Travel Beauty Must-Haves

August is all about travel. When I lived in Europe for the summer, small villages turned into ghost towns when the locals headed to vacation destinations for the month. On the North Shore of Chicago where I live, families also want to have one last hurrah before lazy summer schedules give way to to the abundance of commitments roll in.

I am packing my beauty bags for a few trips in August and sharing a few of my favorite things with you! In addition to my travel cosmetics kit I have a few other beauty items that I pack. is offering a FREE Ulla Johnson travel tote jam-packed with $140 of travel beauty products witha $100 purchase. FINALLY a tote that is big enough to encompass my whole travel beauty stash, and has adorable tassels to boot. Remember when you were in high school and SO thrilled that Clinique had the free gift with purchase? This is like that feeling, but a millions times better.

Since good travel products (and sizes!) are hard to come by, this gift is beauty gold. Here is everything that comes in this be-tasseled pouch:

Bag Contents:

Laura Geller New York Spackle Treatment Even Tone  
Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask

Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar

Decleor Harmonie Calm Soothing Milky Cream

L’Occitane Divine Cream

Eprouvage Thickening & Plumping Spray

Tocca Eau de Parfum, Liliana

DevaCurl Low Poo Delight Weightless Waves

Beachwaver Half Up, Blonde

Origins Mega Mushroom Eye Serum

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream, Warm Glow  

Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Savvy Travelers Take Offz Facial Cleanser

Michael Todd Blue Green Algae Antibacterial Toner

Biobelle I Woke Up Like This Mask

Tarte Tarteguard SPF 30

A gift to you from ($10 off $50 purchase)

One of my favorite things to do when I travel is pop on a sheet or mud mask at night, especially when I am on a beach vacation. Sun, salt and sand can take a toll on your skin, and keeping your face hydrated is key to returning home without looking like Magda from Something About Mary. This kit includes a purifying mud mask and the I Woke Up Like This mask (best name for a mask, ever).

I also love to experiment with different hairstyles on vacation because I have more time to actually DO my hair. I usually forego styling products because I can’t find my favorites in travel sizes, but the Eprouvage Thickening & Plumping spray is ideal for a boost in humid climates. This Beachwaver Half Up hair tool is amazing- check out this video on how to get a gorgeous red carpet look in a minute.

Usually on vacation I am too tired to even move when I get back to the room. I always have an emergency stash of makeup wipes, and this Take Offz no-rinse wipe is the perfect size to pop in your carry on. Also included is a solid cleansing bar that eliminates the “is this over or under” game of liquids.

CC Cream is perfect for hitting the beach without a full face of makeup but evening out your skin tone for those umbrella drink selfies. The Juice Beauty CC Cream in this bonus bag costs $39 for a full size, so major score as a travel size free gift.

What are your favorite, must-have beauty products for travel? Are you a minimalist or do you bring everything but the kitchen sink?

Grab this goodie bag full of amazing items now before it hits the road!

Disclosure: I was provided with samples from for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own, as always!



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