Heading on your honeymoon, or maybe planning to attend a destination wedding? Whether you’re out and about at must-see touristy spots or sunbathing on the beach with a book and drink in hand, keep in mind you need to look your best doing so on such an unforgettable milestone in your life! With that being said, we highly doubt you’ll want to trudge along your entire beauty bag, which is why we’re here to help you break it down.
We know, we know, you can’t live without this face wash and that bronzer, but with these essential items, we promise you, we’ve got you covered and feeling as beautiful as ever! Make sure you leave yourself enough time to snag these beauty must-haves before departure; create a list of what you think you won’t be able to resist and keep in mind here – travel light, travel smart, but most importantly…don’t forget these essentials!
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A complete packing guide for a worry-free trip!
Regardless of where your destined vacay may be, protecting your face and body with sunscreen is a must! We recommend an SPF of at least 30 and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to use a sunscreen like Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen with Helioplex technology, (which means skin protection containing ingredients to fight off broad-spectrum UVA & UVB rays).
Who enjoys scrubbing their face makeup off with the complimentary hotel soaps? Not us…which is why we should all make it a priority to pack along some makeup removing wipes. Try Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Lift Off Makeup Remover for a deep cleaning, alcohol free wipe in just a few quick swipes!
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If you haven’t tried a BB cream, the time is now my friend. Call it a powerhouse product if you will, this magic makeup cream will reduce redness, inflammation, even out skin tone and fight blemishes. So…a product that is worn as a foundation that does what a primer, concealer, and moisturizer do all in one, do we really need to say anything more? Beauty experts (and novices) agree Garnier’s Skin Renew BB Cream Anti-Aging is the best. So try it out for skin perfecting beauty…and what better time than on your honeymoon to begin a beautiful new venture with your skin?
Sit back, relax and wait…did you shower today? No worries here, for a quick fix and hair refresh, making your hair smell clean and summery with Alterna Bamboo Beach Mango Coconut Refreshing Dry shampoo
is a cinch. To use, simply shake the bottle lightly and apply to your roots. We suggest parting your hair into four sections for maximum volume and cleanliness.
Picture this: Sexy, windblown hair with a pump of volume only surfers get after they climb off their boards and head back in to the shore for the day. That’s what we’re talking about! Obviously we’re thinking along the lines of Bumble & Bumble
’s Surf Spray
. The salt infused formula adds fullness, hold, and a cool, matte finish but also includes seaweed and kelp extract for moisture. It makes doing your hair easy, spray it with this surf spray while your hair is damp (or even dry). You can let it air dry and carry on!
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If you have oily skin, blotting papers do the trick! Throughout the day, you know as well as we do that oil production on your face can increase in hot climates. Take the time to refresh your face without moving your makeup. We can’t go without Bobbi Brown
’s blotting papers
, simply press them against your skin, blot a few times, and an in an instant, all of the oil will be sucked up off your face. Sounds sexy, right?
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Memory is tied to scent, and how do you want to remember your honeymoon? Whether it’s your signature scent or you decide to pack a new one, you can do so with a mini or a vial or even a travel-sized atomizer! Our idea of a perfect honeymoon scent? Angel Violet perfume
by Thierry Mugler
, a casual but evocative scent that is moderate with a flowery tone.
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Beat the heat and cool down after your sun exposure for the day with a hydrating, yogurt cooling, after-sun gel by Korres.
Instantly adding freshness and comfort to the face and body, you will be relieved of any excess heat and stinging. Super soothing, this Korres Greek Yogurt Cooling Gel
is perfect for your face and body and we bet your hubby will love it too!
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If you’re anything like us, you can’t go anywhere without your hair straighter and things that are multifunctional. Thank goodness the EVA NYC Celestial ceramic Styling iron
is both! If you are a hair perfectionist, get the sleekest, smoothest, straightest style ever with this ceramic styler. Not feeling the straight look? Use the iron’s rounded shape to create gorgeous curls or waves, as it doubles as a curling wand!
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We always are in need of a new cosmetic bag, and as a new bride you'll obviously need some extra room to fit all of your honeymoon must haves in, no? There is no better beauty bag for you than Kate Spade
’s Wedding Belles airline cosmetic clutch
. Be sure you dash off to your honeymoon with this super cute and clever cosmetic case, a definitely chic way to store your items and let everyone know you’re a newlywed!
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