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.

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Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Revival Mud



Summer can be tough on skin so this time of year I am all about the TLC. And what is better for a little weather worn skin than an amazing mask? Ok sure, Tom Hardy but hs not quite as easy to acquire.

The Miracle Revival Mud from Miracle Skin Transformer lives up to its name. The mud has a great thick texture and feels amazing on my skin. A bit of a tingle without any tightness or irritation.  I leave the mask on for 15 minutes then rinse off and my skin feels so much smoother and looks brighter and healthier.  I have been using the mask twice a week for 3 weeks and not only is my skin feeling better I have seen a huge improvement in the clarity and texture.

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Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Revival Mud $38.00
The 15 Minute Skin Revival. Miracle Revival Mud is formulated with bioactive silts sourced from European spring-fed lakes. These rich, naturally occurring silts target age spots and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines by stimulating skin’s own natural collagen production.

A special absorbing action unclogs pores, delivers natural nourishment, eliminates dead skin cells and detoxifies impurities.

Enriched with the M3 Complex that delivers a combination of anti-oxidants and vitamins including Green Tea and Mushroom extracts. Skin smoothing beta glucans and extracts of the Resurrection Plantreduce surface redness and promote radiance.

Stimulates cellular renewal.
Helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Improves elasticity and minimizes pores.
Enhances skin’s radiance. Leaves skin feeling smoother and softer.

Gently exfoliates skin and helps even out the appearance of skin tone.
Helps protect against free radical damage.


  • Improve hydration, elasticity, firmness.
  • Even skin tone.
  • Reduce surface redness.
  • Free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, wax, mineral oils, and talc.
  • Developed with selected natural ingredients.
  • Dermatologist Tested.

How To Apply:
Apply a generous layer of Miracle Revival Mud to clean skin. After 15 minutes rinse with water using circular motions to exfoliate. Use maximum twice a week.



You can learn more about Miracle Ski Transformer products and purchase online at



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3LAB Anti-Aging Cream


If you are ready for some serious deep skin care check out 3LAB’s Anti-Aging cream. The formula is so thick and rich, feels a bit  like whipped frosting but glides on smooth and absorbs right away.  I only need a tiny dab for great coverage and it feels so great on my skin.

After just the first use my skin had a beautiful glow and it evened out the tone on my cheeks. Along with my skin feeling more moisturized I am loving how much less noticeable the lines around my eyes are. This is a splurge item but its chock full of amazing ingredients and very high concentrations of them.


3LAB Anti-Aging Cream
Anti-Aging Cream is a water-based luxurious treatment that harnesses the power of hydration to fight the signs of aging ranging from fine lines and winkles to uneven skin tone to environmental damage. Providing all day hydration, this luxurious cream contains 3LAB’s Marine Repair™, a proprietary complex of marine ingredients, along with a blend of peptides and minerals. This unique formula helps to deeply hydrate, maintain and regulate skin homeostasis, increase elastin and collagen production from the inside out, while reducing the visible signs of aging.

Engineered with advanced targeting technology, Anti-Aging Cream has the ability to identify the function of each layer of the skin while delivering targeted active ingredients to each layer of the skin.

  • Reduces wrinkles.
  • Improves facial volume and firmness.
  • Intensely hydrates and conditions the skin.
  • Reduces irritation and hypersensitivity.
  • Brightens the skin.


Learn more about the 3 lab line and purchase at



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New! Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Introducing Charlotte Tilbury’s latest innovation: Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Long-Lasting Lipstick! Long-awaited since their launch in the UK a year ago, these unique, high-performance matte lipsticks are finally available in US on Charlotte Bound to be a cult-favorite, these matte lipsticks boast high-pigment coverage with a formula that lasts all day.

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
This unique formula is enriched with new-generation 3D glowing pigments for lips that look lit-from-within and an optical ‘matte-trick’ to create the appearance of wider, fuller lips. Enriched with orchid extract for antioxidant, SPF protection and hydration and seed extracts from “The Lipstick Tree,” a plant extract that is exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution does not dry the lips and stays put, unlike most other matte lipsticks. It has the feel of a nourishing balm but is power-packed with pigments for a high-performance finish that enables you to build up colour from a stain to a full block of pigment.

Layer and build the color to create the intensity you want, from a light-as-air matte stain to dramatic full-velvet coverage. Color glides on easily and precisely, thanks to the specially shaped square-tip, inspired by the classic shape of a lip brush. Available in 12 luminous modern-matte shades that suit every skin tone.

Available in: Lost Cherry, Sexy Sienna, Amazing Grace, Birkin Brown, Glastonberry, Bond Girl, Red Carpet Red, Walk of Shame, Love Liberty, Very Victoria, 1975 Red, Miss Kensington

Price: $32

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner
Accompanying the new Matte Revolution Lipsticks are five NEW shades of Charlotte’s bestselling Lip Cheat Lip Liner. Lip Cheat has the power to completely reshape, resize and balance your lips. These five new shades extend the current line to match seamlessly with the 10 K.I.S.S.I.N.G & Matte Revolution lipstick shades, ensuring your lipstick stays in place from desk ‘til dusk. The wax and oil rich texture glides on the skin without transfer or feathering, is water-resistant and lasts 6 hours.

Available in: Crazy in Love, Bad Romance, Hollywood Honey, Berry Naughty, Foxy Brown

Price: $22


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