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Labor Day Road Trip Must Haves


Its the last long holiday weekend of summer, and like most people I plan to squeeze every last moment of fun that I can out of it. One essential to any road trip or vacation adventure is some great outfits and beauty products to keep you looking great on the go.

Here are a few of the items I will be packing for my weekend adventures:


I simply love the Cargo Cosmetics Gel Lip Color line. The lipstick feels much more like a lip balm when you apply and doesn’t have the normal heavy lipstick feel. The colors are really pigmented and wear for hours without feeling like my lips are made up.  It doesn’t dry out my lips and gives the perfect touch of color no matter my mood.

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Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Gel Lip Color in Brooklyn $20
Lightweight, gel texture lipstick glides on like silk. The smooth formula moisturizes and protects lips, feels comfortable and never drying. Semi-sheer coverage with subtle shine. Available in 4 easy to wear, always flattering shades.


The weather right now is shooting from 60’s to high 80’s so I like to keep my face makeup light so I can handle whatever the day brings without dealing with heavy foundations. The Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder has been my summer go to.

The formula is light and evens out my complexion while combating excessive shine. The best part my skin looks like my skin perfected not overly made up. With combo skin this has been a lifesaver at keeping the mid day shine at bay. And the best part is the powder has anti-aging benefits to actually improve my skin each time I wear it!



Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder $49
New shades, new price! Get a luminous, lit-from-within glow with our best-selling perfecting powder.

It’s the first anti-aging powder with the science of skin care built in! This advanced formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide delivers dynamic anti-aging benefits, while the patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion all day.


Any beauty addict knows a good multi- tasker is worth its weight in gold. The new Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color is a busy girl’s must have. I would put this in my travel bag except I keep it in my purse its the perfect tool for on the go touch ups.

The cheek color formula is so creamy and is very easy to blend. I love this as both a cheek and lip color, it feels great on and the color lasts. Its a very buildable product so I can add a hint of color or layer for a more dramatic evening look. Great for a touch up on the go or to add to a paired down travel bag.


Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset $29
Get the ultimate West Coast glow—on-the-go! From Santa Monica to Sunset Boulevard, our latest innovation in illumination is inspired by the magic light of L.A.

Multipurpose color for cheeks and lips. There’s a shade for any look, from a subtle sheen to a full-on flush. The lightweight, brightening formula feels and looks as natural as your own skin—only more illuminated and gorgeous.

A Smashbox-only blending trifecta! It’s all about blending, blending and more blending for this natural, lit-from-within look: a curved dome shape means no harsh lines when applying; a creamy formula means the formula glides effortlessly onto skin; and finally a velvety, flat sponge for blending—so you get just the right amount of diffused color.

The Osmosis Skincare Colour Lustrous Contour Duo comes with a bronzer and a highlighter. The bronzer is one of my favorites. The feather light powder applies easy and is very blendable. I have fair skin and bronzer can be a tricky line of contouring without looking like stage makeup.

The highlighter side blends just as well and is great for highlighting my cheekbones and I add a touch on either side of the bridge of my nose to brighten my eyes up. This is a great combo that adds the perfect finishing touch to my day or evening look.

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Osmosis + Color Lustrous Contour Duo $38
A 2-in-1 contouring compact. Osmosis Colour Lustrous Contour Duo allows you to seamlessly alternate between highlighting and bronzing your complexion. The complementary shades accentuate your best features and conceal the areas you want minimized.

The shimmering highlighter utilizes light-reflective pigments to brighten your eyes and accentuate your cheek bones while the matte brown shade creates a chiseled, sculpted look by making your forehead; nose and any other features appear smaller. The sleek, mirrored design allows you to contour on-the-go, making this a makeup bag essential.

Key Ingredients:
Green tea – hydrates and protects your skin from environmental pollutants
Mica – reflects light
Vitamins E – prevents free-radical damage
Lustrous Contour Duo features a shimmering chiffon and matte cocoa shades.



Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Drinkable Sunscreen?

My family all has fair skin and skin cancer has touched quite a few of my family members. My parents have both had skin cancer but very treatable ones, and my little brother 6 years my junior just had a melanoma removed. So sun protection is a always on the forefront of my mind. I spend a lot of time outdoors and after my youth of tanning beds and hours baking in the sun I know its not will I get skin cancer probably when it will  happen. I can’t erase the past but I can protect my skin going forward.

I am always looking for new sun protection products and I am really intrigued my the drinkable sun protection. I have been reading up on it and there are as many skeptics as believers.  What are your thoughts can a drinkable sunscreen really work?




Drinkable Option: Osmosis Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer
Described at the world’s 1st drinkable sunscreen, this dietary supplement is available in two formulas (Tan Enhancing and No Tan Enhancing).
Physician endorsed, no chemicals, non-toxic, this is simply purified water imprinted with unique, vibrational waves which isolate out the precise frequencies needed to protect you from UV rays. The frequencies that have been imprinted on water will vibrate on your skin in such a way as to cancel approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays (similar to broad spectrum SPF 30 products). This results in 3 hours of coverage that can be repeated for extended stays in the sun. These two different UV Waters allow for increased sun exposure (30x more than normal), protect your eyes, do not wash off when swimming and can increase your tanning response.

$30, 3.38 oz from

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Topical Option: Osmosis Skincare Shade Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Moisturizer
Shade is a broad-spectrum facial sunscreen that protects against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays. As a high-performance sun-protecting moisturizer, it is ideal for all skin types. This sunblock features soothing aloe vera to diminish irritation and redness. Your complexion is shielded from free radicals with antioxidant-rich green tea extract while shea butter imparts nourishing moisture. Your skin is left feeling soft and conditioned.

$24, 1oz from

New! Osmosis CC Cream with Japanese Peppers & Reflective Lifting Technology

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I have tried so many BB and CC creams over the last year and there are very few that are even worth mentioning. When I heard about the new Osmosis CC Cream I figured it would be another tube on the shelf that looked and felt more like a tinted moisturizer.

The Japanese Pepper ingredient sounded interesting so I figure why not give it the old college try. So hoped out of the shower and pumped a bit on my hand. At first the color took me by surprise that it was so white with tiny color beads. I thought it was going to be way too light.

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Then I applied to my skin and noticed once I started rubbing it in the little beads of color burst and it actually matched my skin perfectly. Better than I could match myself shopping for foundation.

before and after osmosis cc cream

I happened to have a minute the first time I tried this and took a before and after picture. Now after a rough week, and little sleep I was looking like I was rode hard and put away wet (and not in a good way).  After I applied it I was pleasantly surprised how much better my skin looked. It evened out the ruddiness and hid the marks of a crappy week of sleep. My skin felt and looked so much smoother and clearer.

I have been using this daily for almost 2 weeks now. Yep, this has become my daily go-to foundation. And I love how great it makes my skin look, good enough I skip mascara and other makeup most days. But my favorite thing is it stays matte all day long, no mid day shine or end of day greasy feel. My skin looks and feels amazing from the moment I apply to when I remove it at night.  All that and its improving the tone and texture of my skin while its on. Think will be a long term relationship for me.


Osmosis Colour CC Cream
Light Lifting Effects & True Tone Technologies paired with Japanese Pepper Extract provide skin-tightening, correcting and brightening benefits

Osmosis Colour’s NEW CC Cream provides natural, lightweight color correcting coverage to perfect, tighten, smooth and illuminate the skin.

Available in 4 shades (Neutral, Ivory, Warm & Mocha), the line creates a bright even tone with lifting and hydrating benefits. The result is a cream that restores uneven skin tones, reduces dark spots, and minimizes pores while offering anti-wrinkle and elasticity support.

As one of the most scientifically advanced skincare lines, the magic behind the Osmosis Colour CC cream lies in True Tone Technology and their exclusive Light Lifting Effects. True Tone Technology features natural makeup encapsulated in micro-capsules that burst to provide perfect pigments that transform into your own skin tone when applied. The cream’s formula is then enhanced with Light Lifting Effects which diffuse skin discoloration while giving the enhanced appearance of a brighter, more youthful complexion.

Product Highlights

  • Titanium Dioxide: Excellent natural UV protection with light reflective benefits. The reflective qualities create the effect of brightening and lifting of the skin’s appearance.
  • Adenosin: Has the ability to increases the production of dermal fibroblast proteins (elastin and collagen), It increases blood flow to the outer layers of the skin improving cell volume resulting in a healthier and more youthful appearance.
  • Zanthoxylum Piperitum (Japanese Pepper) Fruit Extract: Source of antioxidants which are essential in preventing and repairing damaged tissue by slowing down the effect of free radicals on the skin.
  • Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract: A natural anti-bacterial agent, a potent anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent with anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Price: $38, 1.7oz via

Perfect pick-me-up! Try Osmosis’ Mineral Hydration Mist!


Mist your face following the application of foundation or throughout the day to rehydrate your skin.

With it’s delightful scent, this hydrating facial mist is great as a mid-day pick-me-up. Just a few quick spritzs and you’ll be instantly refreshed and ready to go!

This stuff is awesome! I keep it in my purse 24/7. Seems like work is CRAZY these days, and I’m finding myself relying on this product 2-3 times a day! It just makes you feel energized. I feel clean, hydrated, refreshed! It’s wonderful!


*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.