When I manage to escape for a vacation, I want to absorb every last second. Every bit of zest should be spent exploring and enjoying this new adventure. That all being said, I also want to document my experience with copious amounts of photos - If you travel, but don’t post about it on Instagram, did you really even go?
Still, the last thing I want is to be bogged down with tedious getting ready routines while I am meant to be relaxing. After all, I’ve likely just survived a long flight and killer time change, there is only so much energy that jet lag will allow.
Since starting my blog, I’ve come up with some clever tricks to keep myself camera ready with only minimal amounts of time required (mainly sunglasses… lots and lots of sunglasses). Still, there are inevitably some things that a good pair of sunnies won’t fix. Here are three essential beauty treatments I’ve decided I won’t leave the country without.
I am admittedly a bit late to the lash extension game, but I’ve officially arrived and, yes, I am a fan. Because of my fair hair and even fairer skin, mascara has always been an integral part of my morning routine despite my frustrations with clumping, curling and clean up at the end of the day. If you are like me, then lash extensions are the answer to your problems.
With a variety of lengths and styles ranging from subtle volume to full Kim K, you are sure to find a look that’s right for you.The two hour service time is certainly an investment (pro tip — don’t get a double shot latte beforehand. Worst. Idea. Ever.), but waking up bright eyed and smudge free for up to three weeks in a row is life changing.
Since moving to the Middle East, eyebrow maintenance has become a new addition to my morning itinerary. I felt very in-the-know when I purchased my first Anastasia brow kit a few years back, only to quickly find out that (like lashes), I was also out of the loop. Now, I swear by brow tinting to add extra, long lasting definition (thanks for the tip Lena!). The process is not only super speedy, but also saves some much needed minutes in the morning.
This is probably the most obvious of all of the beauty treatments, but still deserves a special shout out in my book. I usually stick with traditional polish for manicures, which tends to keep my nails healthier and stronger than alternatives. However, with my notoriously awful track record with keeping manicures in good condition has lead me to make an exception when I’m traveling. Ditch chips or dodgy touch ups and opt for a gel manicure ahead of your trip. Your mind will be at ease knowing that your nails are always ready for holiday coffee snapshots.
What are your top beauty travel tips?