A vacation feels especially sweet as we try to savor the last few weeks of summer. So, ladies, why not also find ways to escape your normal beauty routine for the week? Whether you’re exploring the fountains of Rome, touring the Mayan Ruins in Belize, or soaking up the sun at an Australian beach, vacations are a great time to keep it easy and try something new. And with phones always nearby ready to capture these new experiences and places, we want to make sure we feel great about ourselves for every picture.1. Leave the Foundation at Home.
During the day while you’re lounging by the beach or sightseeing, let your face breathe a bit with a simple tinted moisturizer. There’s no reason to cake on the foundation to achieve perfection: you’re not giving a presentation in the boardroom; you’re busy exploring new places. Stick with this easy product that allows your natural skin to shine. Great options include: Cellularose CC Cream or Chantecaille’s Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer , which uses a non-toxic mineral sunscreen.
2. Go for the Wild Eye
Since you’re not rushing to get ready for your workday, why not experiment with a bold cat eye? You’ll have time to patiently perfect your liner’s thick swoop before dinner. If you’re feeling even more daring, the runways are showing that variations of the typical eyeliner will be big for fall/winter. Or maybe try experimenting with new eye shadow colors you wouldn’t normally choose. Have fun; your boss won’t be there to monitor your wild-factor.
3. Go for the Simplified Skincare
Trying lots of new and specialized skincare products when you’re at home can be great, but there’s no reason to bring extra steps with you on vacation. Stick to your necessities and multi-use options. Maybe bring Jojoba Oil to use as your makeup remover and moisturizer for both face and body. Then add in a good cleanser, toner, and SPF, and you’re good to go.
4. Go for the Easy, Breezy Hair Care
There’s no need to waste precious vacation time on styling your hair for hours. Instead, go for the fun beachy look. A sea salt spray can add texture and body to either damp or dry hair in a few spritzes. Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray even comes in a 1.5 oz bottle, which is airplane carry-on approved. Or try using a flatiron to create quick, messy beach waves (see a helpful video tutorial here).
Try shaking it up a bit next time you take a vacation. The point is to feel happy, so try the things that make you happy within your beauty routine. You will have plenty of time to worry about what colors and styles are appropriate when you start back to work. Have fun while you’re on “vacating” life for a few days