Brittany is a multifaceted, book loving, intellectual with a unique humor that keeps the energy in the room flowing. This talented beautician has gone from the Brooklyn Bridge to the London Bridge and back.
Britt was hit by the travel bug after a road trip to Canada with her cousin Mike Garcia. They visited the city of Montreal for Mike's 30th birthday. This was her first time out of the United States, but certainly, not the last. Soon after her first country, Britt added many cities to a long list of travel goals.
She began to embark on adventures, one window seat at a time. She even celebrated her 30th birthday with a trip to Cuba for a week long celebration of life. Returning the favor, Britt had travel buddy/cousin Mike by her side. With places like Belize, England and Scotland under her belt, Britt has quickly gone from travel newbie to seasoned vet with 7 countries and 2 continents etched into the books.
Britt enjoys everything from whiskey tours and castles, to palaces and churches. You can spot her on the beach catching a breeze or climbing a ruin in Central America. As she collects passport stamps, she gains incredible knowledge that she is willing to share with all that are ready for their next journey.
A makeup/skincare hack that can also be used year-round is to take advantage of samples at Sephora or any other beauty store.
This means that for traveling, you can avoid the hassle of carrying bulky or even heavy makeup and skincare. It is thereby freeing up space in your luggage for more clothes or souvenirs.
Usually, when I travel, I sit down and depot or remove my makeup and skincare into TSA friendly containers. This process can be annoying and messy. To make my life easier, I go to Sephora to get samples of products that I know I would like to use on a trip. I tend to try out different CC creams because I never want to wear heavy makeup while traveling, and I like to get face cleansers and different moisturizers.
I generally go for any liquid-based products I already use or would like to try and request a sample of it. Typically when I do this, I'm only asking for a maximum of four at a time, not to take advantage of their system.
I wholeheartedly believe that this is something that can be used outside of traveling because, as we know, makeup and skincare can be expensive. Give these hacks a try and see how it can for you on your next vacation.
If you’ve been on an airplane, you might have heard that the air is different from what you are used to. Airplanes tend to use filtered air that is recirculated throughout the plane. While that is good to ensure that what we are breathing in is nice and clean, it can wreak havoc on your skin. The air quality on planes tends to have lower humidity, which leads to two things. The first is that it tends to dry out your skin, lips and cuticles. Because your skin is dried out, your body wants to correct this by producing extra oils.
There are many ways to combat this to make sure you feel fresh at all times. The first thing I like to do is take a makeup remover wipe to cleanse my face. For my skin, I use Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes. Since the air quality is dry, the next couple of steps restore moisture to your skin and keep it hydrated. Some people use a facial sheet mask in this next step, but I can be a little self-conscious. So instead, I use an overnight masque. I go back and forth between these two, Aveda intense hydrating masque and Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask. These tend to be clear and inconspicuous. To take this to the next level, you can also incorporate an under-eye mask to help with puffiness. With these, you can tailor it to your specific needs. I gravitate towards Milk Makeup Cooling Water Eye Patches.
To remove the mask, just use another makeup remover wipe, spray your face with a toner and apply lip balm along with a moisturizing face cream. For my toner, I like to use Aveda’s Skin Firming Toner and the tried and true Blistex for lip balm. For face cream, I love Aveda’s Intense Hydrating Rich Crème. By the time you land, you will be refreshed and ready to tackle the first thing on your travel plan.
Depending on what your summer plans are, here are some tips to make it go off without a hitch.
1. If you are planning to spend the time on the beach or just in any place where the weather is hot, chaffing can be an issue. Luckily there is something called chub rub (bodyglide for her). It's small and glides on like deodorant between your thighs to provide some hydration and prevent your legs from chaffing and putting a damper on those fun summer activities.
2. To make sure you aren't taking up too much space in your carry on or checked luggage look for items that can pull double duty. Most sunscreens come in come packed with SPF and can double as a moisturizer (Supergoop play).
3. When we think of SPF we normally think of our skin. Often times we forget we have skin on our scalp. Use an SPF spray designed for your hair and don't forget to spray some suncare (Aveda sun care protective veil) into your hair to prevent the sun from drying it out as well.
With summer vacations behind us, most people like to hibernate during the winter months. However, don't discount traveling during the colder months. They can be just as much fun if you are well prepared. I've come up with four beauty tips that can make winter travels a breeze.
Four Tips to Keep in Mind for Winter Travel