Vacation Beauty Essentials

This post in sponsored by Herbal Essences

A couple weeks ago my best friend and twin sister joined me for the ULTIMATE girls relaxation weekend in Miami. As we are all now hitting our late twenties, this Miami trip was less about hitting the hottest club and more about enjoying some serious girl time.

As a notorious over-packer, I actually made an effort to pack light for this trip! It’s always so hard to plan which beauty products I want to bring with me on vacation so now having been there and back; here are my vacation beauty essentials that I ACTUALLY used on vacay.


Vacation Beauty Essentials| HAIR

 Herbal Essences Curl Define MousseArgan Oil of Morocco Oil Infused Creme


When it came down to it – I knew I could only bring a couple products for my hair. Usually, I like to leave it up to how I feel on washday before deciding which products to use for styling my hair. In this case – I knew I had to bring products that were fool-proof. I decided to go with my Herbal Essences faves because I knew I would get soft and fluffy curls with these stylers. Also I knew the creme especially would be so easy to throw into my beach bag and add to my hair when I was fresh out of the ocean or pool. You all went crazy over my hair in this photo I posted on Instagram so I had to share the details here!

Vacation Beauty Essentials| SKIN

Maui Babe Browning Lotion Tanning Salon Formula + Sun Protectant Lotion SPF 30

I was ready to soak up all the sun I could while in Miami but not at the expense of my skin! So of course I had to bring a strong sun protectant that would go great with a tanning lotion so I could get the best of both worlds! This combo brings a strong sp 80 while attracting just enough sun to get a nice tan. Win-Win!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater

If you have not hopped on the facial spray bandwagon yet – you’ll definitely want to as spring and summer roll around! I love facial mists because they are a great way to freshen up on a hot day or just give your skin a bit of love on the go. This one is a favorite of mine particularly for the smell! Has a nice fragrance that reminds me of perfume but it’s a very gentle smell that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

This moisturizer is 1) going to give your face that needed sun protection and 2) the compact size make it perfect for packing with the rest of your beauty goodies to the beach.


Algenist Power Recharging Night Pressed Serum

If you aren’t already using a great night cream, invest in one! I started using night creams a little over a year ago and my skin has really thanked me for it. This powerful serum is great for repairing and rejuvenating your skin after a long day of sun exposure and movin’ & groovin’ around town!

Vacation Beauty Essentials| MAKEUP

Becca Backlight Priming Filter

The shimmer-undertone of this primer is super bomb for when you don’t want to put on a full face of makeup, but want a bit of glow. I especially liked this paired with the next beauty essential!


Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder

When I am not wearing moisturizer or the Becca Primer alone, I add this powder on top for a sheer finish that let’s the glow from the primer shine through without making you look gloomy ALL over. Add a bit of mascara and gloss – BOOM! Ready to go!

Hope you got a few ideas from my list of beauty essentials for your next vacation or beach day! Don’t forget to share + like + comment!


4 thoughts on “Vacation Beauty Essentials”

    1. Most days I’ll leave a little Conditioner in just for added Moisture! Not something I do too intentionally thoough

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