Oh thank you, thank you for your feedback on the dresses! I loved hearing what you thought of each of them, and I can’t wait to get dolled-up on the ship. You know I’ll
make ask Mr. SP to take pictures so I can share the winning dress (or shall I say, dresses??) with y’all when I get back! #oversharer
So now that I’ve got most of my wardrobe worked out, it’s time to focus on packing my hair and beauty essentials.
I’ve got a pretty basic routine at home, but it’s even more simplified when I travel…especially if I’m traveling with Mr. SP. He actually prefers me au natural. (Except the lips…I’ve always got my lips on!)
You know I’m pretty firm with sticking to a single (preferably carry-on sized) bag, so I pare down my daily makeup, skincare, and hair products to fit in one toiletry bag. You may recognize several of them from my Favorite Beauty Products post.
I don’t wash my hair daily, but it does take a lot of abuse from styling tools (see my hair tutorial here), so I keep the product I use on it to a minimal. I add a few pumps of this to damp hair, and it works as a mild de-tangler and heat protector, then another pump seals the ends once my hair is dry and styled. I also pack a sample size of my favorite hairspray, but I forgot to include it in the pic!
I’m a drugstore mascara junkie, but I keep going back to this one. I’ve even had friends ask if I have lash extensions when I’m wearing it (I don’t). But if you follow me on Snapchat (cassiesugarplum), then you saw me getting my lashes dyed last week. It’s my favorite Summer beauty indulgence because it allows me to skip eyeliner and mascara, which is great for days at the pool or beach. Or even just waking up next to your Sugarplum!
No particular brand preference, I just always use one!
Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in ‘Charcoal’
Another drugstore favorite, mostly because it’s cheap and stays on all day. I skip eyeshadow
when I travel, and just use more eyeliner for a nighttime smoky eye.
Nars Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Yu’
Another one from the Redbook photoshoot and it’s the perfect bright pink…not too blue or yellow, and softer than a red. If I’m going to be wearing sunglasses all day, I’ll just stick with the CC Cream, and use this on my cheeks and lips.
One thing I don’t change when I travel, is my skincare routine. Flying, sleep disruptions, and overindulging are hard enough on my skin, so I don’t want to add to it by changing cleanser and moisturizer, too.
Sugarplum Tip: To be safe, I put liquid products and serums (like the face oil, samples of perfume, etc) in individual small ziploc bags within the cosmetic case. That way if one leaks or explodes, it’s contained and not destroying everything, including my cute bag.
In order to save even more precious suitcase space, I ordered Colleen’s Discovery Collection set…the small sizes are perfect for travel, but also a great introduction to her best-selling products (that’s how I found and fell in love with the detox mask I featured in my latest Five Under $50).
We should have been packing, but instead Mr. SP and I decided to have a little spa night. Or rather, I decided, and made him do it, too. But I wanted to prep our skin for the long flights ahead, so we started with the Detox Mask, then a cocktail of the Extreme Recovery Cream and Face Oil No. 9. You can bet I’ll have the cream with me on the plane, too!
So that’s pretty much it for my travel beauty routine…very few products, many playing double-duty…but all I need for any length trip. What are must-haves in your beauty bag when traveling? Have you tried Colleen Rothschild’s products before?
She saw my post last week, and graciously offered 20% off for Hi Sugarplum readers until June 23! #luckyducks Just use code HISUGAR20 at check-out for 20% off your total order (plus free shipping!). Just check out all the stellar reviews of her products. I can’t decide which to try next.
*This post is created in collaboration with Colleen Rothschild, but all products, opinions & packing tips are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*