5 Travel Essentials for Your Beauty Bag

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Got Beauty Girl Karina Shares Her Must-Haves for the Beach

There has been plenty on Karina's plate this year what with the launch of the new online web store and receiving an ongoing cavalcade of new beauty and gift items to keep the floor to ceiling shelves at Got Beauty fat and happy. To celebrate a job well done, Karina took a getaway to Mexico in June and spent her days drinking "Banana Monkeys" on the beach, lounging by the pool and launching her self across the Mexican countryside on a zipline excursion through the Riviera Maya.

Since she has been at Got Beauty for eight years this August and knows absolutely everything there is to know about the products available, we had her put together a little list of 5 beauty essentials to throw in your travel bag.

Here are Karina's top picks for what to bring on your own getaway:

Beauty Travel Tips


The main thing while I was in Mexico was keeping it simple and easy as well as making sure my skin stayed clear despite the humid weather and climate change. I washed my hair before bed using the Bumble & Bumble Color Minded travel set I picked up just for the trip. I brushed out any tangles with a Wet Brush. In the morning I spritzed my hair with Bumble Surf Spray. That stuff was amazing and the one thing I used most. It gave my hair volume and grit for a really low maintenance beach 'do that looked great the whole week.


I would wash my face with this first thing in the morning. It's a nice lightweight facial cleanser with no irritating additives so it kept my face smooth and clean without irritation. Grab a 1.7 oz travel size bottle of
cleansing gel
for $10 at Got Beauty.


Once I rinsed my face, I would exfoliate with Daily Microfoliant to clear my skin of impurities and dead skin cells. Grab a mini for $10.50 at Got Beauty.


I would then moisturize with Active Moist which is a nice lightweight moisturizer. My skin tends toward the oily side so this was nice to keep my skin moisturized but avoid break outs in the humidity. Travel size Active Moist (1.7 oz) is available at Got Beauty for $39.


I love this stuff! During and even after a vacation my skin gets shocked from the drastic climate changes and sometimes breaks out as a result. I use All Over Clear to mist my face and chest as a sort of toner to keep my skin clear and pretty and ready for the beach (and the 7 bikinis I brought).

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Lindsay Hubbard created the pretty beachy blowout for Karina using Bumble & Bumble's Surf Shampoo & Conditioner + Surf Spray. Lindsay is a Got Beauty Stylist and color & cut officianado. She excels at incredibly beautiful long-lasting color and is more than likely to give you the best cut you've ever had. (true story)

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