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The summer season is the most popular season for travel and I want to make sure you are well equipped to look and feel your best and have everything you need before you embark on your summer getaway. Heading out on your next big adventure? I’m rounding up six essentials for your next summer vacation– before, during and after your trip!
Keep reading for my summer vacation must-haves>>
Anytime I head off for vacation, I like to make sure my feet are adequately prepped. I don’t always have time for a professional pedicure and will often perform my own at home. The Amope Pedi Perfect electronic foot file is a must for getting my feet vacay-ready.
This device features a roller containing micro-abrasive particles of finely ground diamond crystals to exfoliate the skin on feet. I tend to focus it on my heels, which are especially tough and dry, to soften and smooth my skin. The Amope device can be used dry or wet- I love keeping it close by for a quick foot exfoliation!
If you haven’t tried this you must– it’s a total game-changer for your at-home pedicures and you will notice a difference after the first use. Be sure to check Target Circle for a special offer!
Now that my feet are smooth and sandal-ready, I love adding a bold color to my toes. Trust Fund Beauty is a female-owned clean beauty brand so you can look good and feel good about what beauty products you are using. Products feature ethically sourced ingredients and no-waste packaging.
The brand believes that investing in yourself should not be a luxury but a priority and I 100% agree with that! Their nail polish is 21-free nontoxic and feature vibrant pigments and a long-lasting finish. This creamy cerulean blue shade, ‘Hustle Mode’ makes me think of the beach and salty surf, it is such a fun shade!
My lips are prone to dryness so keeping my lips smooth and hydrated is a must. The Better Than Therapy Lip Oil is a non-sticky lip treatment with vitamin E that softens and moisturizes lips. I can see why this lip oil has already sold out once, luckily it’s back in stock! I love that I can wear on its own as a treatment or over lip color for added glossy shine. Plus, it has a slight vanilla flavor. This is also great to keep handy in your bag to hydrate lips on-the-go!
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Summer Vacation Must-Haves
Travel Beauty Essentials
As the #1 clinical skincare brand amongst beauty professionals and estheticians, Image Skincare is a brand I know I can trust. When I’m traveling, I want my skin to look amazing, no matter where I’m at so these products are a must in my travel bag.
SPF is a must especially when I’m spending time outside in the sun. The PREVENTION+® Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 30 features a blend of antioxidants along with mineral and chemical sunscreens that provide broad-spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 30 protection. I’m not a fan of gloopy, thick sunscreens and love that this is basically weightless and blends into skin nicely. It leaves a soft matte finish and hydrates my skin while minimizing shine all day long.
To refresh and revitalize my skin, I love a spritz of the Vital C Hydrating Facial Mist! This vitamin C infused mist provides hydration while brightening the skin and providing a gorgeous dewy effect. I love the fresh citrus scent and can spray this on during my skincare routine or anytime throughout the day for a pick-me-up!
Treat yourself (and your skin!) to 15% off when you use code Follow15 at Image Skincare.
Beach Bag Books
For me, no summer vacation is complete without a book (or two!). Whether I’m catching some rays at the beach or laying beside the pool, a good suspenseful novel gets me every time. These two releases from Kensington Books are the perfect summer female-driven suspense novels to keep you on your toes with twists until the very end. You can bet these are both on my must-read list… the hard part is choosing which to dive into first!
The Girl Who Survived by Lisa Jackson is a psychological thriller focusing on Kara, who is a survivor of a brutal family massacre when she was just seven years old. 20 years later, she learns she must uncover the shocking truth
about that horrific night when her brother Jonas, convicted of the murders, is released from prison. Has her past come back to haunt her?
The Wife Before by Shanora Williams is a thrilling novel that tells the story of Samira, newly married as the second wife to pro golfer Roland. After a whirlwind romance and quick wedding, Samira is whisked to Roland’s secluded Colorado mansion and eagerly jumps into married life attempting to move forward from her own traumatic past. Until one day she discovers hidden journals from Roland’s first wife who died in a tragic accident… or so she thought. Maybe her perfect husband isn’t so perfect after all.
Have you ever heard of the saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation”? Traveling can be exhausting but recovery can be a breeze with The Good Patch. This collection of wearable wellness patches offers sustained release of good-for-you ingredients and vitamins for up to 8-12 hours.
The B12 Awake patch is perfect to give yourself a boost after a long day of travel. It contains a plant-powered blend of caffeine, green tea, and vitamin B12. Just apply the patch to an area of dry, veinous skin– such as the inside of the wrist. These innovative patches are latex-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.
The Rescue patch is another goodie and a must after a big night out! This recovery patch features DHM (dihydromyricetin), green tea, and vitamin B1. Perfect to keep handy in your travel bag or purse. Each set comes with 4 patches– you can stick it on before or after you head out.
Visit The Good Patch to take 15% off your first order, plus receive free shipping when using code FREESHIP during checkout.
Vacation Hair Repair
My hair can often use some TLC after being exposed to damaging aggressors, such as pool chemicals, humidity, sun, sand. DAX specializes in haircare for all ethnicities, hair types and genders offering hair treatments to keep hair looking and feeling healthy. These luxurious hair products are at an affordable price point– you don’t need to spend a lot for great looking hair!
The DAX For Naturals line features products with conditioning properties to treat, protect and restore hair’s natural state. The Protein Treatment is a conditioning hair mask enriched with broccoli seed oil, black Jamaican castor oil and a blend of essential oils that helps revitalize hair to reduce breakage. To keep hair looking perfect all day long, the Styling Pomade is the perfect lightweight option. It contains shea butter, mango butter, broccoli seed oil and passion fruit oil to hydrate and add shine.
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What are your summer vacation plans? Share in the comments below!