Some of the easiest things we forget to pack before a holiday weekend come from the one place we open up every single day: our medicine cabinet. From toothpaste to tweezers, we tend to forget our daily beauty basics and end up stuck on vacation with our essentials left at home. As a friendly reminder, here are a few products that should make it from your bathroom to your suitcase before you rush out the door for Labor Day weekend and one last weekend of summer fun!
- JOHN FRIEDA® LUXURIOUS VOLUME® VOLUME REFRESH DRY SHAMPOO ($6.99, Exclusively at Ulta)
Extend the life of your favorite hairstyles with Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo while giving them that much-needed boost of body. Throw this in your weekend bag for on the go touch-ups throughout your trip to give it a refreshed, and clean look without all the hassle of having to re-do your hair.
- COCOFLOSS Pure Strawberries ($8 for a single, $21 for three piece set, Available at Cocofloss.com and Sephora.com)
Your flossing experience will never be the same again with Cocofloss, thanks to their coconut-oil-infused floss made with a bright blue rope. And if their selection of delectable flavors (think Delicious Mint, Pure Strawberries, Pure Coconut, and Cara Cara Orange) don’t get you in a fun floss mood, you’ll love the fact that Cocofloss is vegan and eco-friendly, too!
Before you leave for the long weekend, remember to grab this tiny slice of paradise to help show off your best, photo ready smile.
- CHRISTINE CHIN Herbal Blemish Gel ($35.00, Available at ChristineChin.com)
A fast-drying, invisible gel similar to the Herbal Blemish Gel by celebrity esthetician Christine Chin is a perfect way to diminish the look of blemishes and stops new ones from forming. This gel contains hydrating algae, pore-clearing salicylic acid and pore-purifying tea tree, sage, thyme, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils which help in quickly and visibly clearing breakouts. This gel creates an invisible film to help “seal” blemish openings from makeup and pollutants.
- AVON Anew Firming Sheet Mask with Royal Jelly Essence ($30.00, Available at Avon.com)
Avon’s ANEW Firming Sheet Mask is infused with Royal Jelly Essence, a sweet nectar, composed of water and precious ingredients well known for its firming benefits. In between beach and pool sessions, these masks are a great way to keep your skin moisturized and looking younger. This sheet mask is generously infused with serum and works as a quick and instant way to rapidly lift and tighten skin.
- MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb, and Rosewater ($7.00, Available at MarioBadescu.com and Ulta.com)
Gentle, hydrating, and smells amazing, this facial spray by Mario Badescu is a skin care staple. Use it to tone your skin after cleansing, set your makeup, and spray on your dry hair for a refreshing finish. Formulated with herbal extracts and rosewater, this keeps my skin fresh and hydrated throughout the day. I also love to mix this with my favorite facial oil (2 spritzes + 1 – 2 drops) to concoct my very own daily moisturizer.
- TATCHA Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers ( $12.00, Available at Tatcha.com and Sephora.com)
Perfect for all skin types, this is my all-time favorite blotting or beauty paper. If you love a bit of gold in your skin care, Tatcha’s beauty papers are made of 100% natural abaca leaf and gold flakes (because we deserve total luxury even when wiping the grease off our faces) to help absorb excess oil without smudging your makeup. You’ll also be pleased to know that it’s free from harsh chemicals, like parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, powder, mineral oil, and it’s cruelty-free. Now you know why I’m obsessed.
- ERBORIAN CC Crème ($44, Available at Sephora, Sephora.com, and Erborian.com)
The coveted CC Crème from Erborian is a multi-purpose formula. Infused with ingredients that are good for your skin, it’s ultimately part of your skin care and makeup BFF for life. I’ve always thought of CC Creams as magic potions because they can instantly make my skin looks flawless. Erborian CC Creme is a “high definition” illuminator and overall multitasker because it works well for light to medium skin tones with encapsulated pigments that ‘burst’ on skin contact. It adapts to your skin tone (seeing it is like magic!), and with its tinted appeal, it will enhance your complexion plus SPF 25 to boot.