What to Pack Weds: Vacay Beauty Essentials

Go ahead & take that last-minute summer trip. Don't forget to pack these!

BY:  | August 22, 2012

Summer’s slipping away, but there’s still some time left to escape on a mini vacay. Whether it’s to dip your toes in the sand, swim in an ocean or lake, or take an urban weekend jaunt, be sure to pack your weekender with pampering prettifiers! I just got back from an amazing trip to the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas (Facebook.com/Atlantis) & these are my beauty essentials:

To say I’m obsessed with the quality & the scent of Oribe Purse Size Dry Texturizing Spray, Impermeable Anti-Humidty Spray & Apres Beach Wave & Shine Spray (oribe.com) would be an understatement, so I was thrilled to find mini versions of my faves.

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk (drugstore.com) is one of the only dry shampoos that doesn’t leave white flakes on my brunette hair…c’mon, it’s vacay & you don’t want to waste time washing and blowing out your locks!

Avene High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 ( dermstore.com) is made specifically for sensitive or redness-prone skin; it creates a healthy glow AND has protection from UVA/UVB rays, making it perfect for a devoted skincare & SPF gal like myself.

CND Tropic Coral (cnd.com) on my toes to create a near-exact match to the CND Shellac mani (no dulled or chipped nails from the sand & surf!) I got in Tropix for my trip.

Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF 50+ (olehenriksen.com) is something I use daily to protect my face in NYC and it was especially great for keeping me safe under the Bahamian rays. Plus, it’s oil-free and helps heal pre-existing damage.

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus (avon.com) has both SPF protection and Bug repellent…it kept my skin safe & soft during an outdoor class at a beachfront yoga ashram.

Simple Skincare Exfoliating Wipes (simpleskincare.com) live up to their name…they get rid of the gunk, have none of the bad stuff like dyes or irritants and are safe for sensitive eyes and contact lenses and are hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic.

Venus & Olay Razors (mass retailers) are moisturizing and allow an uber-close shave thanks to the five-bladed razor and have a rounded, pivoting head designed for a woman’s curves. Let’s face it, smooth stems are a must when you’re baring your bod!

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant (secret.com) in Ooh La La Lavender Scent is skin-soothing and provides prescription-strength wetness protection with odor-fighting microcapsules in a calming, fresh scent.

What are YOUR beauty must-haves when you travel?