For this trip I really tried to condense what I packed, since we were going to be traveling within the country itself.
Below are some of the travel essentials that found their way into my traveling pouches and makeup bag:
|From left to right: Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick, Phyto Phytojoba Masque Express, Clinique Moisture Surge, Philosophy Purity, Loreal Elnett Satin hairspray, Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50, Nars Anniversary Palette + J.Crew Necklace|
This Josie Maran Argan Oil stick smells kind of strong - I actually don't like the way it smells but it's the best lip balm/moisturizing stick I've tried. The air was really dry, especially in Cusco so I packed an assortment of moisturizing products. The argan oil stick works double duty as a cuticle/hand/elbow moisturizer too (for those of you that care about that sort of thing). I primarily use it as a lip conditioner.
The Phyto hair mask is one of my favorites (as you can tell from the tattered tube). I haul it around everywhere and I'm almost out. I got it as part of a smaller Phyto kit from Sephora. It smells really mildly of oranges and it leaves my hair very soft. I put it in when my hair is dry, although I think on the site the instructions say to put it on while your hair is wet?
Clinique Moisture Surge - A classic. Super moisturizing and provides a good base for makeup.
This Philosophy cleanser is great. Smells great and is not harsh. My skin is sensitive, so I use mild cleansers a lot. Bonus: smells amazing. Non-bonus: explodes while traveling and leaves bubbles and a great smell everywhere. Don't pack it.
I bought this Elnett Travel sized hairspray on a whim because...it's supposed to be the best. I was underwhelmed and the smell was overpowering. Yuck. Save your money.
This was my second tube of this Neutrogena sun block; the first tube I kept in my car, used regularly, and it went really quickly. By the time I bought it again, the company had changed the formula and now it does not blend in at all. I have white sunscreen face in all of my vacation photos, but at least I won't have wrinkles!
NARS Anniversary Palette. I took a risk packing this because palettes are delicate and can crack while traveling. I took it on my carry-on and it held up. I love this palette. I love Nars makeup! This palette is no longer available so I won't make you sad by including a photo of the inside and letting you see all of the makeup goodness you're missing out on.
Really it's because I stupidly forgot to take a picture of the inside and now I'm too lazy to do it.
Most of these items were purchased at Sephora because I'm addicted and I'm a VIB and we have a mutual love for one another.