getaway packing preview

Friday, July 10

This summer has been jam packed for us. A weekend here, a few weeks there. I mean, it hasn't even made sense to move yet since we haven't stayed put anywhere for long enough. It's been kind of a dream, taking this time together to go see some things and just BE. So out of the norm for us!

Tyson's brother is getting married this next week, and so we'll be headed out again for a few days, this time on a red eye with the babies, because we're animals. In honor of the occasion, I thought it would be fun to do a little bag dump of sorts, like the old days. My beauty essentials for summer travel!
I've grown to be somewhat of an expert at packing for a trip and keeping things down to the bare minimum. In fact, two kids later, and I'm still sharing the same suitcase with them that I used to take for just myself. And it's a point that I don't mind bragging about a little to my husband.
Oh, you need an entire suitcase for just yourself? No diapers or anything? Cool. 
(If you're a smart aleck and you know it, clap your hands!)

Part of my strategy is to have everything I need to feel generally put together, be able to fit in one hand. (Two, if we're counting hair stuff.) It is the best. I had a moment at the airport, after I had checked my bag, when I was on the phone with Tyson and realized mid sentence that I had forgotten to put my get-ready bag in with my checked bag. Over the course of the next 5 seconds, my brain quickly threw together a vision of someone's blue security glove pointed at me, while I dumped the bag's entire contents into the trash can before walking through the scanner. Dollar signs flashed before my eyes, right before I realized that DUH, everything in that bag was TINY, and it's all totally cool.

Here's my arsenal!
First things first, a tote to haul aforementioned arsenal in, plus diapers, baby wardrobe changes, toys and my grocery store's entire snack aisle. And then of course, Pixi's H2O Skintint and NYX Wonder Stick, which you already know about from THIS post. They're both pretty much almost gone, because they're my number one favorite finds for the summer. But then, you see, I found these other guys. Just to fancy things up a little for the wedding. I've never used a cheek tint before, but this Sheer Cheek Gel from Pixi is soooo pretty. It looks like it could be overpowering in the tube, but a little dab on the apples of your cheeks, and it looks like you're glowing from within. #innerbeauty
NYX's Extra Creamy Lipstick in this light pink, is the pink I've been looking for foreverrrr. Like a bubblegum sheen. And then NYX's Dewy Finish Setting Spray is a LIFE SAVERRR. OK so it's like, when you sweat because it's daggum hot, you look like you have a dewy finish all over your face anyway, so what could possibly be the point of this stuff, right? WRONG. This stuff will make you look dewy and like you just did your make-up instead of melty and in need of a touch-up. I'm telling you, it's wild. So great for those of us who will be having a camera smooshed up against our face for 8 hours in the humidity.


The other portion of our summer plans have included plenty of water. Splash pads, pools, lakes and oceans.

This requires a straw bag, because it just does. They are the Mary Poppins bag of the beach. They hold too many things, and then they hold some more.

(Don't you love how it's solely my stuff being carried in this shot? hahahahahahahahahaha. If only.)

My mini beauty arsenal for the water as follows! First. Lots of water. We already know this. Next, Sun Bum Sunscreen is a new favorite because it allows us to have one sunscreen for the whole family instead of one bottle for the kids and one for us. It's all the good stuff. Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, vegan, and paraben, gluten, cruelty and oil/PABA free. Of course I threw my H20 Skintint and NYX Wonder Stick staples in there. And then you guys! Revelation time. NYX Incredible Waterproof Concealer. That's actually the name of it, because it's actually incredible. Swim all day, and still magically look like you slept last night! And then an eyebrow wax pencil, which was actually a discovery and recommendation from my sister. For those of us who were genetically blessed with caterpillar eyebrows that have minds of their own, especially in the water. NYX Eye Brow Shaper makes them look like they're trying, without actually looking "done."

And thus concludes my summer beauty bag dump! May your July routine get a little lighter. :)

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Jenna Lusk said...

I really dig the water bottle in the last photo! Where is it from??

Beautyosaurus Lex said...

Yikes, I definitely need to do a bit of downsizing on my packing, haha! I love your take on simplicity and will be keeping you in mind when I pack for my next weekend getaway :)

Beautyosaurus Lex

Pepper Express said...

Love this post! Because everything is at my local Target.
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Anonymous said...

Hi Sydney! Where is your blue swimsuit from? Thanks!

Kinga Sarolta Kavasi said...

such a great post, dear! :)

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Blue Labels Boutique said...

Looks like you're ready to go!


Rebecca Puffer said...

If only I could be so efficient...

MARTA said...

Nice post!


mybeautrip .com said...

Thanks for this post!


Alyssa Hartwick said...

That first bag is seriously amazing!

Leslie said...

Ok seriously every time you do these posts I end up buying everything you recommend. I love the pixi concealer and NYX highlighter! Seriously love your sponsored posts and find them genuinely helpful and I actually go and look at these products and usually buy at least one of them. So I hope they continue to partner with you!

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