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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!

Re: Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour!

@Anna2BT  So my dream vacation would be going to San Francisco with my mom! So many fun things to do there 

My top 5 products I would bring would be:

Summer Fridays ShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen 1.7 oz / 50 mL  to make sure I don’t burn

Tatcha The Serum Stick: Treatment & Touch Up Balm 0.28 oz/ 8g  so I can touch up moisture as needed. 
Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays Lightweight Foundation  to even out my skin tone. 
Wander Beauty Upgraded Lashes™ Thickening Mascara 

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm  to keep my lips hydrated!!! 

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@ather, San Francisco would loooove to have you and your mom visit! Great list of summer vacay products! 😍

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@itsfi  Aww you are tooo sweet!! I feel like I am on vacation now because the weather has really changed here and it’s so humid. 

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Same here @ather! It’s been muggy. Funny thing is that it gets this way in the evenings. It’s breezy and overcast at the moment. I don’t mind that so much because it makes for good weather for a long walk when o get home from work, but it has been humid late at night. I’ve been drinking a lot of water so that’s a plus to it. 😆 

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I was lucky enough to live in the Bay Area for a year and San Francisco is amazing @ather ! Those products you chose are great!!

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@Saradestin  So lucky!!! I love it there! I’ve been before a few times! 

Re: Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour!

@Anna2BT I think NY is a great place to summer - you've got the beaches on Long Island, hot in the city of NYC, and a more subdued vibe with upstate.


Off the top of my head, I guess I'd bring:

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Intense Hydration with Vitamin C 

ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil 1.7 oz/ 50 mL (a re-discovered favorite)

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser 

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting BHA 9 Treatment 0.3 oz/ 9 mL 


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NY state is so beautiful in all seasons @greeneyedgirl107 ! Great products selection!

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My dream summer vacay is definitely a tour around France. It would be so fun to follow along with Le Tour de France, ending in Paris, and seeing the whole country, drinking the wine, eating the cheese. This is something that’s been discussed and contemplated for a while. As soon as I’m comfortable enough with my French je achète le billet d’avion. 


I feel like there has to be a tad bit of cheating here… as skincare is unchangeable (and vacation is the worst time to switch up your routine), so ignore the more than 5 skincare items I would be taking… the 5 additional products would be -


1. CLINIQUE High Impact Mascara 

2. My favorite Dior bronzer (it’s DC so I can’t tag it)

3. Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick in Inspire

4. Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau De Parfum Travel Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL 

5. Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel 3 

Re: Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour!

@alexasteph, what a fun way to see France! I would definitely love to go back to visit - I’d revisit some places and definitely add some new ones to see. 

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@alexasteph  I hope you enjoy France when you're able to visit! I loved it, and I've only ever been to Paris and Versailles. I've wanted to tour the Loire Valley since I was a little kid. Back then, I was mostly interested in the castles. As a grownup, my interest expanded to all the wine, of course. 😄 I won't revisit France until I've re-learned at least basic French, especially if I plan to revisit Paris. I commend you on learning the language. 

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great list @alexasteph and great dream vacay! 

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@alexasteph  Oooo sunflower pop is amazing!!

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@ather It’s been a favorite of mine this year! 

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Re: Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour!

I love your summer vacay products @GeorginaBT! And I’m all for sunny and breezy! 😎 That Tower 28 foundation is fantastic! ♥️

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Great products @GeorginaBT! You are fully covered and ready to enjoy your dream vacay with them! 😊

Re: Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour!

@GeorginaBT  We are twinning with the tower 28!!!! Sooo good!!

Re: Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour!

@Anna2BT I always wanted to travel to to the Maldives or Bali or Bora Bora and stay on the huts over the water for my honeymoon but instead we went to Europe.


I would bring:

LANEIGE Hydro UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ 1.6 oz/ 50 mL 

Dior Lip Glow Oil Rosewood 

Kopari body glow sunscreen spf 50

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Peach Iced Tea or the new Mango one releasing next week

La Mer The Hydrating Illuminator 1.4 oz/ 41 mL 



Re: Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour!

Those places are on my wish list too @SportyGirly125! So beautiful! Some day! 🤞 Great product selection!! 

Re: Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour!

@Saradestin Thank you 

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