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Yay you found it! Something told me that you would be searching beauty survival tips for your next summer vacation.

Whether you’re escaping to blue waters this summer or planning your big family vacation in a few months, I know you want to look and feel your best when you’re away. Keep these tips on hand from plane ride to pool side to help look and feel your best so you can enjoy every moment of your R&R!

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Tip #1: Stay Moisturized: For those that are jet-setting to a Caribbean destinations, a flight can do some damage on your skin – cabin pressure, change in temperature and moisture going from one destination to the next are all culprits of leaving skin dry. To keep skin hydrated, apply intense moisturizer the night before your flight and nix the foundation, as well as applying after days in the sun. This will help increase hydration in your skin before you’re exposed to the dehydrating effects of traveling. Foundation can make skin look oily – sticking strictly with moisturizer can keep skin hydrated longer, making you look your best! I love this Repêchage Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray (at because it’s easy to carry in your purse and will keep you moisturized – spritz some on during the flight, after a day in the sun or before a night out and keep skin perfectly fresh!

Tip #2: Look great, no matter what “time of the month” it may be: We girls know “that time” comes around RIGHT when you don’t want it to. Unnecessary bloating and  horrible cramps that can leave you feeling terrible,  and that’s the LAST look you’ll want to flaunt in a bathing suit. To combat PMS symptoms, try Girl Uninterrupted®, a fresh, new and all-natural approach to PMS relief. It’s composed of an all-natural blend of essential amino acids and herbs that have been specifically formulated to directly address those common symptoms of PMS. With Girl Uninterrupted, you’ll be able to curb the cramping and bloating so you’ll be able to sit poolside without aches, pains or those terrible mood swings.

Tip #3: Pack Light and Focus on “Bare Necessities”: As a beauty editor, I know all about beauty product loyalty; once you find a lotion, shampoo/conditioner, or makeup brand that works, you tend to buy it in bulk for years to come. To make sure you have your must-haves on a trip, make your own travel sized essentials! Take small lotion or travel sized shampoo bottles and clean them out, adding in your favorite brands. This will allow you to bring your fave essentials without lugging the huge bottles of shampoo around in your suitcase.

Tip #4: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: No matter how you travel, it can be exhausting – hours spent waiting to board, driving in the car or sitting on a bus can leave you with puffy, tired and (sometimes) mascara-streaked eyes after dozing off. To combat the signs of fatigue, bring along eye drops in a carry on or purse – it will take the redness out of your eyes and make them look alive. To combat puffiness, bring along a washcloth and fill with crushed ice, placing under your eyes. The cold ice will wake you up and decrease any puffy eyes. While you’re on vacation, bring along a jar of Suki Eye Lift Radiance Renewal Cream (at Light and compact, this cream will help keep puffiness away throughout your vacation and keep you looking your best.

Tip #5: Nude Colors and Tones: Traveling to tropical destinations can be the cause for bright-colored nail polish, but experts say it’s best to travel with nude tones on your tips. Colored polish, if chipped, looks unclean and unfinished. Sticking with nude tones will keep you looking fresh and put together without going overboard. Foundation is the same – keep it simple. Stick to cream-based foundations such Jane Iredale’s In Touch® Cream Blush (at powder blushes that are hard to even out on the go, cream-based makeup will provide a more even cover and can be placed in a purse/clutch when out.

Every girl wants to look their best on vacation – and these tips will keep you traveling safe, looking your best and feeling like a million bucks.


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