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Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour – Share your must-haves for a chilly vacay! (Week 8)




Summer is finally here, Beauty Insider Community! To celebrate one of the most fun times of the year (aka Hot BIC Summer 😉) we’re bringing in an exciting new summer challenge in the form of the first official virtual BIC World Tour! ✈ We know not everyone is able to travel at this time, so let’s go together virtually 💕


Each week we’ll have a new vacation-themed prompt where you’ll get to share your fantasy favorites as we travel to different climates and places across the world! 🌎


Check in time: Each Friday launches a new travel destination and prompt, so check back to this post weekly for more vacay fun:


  • (Week 1: 7/1 - 7/7) Your ultimate summer vacay: Close your eyes and picture your dream vacay … now answer this question: if you could only bring 5 beauty products along with you on this trip, what would they be?


  • (Week 2: 7/8 - 7/14) Hot BIC Summer: Battling against heat and humidity is no easy task! Talk about your most powerful tools, products, or tips that help you fight against the sun.


  • (Week 3: 7/15 - 7/21) Seamless day to night: Sometimes it’s all about versatility. Share with us your favorite products, looks, or hacks to easily go from day to night.


  • (Week 4: 7/22 - 7/28) Tropical & beachy: Sun, sand, water, and vibes~ what are you taking with you for a day out on the sand? Bonus points if you want to add a fun beach-inspired look. 😉


  • (Week 5: 7/29 - 8/4) G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S night on the town: Show off your glam looks and the products you’ll use to transform yourself for a night out!


  • (Week 6: 8/5 - 8/11) BIC outdoor essentials: Camping, hiking, and all-things outdoors! 🌲 What are your essentials you need with you to take on the terrain?


  • (Week 7: 8/12 - 8/18) Home is where the scent is: Sometimes we can all use a little piece of what we call home. 🏡💕 What fragrance item (perfume, candle, diffuser, etc.) would you bring that always reminds you of home sweet home?


  • (Week 8: 8/19 - 8/26) Cold weather hydration must-haves: Snow, icy winds, and cold temps – it’s not hot everywhere this time of year! Some of those most breathtaking sights take place in the cold! What are you bringing to keep your skin hydrated and feeling healthy?


Reply below to share your looks, products, thoughts, and tips on the vacay prompts for our BIC World Tour! ✈  Remember to tag any products you would be using (if applicable!) with the “#” sign. We look forward to all the fun we’ll have together for the weeks to come!

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@Samtian lol

I love summer and the sun's warmth on my skin but lately it has been so hot I catch myself avoiding the rays like there falling asteriods! 💥

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@peaches010712 I bet your skin is thanking you!

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Week 1: Your ultimate summer vacay  

What a fun and fabulous challenge @Anna2BT! 5 products, you say?! 🤔 That was a challenge, but I'll go for these five beauties:

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Summer Fridays ShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen 1.7 oz / 50 mL is my newest sunscreen discovery - it's on the thinner side, aborbs quickly and easily and without feeling sticky or looking greasy. Wears well on its own or as a primer for makeup.


Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays Lightweight Foundation to help even tone with its light-to-medium coverage. I like that it has a physical sunscreen and gives a nice, healthy, dewy finish to my skin.


SEPHORA COLLECTION Microsmooth Multi-Tasking Baked Face Palette Captivate is the darker, warmer toned version of the two palettes. It's better suited for me in the summer when I have a little more color to my complexion but work nicely at other times during the year if I use a light hand. The blush shades are pretty and can be paired with a lip balm for a DIY lippie. 


Speaking of lip balms, the light mango scent on the LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Mango, the newest lip mask from Laneige, smells like the real fruit. Yum.


If I were on summer vacay, there's a good chance it would be someplace warm and sunny, or at least, that will likely be my next vacay spot, so I'd pack a few of the SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Watermelon After Sun Mask 1 Mask to give my face and decollete some TLC after a day in the sun. 

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Oh I can't wait to try out the Tower 28 @itsfi ! And I'm loving the lip mask over the blush for a nice cohesive lip look!

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@missjeanie, the Tower 28 is a new fave! ♥️ I could have easily listed 5 lip balms alone but in a pinch or to keep packing to a minimum, I’ll mix a balm with blush or eyeshadow for more options with less products. 😊 The cohesive look is all coincidental. Hahaha! 

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Aren’t those shades the best for doling out smiles @itsfi 😄😎🙌🏼 They really are a great summer accessory. It is fun to forget you are wearing them and wonder why people are randomly smiling at you.

Love what you did with layering the Laneige. Looks like a great way to finish the jar that never ends!

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@eshoe, the sunnies are definitely a source of cheer. I transfer product from the full size Laneige to the mini / travel jar. For me, it helps to get through the large tub much faster. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 

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Well now, a tip to help me make my way through a FS jar is very welcomed, @itsfi - noted!😉

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@eshoe, it somehow gets used up more quickly when it's in a smaller container. lol

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That picture is so cool @itsfi ! And the products as well! 

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Thank you @Saradestin! And now I can just refer to the pic when it’s time to pack for the actual vacay, though I’m sure I’ll have more than 5 products. 😆 

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@itsfi I love how you included a picture of all your items.

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Thank you @Samtian! It was tough to narrow it down to 5 so I pulled out some summer stapes to see how I could get to 5 items. 😆 

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After sharing my 5 favorite products (that I actually own) and my top destination if I only could choose one, I am going to share my top “wish list” products that I would happily take on my second dream trip. Again, the mosquito repellent would sure be in the suitcase 😅.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Tint SPF 20 325 Medium Keyaki 

Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara 

Gucci Waterproof Retractable Eyebrow Pencil Brun 

Natasha Denona Glam Face & Eye Palette Light 

Dior Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick 824 Saint Germain Satin 

I went fancy on my wish list! 😂


And my second dream destination, following very closely my fist one (it was a difficult decision), is China. Again, I would need a full month. Such an amazing country! I need to go!




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@Saradestin omg these pictures are breathtaking! 😍

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Aren’t they @Anna2BT ? I need to go!!! With 5 beauty products, 10 or even non!! 😃

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@Saradestin, love your fancy travel list! Lots of fabulous beauties there! ♥️ That’s a huge “yes” to mosquito repellent for traveling around China! I enjoyed my time there and would go back to visit more sites, but I did not miss the mosquitos. 😆 

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So jealous @itsfi!! I wouldn’t miss the mosquitoes either 😖😖😖

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@Saradestin @My parents have been to the Great Wall and I’m so jealous. 

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My family was in a discussion about just how visible it is from space, @SportyGirly125. That is very cool that your parents were able to visit and see it in person.

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😃😃😃😃😃 I am so jealous too @SportyGirly125 !!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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