The Vacation Essentials You Need To Pack Right Now

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This month CGD has done a lot of traveling, Lois and Celina have just arrived from their trip to Barcelona, I’ve been to Portugal and back and now we’re all thinking about the other trips we’d like to go on. I want to go somewhere that’s at least a 12-hour flight away next time!

Chances are you’re planning a vacay too, so don’t get caught without these essentials.


This product has me all kinds of excited. BIODERMA Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF30 is a hydrating water spray that is great for sensitive, dry skin as it hydrates, cools and gives you SPF30 protection against UV rays. Seriously, ditch your old drugstore sunscreens – this is revolutionary.

There’s nothing worse than dry hands on a flight, the air on planes can quickly dry out your skin which is why it’s a good idea to pack some moisturizers in your hand luggage. Try Korean cult product Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Hand Cream, which comes in a cute travel-friendly panda container for light moisturization free from parabens that smells gorgeous.

For those quick touch-ups, Bobbi Brown Weekend Eye & Cheek Palette is your new best friend, it has three shades of eyeshadow perfect for a smokey eye-look, a blusher, mirror and a mini mascara saving precious room in your makeup bag!

The coolest new makeup brand Milk Makeup have released a kit containing all your vacation essentials for a really good price point. Packed in a super cool holographic bag, all our favorite portable travel companions are ready to go. The kit includes dry shampoo, oil lip stain, nourishing mascara, makeup remover wipes and a matte bronzer stick. What more do you need?

My absolute favorite travel companion for perfect skin is the Foreo Luna Play. It’s so itsy, it’s almost adorable – but it still packs a massive punch when it comes to cleansing, polishing and revealing your skin’s natural glow. In harsher climates than I’m used to, I like to give myself a facial massage with oil and use my Foreo to exfoliate any dryness away gently.

Traveling really takes it out of you. The other day it took us 12 hours to get to Portugal, and on the way back from the airport we got a flat tire! Luckily, even though I was exhausted, my skin wasn’t. Because I didn’t forget to pack my handy moisturizer. To avoid dry, dehydrated and tired skin on vacation try Origins VitaZing SPF15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer With Mangosteen.



Finally, where would we be without our trusty hand luggage bag? Slipping neatly into the seat in front of us, it often carries our bags of Maltesers and our hand creams with all our electronic devices, so it needs to be as sturdy as it is chic. At the moment, we’re in love with Lo & Sons The O.G Overnight Bag. It’s been to Barcelona with Celina and Lois and generated a buzz in the office for being beautiful and brilliant!

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  • Camille Beygui

    Great post

  • Jessica Camerata

    Love the idea of a hand luggage bag!

    xo Jessica

    My Style Vita

  • Caroline Schurman-Grenier

    You also need cash because you can never have too much of that on vacation hahaha. Great post!

  • Yankified

    Great suggestions

  • Erin Henry (erinmayfitness)

    Awesome tips babe!
    I’m travelling to Cancun (from Australia (yep eww long as flight ))) in 5 weeks and this post was super helpful. I will so be stocking up on the essentials your mentioned.

  • dreamofadventures

    Great tips! I am off to Europe in a few days and it will be a long flight from Chicago so this was very helpful. I have been finding more posts about what to pack for the flight, thanks for sharing!

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