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Hello Everyone!

 

I've been meaning to make this thread for years! I want this thread to be a place where we can discuss what beauty products to check out while we are traveling, what places we are visiting/visited, what places we are saving to visit, and beauty travel tips. This can be near and far travel to include as many people as possible. I know there are individual threads about beauty products already, but I'm hoping to put them all in one place. Please link them so I can put in the info in the spoilers! Also, I'm curbing my spending to be able to travel more so I hope this encourages others who want to do the same! I'll post a new question each month to try to keep the thread active. I hope you come along with me! I'm also open to suggestions of what else I should include in this thread.

 

What beauty products should you check out while you're traveling?

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USA:
Vermont: Tata Haper
Canada:

Japan:

Greece:

 

What are your beauty travel tips? 

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- learn to under pack instead of over pack; your back will thank you

- skip in flight alcohol and coffee; stay hydrated (via CC3616)
- hydrate the week before the trip by ensuring you're drinking enough water, add in some hydrating masks, keep lip balm on you, use minimal/no makeup for the flight, wear comfortable clothes for the flight, take foils that you know already agree with your skin, bring multitasking products like cream lip/cheek color, pack unbreakable items in your checked luggage and things you're worried about breaking in your carry on, don't bring something irreplaceable or expensive, pack every liquid/gel in it's own plastic baggy in case something leaks, and finally, always keep oil blotters with you, even if you have dry skin (via alexasteph)
- take a refillable water bottle and snacks to stave off temptation of airport food (via CC3616)
- brazillian blowouts for the curly haired girls (via CC3616)
- travel mists like avene thermal spring water are lifesavers for hot destinations
- save foils and deluxe samples for travel
- use a bobby pin to secure foils so you can use them more than once (via TXCATX)
- bring loose power over pressed powder to avoid accidents; I've had too faced and becca compacts shatter in my makeup bag; travel sized compacts have tended to fair better; nars minis have never broken on me
- if you're going somewhere dry, bring some mists to spray over your makeup so it doesn't look too dry; if you're going someone humid, bring power so you can set your makeup and it doesn't slide off immediately 
- if you're going somewhere sunny, lay off the acids and retinols and where lots of sunscreen (via CC3616)
- solids>liquids; check out lush for shampoo/conditioner solids (via IZ95)
- need a new passport? use the app It'sEasy to create passport photos (via TXCATX)

 

Question of the month: what questions of the month would you like to see in the future? Or anything else you'd like to see in this thread?

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I want this thread to be as much yours and mine so onto the new question of the month:

 

what questions of the month would you like to see in the future? Or anything else you'd like to see in this thread?

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Hello all. This is my first post. I leave Monday for 3 weeks in the U.K. With a weekend in London. Aside of a trip to Rituals, I'm hoping to discover some other new stuff

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I love hearing about all the amazing trips everyone is going on.  I wish everyone safe travels, loads of fun and making of memories. 

 

I'll be traveling very soon and I've been thinking about what type of makeup to pack.  I pack light so I'm thinking of taking only one eyeshadow palette, bronzer/blusher duo, one lipstick, one eyeliner.  Of course I'll have my mascara and brow wiz, but I think that will be all I'll take as far as makeup goes. I should be able to get several looks from my shadow palette.

 

With luggage restrictions these days, it's either pack light or pay ridiculous prices Smiley Sad 

 

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Other than when I'm going to a wedding or some big, specific party, I wear very little makeup when I travel. I did a two-month trip around Europe this summer and I don't think I wore mascara once (my lashes looked super healthy by the end lol).

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Anyone have any recommendations for makeup and perfume shopping in Geneva?  I'm there next week for week.  I won't have much time for shopping, but would love any suggestions. Thanks in advance!!

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Hi everyone, I traveling to Portugal (Lisbon and Porto) at the end of May. Is there any specific stores (besides Kiko of course) that I should look out for that are more local to the region? What about products (I do plan to pick up more Retinol just like I did when I went to Barcelona  few months ago!!)

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Definitely Kiko, and check out the Sephora for possible LE items.  I found a quirky perfume shop while out exploring, but I don't know if it's worth a special trip.  I'll try to see if I can remember anything else from my trip to Lisbon a couple years ago...

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The only thing I went out of my way to buy in Lisbon was Zoeva at a store called Kitchen. I don't think I can post links here but good kitchen boutique makeup Lison. They had a good selection of brushes and a lot of the palettes.

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Figured I would post here instead of making a new thread...

Are there any makeup bags you guys would recommend for traveling? I liked the look of Bobbi Brown's travel bag and Laura Mercier's Portfolio, but they don't make those bags any more.

I'm kind of looking at the Esum Brush Book or even the whole set as I want to put my skincare and makeup together but the bigger set looks way too big. It's like half the size of a carry on luggage, haha. I don't particularily like the ones that you fold up and there's a hanger on either.

Any input would be much appreciated!

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@flyte that's such a good question! Honestly, I just bring my least favorite bag in case there are any accidents plus plastic baggies.

 

I'll have to do a question of the month in the future where I ask people to show their travel bags or something Smiley Happy

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Hello ladiesSmiley Happy. Has anyone got any reccomendations as to what I should be bringing home from St.Maartens?  I've been here over a week and so far have only bought a coconut candle and a swimsuit.  

 

Also, I'm feeling like I'm the only person who's ever left the Carribean as pale as I came in.  The sunscreen must be working! 

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New question of the month: What are you always forgetting or always terrified of forgetting when you travel?

 

I was in Florida and I "lost" my driver's license the day before I flew back home and had no photo identification to fly back. 

Luckily, they can verify you by a credit card with your name on it and TSA calls a higher up  to verify that you're okay to travel/confirm your identity. 

 

I found the ID when I got back home in the pocket of a dress. Pockets are great on dresses, but don't forget to check them! haha

 

Now, I always bring two types of photo ID to avoid the hassle.

 

 

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On our last trip we forgot the diaper bag in the kitchen...  that sucked, but it was easy (alas expensive) to quickly make one up at the airport.

 

I loathe shopping for tampons or pads in Japan.  Actually I haven't been able to find tampons in Japan.  Those get packed even if I don't think I'll be needing them. 

Also, deoderant is really difficult to find in Japan and what you do find is usually not very effective.

 

Also, medications that you assume are common everywhere usually are not or go by a different name.  It's easier to just have Tylenol, gravol, lactaid...and a first aid kit on hand, instead of wandering around looking for some with a language barrier.  

 

Toothpaste!  Especially going to Holland or Germany.  Their toothpaste tastes salty there and I can't deal with it!  It's like purposefully putting seawater in your mouth! 

 

Passports are a given.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. My camera. My trips are photography trips so I'd be dead.

2. Phone charger.

3. One time I traveled 14 hours one way for a concert...forgot the tickets on my bed. Thankfully the company I ordered from helped me out.

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Definitely ID..

 

I'm Canadian and about 15 years ago I was driving in the US and had my wallet stolen in Reno, NV. I couldn't get it replaced so I decided, in typical youth style, to 'not let it hold me back' and kept going. Keep in mind, this was before you had to have a passport and all that jazz to cross into the US from Canada.. it was very easy-peezy back then. I even drove down to the border of Mexico and walked across to spend the day in Nogales.. without ID. Didn't have any issue getting back into the US and then back to Canada.. but those were simpler times.. *sigh*

 

Now if you go within 200 miles of any border without ID they shoot at ya Smiley Wink

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1) ID and 2) miss my flight.

 

True story: one time we had a very short trip (4 days in Hawaii).  Somehow we overslept and get to the gate while ppl was boarding (40 min before the actual flight time), the airline wouldnt let us board (i guess they already gave our seats to some standby ppl).  All fights (including other airlines) was full so we couldnt fly out until the next day only after we had to pay extra $100 pp.  The next morning, we got to the airport super early and the flight got delay for more than 8 hrs due to equipment failure.  Needless to say after our very short time in Hawaii at that time (probably 1.5 days), we never flew with that airline again Smiley Wink and until this days, we are still terrified of missing our flight Smiley Wink So the moral of our stories: dont miss the flight ... it can get from bad to worst lol 

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That's a terrible experience.

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Awe that is so horrible!

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yikes! I'd be so mad if they gave away my seats especially since it sounds like you made the check-in by 40 minutes before take-off rule. You shouldn't have had to pay the fees. I wouldn't fly that airline again either

 

I'm so glad I check-in the night before on my phone, because I was a little late to the airport (they stopped doing check-in by the time I got there), but since I checked in already, they rushed me through security and I made my flight. The airport gods were on my side that day! 

 

Note: don't ask your friend who is chronically late to take you to the airport. you will arrive late to the airport

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That was 10+ yrs back so I can't recall if they had online checked in at the time or I was actually lazy/careless lol... I think the bad part of that trip was missing the flight  but the worst part is the flight got delayed for 8+ hrs the next day and cut our trip super short. The airline actually gave us almost free round trip tickets to Hawaii again but then the next flight out with them also got delayed for half a day. My coworker family was in Hawaii and she loves the airline. Maybe we just got bad luck with them lol

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