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Travel Girl’s Guide to Gorgeousness!

Okay that might be selling it a bit hard.  And really I’m never aiming to look like Grace Kelly, but I do like to look good on the road and for that I keep it pretty simple.

Here are my tips for skin care and looking your best while traveling:

Natural Beauty

Moisturizer: You dry out so quickly and completely on an airplane. Bring creams for both face and hands.

Hydrating spritzer:  My favorite is Claudalie Beauty elixir which I get at Sephora for 18 bucks an ounce and it’s totally decadent.  Definitely a splurge, but worth it.

Lip treatment: Yep, they dry out too.

No Fuss Make-Up

Powdered sunblock: It’s so important to wear protection on your face and this is a super convenient product that I can apply in seconds. It doesn’t look greasy or give me a that white clown face look.  The one I use is by Jane Iredale.

Tinted moisturizer: An SPF moisturizer that gives you a nice even color like a foundation would. Kills 3 birds with one stone and looks great.

Your favorite lip gloss: Because even a little lip gloss goes a long way.

Face powder: This is critical. Avoid the “hate what you look like” in your pictures. Most of the time it’s because of the shine.

Waterproof mascara: Mascara and eye make-up have a tendency to transfer to under your eyes. This is NEVER a good look. You can easily avoid this problem by keeping eye make-up to a minimum so you won’t have to constantly touch up.

Eye lash curler: Quick and easy touch that makes your eyes look big!

And my favorite travel product dynamo: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Gel

This product has so many uses you’ll be singing its praises soon.  A lip gloss, nail cuticle treatment, split end tamer, salve for minor cuts or a sore chapped nose after a bad cold.  I even use it in the winter as an all-over face protectant when it’s windy and freezing.

True story: Even with my natural look on camera, I’m wearing a ton of make-up.  To keep it looking good, my stylist Christina checks me and lightly touches me up every 10 minutes. Every. Ten. Minutes.   Now aren’t you glad you don’t have to go on camera?


How do you keep your look fresh and fabulous while traveling? Share your skin care and beauty tips in the comments section below.



This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. These tips are great – and you always look so beautiful! Your show is fabulous…I admit, I have career-envy!

    Congratulations to you and your husband on your two little bundles of joy coming soon. Best wishes for a safe and uneventful pregnancy.

  2. I love Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturier SPF 20 – it is my go to when I don’t want to do a lot of make up plus some waterproof Mascara 🙂
    Great tips Sam !! Thank you …

  3. Thanks for the tips! I have very fair skin so use a lot of sunscreen and hate that I always look shiny in my photos! As soon as I get back to the States I’m going to hunt down these products!

    A tip of my own: Visine eye drops work wonders – they wake up your eyes after a long flight or late night and a drop dabbed on a pimple will reduce the redness and help dry it out.

  4. I have this coconut oil chapstick by Natural Vibes for Life that I buy at my local farmers market, it is the best for keeping my lips hydrated. I also really like Clinique’s chubby in the nude foundation stick, it is a nice sheer foundation that travels well and is easy to apply in layers for the problem areas. I really need to try the hydrating spritzer on my next flight to Europe, I dry out so bad.

  5. Have you heard of LipSense? I just discovered it myself! It’s amazing non-smearing lip color. So easy. Apply & go all day!! Their parent company-Senegence has awesome skincare too!! Check it out!!

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