This week for Makeup Wars we’re featuring our must have travel items. I’ve covered posts similar in the past when I went to New York and Florida as well as for Beauty Blogger Travel. For this post I wanted to do something a little different by sharing my Travel Items Lust List and a site I have been using to silently stalk these items to get them pre-loved and much, much cheaper.
What are the must have travel items that I lust for? Louis Vuitton luggage, of course. I’d love to get my hands on a keepall, suitcase and cosmetic case as well as a scarf and sunglasses for good measure. Ideally in carry-on sizes, because I’m too paranoid to let them out of my sight.
How am I attempting to get these items on the cheap? I’m using a luxury reseller called The RealReal. They offer pre-loved designer items at up to 90% off the original price and *BONUS* they will also give you 20% off of your first purchase for an even bigger discount… YES you can get brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Hermes… the list is endless! You can also consign your designer items and make some quick cash.
Other sites that carry authentic designer items at discounted prices are ShopBop, Gilt and HauteLook.
What travel item out there is on your lust list?
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Oh, you over-pack shoes? As a Beauty Blogger I over-pack makeup. When it comes to being sensible for travel in terms of fashion, I have it down. I actually lay out all of my outfits ahead of time so that I have only what I need. Everything I want to take is removed from my closet and throughout the 48 hours before my trip I remove things that aren’t must-haves. So, why can’t I do this with beauty?
I will tell you why. Because all beauty is a must-have to me! What if I NEED it?! Of course, my HG’s come along always, but depending on what you are traveling to and what events are taking place, you may need some other special items.
For this Makeup Wars, we’re taking you into our travel beauty bags to show you what we like to bring with us when we go out of town, on vacation or on any sort of trip (business or pleasure!).
So, this is probably a little bit more than what I’d actually end up taking, but I didn’t really choose an event to base this off of. I grabbed up my must haves. My absolute I’m-not-leaving-my-life-behind-for-an-airplane-without-you.
As for brushes, it’s easy to stay minimal because you can take brush cleanser in a travel bottle and wash them every night. The brushes that I have to have with me are always the Sigma F80, and MAC Brushes 168, 239, 219, 272 and 226.
There you have it! I stuck with just makeup for this post, but in terms of skin care I learned my lesson the hard way when I went to Disney World in April, so now I stick with my usual skin care from Murad as well as my frizz-free hair care from Living Proof. My fragrance of choice is Chanel Chance and I tend to try and get sample vials of that, especially if I’m on an airplane. I’ll also take whatever nail polish I’m wearing on my tips and toes as well as a top coat just in case. To see some of these things, check out a previous Makeup Wars that we did based off of our HG’s!
What are your must have travel items, beauty or otherwise?
See what the other participants in this installment of Makeup Wars came up with! I’m really excited to see what the other bloggers take with them when they travel! What WILL we think of next?!
The ladies in attendance were the ever lovely Elvira ofPink Sith, Kelly ofGouldylox and Anne ofBeauty Xpose. We had a fun time with makeup at Neiman Marcus and tons of laughs and talks over Cheesecake Factory. Unfortunately, I had to hit the road after that to head home BUT there will be another trip in the works VERY SOON so I can hang out with these ladies again and shop much, much more.
And, yes, Kelly totally picked her seat on purpose so she could be in every single picture. Just kidding. Not really.
So I had a flipping great time in Florida! We were down there for 8 days and as much as I love Disney, I was ready to get home to the house and the doggie.
We hit the following parks – Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom was the only semi-let down. It’s basically a glorified zoo. The only REALLY cool thing is the Safari, so you do need to do that once. After the other four parks, though, I expected more from the AK!
I was super excited to see the Max Factor vintage store front and makeup displays at Universal. There was also really cool makeup effects in a theater for makeup, but pictures weren’t so easy to get in there, so I only have a few of the Max Factor to show you:
The kids had a blast and my son insisted we move there immediately. “We need to get the dog, sell the house, and move here”. LOL
Before I left I posted that I was coming and Brittany from Clumps of Mascara mentioned we should meet up! I’m all for meeting more bloggers (there aren’t so many of us that I know of in Pittsburgh) so I got with the girls one evening at Bahama Breeze and had the BEST time talking beauty, fashion and blogs with some of the greatest minds in Florida (and the best freaking chocolate pineapple upside down cake EVER)!
How gorgeous are these ladies?! It’s a whole table of bloggie talent! And Wi-Fi Vampires! Between all of us running laptops, iPads… etc, the normal diner was not getting online. Sorry, bud!
If you’ll notice, Brittany is only noticeable between two heads (but you wouldn’t know it unless I told you) and I’m really leaned in… the woman taking the photo was snapping away and not mentioning that we weren’t all in. One of the girls will have a photo of both Brittany and I messing around with our arms in the air and jumping into the photo lol
Don’t worry, Brittany! I got ya featured
She is using some amazing lip gloss from Philosophy that is a FLASHLIGHT and has a future place in my makeup bag.
Another shot of Brittany and I:
Excuse the shine… it’s hot as Hades in Florida!
Thank you for the AWESOME time and welcome, Central Florida Bloggers! I love every one of you and if $$$$ weren’t an issue I’d fly down every single month!