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Vacay Summer Challenge: BIC World Tour – Talk about your favorite fragrance products that remind you of home! (Week 7)




Summer is finally here, Beauty Insider Community! To celebrate one of the most fun times of the year (aka Hot BIC Summer πŸ˜‰) 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 πŸ’•


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. πŸ˜‰


  • (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. πŸ‘πŸ’• 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 β€œ#” sign. We look forward to all the fun we’ll have together for the weeks to come!

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Oh, I tried a sample of that neroli scent @Samtian and it smells really good! 😍

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@itsfi I love it so much. I got it in a gratis and have  been obsessed. 

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WHAT???? 😱😱😱😱 Put that sunscreen in your list right now @Samtian !!! We will let you go with 6 faves instead of 5! 😁But put it in (your bag) and on (all over)!!! 

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@Samtian, you keep your 5 products as is. I’ll fill up a bag of sunscreen for you! What do you prefer - chemical? Physical? Hybrid? Ohhh, never mind, I'll just put together a variety pack for you! @Saradestin 

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Yes @itsfi !! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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@itsfi Yeah...I don't know what any of that means for my skin haha. Variety pack is best.

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@Saradestin Haha I know I need to!

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@Samtian we should switch houses for a month, you will try Italy (keep in mind that I live in the north east, so I don't have the sea. I'm near lake Garda) and I will try America for the first time πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ‘

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@Skunk12puzzola I'm in! I just Googled that place and I'm pretty sure that's heaven. 

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@Samtian google lake Garda πŸ’—

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@Skunk12puzzola Wow that is beautiful. 

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@Samtian my city is a small one but it's full of history, art and museums. We are surrounded by lakes πŸ˜Š

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@Skunk12puzzola It sounds like heaven honestly. 

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@Samtian it's a very old vibe type of town, with way too many tourists. I would prefer to live in a bigger city, with more shops and fun activities (like the ones in the US....New York for example). We are never happy with what we have haha

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@Skunk12puzzola That is true! I couldn't live in a city like that. 

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@Skunk12puzzola That would be fun! 

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Great products @Kim888! πŸ‘

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@Anna2BT (Week 1: 7/1 - 7/7) Your ultimate summer vacay: ok, this is not only a summer vacay for me, but an all year round one: keyword COLD. I hate summer, I hate hot weather, I'm all about cold and getting cozy under a blanket with a hot cup of tea (the only thing hot that I want around me is tea!!). So, for me, my top places would be: Norway, FΓ¦r Øer islands, Mont Saint Michel (I know, you can't go there as a tourist, but this is a dream, right?)....Ireland and UK in general. I like the idea of a small town vibe, where that place is so small, that everyone knows each other. I just need cold, otherwise my skunk's fur will get damaged with the heat πŸ˜‚ Or maybe, if I want to do a culture/art trip, I would love to visit New York or a major world capital so I can learn something!! If I feel adventurous (I'm not), maybe's very hot in there, but I'm obsessed with the history of that place since elementary school.


Things that I will bring with me:

1 - soap. It's not a beauty item, but it's necessary being a smelly πŸ¦¨πŸ˜‚. I use marseille soap all year round, anywhere. Even on my hair sometimes!!

2 - I'm a very low maintenance person, so I just need to wash myself and bring a nice cream with me. I like these ones from l'occitane, especially the almond one L'Occitane Hand Cream 

3 - I don't wear makeup, but I need some sort of lip product/balm on my lips. For a pop of color, these ones are my go to Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow 12 Rosewood LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm Berry 

4 - as for lip balms, I have many that I like Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss CupuaΓ§u Lip Butter 0.21 oz/ 6.2g Too Faced Hangover Pillow Balm Ultra-Hydrating Lip Balm Original also carmex is a nice one!!

5 - aquaphor ointment where needed (sometimes I have dry patches on my cheeks) or around my mouth. I also use it on my hands sometimes.

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@Skunk12puzzola  Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy? You can visit that island and the abbey as a tourist, unless they've banned tourism due to the ongoing pandemic. You can even stay in a hotel on the island, though it may be more convenient to stay on the mainland instead. I've been elsewhere in France but not Normandy; that, Egypt, and Norway are also on my travel list. 


I'd say Chicago's an ideal place for cold weather (in winter; don't come here during summer if you hate heat) and culture/art/food, but it's definitely not a small town. On the other hand, Chicago's full of distinct neighborhoods, and each one is kinda like a small town within the big city. Some tourists stick to Michigan Ave and Navy Pier, so they miss out on 95% of Chicago. Heck, I've lived here over 20 years and still haven't visited every city neighborhood. πŸ˜„ 

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@WinglessOne thank you for the tips!! I am assuming that Mont Saint Michel has tourist restrictions (even before the pandemic) but I'm not sure.....I think they don't accept many people there πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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