What's In My Suitcase? | Travel Must-Haves for Spring Style & Beauty

In a few weeks, I'll be headed to Colorado for my yearly spring getaway and I'm already thinking about the items I'll be packing to make my trip as smooth as possible! I've partnered with Babbleboxx to share five of my must-have style and beauty essentials for your suitcase. These are the things that make traveling simpler and my bags much lighter!

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Stylish Opticals

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I've been known to travel with several pairs of sunglasses in additional to my regular glasses. A girl's got to have options, right? Zenni is an affordable optical option with a super up-to-date and trendy selection. No longer do you have to compromise cute glasses for an awesome price (or optical health), so you can build your eyewear "wardrobe" with ease. Their prices start at $6.95 for single vision prescription glasses or sunglasses! *high five*

Until recently, I never really thought about how much blue light can affect eyesight! If you're unfamiliar with the concept of blue light, it is emitted from digital devices, fluorescent lights and LED which can eventually cause strain and blurred vision with prolonged exposure. The Beyond UV Blue Blocker technology prevents blue light from passing through the eye while wearing glasses. As a blogger and social media manager who is always glued to my phone and computer, I loved my pair (style: 4429039) and would highly recommend! Bye bye, headaches.

When I was away from my digital devices and enjoying the sunny spring weather, I slipped on my Premium Cat-Eye Tortoiseshell Sunglasses (top) from the Spring 2018 collection. If you don't have tortoiseshell colored glasses, they're a must and wardrobe staple! 

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Versatile Undergarments

One of my worst wardrobe scenarios when traveling is realizing that I don't have the proper undergarments for an outfit. Having to make an extra trip to find a new bra and spend money on something you may already have back at home is never an ideal situation! Luckily, Bali makes traveling with your cute new spring 'fits simpler with their One Smooth U Strapless Multiway Underwire Bra. The multiway straps included allow for eight different ways to wear the bra, so no matter if you have a strapless maxi or a racerback blouse, Bali has your back with its breathable material, lightweight feel and smoothing no-slip technology! 

Recommendation: I found that the band size of this particular bra does run small, so try going up one to two band sizes for comfort. Band size is the measurement around your body just under the bust -- not your cup size.

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Effortless Sandals


Tons of clothing options are a must but if I can help it, I like to travel with only a few pairs of shoe that can be styled with several outfits! It makes life so much simpler to just slip them on and go. The Badgley Mischka Honest Platform Evening Shoe is a beautiful platform wedge (also available in silver) that streamlines elegance into its signature, simple Hollywood style. I actually wore them with skinny jeans while traveling to SXSW last month and the other day with a floral jumpsuit -- the possibilities and compliments are endless. It's definitely a staple shoe that can be dressed up or down with its glamorous metallic gold details. 

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Beauty Sleep Essentials

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Even while I'm traveling, I take my skincare routine very seriously -- probably more than makeup. I've experienced some of the worst breakouts while on trips due to the change in climate and other environmental factors. I'd always been familiar with Colleen Rothschild, but had an opportunity to really be introduced to the brand last year at Indie Beauty Expo. Personally, I appreciate that Colleen's products are a blend of both plant botanical and advanced science ingredients to help achieve glowing results. The products are also free of parabens, SLS/SLES sulfates, triclosan, formaldehyde, PABA, toluene, and benzene. Here's a quick two-step nightly routine:

After a long day of traveling, the Radiant Cleansing Balm quickly melts all dirt, makeup and impurities with the help of moringa and loofah seed oils. It's incredible and makes cleansing much less of a pain! When cleansing, I like to press a warm muslin cloth over my face for about 7 to 10 minutes before wiping away and exfoliating my skin. Not only is it therapeutic, but it helps your skin really take in the nutrients from the ingredients. Muslin cloths make excellent gentle exfoliators and one even comes with the Radiant Cleansing Balm. 

I always grab a night serum or oil. Whenever I have an annoying breakout whether from the climate or hormones, I can usually knock it out quickly overnight. The Retinol Supreme Night Oil is a sleeping elixir that contains a high concentration of stabilized retinol which helps renew the skin more rapidly, highly potent Vitamin C to fight free radicals and environmental toxins and 9 plant-based oils to deeply nourish and replenish the skin. Overnight serums and oils have saved my life, so I recommend keeping one in your suitcase especially if you're a frequent traveler!

Save some coins and try Colleen Rothschild products (regular-priced only) with 20% off your purchase using code JALEESA20 at checkout through end of 2018

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Multi-Purpose Cosmetics

You may have peeped the Erin's Faces Magic Dust in my suitcase with a bit of curiosity. If you've followed my blog, you know that I am a huge makeup enthusiast -- I have tons of it! However, I like to keep my makeup bag fairly light whether I'm on the road or flying at 30,000 feet.

Magic Dust is a multi-purpose soft, gold shimmer that can be used several ways and save you plenty of space in your bag. A light dust across the lid for eyeshadow and cheekbone for highlight with a soft makeup look and I'm ready to go! Jetting through the airport, exploring cities, at events, anywhere. Here are more creative ways you can use this vegan Magic Dust:

  • Dust on the body (arms, collarbone, etc.)
  • Add it to nail polish for poppin' fingertips
  • In your face mist or setting spray for an all-over glow
  • As regular cheekbone and face highlight
  • As eyeshadow on the lid or under your browbone
  • On the center of your lips with lipstick or lipgloss for dimension

Glow up and try Erin's Faces Magic Dust for 10% off with code MAGICDUST at checkout until April 30, 2018

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What are some of your style and beauty travel essentials? Add these to your suitcase before heading to your next destination!

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