Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Travel Gear: The Beauty Must-Haves




It’s the most wonderful time of the year … Can you tell that we love the holiday season? Maybe it’s because we know that parties are in abundance, or perhaps it’s the thought (and sigh of relief) that soon we'll be spending a week in January with our toes in the sand -- far, far away from the cold! Most likely it’s a lovely combination. However before we jet off to parts unknown, Team TME has to share the beauty must-haves for traveling with ease this holiday season.

Traveling is essentially second nature to us, although it hasn’t always been so. When we sat down to really think about traveling during the holidays, it was a chat filled with memories of “OMG” moments, a lot of laughs and the realization that we need our creature comforts! Read on for Team TME’s must-haves that will have you arriving in style and looking beautiful all season long.



Elizabeth Arden 36-Pc All Day Chic Limited Edition Set ($49.50 - worth over $400) is the ultimate limited edition collection with everything you need to be beautiful day and night. To start with, the 36-Pc All Day Chic Limited Edition Set is contained in a luxurious travel case that just happens to be Marsala (Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year and a timeless hue). The travel case alone is worth $49.50 and could not be more of a must-have! Inside this limited-edition collection you’ll find a Day and a Night Palette (each comprised of the perfect color combinations); a full size Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black; All Gone Eye Makeup Remover, and a 3-pc Brush Set.



So, what else will you need? … ECRU New York’s Travel Hair Dryer ($108.75) with patented Japanese ion technology, your hair dries hair from the inside out to infuse it with moisture, restoring luster and reducing frizz and flyaways. This hair dryer offers dual voltage to adjust drying power to meet European and American requirements and is compact. If you want to have pretty holiday hair, we say go with ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Travel & Trial Set ($22), which contains portable sizes of ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Shampoo, Protective Silk Conditioner, and Sunlight Finishing Spray MAX all come packaged in a convenient travel bag, ensuring that your hair will be the ultimate fashion accessory wherever you go … all TSA approved.


You can’t forget skincare … even on the go! Colorado Aromatics Travel Set ($37) is a brand new travel set from Colorado Aromatics and includes all the must-haves for holiday travel; Angel Falls Shampoo; Mountain Mist Hand and Body Lotion; Meadow Mist Face Cleanser; Springtide Anti-aging Face Cream; Facial Hydrator and a travel size bar of soap. TSA approved and packaged in a vinyl zipper travel bag, this set is perfect for travel and also makes a lovely hostess gift. You also probably don’t want to forgo shaving … A gadget that we discovered over the summer is the Venus Snap Razor ($12.99) and we do not go anywhere without it. This mini razor allows for instant smoothness on the go! With five curve-hugging blades and a portable compact, you’ll be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere.



Don’t forget fragrance and if you’re looking for something new, check out TME’s Fragrance Section. On the subject of scent … we’re going where many have gone before … but most feel uncomfortable talking about. While we were swapping “war” stories, the subject of bathroom time came up -- more specifically the potty and the lingering scents left behind. We had a recent experience when attending a get-together at Yvonne’s house when a guest had emerged from the powder room reeking of air freshener. The powder room is not exactly around the corner in Yvonne’s home and all could smell … uh … let’s just say we could smell whatever had occurred in the powder room from three rooms over. What happens in the bathroom needs to stay in the bathroom -- for all parties concerned. Enter The Porcelain Company.

Designed by an organic chemist, Porcelain ($12.95 - Travel Bottle) is formulated to create an odor barrier between you and the toilet water, while actively reacting with and neutralizing the volatile gases in the water. A spritz is all you need. Made in the USA and available in five scents -- Belle, Day in the Country, Game Day, Simpatico and Teal -- don’t leave home without it! Porcelain is also available gifts sets for at home use and currently the brand is having a holiday sale!


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