I don’t go on many weekend trips lately.
We keep meaning to plan one, you see, but for the past few months every time we start trying to get one on the calendar we think, “Oh, but wait: that might be the weekend we’re moving”…except, as it turns out, that weekend never arrives. (Apparently we’re moving “in just a couple of weeks.” I have heard these words before, and will get excited only when the moving van pulls up in front of our apartment building.)
But! I love weekend trips. Especially when they involve long car rides and a generous amount of time spent in the sand.
So in preparation for that day (I’m thinking…August?) when we hit the road bound for Maine or other points North, let’s talk Weekend Bag Essentials!
(This is me packing for my trip to San Francisco.)
Ideally, you’d like a pretty bag, of course…but even more important (to me) is to choose one that’s not so precious that it won’t mind getting tossed into the back of the car with assorted babies and dogs or squeezed under an airplane seat. This Isabella Fiore satchel is the kind of piece that just gets better with a little wear and tear.
Something I’ve discovered over the past year or so: that extra amount of time you spend caring for your hair is enormously time-saving in the long run, because nourished hair is easy-to-manage hair (this goes for skin, too).
I’m currently in the process of testing out a whole bunch of different Dove shampoos and conditioners, but right now my #1 favorites are the Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner (the latter has a gold stripe of Nutri-Oils to replenish essential nutrients).
And so these are travel musts…packed into handy little containers, of course.
As for what fills up the remainder of my makeup bag…on vacation, it’s all about keeping things as streamlined and easy, so I stick to the essentials: powder, blush, liquid eyeliner, mascara, clear gloss for day, red lipstick for night. (Click here for my easiest-ever makeup routine.)
Basic, basic, basic: blue, white, and splashes of gold. Plus great jewelry, and a scarf for traveling.
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IN MY BAG:
Isabella Fiore Weekender Satchel
Baby Mum-Mums, Vegetable Flavor (Banana is better, though)
Kindle (currently reading: Gone Girl)
Golden Tarot Tarot Cards (for late-night entertainment)
Sephora Eye Mask
Tory Burch Makeup Case
Makeup Bag: MAC Studio Fix powder, NARS Angelika blush, Elizabeth Arden liquid eyeliner, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Lipstick Queen Saint Eden red lipstick, Smith’s Rosebud Salve gloss.