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6 Beauty Essentials to Pack
for a Last-Minute Getaway
Being gloriously off the grid for a few days means a more laid-back routine, but we still enjoy looking (breezily) put-together. From a gleamy cacao-spiked body oil and an incredibly restorative hair mask to the lip and cheek stain that’s as effortless as it is sexy, these luxurious essentials make just about every weekend feel more summery. No matter where you’re going (truly, your back porch is a legitimate destination), pack these to feel and look especially fantastic.
EXFOLIATING AND MOISTURIZING MINIS
The smoother, healthier-looking, and noticeably glowier skin you get from this power duo is beyond, not to mention the key flourish to off-the-grid perfection. Exfoliate away any summer grime and moisturize daily for an easy low-maintenance routine for gorgeous, refreshed skin. Plus, we love TSA-approved sizes that fit easily in our weekend bag.
This luxurious, beautifully scented oil leaves your skin with a bronzy sun-kissed glow. Coconut and avocado oils deeply moisturize, while raspberry oil soothes and energizes. Watermelon, coffee, and cacao oils play up any skin tone for a subtle, natural-looking bit of tan and gleam (no need to spend a second in the sun). Shake well and smooth over legs, shoulders—anywhere you want a little luminosity and tint.
This sunscreen cream sinks in like a dream and is as incredible for a trip to the farmers’ market as it is for a day at the beach or hiking. It has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for broad-spectrum protection and hydrates with a beautifully nourishing blend of shea, aloe, and calendula.
You want a deeply conditioning treatment with you on weekends away, especially if you’re going to be swimming. Nourishing and restorative, this blend of shea butter, ungurahua oil, and eucalyptus strengthens and protects, leaving hair silky and fully nourished.
Between the rose-lavender scent and the subtle yet beyond flattering burnish, this antioxidant-
and nourishing-oil-packed lotion is addictive and great for skin.
LIP AND CHEEK STAIN
Smoothed onto cheeks and lips, this petal-pink cream adds the prettiest dewy flush that’s simultaneously vacation-low-key and stunning.