We're taking full advantage of hot Summer days, long holiday weekends, and the occasional Summer Friday to make the most of our days off with relaxing weekend getaways. But since packing for these escapes isn't always as relaxing, we've put together a no-fail cheat sheet so you can pack in a pinch. Watch to find out the six things to pack for your next weekend trip. On Allison: ICB jacket and shorts.
I'm off to the Yucatán Peninsula for a week of cenote snorkeling, hacienda exploring, and ruin climbing. It's going to be one part jungle exploration, one part seaside lazing. Wherever I go, I try to pack as lightly as possible. That means bringing multitasking products and focusing on function over glamour. (It's the rainforest, not the red carpet.) For this trip, I'm focusing on protecting my skin with a big floppy hat, oversize sunglasses, photostable sunblock, SPF lip balm, and effective natural bug repellent. Triclosan-free hand sanitizer will come in handy when I'm away from water, and just-add-water facial cloths make skin care easy. Finally, three cosmetics: tinted moisturizer, a lip and cheek stain, and an illuminator pen. What else would you recommend?
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I'm taking a mini vacation this three-day weekend and was inspired by FabSugar's geek gear packing list for her trip to New York Fashion Week. While I won't be hitting up NYC, I will be catching some rays at my friend's cottage in Northern California and hope to get some work and photography done. As always, I'll probably be packing last minute and realized I should create an organized packing list. If you're traveling by plane you probably can't lug all these items with you, but rest assured I'll be loading up my trunk!
There are really only three gadgets I can't leave home without: My phone (I'll be taking my iPhone on its maiden voyage!), my charger (I really wish I had the wireless charging pad) and a set of headphones, which I use to drown out unwanted noise and have a few minutes of downtime. Of course, if you're traveling out of your home country you might want to pick up an outlet adapter.
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