My Ulta Packing List: VACATION!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Summer Packing List: VACATION!

So i just returned from a week long vacation in the gorgeous Caribbean island of Sint Maarten... sigh!  While packing and unpacking is always the part of traveling i most dread, i thought I'd share some Ulta faves that make fantastic Summer travel companions. So lets dive right in and see why i picked each of these beauties for my ultimate Ulta Summer packing list! 

When it comes to summer travel, i like to take along make up that A: won't budge, B: isn't heavy or cakey and C: isn't overly bulky!  Speaking of not budging, lets chat about IT Cosmetics' Liner Love! This gel liner is a wonderful option for hot summer days because once you apply it, you can rest assured that it will stay put all day long!  I love the intensity of the black but they offer quite a nice range of colors to please just about any preference! A few other 'no budge' items are Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amalfi.  This is easily my favorite summer pop of color!  Yes, it's bold... yes, it's hot... and yes, it's an attention getter!  A few swipes and you can pretty much skip the rest of your face because all eyes will be on your lips!  Bonus, this baby will last for hours! When it comes to lashes, i need length, volume and of course no smudging because ain't nobody got time for that! While i have many favorites, i actually love Revlon's Lash Potion!  This budget friendly water proof option makes my tiny lashes look massive with just a few swipes!

I'm a total IT girl at heart, so when they released the CC Bronze, i had to get my hands on it stat!  This has been my Summer go-to complexion saver!  It gives my skin a beautiful sun-kissed look and evens out my skin tone.  Besides, the SPF 50 keeps my skin protected from the sun which is so imperative! There is no better summer skin situation.. trust me! Stila's new Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush is insanely good!  Dip your finger in the sponge applicator to release just the right amount of color.  Dab on your cheeks for a gorgeous, subtle glow!  Shimmering Lotus has become my summer obsession!  To anyone who says bronzer is out I'm rebelling!  I mean seriously, how can bronzer ever be out?  Everyone loves a beautiful summer glow am i right?  Stila's Stay All Day Contouring Bronzer for Face and Body is a wonderful multi-tasking product.  You don't have to contour with it... simply swipe a little across your cheeks and you're good to go!  Plus, it's true to its name and lasts all day! Anastasia Beverly Hills makes some gorgeous palettes!  Her latest Couture World Traveler Palette is such a fun option for summer!  The colors are fun and totally wearable!  Besides, it's budget friendly in comparison to other comparable high end palettes!   

Sun protection is of the utmost importance to me!  I love a great lip balm with sun protection.  Coola products have never let me down and I'm never without Coola's Liplux SPF 15 Peppermint Vanilla lip balm!  It's uhhhhmazing!  There is nothing better than a cooling spritz on my skin when i'm on a long flight!  But you know what's even better than that?  When that same cooling spritz acts as a primer as well as setting spray!  Smashbox's Photofinish Primer Water has been a major obsession of mine for quite a few months! This beauty is packed with electrolytes to nourish thirsty skin and it feels wonderful on my skin!  I purchased the travel size for my vacation and sprayed my face several times on the plane because lets face it, the air quality on an airplane is less than desirable! 

On to nails... I'm all about turquoise blues and coral options for my summer nail looks!  This Ulta polish in Mint Condition is such a fantastic summer mani/pedi option!  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I've never met an Alterna product i didn't fall madly in love with.  Alterna's Bamboo Beach Summer Sunshine Spray is my hair's BFF during the Summer months because it offers UV ray protection while leaving my hair shiny and never weighed down!  Honestly i love the entire Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Collection... oh and major bonus, it smells incredible!!!  Lastly, i love a good fragrance.  However, during the summer months, i like to keep it simply and light.  Philosphy's Pure Grace leaves me feeling as though i just stepped out of the shower. It truly smells heavenly! Amazing Grace is also a Summer perfect option.  Need a travel make up bag that's witty and super stylish? Check out this one!

So there you have it, my Ulta Summer Vacation Packing List!  Now that I've shared mine, I'd love to hear from you?  What are your Ulta Summer Vacation Packing List must-haves? 

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM