Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Travel Tips Tuesday: The Beauty Edition

I am by no means a beauty blogger. So you can be sure that if I'm posting something like this it must involve travel. And easing my trip through airport security.

A friend emailed last week, before starting her holiday travel south, asking me about my love for all things Kiehl's. She noticed the simply designed white bottles sticking out of my new AirQuart bag and was thinking of stopping by a store over the weekend (brave girl!). After going on for probably more paragraphs than she wanted to read, I decided to turn it into a C&G post.

With a lot of packing and unpacking going on over the next few weeks, it's time to streamline the travel bag. As addicted as I am to my French face creams, they aren't very portable. My moisturizer comes in under the 3 oz carry on limit, but I swear there's another 16 oz of frosted glass making it crazy heavy and easily breakable. For traveling I switch over to my favorite little blue apothecary bottle from Kiehl's.

My skin gets really dry this time of year, and I discovered the fabulous Midnight Recovery Concentrate when it came in a salon goody bag a few years ago. It's a super hydrating oil that absorbs right away and you only need a few drops of it for your entire face. Which means it lasts forever, good news because I use it in the morning and at night. The 1 oz bottle takes up no room in my travel bag and I've even used it on the little C&Gs when they've gotten cuts and scrapes.

For a quick weekend away I only need to pack the itsy bitsy bottle, it holds .14 oz and that's enough for two nights. The tiny bottle is the sample size they give away in the store (it's not available online), so be sure to ask for one. Kiehl's is always very generous with their samples and I make sure to pick up a few of the small packets of their award winning Creme de Corps moisturizer, they're the perfect size to bring along on your travels.

Kiehl's Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream also does double duty in my shrinking travel bag. I have absolutely no idea what a BB cream is or does, but I love this lightweight tinted cream which I can use as a foundation and a sunscreen with an SPF of 50.

Both the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and the BB Cream take up very little space in my purse or carry on and solve all sorts of travel related problems. Dry skin, necessary sunscreen, covering up blotchy travel skin, and most important, saving room for all the shopping I'm tempted to do on vacation. Happy packing!

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