February 16, 2010

what's in my bag {my beauty travel essentials}

Before I get into what I purchased from my recent trip to Medellin Colombia lets look at my skincare routine for this specific trip. First, I kept it simple! As I was getting PRK eye surgery I didn't want to complicate things. I didn't wear any makeup prior to my trip and only recently have started to wear blush and foundation, no eye makeup yet (although I've read that you can after 8 days I've also read to wait a month so I'm opting for the latter). I had the surgery done within the first couple days I was there which meant no getting water near my eyes. Hence, the facial cleansing wipes come in handy! I use facial cleansing wipes regardless, especially when I travel, so no big sacrifice here. In this case I used Dove (which I finished) and Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Wet Cleansing Cloths (not around the eyes), although I didn't wear makeup I did feel the need to wipe my face as the weather was hot and to get rid of city grime (pollution). During the day I wore Arbonne FC5 Oil-Absorbing Day Lotion with SPF 20, this stuff is pretty amazing! Doesn't feel like I have anything on, no sunscreen white film, and leaves skin hydrated not oily. At night I used SAMPAR Fluide Ultra Hydratant, perfect for my normal-oily skin (due to weather), a lightweight lotion that doesn't clog pores. Towards the end of the trip I decided to add a bit of a tint to my face by using Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15 in shade Medium, a staple of mine.  Not wearing any makeup was hard at first as I'm accustomed to putting on my face! Although, most my friends would say that I hardly wear any makeup anyways (that's the trick) I felt so naked without it. But my skin does look better!
What are you travel essentials? 
Where to buy products mentioned:
Olay (most mass-merchandise stores, pharmacies)
Arbonne (I purchased mine from a co-worker)
SAMPAR (Sears, ScienceandNatureOnline)
Dermalogica (most Spas & specialty skincare stores)


  1. LOOOVE the regenerist line!
    Hope you are recovering pool side!

  2. hello! Just came across your blog! Too cute!

  3. Not poolside but snowside:)
    Thanks Fashion Meets Food for finding me:)

  4. Oooh I didn't know about this Dermatologica product! Thanks for the review.


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