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Friday, July 11, 2014


When it comes to my travel beauty kit, I've routinely sacrificed quality for size in the past opting to cram my toiletry bag with sample packets of random beauty tchotchkes amassed over the years. It was like a Tinder marathon as I was dating different products every single day and tossing each of them out at the end of every night. 


On my road trip, I decided to break the cycle of one night hookups by packing travel friendly beauty essentials with actual staying power. And instead of sticking to my current skincare and beauty regimen, I utilized my month of travelling to put a few new products to the test. After all, if they can step up, stand up, and keep me happy for an entire month under erratic and unpredictable travel conditions then they're definitely coming home with me.

Read to the bottom to win your very own ultimate travel beauty kit from Planet Beauty and Pacifica!

{Peter Thomas Roth 4 Piece Laser-Free Resurfacing Kit via Planet Beauty}
The Ultimate Travel Beauty Kit
Prior to my road trip, cycles of hormonal acne causing scarring and uneven texture was cramping my style. I needed a fix. I'd heard great things about this kit but was hesitant to make the investment plunge without trying the products first so the travel friendly kit was the perfect solution. After over a month of day and night application, I have fallen in love with the non-abrasive, gentle enough to use daily exfoliating scrub, the resurfacer serum which smooths out the skin while boosting elastin, and my favorite product, the moisturizing gel-cream. It's a miracle product that's velvety to the touch and leaves my skin feeling buttery soft and deeply moisturized throughout the day. The only product I wouldn't repurchase from the kit is the eye serum as I didn't observe any noticeable improvement.

{Kate Somerville Clearing Mask via Planet Beauty}
The Ultimate Travel Beauty Kit
I've been a fan of Kate Somerville products for years as she is one of the foremost skincare gurus in LA. While on the road, I used the clearing mask every other day to keep acne at bay. And it worked fabulously as I didn't experience my usual bout of travel acne induced by environmental factors and stress.

{Alterna Bamboo Volume Travel Kit via Planet Beauty}
The Ultimate Travel Beauty Kit
Okay, I admit it. The reason I wanted to try Alterna products was because Katie Holmes is the spokeswoman and she has amazing hair. And now I know why. Alterna's proprietary and all-natural organic ingredients infuse hair with plant-derived melanin to protect hair against UVA and UVB light sources. But most importantly, my hair felt smooth and bouncy after every lather! I left the hairspray and uplifting root blast in the convertible so I could breathe life and bounce into my wind blown hair anytime, anywhere.

{Pacifica}
The Ultimate Travel Beauty Kit
{Pacifica Solar Palette}
The full set of highly pigmented natural mineral eye shadows, blush, bronzer, and ridiculously fabulous highlighters covered all the bases from day to night. The coconut highlighters blew my mind as they're matte to the touch yet glides onto my cheekbones, brow bones, and lips with velvety softness creating a subtle and warm glow. It's by far my favorite highlighter.

{Pacifica Eyeliner in Natural}
For someone with a yellow undertone, it's difficult to find a nude color liner that matches my skin tone and is light enough to brighten and make my eyes pop which is why I'm so happy I found this liner! I've been using it every single day.

{Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter}
I kept the coconut water infused lip butter in my purse and used it as both a hydrating lip balm and as a cheek highlighter as its subtle hint of pink hue complimented everything. It smells like strawberry, my favorite fruit, so I was eager to apply it everyday as I wasn't eating much fruit much less strawberries on the trip.

{Pacifica California Star Jasmine Perfume Roll-On}
Jasmine is my favorite scent and I make it a habit to purchase travel size roll-on perfume to test out fragrances before getting the full-size bottle. The jasmine scent is subtle, fruity, and complex as it's mixed with lush notes of driftwood. I love the packaging, the scent, and the travel friendly roll-on. It's perfect.

{My Other Bag "Stella" Pochette}
The Ultimate Travel Beauty Kit
I crammed all my new travel beauty favs into my toiletry bag and even had room for my Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee, the perfect road trip companion as it helped me stay refreshed and energized on the road!

Planet Beauty, Pacifica, and I have teamed up to help you build your ultimate travel beauty kit by giving away a set of the travel products used on my road trip! Good luck and I hope you get to satiate your summer wanderlust!

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Bottled Starbucks Iced Coffee beverages are the perfect blend of premium Starbucks coffee and 2 percent milk. Available in four delicious offerings: Coffee + Milk, Low Calorie Coffee + Milk, Vanilla, and Caramel, Starbucks Iced Coffee ready-to-drink beverages are the perfect on-the-go refreshment to get you through the daily commute, big projects such as spring cleaning, or an exciting road trip with friends. Look for it at major grocery and convenience stores, available nationwide.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Starbucks Coffee Company via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Starbucks Coffee Company.

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