This January has been incredible! Between travel opportunities to Montreal and New York and working on special projects that will soon be revealed, life has been crazy and hectic but in the best of ways. My go-to beauty items are hard working, reliable and TSA approved cuz I'm the kind of girl who prefers traveling with a carry-on.


1. Lise Watier Blush in Libertine
I love blush so it's hard for me to pick just one shade to travel with! This blush warms up my complexion and makes the apples of my cheeks look rosy and youthful. I lurve it.

2. Sephora Pro Featherweight #90 Complexion Brush
This universal brush is great for applying foundations but it's my favourite for applying my Libertine blush.

3. Laura Mercer Secret Brightening
Can they just call this Magic already? Seriously! It brightens and sets under eye concealer to perfection AND it never looks cakey!

4. Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask
The OG! It's the first thing I apply before my morning makeup routine because I find it helps my lipstick stays on longer. It's also the last thing I do at night to keep my lips hydrated and from getting chapped. It's well worth the $30 and a tube should last a year.

5. Kaia Naturals The Takesumi Detox travel deodorant
It's made with bamboo charcoal which is known for its detox properties and fights odor causing bacteria. Best of all, its' 100% natural and 100% easy to carry in even the smallest handbags.

6. SBT Seabuckthorn Sensative Skin Soothing Salve
This salve is vegan and 100% natural packed with good-for-your-skin essential oils like seabuckthorn seed & fruit oils, pomegranate oil, rosehip, helichrysum, rice bran, geranium and lavender. I've been using it on my dry nose, hands and elbows all winter long. Best of all, it's safe for those with eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and seborrhea.

7. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume Oil
I get so many compliments when I wear Nirvana Black! It's mysterious, feminine and warm with notes of vanilla, sandalwood and violet. When I travel I prefer the oil instead of the roller ball because I find it lasts longer. 

8. Garnier Moisture Bomb The Antioxidant SuperMoisturizer in SPF 30
This lightweight lotion has Hyaluronic Acid and is jam packed with glycerin! If you didn't know, glycerin acts as a makeup primer and seals in moisture. Best of all this lotion contains SPF 30 to keep you protected from the suns rays. 

9. Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation
I find it's a bit heavy for everyday use but it's my absolute favourite foundation for traveling and when I'm in front of the camera. It's hydrating, lightweight and offers medium-to-full buildable coverage and applies beautifully with a Beauty Blender. Best of all, even without a primer this foundation lasts all day.

10. Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick
My go-to lipstick for life! It's long wearing and won't dry up as long as you moisturize your lips before hand. I find the Agave Lip Mask to be this liquid lippies best companion. My favourite shades are Out Loud, a brick red shade, and Driver's Seat, a medium rosy-brown with a neutral base that's excellent for olive and yellow skin tones. 

11. Oribe Signature Shampoo
It's a tad pricey but it's gentle enough for coloured hair and everyday use (though I wash my hair 2-3 times a week). It tames my naturally frizzy hair and leaves it smooth, shiny and manageable.


Artwork and photography by Nathalie Martin. 

Some items were provided as PR samples. All opinions are my own. 
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