It’s really amazing to look back at a year ago when I first created this blog. I have just transferred to a new college and I was just writing about my recent trip then to Canada. I didn’t expect that I would still be very active with this blog because I was just giving it a shot but I discovered that this is one of my passionate hobbies that I thoroughly enjoy in my sometimes-mundane-life, which is writing about all my small and big adventures and having people be in the loop of what they need to know when they travel too. Speaking of looking back a year ago, TODAY is From One Girl to One World’s first year anniversary!
Along my journey as a blogger, I have met and networked with other amazing women and men who have also dedicated a portion of their life to traveling and talking about the things they’ve experienced. So in honor of when this place on the web came up and connecting with those who appreciate beauty of all forms like I do, I decided to talk to some people who enjoy traveling as well and I wanted them to share a couple of things they would want to let others know. I had to ask them, “What are your favorite beauty products to bring when you go traveling?”
Even though I don’t make reviews or talk about beauty products, there are people that love discovering beauty products and the wanders that products can do to our appearances and to revive our skin. It brings us confidence and when it comes to exploring and enjoying our Earth, there are bloggers out there who swear by certain products when it comes down to that. Traveling can be an exhausting process to go through, often requiring our concentration, energy, and sleep, and we often find ourselves needing some essentials to bring life to ourselves. Not to mention, when we adjust our atmospheres (different weather and temperatures), we have to fit in products that will take care of us for the meanwhile.
Here are 3 awesome beauty & travel bloggers, my older sister (who really loves beauty products!), and myself to tell you guys what are our favorite/top 3 beauty products that we can’t live without when we travel…
Emily from Girl in Season (www.girlinseason.com)
Emily is the creator of her blog called Girl in Season. Her blog focuses on current beauty trends and skin care regimens during the different seasons. Skin changes a lot through the year, so Emily wants to help people navigate the various beauty concerns, problems, or questions that they may encounter throughout the year. Traveling is a big deal when it comes to beauty because it opens doors such as learning about new cultures that include new beauty standards and trends.
1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
What is it? A hair product that provides volume, texture and UVA/UVB protection
Where you can buy it: Sephora
Why she loves it: “I’m someone who never wants to do my hair while traveling and Surf Spray ensures that my hair doesn’t look like a hot mess during my trip. I just apply to damp hair and voila! I have beachy, effortless hair all day.”
2. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
What is it? A hydrating, full-coverage CC Cream with SPF 50
Where you can buy it: Ulta
Why she loves it: “I don’t want to spend a lot of time doing my make up while I’m traveling and this is a no-fuss product that makes my skin look great in seconds. It lasts all day and is easily buildable in case you do need to touch up at any point.”
3. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
What is it? A dewy skin mist
Where you can buy it: Sephora
Why she loves it: “Skin can get super dry while traveling, so I like to keep this product with me to give my skin added hydration throughout the day. It’s an added bonus that it gives you a natural glow!”
Emma from The Couture Chemist (thecouturechemist.wordpress.com)
Emma blogs about fashion and the college student life in her blog called The Couture Chemist. She loves to share her adventures as well. As a sophomore engineering student, she doesn’t always get a lot of time to travel, but when she wants to, despite her hectic schedule, she will still always find a way to travel, whether it’s in a nearby city or across the country.
1. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
What is it? Argan oil
Where you can buy it: Sephora and Amazon
Why she loves it: “This is an essential for me not just for travel, but for everyday life as well. If you experience dry skin like me, this oil is a godsend. Argan oil acts as a natural toner, skin and hair moisturizer, exfoliant, and nail treatment, all while not being too heavy or greasy. Not to mention, this bottle is only 1.7 fluid ounces – lower than the required minimum for planes, but a large enough amount to last 3 weeks or more, depending on how much you use! You can find this at Sephora, or if you’re like me and looking for a cheaper price, you can always check Amazon for any sales or markdowns!”
2. Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes
What is it? Deodorant wipes
Where you can buy it: Target
Why she loves it: “These deodorant wipes are perfect for anytime you’re on the go and need a quick refresh. You never know what’s going to happen during a trip. Maybe the airplane is unusually hot or crowded, maybe you have to sprint to catch your train or flight, or you just get so stressed that you start sweating. Whatever the case, these wipes have got you completely covered, leaving you feeling refreshed and smelling like coconuts. You can find these at any Target store.”
3. Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner
What is it? A waterproof eyeliner
Where you can buy it: Amazon
Why she loves it: “I always like to keep some black eyeliner with me when I’m traveling just in case I’m heading somewhere directly after or want to look a little more awake. Simply outlining my eyes make them look much more awake and make me seem like I put wayyy more effort into getting ready than I actually did. What’s great about this one too is that there is a smudger on the opposite end, so you can go for that smoky, sultry look if you want to be dramatic. PLUS, it’s waterproof, so no awful eyeliner smudges or trails. These eyeliners can be found on Amazon, though I got mine from QVC.”
Katie from The Tropical Hive (www.thetropicalhive.wordpress.com)
Katie is a creative soul that blogs about all things fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle in her blog The Tropical Hive. She hopes to inspire people with beauty and wanderlust within. As someone who claims to have a bad case of the ‘travel bug’, she also loves to share her adventures with everyone.
1. REEF Dry Sun Tan Oil
What is it? A tanning oil with with added protection against those harmful UV rays. It is an ultra moisturising formula which also keeps the skin soft and smooth.
Where you can buy it: On the company’s website www.reefsun.com
Why she loves it: “Currently, I am packing for Thailand, for a 3 week holiday and this was the first thing I’ve packed in my bag. I’ll be spending a lot of time on the beach in my bikini, so I will need that extra bit sunscreen protection (mine is +30SPF, but you can get the oil with no SPF if you prefer.) I also love the coconut smell and the amazing natural tan I get after just one day at the beach.”
2. Bioglan Super Foods Coconut Oil
What is it? It is an oil which is extracted from the kernel of a coco. It is completely natural and has many health benefits.
Where you can buy it: Local health food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, and Amazon
Why she loves it: “Coconut Oil is amazing as a face cleanser and night moisturiser. There actually are heaps of ways you can use this oil (hair care, cooking oil, sunburn treatment).
3. Nivea Men After Shave Balm
Jewel (my sister!)
1. Maybelline Ultra Line Eyeliner
2. Forever 21 Eyebrow Tint
3. Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick in ‘Ginger’
Gabby (the creator/owner of this blog, From One Girl to One World!)
1. Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer
2. Batiste Tropical Coconut & Exotic Dry Shampoo
3. Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask