Hi guys, I am going to Palm Springs this weekend which I am really excited about. It’s always nice to get away for a little mini vacay especially when it’s for 4th of July! It will be nice to hang by the pool and catch some fire works too! Since I am packing my weekend bag, I thought it would be fun to share with you what beauty survival kit products I pack as well as other must have vacation essentials.
The first thing I packed is sunscreen. If you are going to be outside, for any amount of time, be sure to wear a good sunscreen on your face. My current favorite and one I would highly recommend is the Clarins UV Plus Sunscreen with SPF 50. This has UVA and UVB so you’re be well protected. A great drugstore alternative is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen.
I also packed Clinique’s Uplighting Illuminating Bronzer and a neutral toned blush called Risque by Tarte to give my complexion a natural bronzed flush.
You know I don’t go anywhere without my highlighters! For a nice glow, I packed a few of my favorites. The Marc Jacobs Spot Light Glow Stick is a neutral toned highlighter. It comes in a convenient stick so you can use it on your face or body. I like using this on my legs and shoulders especially when I’m by the pool. I also really like Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal! It’s a warmed toned highlighter that can be worn alone or mixed with your foundation.
Speaking of foundation, I packed the Pür Air Cushion Foundation because it can be worn sheer or be built up to a more medium coverage. Plus, it feels light on the skin which is exactly what you want in the summer heat.
I also packed a body oil so I could lay out by the pool to tan. What I love most about the Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray is that it has SPF 30 in it so you can bronze and still be protected from harmful UV rays. Since I will be tanning a bit I also brought an after sun care spray. I love Clarins Sun Care Milk Lotion Spray because it comes in a spray bottle so it’s super convenient to apply. A great drugstore sunscreen for the body is the Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Lotion with SPF 50. This also has UVA and UVB so you’ll be well protected.
For my lips, I packed a few lip oils. Lancome’s Juicy Shaker is one of my favorites! It’s very hydrating with a subtle sheen that’s perfect for lounging near the pool. If you’re more of a gloss girl, NARS Turkish Delight is another favorite!
To get that fresh beach-wave hair look without getting your hair wet, I spray Ouai Wave Spray in my hair. The spray has a light fragrance which I love.
In the summer you will need a water proof mascara to beat the heat and to avoid “raccoon eyes” if you decide to cool off in a pool. For this reason I packed Loreal’s Miss Manga Rock Mascara. This water proof mascara rules because it holds a curl and gives your lashes a nice volume.
Of course no pool side bag is complete without a good book, sunnies, and a cute hat. I also like to bring a phone charger and a pair of headphones so I can listen to music or watch youtube videos while I relax outside.
What are some of your summer must haves? I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July!
Summer Survival Kit Items:
Clarins UV Plus Sunscreen with SPF 50
Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Lotion with SPF 50
Clinique’s Uplighting Illuminating Powder
Tarte Risque Blush
Marc Jacobs Spot Light Glow Stick
Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector
Pür Air Cushion Foundation
Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30
Clarins Sun Care Milk Lotion Spray SPF 50
Lancome Juicy Shaker
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
NARS Turkish Delight
Ouai Wave Spray
Loreal’s Miss Manga Rock Mascara
Mophie Phone Charger
Bose Quiet Comfort Head Phones
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