Weddings offer an overabundance of photo ops that will live on (good, bad, slightly tipsy) on Facebook. Not to mention the possibility of cute groomsmen. Bottom line: You’ll want to look smashing. And you will, if you pack these helpers:
Tan in a Bottle: Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe
A great tan is slimming and flattering but the last thing you want is a streaky disaster right before the big day. Xen-Tan delivers a natural, even tan within hours. Prep with our self tanner cheat sheet for perfect results.
Quick Change Artist: Deborah Lippmann Stripper to Go Situation: The bride pitches a fit because your plum mani clashes with the butter yellow dress she picked out for you. No problem — just use Deborah Lippmann’s nifty lacquer remover mitts to do a polish change.
Perfect an Updo: Pureology’s Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hairspray
Even if you aren’t part of the wedding party, you’ll want your hair to look impeccable. Make sure every strand is in place with a quick spritz of a styler like Pureology’s non-sticky version, which adds shine too.
If you’re like us, surf trip might be code for “lay-on-the-beach trip.” Nevertheless, there are a few things you’ll want to have on hand — no matter how adventurous you are.
Protect Your Skin: Dr. Dennis Gross SPF 30 Daily Sunscreen Towelettes
These SPF towelettes can be thrown in your beach bag and used to reapply sunscreen throughout the day.
Hydrate Your Hair: Amika Oil Treatment
We’re huge fans of the beachy wave look but salt water can leave hair looking a little dull (not to mention tangled). Add extra shine and protect hair with a hair oil like this Obliphica and Argan Oil- fortified treatment.
Be Nice to Your Skin: Nuxe Ultra Comfortable Body Cream
After a long day in the water, your skin will be begging for a little moisture too. This body cream is light enough for summer but cures dry skin deep down with honey, antioxidant-rich wild fruit oils, and macadamia oil.
Whether you’re hoofing it to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland or sweating through beautiful European historical districts, you’ll want to stay cool, calm, and collected.
Refresh Your Skin: Sircuit Skin Molecular Mist
Concrete surroundings and trekking around in the heat can suck the moisture out of your skin. This high-tech ‘heavy water’ refreshes skin with a few mists and helps set makeup as well.
Remove Oil: Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers
These handmade, gold-flecked blotting papers remove oil for a matte finish (even if you’re sweating up a storm).
Make Your Lips Pop: Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Crime
A great statement lip will go a long way, especially if your urban escape involves feasting at top restaurants. This oversized pencil requires minimal skill to apply and brightens up an entire look. Plus, the hot pink shade looks great on any skin tone.