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I love spring break season and I just came back from enjoying a little fun in the sun myself. One of the most difficult things to pack when going on a vacation is the beauty bag. There are just so many beauty essentials that you need to pack to have hair, makeup and skin looking its best — and that goes for spring break, too. Check out what I brought with me on my recent trip to Florida. These spring break beauty essentials got me through a busy week in the sand and sun and kept me looking my best.
Whether you are heading out on spring break or a late spring or summer vacation, all of these products will be go-to's. These are all proven beauty products that you are going to need all throughout the spring and summer months. These beauty essentials are in my bathroom and makeup bag during the warm weather months and get a lot of use.
1. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
Lip balm is obviously an essential and I like the tinted version of the cult favorite. My pick is Honey, a sheer nude. This lip balm does a fantastic job of keeping lips super soft and supple while protecting them from the sun with SPF 15. No spring break beauty bag is complete without this must-have.
2. AVEENO PROTECT + HYDRATE Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 For Face
Facial sunscreen is a must, especially as we start to spend more time outside in the spring and summer and on spring break it is essential. AVEENO PROTECT + HYDRATE Lotion Sunscreen is a fast absorbing, lightweight lotion that combines ENVIROGUARD™ Technology and ACTIVE NATURALS Colloidal Oatmeal to deliver broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection while hydrating skin to keep it soft and looking great while enjoying spring break.
3. Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
Sunscreen is an obvious daily essential, and this body cream glides on to provide a high level of sun protection (SPF 50) that does not irritate the skin. This body cream contains an innovative SolarSmart™ complex that triggers an antiaging repair process to provide skin a high level of defense from the aging and burning effects of both UVA and UVB rays so it's doing double duty as you wear it.
4. Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse
Hands down, this is my favorite self-tanner for my body. This self-tanning mousse is completely odorless; it goes on light, airy and it really is very long-lasting. The formula dries within a minute and results in a deep, dark, natural looking self-tan that lasts. After two applications, my tan lasts a good ten days and fades evenly.
5. Clarins Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint
This facial self-tanner is my newest favorite for my face. You apply this with a cotton pad (like a toner) and you can see exactly where you apply as the formula is tinted. It develops in four to six hours and the color is natural.
6. Venus Embrace Razor
I love this razor and it is my razor of choice. Packing it taking this along on vacation ensures your body will be smooth and hair free on spring break. The oval shape helps get to those harder to reach or more complicated areas like the back of your back of knees, bikini area, ankles and of course, under arms. The secret to the smooth shave is Venus' proprietary 5 blade razor system.
7. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
A body cream is a must as you are out and about in the sun, surf and all the elements. This body cream not only keeps skin soft and smooth with its Brazilian blend of ingredients, but the scent is almost addicting perfect to use in warm weather.
8. COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara
Water resistant or waterproof mascara during spring break (or summer) is a must. My favorite everyday mascara is Clump Crusher, and this water-resistant version is my go-to in the summer months. This mascara never fails to give me the lashes I want; volume and length without clumps, flakes or smudges.
9. Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer
I've been a longtime fan of Tarte's waterproof bronzer. Not only is this a long wearing and waterproof bronzer, the Park Ave Princess matte shade is very real looking on most skin tones that you can fake a true tan with this one.
10. Bumble and bumble Surf Spray
I spray this saltwater-based texturizing spray into my hair after I come out of the water and before I brush. This unique spray helps to detangle my hair and give it that beachy wave look I like at the beach with added texture and volume.
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