Monthly Archives: September 2014

6 Must-Have Travel Beauty Products

Sunny from Vegan Beauty Review shares her favorite travel-friendly beauty products to help you look and feel your best without monopolizing precious space in your suitcase.  All of these products are cruelty-free and vegan, so you can feel good about what you’re using.




Pacifica Solar Palette

The Pacifica Solar Palette contains 6 mineral eye shadows, a blush, a bronzer, and 3 of their coconut highlighters.  Sunny recommends bringing an all-in-one palette like this so you aren’t toting around a bunch of products.  She says it saves you time, money, and space.  You can also create both daytime and nighttime looks with this palette so you’re not compromising by bringing just a palette.



EcoTools Mini Essentials Set

EcoTools brushes are made with cruelty-free synthetic Taklon bristles and recycled aluminum, and have a bamboo handle. Sunny recommends the EcoTools Mini Essentials set, which comes with a powder brush, eye shadow brush, and an angled liner brush.  When you’re not travelling, this brush set is great to throw in your purse.

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Acure Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes

The Acure Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes are biodegradable, natural, and gentle on the skin.  You can use these to remove makeup or to freshen up after your flight or a trip to the hotel gym.  Because they don’t require water, they’re easy to throw in your  carry-on to use when needed.



J.R. Liggett’s Shampoo Bar

Sunny recommends solid shampoo bars because they take up less space and you don’t have to worry about leaking. J.R. Liggett’s Shampoo Bars are 100% biodegradable and contain no sulfates, so they don’t strip the hair of its natural oils.  These bars also contain olive and coconut oil to moisturize, so you don’t need to worry about packing a conditioner as well.

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Osea Travel Kit

Sunny suggests purchasing a travel kit for your skincare products to ensure everything is TSA approved.  Her favorite is Osea’s Normal to Dry Skin Travel Kit, which contains a cream cleanser, anti-aging toner, hydrating facial oil, and protection cream.  In addition to being vegan and cruelty-free, Osea products are USDA certified organic.



LUSH Toothy Tabs

Sunny likes LUSH Toothy Tabs because they’re easier than packing a tube of toothpaste.  To use, all you have to do is crunch the tablet between your teeth and begin brushing – the Toothy Tabs will foam up just like your typical toothpaste. The primary ingredient in the tablets is baking soda, which has been shown to help  remove stains from the teeth.


What are your favorite beauty products to tote in your suitcase?


What’s Your Favorite Running Gear?

With the variety of running gear available today, it can be difficult to decide what you need. Gia from RUNgiaRUN recommends her favorite running essentials but we’re sure you have your own favorites and we want to know! Tell us in the comments, below.



Fuel Belt Super Stretch

Gia says she always has her phone with her when she runs, and that she’s found the Fuel Belt Super Stretch Waistpack to be the best carrier. The expandable pocket sits on the small of your back to minimize bounce.


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Yurbuds are headphones that have been developed by athletes for athletes.  They twist to lock in the ear, and won’t fall out during exercise. The earbuds also allow ambient noise, making them a safe choice for running.  Gia likes YurBuds for Women, which are specially designed for smaller ears.

Lululemon Ultimate Padded Running Sock

The Lululemon Ultimate Padded Running Socks have high-density cushioning added to help prevent pain from the impact of running.  Though they’re padded, they still keep your feet cool with mesh inserts.  They also have a Y-shaped heel to prevent slipping, so you don’t have to stop to pull your socks up!



UnderArmour HeatGear Printed Sports Bra

Gia likes running in UnderArmour’s Heat Gear Printed Sports Bra.  The bra has built-in compression, which helps with muscle recovery.  It’s also made of fabric designed to wick sweat away to keep you feeling comfortable.



Oakley TwentySix.2 Sunglasses

These sunglasses are lightweight and have grips on both the nose and ear pieces to ensure they stay put while running.  The lenses keep your eyes safe by filtering out 100% of UVA and UVB rays.



Coppertone Sport Accuspray Sunscreen

It’s important to protect your skin from the sun during all seasons.  Gia likes Coppertone Sport Sunscreen, which is waterproof and resistant against sweat, so it won’t run into your eyes.



New Balance Shoes

New Balance 1400v2’s are one of Gia’s favorite shoes for running.  They’re lightweight and cushioned with REVlite midsole cushioning for a comfortable run.