Top Travel Picks for Weekend Getaway
You guys know I'm on the go quite a bit, so I'm always looking for new products to make traveling easier! I've done a few of these posts, but I have some new products I haven't mentioned before traveling with me on my upcoming trip, so I'm sharing some of those with you.
1. EOS Visibly Soft & Active Protection SPF 15 Lip Balms - $3.29 Retail each
I just want to preface this by stating that I've used EOS for years and while I know some people have stated they react to something in the formula, I haven't had that reaction thankfully so I've continued to use it. Should that change I will definitely share that with you guys!
EOS has released a Visibly Soft formula that includes coconut milk and they also offer their Active Protection formula, which includes sunscreen. I don't tend to use the sunscreen formula because I use sunblock (vs. chemical sunscreen), but I know quite a few that prefer their sunscreens to offer SPF protection, which is why I've included it. I love that the Visibly Soft formula includes coconut milk!
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2. Promise Organics Ultra Moisturizing Argan Creme Facial Towelettes - $5.99 Retail
I'm a stickler about making sure my skin care routine doesn't suffer when I travel, but one thing I do switch up is using facial towelettes for the first stage of makeup removal while I'm on the go! I have other products I use at home, but given how much of a pain it can be to travel with a lot of liquids (I completely hit my limit by taking along my other skin care products) I like to bring towelettes. I do cleanse my skin after using these with my regular skin care routine, but I find makeup towelettes get a good deal of the makeup off my face (especially my eyes) and make it easier to cleanse after. These towelettes were recently introduced to me and I love that the first ingredient is Aloe Leaf Juice and that they contain Argan Oil (an ingredient I use heavily in my own skin care routine). It's nice that they're cruelty-free (according to the brand) and very budget-friendly.
3. Patchology Flashmasque Hydrate 5 Minute Facial Mask - $8-$50 Retail
I am a big fan of sheet masks for adding a little extra hydration to skin care routines. The nice thing about individually packaged sheet masks is that they're super travel friendly! The downside can be that you don't always have 20-30 minutes while you're on the go to stop and mask. However, Patchology released their Flashmasque line that includes a 5-minute hydrate mask that literally takes 5 minutes and then you're done! I haven't used mine yet, but it's already packed in my travel skin care products and I will be giving it a try soon. Yes, I think a 20-30 minute mask is probably generally more effective simply because of the length of time you leave it to absorb, but if you're tight for time I'm totally down for trying this speedy 5-minute mask!
4. Choo Choo Cat Passport Case - $9 Retail
If you follow me on Instagram then you know I love Choo Choo Cat goodies and my passport has been sporting a Choo Choo Cat passport case for some time! Honestly, this passport case is one of my favorite travel accessories. It's worn super well and it's attracted quite a few comments! I actually want to grab another one (or two) so I can switch it up from time to time--just too cute to only have one.
5. Let It Block SPF30 Sunscreen - $15 retail
I'm a huge fan of non-chemical sunblocks that provide a physical barrier vs. chemical sunscreen. This is 100% personal preference based on my own health issues/preferences. But the issue I often come across with sunblock is that it can be thick and difficult to apply, which kind of defeats the purpose of protecting yourself from the sun if you can't spread it evenly over your body! Let It Block is easily one of the smoothest formulas I've come across and it spreads really nicely. While I do find I have to apply it a bit more frequently than my other beloved sunblock by Badger, it's easy to travel with, easy to apply and it's housed in a neat recyclable pouch! Definitely worth checking out imo. They do have 2 other formulas I've been meaning to try out, so I'll make sure to report back this summer if I do.
If you're a frequent traveler (or you just love exploring new travel goodies) I hope I've been able to share a few products you haven't seen before! I've shared some of my makeup-specific travel posts in the past, so make sure to search through the blog if you're looking for some inspo in that area.
I'd love to know your favorite must-have travel accessories, so feel free to share below!
Note: Some of the products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions are my own.