My Travel Beauty Routine + What to Pack

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Question; do you have a packing list or do you just wing it every time you travel?

Under the Notes app in my iPhone I have a packing list, although I never seem to use it and inevitability I forget something. It's only when I'm in the hotel when I realize that I’ve only packed one pair of socks, forgot my PJ’s, or didn't bring a hairbrush.

But it’s the time I forgot to pack foundation that really annoyed me because I was on a press trip and needed to look pulled together.

BEAUTY TRAVEL HACK: carefully placed concealer will be your savior if you ever forget foundation.

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I can pack my outfits quickly because I know my style well. I describe it as rocker-chic casual with a bit of leather mixed in for glam.

Packing my beauty routine on the other hand seems to take an eternity. Even though I have my pre-packed skincare bag ready at the drop of a hat, I always dump it out and do a quick inventory check to see if anything needs replacing.

BEAUTY TRAVEL HACK: Hold on to those samples! They'll save you money and time in the long run. Have a pre-packed bag full of sample-sized beauty products ready to go so you don’t forget essentials like serum, moisturizer, cleanser, etc.

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  • Waterproof make-up remover

  • Facial cleanser

  • Serum

  • Olay Brightening Eye Cream

  • Lip balm

  • Olay Fragrance-Free WHIPS with SPF 25

  • Olay MIST. (Keep this one in your handbag so you can mist your face and keep your skin hydrated on the plane.)

  • Olay Clay Stick Masks (These masks are revolutionary because you apply them straight from the stick to your face. No accidental spills in your makeup bag!)

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I can’t stress the importance of water and keeping your body hydrated. Planes have such bad air quality and travel can be exhausting.

I also try to eat well to keep my immune system up and my skin balanced. Otherwise keeping your skin glowing during your travels is actually pretty simple.

1. Always take your makeup off at night, no matter how tired you are.

2.  Moisturize night and day and make sure you use you’re using SPF. (You all know I love my Olay WHIPS with SPF! I even have Geoff using it.)

3.  Use a face mask to draw out impurities from your travels. Between the plane and the pollution of city life, it’s a good idea to detox your skin have some "me time" after a long day. Draw a hot bath, slather on the new Olay Pore Detox Mask and fire up some Netflix. Your skin will thank you because it’ll be soft, clearer, and glowing.

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BEAUTY TRAVEL HACK: Keep a face mist in your handbag to keep your skin hydrated on the plane. Much more subtle than sheet masking on the plane. ;)

All of Olay’s new Clay Stick Masks are super easy to apply making it perfect mask when traveling. They’re formulated with Kaolin clay to draw out impurities and glycerin to keep skin hydrated and soft.

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  • The Pore Detox Mask contains black charcoal making it idea for the T-zone since it reduces the size of pores.

  • The Fresh Reset Mask is a micro-polishing mask that gently buffs away surface clogging cells and transforms tired skin into a calm, fresh looking complexion.

  • The Glow Boost Mask transforms uneven lackluster skin into a natural healthy glow by removing the buildup of dead skin cells.

Olay Face Mask Sticks are available at Wal-Mart stores and

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Packing my makeup bag is a whole other beast and the thought of leaving my eyebrow pencil at home is enough to make me cry. From forgetting foundation to that time I forgot my eyelash curler, I’ve learned that having doubles of everything is ideal when traveling often.

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  • Foundation, concealer, and powder

  • Eyelash curler + waterproof mascara

  • Eyebrow pencil + setting gel

  • Rosy pink blush + bright pink blush for get that healthy flushed from within look

  • Nude lipstick + red lipstick for a night out

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I hope that sharing my travel beauty helps you perfect your own routine. My packing list might seem like a lot but keep in mind that sample size products are best when it comes to saving space. And remember to take care of your skin when traveling! Bon Voyage!

This post is sponsored by Olay. All photos and opinions are my own.