Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Three tips for maintaining your look after a long flight

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Three tips for maintaining your look after a long flightIf you have a job that requires you to travel on a frequent basis, you know how quickly your appearance can fade after you've been on a plane for hours. Even if you manage to sleep on the go, you might still need a little concealer, eyeliner and blush to create that "I'm ready to do business" look. Here are some tips on how to recover from a long flight.

1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
It's no secret that sitting in an airplane for an extended period of time can dehydrate you – specifically your skin. To avoid completely drying out, consider a product such as BORGHESE Crema Ristorativo-24 Continuous Hydration Moisturizer to keep your skin baby soft.

2. Ease up on foundation.
Piling on the foundation after your skin has been exposed to an arid environment such as a plane cabin can leave you looking even drearier than before. Go light when you choose a foundation for your post-flight engagements.

3. Have face wipes on hand.
If you're going to be traveling for an extended period of time, be sure to pack a few face wipes for the trip. Doing so can remove built-up oil on your skin when you don't have the opportunity to use a cleansing face wash.

Do you struggle with calluses?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Do you struggle with calluses?From tight-fitting stilettos to flats that pinch your feet throughout the day, looking fabulous can have it's price, and it often comes in the form of calluses and dry heels. If you struggle day in and day out with calluses, now is the time to take action. With a few of these quick tips, you can get rid of calluses once and for all and rejuvenate your feet.

Ill-fitting shoes are the main culprit behind calluses, and if you spend most of your time rushing around the office, it's easy to understand why they can have such a damaging effect on feet. Once you get home, it's important to put your feet up – literally. With a nourishing sugar and mango foot polish, you can hydrate the dry skin on your feet and give your heels a vital dose of nutrients.

When it comes to treating stubborn calluses, you'll need to call in the big guns. A fluid designed to slough away tough, hardened skin, and soften calluses can be an excellent resource and deliver spot-specific treatment to coarse heels.

But above all, if you want to prevent calluses, you should consider changing up your footwear. If heels are mandatory around your office, try slipping into sneakers when you're driving or traveling to work. While at your desk, you can change your pointed heels for comfortable sandals that won't place pressure on your feet. 

What products should you pack along for your camping trip?

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

What products should you pack along for your camping trip?From camping out with family to roughing it on a road trip across the country, some of the best adventures you can embark on throughout the year may leave you exposed to the elements in more ways than one.

While this can be an exhilarating experience, if you don't have regular access to a shower, you may be searching for a way to maintain your well-kempt, polished appearance.

One of the best things you should pack along for your journey are full body wipes, which can clear away bacteria and other harmful pollutants from your skin. Those featuring SPF protection can also prevent against UV radiation and keep your complexion looking smooth and immaculate throughout your trip.

If you want your hair to retain its shine, you should also pack along dry shampoo, which can absorb oils in between showers and give your tresses a fresh scent throughout the day. With these great products in your knapsack, you'll be able to get in touch with nature without sacrificing your style!

Get Ready for the Runway

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Runway Ready Travel Guide Infographics


It’s no secret that air travel can leave you looking less than fresh. But with careful planning and packing, you can arrive looking radiant and rested – even if you’re not. Use the guide below to pack your carry-on with essential items to combat the dry air of the airplane cabin.

  1. Hand Cream (3 oz.)
  2. Body Wipes
  3. Oil Blotting Papers
  4. Lip Stain (3 oz.)
  5. Toothbrush / Toothpaste (3 oz.)
  6. Hair Brush
  7. Tinted Moisturizer  (3 oz.)
  8. Mini Perfume  (3 oz.)
  9. Eyeliner/Mascara
  10. Illuminating Blush

Here are some travel kits and some more. Have a nice flight!!!

What are your bare summer essentials?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

What are your bare summer essentials?Every girl experiences the need to downsize every once in a while, and there's no time like the summer to skimp down on your daily essentials and get in touch with a simpler way of being. Whether you're traveling this season or simply looking to make your life a bit easier, here's a list of your bare summer makeup essentials.

A simplified face makeup process. We say this in general terms because every girl's needs are different. If you have near-perfect skin, we suggest you go bare save for a bit or regular or tinted moisturizer. If you've got more pressing needs requiring a bit of coverage, it's best to skimp on the foundation and replace it with a primer and tinted moisturizer combination instead. The primer helps your makeup stay on your face while evening out the skin's texture, and meanwhile, the moisturizer will balance your skin and provided extra coverage. For all skin types, concealer should be used minimally and on an as-needed basis.

A one-step cheek and lip tint. Opt for a creamy formula you can dab on your cheeks and pout as you see fit.

Translucent powder (or blotting sheets if your skin is a bit easier to tame).

Waterproof mascara – a couple swipes of this stuff, and you shouldn't have to worry about running or smudging in humid weather.

Skincare products for holiday travel

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Skincare products for holiday travelWith the work week winding down and Christmas almost upon us, many people are packing their bags to head home for the holidays. And while traveling to relatives’ houses can be good for the soul, it can wreak havoc on your skin – especially those flying the friendly skies.

“If you’re on an airplane for more than a few hours, apply a rich lip balm, eye cream, and moisturizer every hour to keep skin from drying out,” model Amber Valetta told Allure magazine.

Exuviance makes products perfect for conditioning skin on long flights, such as Hydrating Eye Complex, Essential Multi-Protective Lip Balm SPF 15 and Multi-Protective Day Creme SPF15. If you are taking them in your carryon, however, remember that you can’t bring a bottles larger than 3.4 fluid ounces per TSA regulations.

If you are traveling to warm, humid climates, which can aggravate acne, exfoliate often and use a face wash with salicylic acid, dermatologist Katie Rodan told the news outlet.

Additionally, dermatologist Catharine Lisa Kauffman told the news source that those landing in a colder, drier area should layer on thick moisturizers, as low temperatures and strong winds can deplete skin’s natural moisture level.

How to stay fresh-faced as you travel home for the holidays

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

How to stay fresh-faced as you travel home for the holidaysAs Thanksgiving Day approaches, women everywhere are getting ready to board planes, trains and automobiles to get home for the holidays. Unfortunately, given most ladies’ jam-packed schedules, few may have the chance to freshen up in between arriving at their destinations and attending family gatherings.

However, with a bit of preparation, some savvy packing and a few key products, women can create a great travel revival kit that will enable them to instantly refresh their look before they set foot in their parents’ house.

Before leaving, use a mild exfoliant to remove dead skin and apply a thick layer of moisturizer, skincare expert Denise Spanek told StyleCaster. She also warns that women should avoid using products that contain Retin A or a high percentage of alpha-hydroxy acids, as they can irritate skin when exposed to different climates.

Gals who are flying to their holiday destination of choice may need the most preparation, as the Transportation Security Authority restricts the amount of liquids one can bring on a flight. According to regulations, carry-on luggage can include one quart-sized plastic bag filled with 3.4 ounce bottles of liquid.

Instead of checking your luggage or trying to squeeze 20 bottles into the one bag, only take the necessary products along for the trip. This is a completely personal decision – some women cannot live without their specialty shampoo and conditioner, while others won’t leave home without the products for their personalized skincare regiment. Carefully weigh what you can and cannot do without, and fill a few three-ounce bottles accordingly.

When packing your revival kit, make sure to include items for the three target areas – skin, hair and makeup.

Whether you are traveling on a plane or by bus, the stuffy, recirculated air can leave your skin feeling dry and dull. Make sure to bring a hydrating hand cream and a facial moisturizer. L’Occitane offers treatments that are good for your skin and are packaged small enough to travel with easily, such as Mini Cherry Blossom Hand Cream and Ultra Moisturizing Fluid SPF 20.

While tying your hair back is the easiest way to keep strands from looking stringy, women who prefer to wear their locks loose should still bring along some hair elastics, and stock up on dry shampoo.

According to Allure, New York-based hair stylist Moulay Yacoubi suggests that at the beginning of the trip, women separate their hair into three sections – one on each side of your head and one in the back – and make three loose braids. Upon arrival, simply shake out the braids and use a product, such as Clean Original Dry Shampoo, to absorb excess oil. Finish with Clean Shampoo Fresh Hair Fragrance, which will make your locks smell as if you just stepped out of the shower.

Instead of carrying your cosmetics case with you, pack your every day items in your luggage and fill your revival kit with a few multipurpose products. Cream blushes, such as Paula Dorf Cheek Color Cream, can infuse your pout and complexion with color. Pixi Lid & Line combines liner, shadow and a smudger in one easy-to-use (and better yet, easy-to-carry) pen.

While your beauty revival kit will help you to look great when you arrive at your destination, there are a few items you may want to avoid as you travel, to improve your appearance as well.

“Internally, it’s best to stay away from salt, coffee and alcohol – try and drink teas [herbal or green is best] and lots of water,” Spanek told StyleCaster. “Yes, it sounds boring but you will arrive feeling and looking much better.”

How to travel (easily!) in style

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

How to travel (easily!) in style With holiday season approaching, many of us are going to be packing our bags and heading home. And while packing can always be a bit of a hassle, women who must travel by plane are sure to feel pressured to pack as lightly as possible, especially given the strict carry-on requirements enforced worldwide.

Ladies searching for tips on how to best condense their beauty cabinet as they pack may want to look to one woman who travels often and does so looking fabulous – Lost star Maggie Grace. The statuesque beauty recently spoke to Allure magazine about life as an expert packer.

"I can do several continents with just a carry-on," Grace told the news source. And when asked about the beauty products with which she travels, Grace gave a few helpful pointers.

"It's all about rolling. I recycle trial-size bottles of beauty products. You don't really need much – you can shave with hotel conditioner," the actress added. "I do always bring… a lip/cheek stain, because it's multipurpose."

GloMinerals gloTint for Cheeks & Lips is a universally flattering tint in an easy-to-tote tube that will take up almost no space in one's makeup bag.

Airport offering free spray tans to beach-seeking travelers

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Airport offering free spray tans to beach-seeking travelersUpon returning from a sunny getaway, many people revel in their post-vacation tans. However, some travelers desire a golden glow before they set foot on the sand.

According to the Daily Mail, a recent poll conducted by London’s Gatwick Airport found that 32 percent of people most dread baring pale skin on the beach, insisting they would rather reveal cellulite and bulging bellies. Additionally, more than half said that having a tan would boost their confidence on vacation.

In response to the findings, the news source reports that, for a limited time, Gatwick Airport will offer free spray tans to passengers flying to St. Tropez.

But you don’t have to go to Gatwick to get bronzed skin before a beach-side break. Instead, use a sunless tanner to help you achieve your desired pre-vacation glow.

Peter Thomas Roth Natural Looking Self-Tanner is a fragrance-free formula that is safe to use on both your body and face. Fake Bake offers a plethora of sunless tanners, including lotion, spray and mousse, and even offers a product formulated for men, Man Bronzing Gel.

However, before you hit the beach, remember to load up on sunblock with a high SPF – your skin may appear tan, but you still need protection from harmful UV rays!ADNFCR-3538-ID-19915622-ADNFCR