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Seattle based. Obsessed with coffee, sweets, clothes & everything in between. 

Travel Essentials - What I have to bring when I travel!!!

Travel Essentials - What I have to bring when I travel!!!

HIIIII FRIENDS!!!!!!

Anyone else have travel fever?! I feel like all me and Brandon have wanted to do lately is save our money and travel!!! 

With all this travel fever we have, I feel like I FINALLY have perfected my travel essentials list! I'm going to show you everything I can't leave my house without! 

B E A U T Y

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These Comfort Zone Products are my favorite!!! As you can probably see from how may different things I have of theirs hahahaha. It's really hard to find online - I did find the products I use on the daily & linked them above! The mini travel items (mini lotions, oils, etc.) I can't find online - but if you're desperate you can find them at the Antonio Spa in Seattle!! 

I have mini travel cleansers (aren't they so cute?!? maybe I just love mini things hehe). I can't find them either so I attached this MIA fit clarisonic that I have! I love how compact it is for traveling! 

The NUface has changed my life lol. Definitely do your research on it, but I use it every day! It has micro currents that shapes your face so it's more contoured and plumped AHHH I LOVE! And I was skeptical at first so I asked my facial gal and she said it's SUPER LEGIT and that she's actually saving for one too! Guys it's so good. 


M A K E U P 

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I try to bring A LITTLE less.... just a little less I know I still bring a lot for vacation LOL. BUT instead of my normal foundation on vacation I like to switch it up with tinted moisturizer and some highlighting!!! It's SOOOO nice having fake lashes and micro bladed eyebrows on vacation also cause I don't have to worry about all the extra work!! 

I also love this sculpt & highlight kit I attached with some finishing powder (when I wanna dress up my face a little more for a night out or whatever). 

I always have to bring this magic face & eye cream because it's SO MOISTURIZING. It's perfect for hot vacations where you get extra dry!!! 


H A I R 

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On trips (we almost ALWAYS go to sunny places) so I make sure my hair is extra taken care of in the heat!!! As much as I love getting the free hotel hair samples hehe - I don't really think they are the BEST or most nourishing thing for my hair! That being said - I like to bring my own hair products! I love the Kristin Ess products cause they're SUPER affordable but as legit as the good stuff!!! I also attached her dry shampoo cause I ran out and I need more lol (& because it's obviously great). 

My other hair tools!!! The T3 curling iron & hairdryer is the best. Pricey, but the if you use heat these tools are the absolute best to protect your hair!!! I don't use these every day on vacation but it's nice to have them if I need them! 

I use the hair conditioner after I shower when I have damp hair (super nourishing!!) & I love the hair mist for natural, unstyled, beachy hair!


CARRY - ON BAG

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Ohhhhhhh my carry on bag.. HAHA. I'm like how much can I shove in this bag without it being TOO uncomfortable LOL!!!

I ALWAYS bring the biggest possible bag I can cause I love bringing my laptop in my bag, a good book (I've been reading "The Story" and it's AMAZING!). ALSO most importantly I love some good snacks hehe. Right before my flight I have a routine of Starbucks, then off to get my snacks!!! Usually popcorn, or fruit (or if I'm super naughty candy hehe). 

ANYWAYS! In my bag I like to bring an even smaller bag inside for the vacation so I don't have to lug around this huge one. Hand cream, lip gloss, and I love this colorescience foundation/spf powder for a quick touch up! Tide - because I spill everything... it's fine. Extra hair ties, a little brush for my wild hair, and sunnies of course! I like to bring extra sunnies as well cause I swear I always lose em!! 


PACK OUTFITS

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It can be hard - BUT to avoid over packing PACK EXACT OUTFITS!!! 

I like to plan out each day & then bring some extra things along for the pool or just in case I need a spare outfit hehe! But this way I'm not completely lost on what I'm wearing when I get to where I'm going! 

I attached some of my favorite summer pieces right now for vacationing! 


BEST SHORTS & TRENDY SWIMMIES

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GUYS!!! Not much to say other than I attached the BEST/CUTEST shorts and swimsuits! I think the swimwear at forever 21 is the best bang for your buck (they also have the trendiest - I attached my fav's!). I also attached shorts that will last you FOREVER & the cutest!! 


GOING OUT + SHOE ESSENTIALS

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It's so much more fun to get dressed up & go out on vacation!! I attached some more formal dresses for nice dinners to treat yo self - I always bring a jacket that goes along with them just in case it gets chilly at night!

Shoes, shoes, shoeesss! Bring a basic pair of flip flops (I always forget one for the pool!), cute sandals & wedges, workout shoes (if you're working out), and I love bringing some easy slides or basic adidas! I tagged some cuties above!


MUST HAVE HATS & THINGS YOU MIGHT FORGET

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HATS & ACCESSORIES - I love bringing hats when I lay by the pool so my face doesn't get burnt (no anti aging PLEASE). I attached some really cute bags that are perfect for vacationing along with some super cute & trendy bags!

THINGS YOU MIGHT FORGET - Workout clothes! I always forget that!!! & jammies!! Socks, undies, bra's! Extra swimsuits & sunnies, flip flops for the pool, jewelry (basic earrings! or statements for your night out!!). Sweater or jeans in case of rain!


Sorry about the longest post EVER - hope you learned a bunch of new tips & tricks for your next vacation!! 

xoxo

Nicole 

My Active DAILY Lifestyle x Soffe Athletic Clothing

My Active DAILY Lifestyle x Soffe Athletic Clothing

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