Travel-Friendly Skincare for Warm and Humid Climates

Travel-Friendly Skincare for Warm and Humid Climates


Travel-Friendly Skincare for Warm and Humid ClimatesNot too long ago I returned from a seven-day trip to the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), which was a hot and relatively drier climate than where we are now headed – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A change in climates and humidity means switching up my skincare needs since Puerto Vallarta during this time of year is not only hot, but also humid. Of course, for this trip I packed my favorite travel-friendly skincare that’s most suitable for the weather I’m going to experience.

One of the first rules of traveling is being able to pack efficiently; therefore, if I do not have travel-sized items of my favorite products, I siphon them off into travel-sized containers. I find the to-go condiment containers to be perfect for cleansers, into which I emptied some of my Paula’s Choice RESIST Foaming Cleanser .

Travel-Friendly Paula's Choice RESIST


Cleansing your skin is essential regardless of where you are; however, since heat and humidity can lead to more sweat, oil, and dirt, cleansing twice a day with my travel-friendly FOREO Luna is a necessity. The FOREO Luna (review) is gentle enough to use twice per day, and effective in removing the dirt and oil from my skin, thus preventing breakouts/blemishes while I’m away.

LUNA by FOREO Review in hand


I love, love, love the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater (review). I pack the travel-friendly 4 oz. bottle to refresh and rehydrate my skin post cleansing, and even give my skin a little spray post-moisturizer.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater


For daytime use when I travel, I’ve packed the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Martinique) with SPF 30 (review), and for evening use I bring along Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre (review). To the two, I add a few drops of the Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster. To keep my lips moisturized, I use my go-to lip balm, Carmex! I never leave home without it. Plus, its size makes it travel-friendly.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review


I’ve also packed something new to my skincare regimen, the Shiseido IBUKI Multi-Solution Gel that helps diminish breakouts, roughness, dryness and the look of visible pores. The salicylic acid formula helps aid in oil reduction, getting down into the pores drying up the oil caused by the humidity while also treating the actual bacteria that cause pimples. Even though I can use the gel either under or over makeup, I love using the IBUKI Multi-Solution Gel mostly at night over my moisturizer.

Travel-Friendly Skincare for Warm and Humid Climates

Do you have any skin care tips or tricks you rely on for travel?

Check out Beauty and the Bump’s Travel Essentials here.



Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Deluxe on EVINE Live!



Through reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with the Michael Todd brand, especially since I’ve previously reviewed the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream. It’s definitely since been a staple in my skincare regimen. As mentioned in my previous review of the sonic brush cleansing system, I’m a huge fan of the antimicrobial brush heads. That one characteristic of the Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream has help aid in breakout-free, clear, smooth, and more radiant skin. The Soniclear Elite combined with my favorite cleanser does a good job of making sure any makeup residue my makeup remover didn’t catch is gone.

Michael Todd is premiering their Soniclear Elite Deluxe on EVINE Live and featuring a special Michael Todd Today’s Top Value – EVINE Live’s best value of the day!

If you aren’t familiar with the Soniclear Elite, it will refresh and revive the look of tired skin with its sonic-powered, antimicrobial brush heads. The complete body, pedi and face system with an optional C-Boost™ Technology mode, make this “youth machine” the go-to cleansing and exfoliating tool for all skin types. Especially suited for aging skin to slough off dead dulling skin cells while deep cleaning the pores of dirt and makeup for a refreshed appearance and a more radiant complexion.

Great for gifting, Soniclear Elite Deluxe will be offered in eight different colors! The Deluxe set can be yours for less than $129 plus S&H and will include:

  • Soniclear Elite Sonic Powered Skin Cleansing System with C-Boost™ Technology, Charging Stand and Power Adapter
  • Antimicrobial Face Brush Head
  • Antimicrobial Body Brush Head
  • Pedi Treatment Head
  • Shower Extension Arm
  • Hard Shell Travel Case
  • Shower Caddy

This special price is good for a limited time through 9:59pm ET 11/4/15.

Michael Todd is premiering their Soniclear Elite Deluxe on EVINE Live and on 11/3 at 10pm and 11pm ET and 11/4 at 4am, 5am, 6am, 10am, 2pm and 7pm ET.

Tune in to watch the show live on or find EVINE Live on your local station. You can also BUY IT NOW or shop all Michael Todd products on EVINE Live.

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Paula’s Choice RESIST Empties


Paula's Choice RESIST Empties

It was in July when I first introduced you to the Paula’s Choice skincare products I’ve added to my routine. Since then, I’ve consistently used those products on a daily basis, especially the cleanser and vitamin c serum. Four months later, I’m sad to report that the Paula’s Choice RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser and Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster are now down to their last drop.

Paula's Choice RESIST Cleanser

As mentioned in my initial post, the RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser has worked wonders on my skin. Even after continued use my skin improved even more. The Paula’s Choice RESIST Perfectly Balance Foaming Cleanser helped me achieve clearer and softer skin, so much so that mostly everyone I’ve encountered complimented me on how beautiful is my skin without foundation.

Paula's Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster Empty

The Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster is hands-down my #1 favorite Vitamin C serum-like product to date. The good things about the Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster is that it can be used under your skin care or mixed with your favorite moisturizer or serum. I used it in all ways, and experienced good results. The RESIST C15 Super Booster absorbs quickly into the skin, and delivered on fading my brown spots. My complexion after using the C15 Super booster is also much brighter than before I started to use it.

Both the Paula’s Choice RESIST Perfectly Balance Foaming Cleanser and Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster are products I would purchase again. In fact, I’ve just placed an order for replacement products. After achieving great results from these products, I can’t wait to try more products from the Paula’s Choice RESIST line.

Have you tried Paula’s Choice products? If so, which are your favorites? If not, you can check out Paula’s Choice products here.

CARVEN Le Parfum Review

CARVEN Le Parfum Review


This Fragrance Friday, we’re going to talk about CARVEN Le Parfum that my husband gifted me over the summer. CARVEN was released in 2013 – the first fragrance launched under the guidance of creative director Guillaume Henry, and created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian who designed the perfume with the following notes:

Top Notes: Mandarin blossom, apricot and delicate white hyacinth
Middle Notes: Authentic bouquet of flowers that includes sweet pea, jasmine and ylang-ylang
Base Notes: Sandalwood, osmanthus and Indonesian patchouli.

CARVEN Le Parfum pairings

Fresh, juicy apricot and orange with hints of floral are the characteristics that make CARVEN Le Parfum the perfect scent for the spring and summer. In fact, I used nearly one quarter of the bottle this past season pairing it with two of my favorite body mists: Essence of Beauty Luscious Peony and Kiss of Honey. I am also bringing it along with me on our next trip to Mexico, which is a warmer climate for which this scent would be perfect.

CARVEN Le Parfum isn’t one of the longest lasting fragrances I’ve worn or own, which means I’d have to carry around the bottle (or rollerball) to refresh the scent throughout the day. It’s one of those fragrances that exude a quiet femininity, perhaps a perfect wear-to-office scent, but definitely not something that calls for attention.

CARVEN Le Parfum Bottle

A purposeful counterpoint between a very minimalist, almost utilitarian bottle, and a high-fashion stopper.


I’m all about simplicity and elegance when it comes to designs and packaging, which is why I love the CARVEN Le Parfum. The simple, frosted glass bottle with a clear, gold banded topper, adorned with a white ribbon that has on it the CARVEN brand in black letters was designed by Thierry de Baschmakoff.

Simple, fresh and delicate, if any of those characteristics are things you look for in your signature scent, CARVEN Le Parfum just may be something to sniff out during your next visit to your local MACY*S, Nordstrom or SAKS.

The 3.33 Fl oz bottle of CARVEN Le Parfum retails for $112.




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