes big things come in small packages! Bed Head has a ton of travel friendly hair tools that still pack a lot of power, like this Mini Ceramic Straightener.
You’ll always want to bring your signature scent with you, but don’t you dare risk packing the whole bottle! Decant your fragrance into a Travalo, an airplane friendly and leak-proof fragrance atomizer that’s super easy to fill up from your perfume bottle.
On-the-go hygiene is great to keep on hand while on vacation. SweetSpot Labs have ph-balanced wipes for women that keep you feeling fresh after your most active of days.
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