travel beauty

Best nail polish for travel spring 2023

travel nail polish spring 2023

Spring 2023 nail polish from left: Gucci Cecilia Ivory / Chanel Enigme / Chanel Harmonie /

It is that time of year when we start traveling! One of my big pet peeves, and I am sure it is one of yours too, is getting chips in my nail polish while traveling. After all, you cannot take nail polish on the plane! Yikes!

If you are taking a road trip, you will be able to travel with your nail polish. This will make it easy if you need to touch up your manicure. Unfortunately, if you plan to take a plane, the nail polish bottle will have to stay home. Thankfully there is an easy solution to this problem. Wear light nail polish and a top coat.

Yes, it is that easy. If you wear a light-colored nail polish with a good top coat, your manicure should last at least seven days with normal wear and tear. So, unless you are leaving town for a month, you should be OK on vacation with a light manicure and a strong top coat. My favorite top coat is from Chanel. Dior also makes a very strong top coat, so either brand will work well for travel.

This spring 2023 season, there are a few nail polish colors which are light, and perfect for travel. This yellowish ivory hue from Gucci is a fun color for travel; especially if you are going somewhere exotic or tropical! It is also a neutral, so it should play well with what you pack in your suitcase. I also love these classic and neutral hues from Chanel. They are from their neutral collection which has multiple light nail polish colors, perfect for travel! Love that!

My favorite three nail polish hues for travel this spring season are pictured above. There are also a few more colors which would work, pictured below.

Which color if your favorite for travel?

Enjoy your trip, and thanks for stopping by!



Spring 2023 beauty essentials

Spring 2023 beauty essentials from top left: neck cream / skin cream / eye cream / hand cream / concealer / foundation powder / eye pencil / Moroccan Oil / makeup bag / body cream /

The blossoms are popping up all over town; signaling spring has sprung! With the warmer temperatures we are starting to see, the increase in sunny days, and all these beautiful blossoms, it is time to start transitioning from winter skin care into spring beauty.

You might be tired of hearing me say this, but this neck cream is amazing. I have been using it since I was 28, and now that I am getting closer to that half century mark, my neck looks really good! I highly recommend investing in a good neck cream and continuing to use it everyday. Love!

You might be wondering why you aren’t seeing color products such as lipstick, eye shadow, and nail polish in this post. These are just the basics; your beauty base for the spring season.

I love a good eye pencil, and this one from Laura Mercier has been my go-to for close to two decades. I am also in love with this concealer and foundation powder; also favorites of mine for close to two decades. Love!

Of course, you need the perfect way to store everything! I love this makeup bag. I use it everyday, and since it is also perfect for travel, it pops right into my carry-on suitcase. I can also pop it into my gym bag. Check out my full review here.

My hair gets dry in the winter from the heater, then again in the summer from the sun. Moroccan Oil is my saving grace. I recommend picking up a bottle for home, and also a travel size for when you are on the go. Love it!

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What is your favorite spring beauty go-to?

Thanks for stopping by!



July 2018 beauty favorites

summer hair care tips

Summer is in full swing, which means our skin and hair are exposed to the elements. It also means travel, warm evenings outside, and drying air conditioning. To combat these summer beauty obstacles, I have added a few fabulous products to my beauty arsenal for July 2018.

As you know, I receive quite a few press kits in the mail featuring new beauty products. I can’t review them all; to be frank, I don’t always like them all. So, starting earlier this year, I am doing one monthly round-up of my products from press kits which I love; and find myself actually using. The following products are from press kits. I fell in love with them so decided to share them with you. As always, I only share what I love!

Elemis Lily & Lionel Luxury Travel Kit

elemis travel beauty kit

Elemis is turning into my favorite skin care brand. I am addicted to their pro-collagen marine cream. It is my go-to daytime cream which I apply every morning. When Elemis sent this travel to me, I was thrilled! It contains a travel size of my daily cream, and additional products I enjoy using. I’m super excited to use this travel kit for an upcoming vacation later this month. You can find this fabulous kit online here for under $100.

Also this summer, Elemis has introduced a new collection of dynamic resurfacing products. My favorite product from the collection are the pads. They are so easy to use and do a great job of  smoothing out my skin. Five stars!!

Garnier Fructis Hair Mask Collection

garnier hair masks review

I just started to color my hair a few months ago in order to cover up the stray grays popping up on my head. Keeping my color looking vibrant is a little bit of a challenge in the summer since I am outside a lot, and in the pool often. These new masks from Garnier are a life saver! Think of them as an intense conditioner. They restore moisture to the hair which is lost when out in the sun, or in a chemical filled swimming pool. I’m totally addicted to these masks! My favorite is the coconut extract scent. It works wonders on my summer hair! Love!

Urban Decay “Born to Run” makeup collection

urban decay summer makeup

Warm evenings out on the town mean a new color palette of makeup! I’m loving everything from the “Born to Run” makeup collection by Urban Decay. The colors are great late-summer hues which will transition into fall easily. The lipsticks are moisturizing and the eye shadow palette has so many colors-it’s like an eye shadow candy store! Love that!

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Which beauty products are you loving this summer season?

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