Finally, my favorite time of the year has arrived! The holiday season. Cue Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe" song ASAP. Not only is the music cheery and "oh so bring" at this time of year, but I also feel like everyone seems to be a little bit sweeter and more gracious. It just warms my heart!!
My Holiday Plans
I would love to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Big Apple, but I love & miss my fam TOO much. So I will be traveling home to Bloomington/Normal, IL a couple of times in the next two months for some family time, ice skating and sledding. I am so siked.
Traveling for the Holidays?
I am also one of those weird people who LOVES to pack for trips, but I always seem to forget some kind of essential like hairspray, deodorant or even my toothbrush! That is why I am so grateful to partner with Dove for my holiday travel this year. They have me covered for all my trips to and from home! Check out my Holiday Travel Essentials list below.
Dove Beauty Finish Dry Spray Antiperspirant protects against sweat for up to 48-hours while making you smell like a legit fresh flower. I am not even kidding when I say this is the best antiperspirant I have ever worn. It is so soft and lightweight while also reducing irritation caused by shaving. I am currently obsessed with this product. I carry it in my large tote everywhere. I will let you in on a little secret... I even use the Dove Beauty Finish Dry Spray Antiperspirant as a perfume because it smells SO good!
This silver-plated compact mirror engraved with a fun-lovin’ message is the perfect on-the-go accessory for this busy holiday season. Kate Spade is known for engraving her accessories with spunky verbiage to get a convo started. If you are a lipstick lover, then this is the perfect travel accessory for you to keep that matte lipstick on point.
Are you a list-maker? ME TOO! I would not be able to get anything done without making a list. This is why I love having a pocket notebook on hand when traveling. I will be carrying this chic Kate Spade notebook with me to the airport because I never know what lists/thoughts your little brain may be brewing. Yes, I could totally use my iPhone to create list, but for me, it is all about physically getting to cross off my tasks! #TeamProductive
For me, dry shampoo is an essential when traveling. My hair gets so oily from flying/riding in a car. I catch myself running my fingers through my hair all time on road trips. So thank god for Dove's dry shampoo, which keeps my hair looking clean and smelling fresh. + it removes oil, leaving no visible residue!I have tried many dry shampoos, but none of them get the job done like Dove does.
Clearly, I am travel size junkie (: I am so love with this fun Alice + Olivia Lips Faux-Leather Cosmetic Pouch. It is the perfect size for all my "traveling" makeup such as concealer, bronzer, powder and a fall colored lippy.
A little about the product: Puckered lips embolden large faux-leather pouch. Zip-around closure. Goldtone hardware. One inside slip pocket. Cotton-canvas lining (via Alice + Olivia).
Honestly, would we be anywhere without coffee? The answer is definitely a no. I know for a fact my American Airline flight to Bloomington will be taking off without me if I do not get my Folgers hazelnut roast in the morning. So this ban.do travel coffee mug is more than perfect for my holiday travel.
ban.do is an LA based design house specializing in gifts & accessories that pack one heck of a stylish punch. They are inspired by all things FUN! ban.do has the cutest travel/home decor. I love this sassy coffee mug. It is the perfect XL size too!
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