It seems like just yesterday I was showing you all what’s in my travel bag, yet somehow it has been over a month! For most of us, however, summer is just really getting started when Fourth of July rolls around. Travel is still on the horizon, so I want to talk about the essentials that you can bring with you everywhere you wander off to over the next two months… and just in time for July!

 Vacation Beauty Products | MichellePhan.com
Befine Cucumber Facial Mask, It Cosmetics Brow Power, Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner, NUXE Gelee Exfoliante Douce, Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Candy, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Formula X Nail Polish in Hot Rose Pink

Hydrating Face Mask – Just because you’re leaving an at-home spa setup behind doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give your skin attention. With hot temps standard this time of year, a refreshing mask with a moisture boost will leave skin feeling clean and cared for, not dehydrated. If you aren’t able to travel with even the smallest tubes (like Befine Cucumber Facial Mask above), try a sheet mask – no more taking up precious cargo space.

Deep – but Gentle – Cleanser If you’re away from home, you don’t have time to test out different cleansers and make sure you’re in the clear when it comes to potential skin mishaps. You want something that’s effective even in worst-case scenarios. Choose based off of the climate, activities, and skin concerns wherever it is you’ll be on vacation. Dr. Brandt Pores No More absolves skin of blackheads, while the NUXE Exfoliating Gel gives sensitive skin an effective, yet gentle cleanse. Each of these are only 1oz or less!

High Impact Lip Color Few things pair with bronzed skin like a glossy lip. I talked about Too Faced’s Melted lipstick in my latest video because it comes in the hottest pinks imaginable and has major staying power. It’s the epitome of summer in one tiny tube. Luckily, lipstick is one thing that you don’t usually need to buy a separate trial size to travel with – though a sample size would save space.

Brow Pencil – Given that my brows are the one thing I always make sure to perfect before I leave the house to go anywhere, you won’t find me on vacay without a good pencil. It’s definitely one of the simplest things you can do to elevate your look – even if you’re going minimal while traveling.

Clear Primer – It’s understandable that you’d own the full-size version of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, but it also comes in a travel (and yes, sample) size, perfect for slipping in your bag. The antioxidants and nutrients found in this primer ensure a fresh face even on the hottest days. And if you want a more natural summer look, you can always thin out cream foundations with a clear primer. 

Mini Nail Polish – Besides being super cute, a bottle or two of your favorite lacquer in a miniature is just plain practical. Sadly, carrying your whole summer collection on all your summer adventures is not. Choose a favorite that goes with multiple outfits without downplaying the fact that summer nails should be fun and festive. Clearly, a hot pink is a must.

What’s going with you on vacation this summer?

<3 Mish


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