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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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@Luvstravel  wow! Looks like you had a wonderful trip! 

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Thanks @ather We had a great time! 

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Thank you for sharing your darling beautiful pics @Luvstravel ! You guys are so cute and it all looks just lovely! I’ve heard folks mention the Alaskan cruises and just loving them. You look so relaxed and happy! 💞

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Thanks @Sunnysmom I love seeing new places and discovering new things. I would definitely go back to Alaska, it was so gorgeous! Also there is so much more to see since it's sooooo spread out.

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If I go anywhere ever again I will find you for your tips @Luvstravel ! 😆😭 Feel like it’s been so long. I’m also one of those who gets motion sickness so even when I fly Bonine is my friend as well. I’m thinking I could handle a river cruise tho right?! France etc?! A girl can dream! 💞

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Hooray, @Luvstravel, it's so wonderful to hear from you! I love seeing your pictures! I haven't been to Alaska,the scenery looks gorgeous.  The cruise from Quebec to Fort Lauderdale sounds like a great way to travel.  Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal to Seattle sounds like the trip of a lifetime and I know you'll really be looking forward to it.  I'm glad everything is going well!!

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Thanks @curlychiquita I'm definitely happy that we are traveling again and love seeing new places.

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Oh @Luvstravel, these really are just breathtaking. You captured so many of the fall colours so beautifully! I spent a couple of weeks on the East Coast last month, and I would go back in a heartbeat. I can see why you have already booked a cruise for there next fall! Thank you for sharing, I loved every single photo. 

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Someone had recommended the High Roller lobster restaurant in Portland and it didn't disappoint. This was the first time for us to try them and didn't realize the sauce makes them. We did 3 of the 2oz sandwiches which was called the trio. We got jalapeño mayo on one ( my husband's favorite) lime mayo on another and garlic mayo ( my favorite on the other) I also got the small melted butter and poured it over all three. Next time we pass through we will each get our own. 

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Thanks @eshoe . What I didn't include was trying a lobster roll for the first time in Portland Maine. We split a trio sampler and didn't realize it was the sauce that makes them delicious! I love seeing new places and trying new foods.

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Oh, lobster rolls!! Heaven!! I like plain butter but you may have convinced me. @Luvstravel 

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@Luvstravel Trio sampler?! I'm adding this as a must stop next time I'm in Maine!

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Oh my goodness, @Luvstravel - we almost went there! How funny to think we almost crossed paths in some way or another. We were in Portland at the beginning of our trip, and enjoyed it so much we changed plans to go again at the end of it. Very cool place, and it looks like I definitely missed out!

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Thanks for sharing your travels, @Luvstravel !  You and your husband are so cute! 🥰  My mom and brother have done all those cruises (including Panama Canal)...Alaska three times!  I know many people who have done multiple Alaska cruises.  Other than my mom, none of them are seniors 😄  Enjoy your next trips! 🛳🏞🌎

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Thanks @Titian06 . I guess I'm my mind Alaska was for older people but you are correct there are all age groups traveling to Alaska and I would definitely go back! It's gorgeous. 

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@Luvstravel Awww I miss seeing you on here but am so glad you are having an amazing time traveling. The pictures are breathtaking. I felt like I was there with you.

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Thanks @SportyGirly125 . I love traveling and experiencing new things. I try to take good pics. These are just with my phone. I'm hoping I captured some great ones with my camera. I like to get some of my pics enlarged to hang in our house.

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Stunning! Thanks for sharing your experience and these awesome pics. It all looks really amazing! @Luvstravel   

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Thanks @sister13 I used to see your travel pics for the Asian countries you had been to and thought then I would probably never go ( not speaking the language is a bit scary, even though we have done fine in western europe) but now I'm rethinking that and will possibly put in on the travel list.

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It can be daunting, but so many translation tools these days and more widespread English, too! I’m dying to go to Korea, and back to Japan and everywhere else, too, haha!  @Luvstravel 

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@Luvstravel Beautiful! I want to go to Denali so bad! Thanks for the tag! I need to finish editing my photos from the trips I did this year, once I get to them I'll post back here!

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  • Iconic scene along Mariahilfstraße on the River Inn.
  • Mermaid Tails and Fins! Whole racks of them!
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  • Lovely shop Grüne Erde, with Natural Beauty and housewares.
  • Lovely skincare and cosmetics section.
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  • 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.
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  • Weigano, the store went back like 3x this length. Heaven!
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