Ever since I was a child, I loved to make people feel and look beautiful.

Best Vacation Beauty Kit

Hi Cheeky’s! How is everybody doing? Hope you’re having a super great week. I’m off to the DMV this morning… I think it’s around 5:30am right now and y’all were on my brain. I’m anxious for the DMV as the facilities are MUCH bigger here than in Tucson, Dayton and Cincinnati (where we’ve lived previously), and LOTS more people, so it’s just super overwhelming. But I’m gonna do great 😉 I thought I’d get on here and write away to help calm whatever the hell is going on in my little brain! So thanks!

And what better way to distract the brain than writing about beauty and vacation! Winning! It’s about to be the start of the summer vacation season for us here in the states. In fact, we already may be in full swing because I’ve seen a lot of friends in Orlando, theme park-ing it up! I’m not one to relish in vacay’s though… I tend to prefer a 2 to 3 day easy trip where there’s not much prep and you get JUST enough time to calm the mind, then your brain is ready to take on whatever life hands ya. In fact, my intestines and lethargy usually tell me when it’s time to go home lololol… it’s like TOO much rest and TOO much good food puts my body in a place that’s too comfy! Never a dull! Despite all that, I do have several vacay’s on the horizon and we thought it would be a great time to discuss what beauty products we’d bring along for the ride. Oh and my dad shared an article from Conde Nast that highlighted the best beauty products to bring with you, so we thought it would be a super fun topic! Thanks, dad!

When it comes to your vacation skin, you typically want to treat it just like any other day (assuming you little Cheeky’s are taking the time to do so) but you can add in a couple new little elements to help with that dewey glow that a good break from reality gets ya.

Here are some of our favorites and also our wish list items that we think will get all us Cheeky’s where we wanna be:

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer

‘Touche Elcat Blur Primer preps skin for foundation application, creating an improved, refined appearance: pores seem to be minimized, skin texture feels smoother, and skin tone is more even. It’s enriched with four nourishing oils—corn oil, apricot kernel oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil—to leave skin feeling incredibly soft without a greasy residue. Packed with blur technology, this universal primer provides a subtle, golden shimmer for ultimate luminosity.’

Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush on Shield SPF 50

‘Powered by EnviroScreen® Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides complete protection in one convenient, on-the-go application—alone or over makeup.’

South Seas Skincare Tahitian Mist

I JUST bought this on Dermstore.com and am awaiting its arrival!

‘This revolutionary formula creates a natural-looking tan with no muss or fuss. A fast-drying mist of golden brown pigment imparts an even tan with zero streaks or grease. You’ll love your newfound sunkissed glow and the means by which you so easily earned it.’

Avene Soothing Sheet Mask

‘Enriched with Avène Thermal Spring Water, the Soothing Sheet Mask helps you achieve a more vibrant, radiant complexion. Alcohol- and fragrance-free, this revitalizing sheet mask has an ultra-fine design that sticks to your skin effortlessly. Once removed, your skin appears smoother, softer and more radiant.’

Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

‘A truly natural base of organic Coconut Water is infused with naturally-humectant Hibiscus Flower Extract and moisture-enhancing Rose Water to refresh and hydrate skin. Formulated for all skin types.’

Matcha Tea from Rishi

Matcha green tea is one of the most well-known antioxidants that promotes amazing skin.  It’s way more jammed pack with goodness than even traditional green tea.

‘Designed to deliver the vivid energy of green tea on the go, our Matcha Travel Packs are made with pure, organic Japanese matcha. Perfect for the busy urban tea lover seeking to recharge, or the yogi looking for a natural energy boost before hitting the studio. Unlike instant tea extracts, our Matcha Travel Packs have no added colorants, fillers, or artificial sweeteners. Pour the contents of one Travel Pack into a 16.9 fl oz bottle of water, shake vigorously and enjoy.’


For even extra hydration, consider an antioxidant facial oil like Noni Glow Face Oil by Kora Organics. This has been on my wish list for some time now. ‘Certified Organic Noni Extract, Rosehip Oil, Pomegranate Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil combine to create a rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids to smooth, nourish and brighten your skin.’ – Kora Organics

Jade Facial Roller

‘The Jade Facial Roller is an incredible tool for inner and outer beauty. Facial rolling is relaxing and de-stressing. It’s been a beauty ritual since ancient times in China, dating all the way back to the 7th century. Physically, it helps to firm the look of skin through gentle massage. It also aids in supporting the lymphatic system, the body’s main major detoxification system. Metaphysically, jade brings peace and harmony, and is known to help reduce stress.’

24k Gold Eye Mask – with Collagen by Vogue Effects

‘Soothing 24k gold, plumping collagen, hydrating hyaluronic acid, refreshing vitamin c serum, anti aging seaweed polysaccharides, brightening liquorice extract, moisturising oat peptide and calming rose essential oil. Free from parabens and alcohol.’

Sol De Janeira Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Mini

‘Many Brazilian creams have a secret ingredient: guaraná, a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is also powered by a Brazilian blend of extraordinarily nourishing cupuaçu butter, antioxidant powerhouse açaí, and super-conditioning coconut oil for irresistible, touch-me skin. The fast-absorbing texture contains just enough mica to add a perfect Brazilian glow, as the formula helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest. Pistachio caramel leaves skin delicately fragranced.’

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops

‘A serum that immediately replenishes the delicate balance that supports a healthy barrier function of skin—like sunshine’s bronzy color, delivered without the damage.’

Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush

‘Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush features rigid, catus fiber bristles that effectively slough off dead skin to promote cell growth and help eliminate cellulite. Daily body brushing increases circulation, improves your skin’s metabolism and aids your body’s detoxification process. This brush is not meant to be stored in the bath or shower and should be used without any product.’

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Facial Mask

The Proof: 
  • After 1 use immediately improves skin’s glow by 31%, and after 4 weeks by 49%
  • After 1 use immediately improves skin’s clarity and brightness by 30%, and after 4 weeks by 49%
  • After 1 use immediately smooths the complexion by 34%, and after 4 weeks by 51%
  • After 1 use immediately improves skin’s luminosity
  • 100% reported their skin was immediately softer
  • 100% noticed their skin texture was improved and smoother
  • 100% felt it invigorated their skin
  • 97% felt their skin texture was refined
  • 97% reported it gave their skin a revitalizing boost
  • 97% said their skin had a more vibrant appearance and healthy-looking glow
  • 97% noticed it awakened dull and tired skin, giving skin a revitalizing boost

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