Going on a last minute short summer get-away? No need to pack a heavy kit full of all your beauty products. This is the perfect opportunity to take along the great little samples that you collect throughout the year. I keep them in cute little pouches collected on other travels, all ready for me to choose the appropriate ones for my next trip.
This weekend’s treats include sheet masks from Balea that I stock up on whenever I am home in Canada: Reviving Face Mask with Red Wine Extract and Vitamin C, and Collagen Face Mask with Green Tea Extract. Skincare samples include Murad Renewing Eye Cream, and La Roche-Posay Mela D Pigment Control Serum. Don’t forget sunscreen: Tarteguard SPF 30 by Tarte Cosmetics, and Benefit Big Easy Liquid to Powder Foundation with SPF 35. Small fragrance samples like this delicious Coach Poppy Flower is light and fresh, and perfect for summer.
Tarte has created a delicious collector’s edition eye palette for summer inspired by vibrant South American glamour and colors. “Golden Days and Sultry Nights” includes five sun-kissed eye shadows made with Amazonian clay in a tropical patterned case. With names like “Toes in the Sand” (matte ivory), “Espadrilles” (matte taupe), “Caipirnha Cocktails” (gold), “Oceanview” (jade), and “Tropical Sunset” (bronze), it channels all the magic of an exotic summer vacation. The jade shadow gives the warm golden tones a modern pop, so don’t be afraid to add a little color along your lashes. When the eyes are this alluring, simple hair and nude lips are all you need for a perfect summer look.