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The Travel Beauty Thread

(January 2023) Thought I’d resurrect this thread, now that there’s a bit more possibility of travel these days! I would love to live vicariously and learn from fellow BICers, so please post any tips, pics, and/or your fave travel minis or routine!  I’m still not doing a lot of travel these days, but may post some pics and notes from past trips.  💗💗💗

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Since the old travel thread sadly got lost in the switchover (😢😢😢) it was suggested a while back, and I’ve been meaning to get a new one started. If there is one already for this, let me know. I travel a bit for work and for fun, and I love checking out beauty stores and seeking out exclusive or hard-to-find items in different places around the world. Some of my favorite makeup destinations have been the Face Powder and Perfume Museum in Torino, Italy (a surprise find) and the Les Merveilleuses Laduree in Tokyo. I have relied on great tips from other BT/BICers on many of my trips, especially Toronto and Tokyo, so I would love to keep this updated as a resource for BIC.

 

Please share your discoveries, store reviews, pictures, purchases, and travel tips, and I’ll try to keep and update summaries here in the main post for future reference. If you don’t have a chance for much travel, feel free to share your favorite beauty destinations in your home city. I plan to update with photos below from various trips as I have the chance to organize my archives and update. What do you guys think? Feel free to make suggestions on how to organize this thread, too, it might be a bit of a work in progress. Thanks and happy travels BT/BIC!

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Thanks for all the beautiful pictures @sister13.  Australia and New Zealand are definitely on our bucket list.  I found couple cheap flights several times in the past but never the right moment.  It's always have some spare changes and no times or have times but no money or both. lol We're definitely looking forward to travel more in the future though.

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Yes, i totally understand and I can’t believe I haven’t been to NZ yet! My husband has family there, and I have many friends from there. One day! @blackkitty2014

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Ooooooooooouuhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!   This place looks heavenly and out of a storybook!!! @sister13

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It’s breathtaking! I took the scenic train down from Munich to Innsbruck. Highly recommend! They say flying in is terrifying because of the mountains, not to mention expensive. I took 9,000 pictures from the train of the most beautiful countryside. @heartsmyface

 

Train route München —> Innsbruck.Train route München —> Innsbruck.80EF4337-342C-4E10-B358-E111615A14E4.jpegDrinking alcohol on the train is still a thrill!Drinking alcohol on the train is still a thrill!D5641F8C-D6FC-4241-8514-D8422EED2746.jpeg26E840D5-5EFF-4D1E-819E-32BFCE0D4D37.jpeg2B8EED92-BE20-4E9A-AD42-5DA8EF921F49.jpegB45987F1-D3B8-4EBD-BA98-A6B3327ED11F.jpegC6B408CA-2681-403A-B011-B1719442E38B.jpeg

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Thanks for posting this! I did the same journey about 6 years ago now. One of the most picturesque journeys I've ever taken 🙂

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@shopaholic15, so glad to hear! I was also there around 2000, i think. But, hard as it. Is to imagine, i had no digital camera, so they are all in prints, lol.

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@sister13  So absolutely gorgeous!  I'm glad I stumbled across this thread.

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@Ispend2much6 I need to update it, but have had such a hectic schedule, I haven’t had time!! Hopefully soon, I can sit down and make some updates! I’m in Chicago now! Magnificent MILE!!!  💕💕💕

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@sister13  If your job requires you to travel as much as it seems, then you have the right job for you!  What great experiences and memories.

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@sister13 I was in Innsbruck in 1976 on a German class trip in high school. We were there right after the Olympics and I got to travel to the top of the ski jump. The ironic thing was that at the bottom of it over the ledge was a quaint little ... graveyard. Those photos bring back a lot of memories. It truly is as beautiful as the pictures show. 

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Haha, I did a German exchange in HS too. Very memorable! My family has German roots and I speak decent German. I have a strong love for Europe in general, but Austria is really a true love of mine. @jozkid

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I used to speak German decently @sister13 but I’m soooo out of practice. I’ve lost a lot of it. My family (both sides) are from the Burgenland region going into current day Hungary. I still have relatives living in Hungary along the Austrian border. 

 

I love Europe too. I think I’ve done more traveling there than I have here in the States (although my travel is far more limited than yours!) My trip in 76 was one of those 3 countries in 9 days deals, not an exchange. We visited Switzerland, too, and I would love to see that again!

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Innsbruck Part 2:

 

Acqua Alpes fragrance: they had about 5 signature fragrances made from Alps water streams. Very tempted by these but didn’t end up purchasing.

6E5695B7-DF6D-44FC-9742-DF648E454E09.jpegThis Weigano Perfumerie and Kosmetik surprised me. Tiny store front but a long narrow store inside packed floor to ceiling with prestige fragrance, cosmetics and skincare. I could have spent hours here. They had a wonderful German perfumer featured Lengling, and I’m hoarding some samples until I get back to Germany/Austria next time.This Weigano Perfumerie and Kosmetik surprised me. Tiny store front but a long narrow store inside packed floor to ceiling with prestige fragrance, cosmetics and skincare. I could have spent hours here. They had a wonderful German perfumer featured Lengling, and I’m hoarding some samples until I get back to Germany/Austria next time.Weigano.Weigano.Weigano, the store went back like 3x this length. Heaven!Weigano, the store went back like 3x this length. Heaven!Nägele & Strubell (Nails & Brushes) is another high end Austrian shop/chain. They carried Annick Goutal, and some Middle Eastern fragrances that were new to me. Lots of variety.Nägele & Strubell (Nails & Brushes) is another high end Austrian shop/chain. They carried Annick Goutal, and some Middle Eastern fragrances that were new to me. Lots of variety.Douglas is pretty common over they’re, more like an Ulta, with combination of mid and lower end cosmetics, beauty, hair and body products.Douglas is pretty common over they’re, more like an Ulta, with combination of mid and lower end cosmetics, beauty, hair and body products.There’s a nice Lush, as well.There’s a nice Lush, as well.Previously mentioned, the most lovely shop with reasonably priced dirndls (in the EUR200 range, not all EUR600+.)Previously mentioned, the most lovely shop with reasonably priced dirndls (in the EUR200 range, not all EUR600+.)Missed the Swarovski museum during opening hours, but look at that adorable blue gorilla!Missed the Swarovski museum during opening hours, but look at that adorable blue gorilla!SO. MUCH. SPARKLE!!!SO. MUCH. SPARKLE!!!

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@sister13 These stores look incredible. And I can totally see you rocking that dirndl!

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Thank you for reviving this thread @sister13. When I was growing up car trips were the norm for our vacations. My dad would point the car in one direction and drive. We lived in Kansas City, Missouri at the time which is in the center of the USA. Most times we would drive to New York to visit family. The car trip was always considered a part of the vacation. This was before the interstate system was completed so we drove many secondary roads. Our final vacation from KCMO was to Yellowstone/Salt Lake City. I still dream of returning to Yellowstone National Park. Over the next four years we lived four different areas. I still dream of my cross country trip done my way hopefully when I retire.

One goal is to drive Route 66. When I have a free moment I take my Atlas and dream of planning my dream trip.

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We did exclusively car trips, too, growing up! With packed snacks and lunches and camping, no fast food or hotels, lol! @Loretta55

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@sister13 my parents were not campers but we did stop along the way to purchase snacks and sandwiches.

When I sign on to my phone in the main feed featured by National Geographic are the 30 Best Cities to visit in the US, Kansas City, Missouri is number 21.

I have settled in Northern New Jersey which is ideal for great day trips. One of my favorite destinations is Pennsylvania. Many of the older and smaller communities have remained unchanged my modern conveniences. I do not even have to drive far to witness this.

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@Loretta55 Woohoo! Go PA!  I’m originally from the Lehigh Valley, about a ten minute ride to the Jersey border. You must be talking about Amish country. 

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@jozkid I enjoy the Amish Countryside but yesterday we took a drive via I78 to Pa33 o the Taminamy exit over to Pa611 to enjoy the countryside, small towns and view of the Delaware Water Gap.

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You mean Tatamy exit @Loretta55?  Then you were literally about 5 minutes from where I grew up!

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@jozkid What a small world!

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  • Mermaid Tails and Fins! Whole racks of them!
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  • More mermaid-y stuff!
  • Lovely shop Grüne Erde, with Natural Beauty and housewares.
  • Lovely skincare and cosmetics section.
  • The whole place was lovely, I especially loved the bulk herbs at the cashwrap! Sehr schön!
  • Bought a makeup remover and gentle balm cleanser, got samples and a free lavender sachet.
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  • This Weigano Perfumerie and Kosmetik surprised me. Tiny store front but a long narrow store inside packed floor to ceiling with prestige fragrance, cosmetics and skincare. I could have spent hours here. They had a wonderful German perfumer featured Lengling, and I’m hoarding some samples until I get back to Germany/Austria next time.
  • Weigano.
  • Weigano, the store went back like 3x this length. Heaven!
  • Nägele & Strubell (Nails & Brushes) is another high end Austrian shop/chain. They carried Annick Goutal, and some Middle Eastern fragrances that were new to me. Lots of variety.
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