Friday, July 31, 2015

Travel and Beauty!

Travelling is one of my favorite things to do, packing - not so much! I tend to over pack and I am definitely guilty of throwing everything into a suitcase at the very last minute! When freelance writer, Sophia Smith sent me this piece I found it incredibly helpful and had to share. The photos are pretty inspiring also.  See her post below. 

Summer is the perfect time to travel to new and attractive destinations. However, packing is not something we look forward to, particularly girls who tend to pack every single thing ( just in case). This time, do not take everything out of your wardrobe and throw into your suitcase. but take a piece of paper and make a list of all the essentials and most importantly: stick to it! This especially applies to the enormous makeup kits that we always carry around. We have numerous beauty products that we use on a daily basis, as well as makeup that most of us cannot imagine going anywhere without. How to pack and what to take with you?




Eating lightly - packing lighter

Girls who are lucky enough to have perfect tans do not have to worry about loading their makeup kits with too many beauty products for the trip. You can just as well be one of them, but you will have to change some of your bad habits. Give up sugar, processed food and alcohol for fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood, and the results will show faster than you can even imagine. Not only will your skin look better, your figure will be better, and consequently, you will feel amazing, ready to conquer new destinations.



Peel the load away

Now that your skin is fresh and shiny, work on keeping it that way, so make sure that you leave enough time to do facial at least once a week. Peeling is something you can do yourself, so do not worry about not packing your dermatologist with you. However, one microdermabrasion treatment before you go on the road could be just what you need, as then it will not take you a long time or too many products to take your face to perfection. You will be out exploring new city and sightseeing in no time. 




Less is truly more

However, not one of us will pack without at least a little bit of makeup, but you have to know how to be smart about it. Before the trip, look for all the multifunctional products you can find, such as something you can use both for your lips and your cheeks. Pink tones for the day, and dark red for dramatic evening look. To elevate your natural but tanned look, make sure you take golden and copper eyeshadows that you can also use as blush. All shades of sand will never go out of style, and when you put a little bit of that blushy eyeshadows on your cleavage, you will be ready for the summer beach party. 



Where to?


A really important question to ask yourself is “where are you heading to?”, as you will not be able to endure high temperatures with too much makeup on your face. Opt for compact foundation powders that are great for light coverage and let your skin breathe. As they are applied with sponges, you do not have to worry about where to pack unpractical brushes. For your eyes, waterproof mascara is a life-saver, and you can even jump in the pool with it. Your lips should be peachy during the day, almost unnoticeable, and when the night comes, bold lipstick takes the stage. Packing only the most essential might seem impossible in the beginning, but trust me, you will thank me later when you manage to zip your bag effortlessly. Light luggage and light makeup is just what you need this summer, as nothing will hold you back on your way travel the world.



Author BIO:
Sophia Smith is a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with huge interest in beauty, makeup, fashion, photography and graphic design. Sophia is also very passionate about DIY projects. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes in mostly beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia is regular contributor at High Style Life on topics related to beauty, fashion and style. Follow her on Twitter or add her on Google + to learn more. 




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