Summer hair care and travel makeup essentials was made possible by our fabulous product sponsors, including Stowaway Cosmetics, AQUIS, Umberto and Conair.
I love going places and summertime is one of my favorite times to travel. My husband and I recently flew to California without the kids, which meant I needed to fit everything I needed for the weekend into one carry-on suitcase. We were trying to avoid paying extra to check our bags.
Packing a carry-on bag is SO HARD for me because the 3 ounces and under rule means I have to leave all my full size hair and make-up supplies at home. It’s important to bring travel-sized versions of anything I want to be able to carry on with me in the plane. Finding the right travel sized hair care and make-up isn’t always as simple as it may seem.
Stowaway Cosmetics came to my rescue on the make-up front. Every one of their products comes in a travel-friendly, lightweight and portable size. Stowaway’s The Essentials Kit is perfect for travel and anyone who likes to keep make-up essentials handy for on-the-go touch ups. Stowaway Cosmetics are available exclusively at StowawayCosmetics.com *Get a free mascara with your first kit purchase.
I love how The Essentials Kit is completely customizable so I can pick the make-up shades that work best for me. The Essentials Kit includes – you guessed it – all the essentials: BB Cream, Concealer, Rouge, Lipstick, Eyeliner, Mascara and and Eye Palette. I especially love the neutral shades in my eye palette! Believe it or not, everything in the kit fits into a convenient zip bag that’s the size of my sunglasses case – here’s proof:
Now that my travel make-up dilemma has been solved, we can talk a little bit about summer hair care. Sun and heat can wreak havoc on my hair, so I like to find ways to show it some extra TLC. Take a look at what I found.
AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel
This is the perfect towel for normal hair. Lisse Luxe also excels at curly hair, fine hair, damaged hair and any hair that needs gentle treatment. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.
My take: The Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Towel is made with a lightweight, thin and ultra absorbent material called Aquitex. I have started using the Aquis hair towel to dry my hair after showering instead of my usual towels. I have noticed that the Aquis towel saves my hair from damage in a couple different ways. First, the special Aquitex fabric is a gentler way to towel dry my hair for less breakage. Second, my hair actually does get dry faster when I use this towel, which means it takes less time to blow it dry. Less blow dry time = less heat damage from blow dryer.
Learn more and purchase the AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel ($30)
Conair Shower Detangling Brush
The soft, flexible bristles evenly distribute conditioner throughout hair, and help to gently detangle knots without tugging or pulling.
My take: I do love to multi-task in the shower, so I was happy to give the Conair Detangling Brush a try. It’s got a convenient hook shape at the end of the handle so the brush can hang on your shower head. I shampooed my hair like normal, then used the detangling brush to help me add conditioner and comb my hair at the same time. It worked very well at detangling my long and sometimes knotted hair. It helped me get the tangles out without pulling my hair. I think it’s a great choice for combing and brushing wet hair.
The Conair Shower Detangling Brush is $5.99 at Target
Umberto Beverly Hills Moisturizing Gift Set
This set contains airport friendly travel sizes of must haves for a hair care regimen that will transform dry, coarse, unruly hair into shiny, silky beautiful hair. The set includes: Moisture Shampoo, Moisture Conditioner, Controller Conditioning Spray (a lightweight detangler and heat protector that controls frizz and flyaways), and Super Hold hairspray. Pictured on the side is the travel version of Lifting Powder. It adds height, lift and texture for all hair types.
My take: Besides being convenient for taking on trips, travel sizes are a good way for me to test products and see if I like them or not – before I invest in a full size bottle.
Buy the 4-piece gift set at Target for $14.99. The Lifting Powder is sold separately for $11.99.
Which Stowaway Cosmetics essentials are you interested in? Have you ever used an AQUIS hair towel? Let me know how you travel with your beauty products in the comments below.