The Opposite Of Liberty: Dana Heads To New York, Lugging About A Thousand New Beauty Prods
It's 3:38 a.m. and I am not - read not - a happy camper. Why? Because of my own horrible, wait-until-the-absolute-last-possible-nano-second-to-pack traveling habits.
Some day I'll land on a shrink's couch to figure out why I - a woman who totally, completely loves to gallivant - hit a real brick wall when it comes to packing.
I like hate it. It's so weird how much I loathe it.
Anyway, I gotta get my tush out the door, so let's find out about some new stuff I'm taking with me to New York - and why.
Pictures are below.
But before I dive in to my listicle, according to the FCC Guidelines (I think it's the FCC; could be some other intimidating governmental body), I'm supposed to disclose that I got everything I'm writing about for free.
I bought one item. But it was really cheap and I nabbed it at Dollar General. Chic.
On y va. Allez-y. Let's go!
IN GLASS BOTTLES
Uma Pure Calm Wellness Oil: Have you met me? I'm a little high-strung. Why else would I be blogging at 3:38 a.m, when I haven't even finished packing for a trip to New York that is happening at 0900 hours? Oh, also: I'm a turbulence wimp on airplanes. I may have to keep this divine oil in my carry-on. If it gets bumpy mid-flight, I'll dab + inhale with abandon.
Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum: Sometimes I can be a real jerk about cult beauty products. Like, if all my fellow editors are raving about some new brew, I deliberately won't try it until all the hoopla dies down. Guess what? The hoopla on Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum isn't dying down anytime soon. So I needed to just get over myself and give it a shot. The verdict? Wow. I'm five days in and I'm addicted.
H. Gillerman Organics True Relaxation Stress Remedy: Again with the airplane-turbulence jazz. I figure I need all the liquid encouragement I can muster. It's a morning flight, so a calming glass of wine is off the menu. Better to sniff all manner of potent essential oils.
LIKE GLOWY MAKEUP,
NATURAL DEO +
Lune + Aster RealGlow Bronzing Primer: In all honesty, I haven't tried this yet. But I just love the whole multi-tasking idea of it. Right now, I'm suffering from "Tennis Forehead," which is what happens when you play about 10 hours a week in the hot Florida sun while wearing a visor. Of course I have sunblock on. (Specifically, that hyaluronic acid-based Glytone I raved about a few weeks ago.) But still, I get a little coluh. No coluh on my forehead, though. Which is why I need to even-out my complexion with bronzer. This one theoretically bronzes ands acts as a makeup primer. I'll literally be the judge of that and report back after my trip.
Wet 'n Wild Megaglo Makeup Stick Highlighter: I was writing something recently about Victoria Beckham, and I was like, "Damn, that girl has cheekbones so sharp you could slice really wholesome organic, pesticide-free fruit with them." The next thing I knew, I was in Dollar General, plunking down my dough for cheapo highlighter. Carve, carve, carve.
Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant: As this recent piece in The Wall Street Journal illustrates, I'm well on my way to becoming the world's foremost expert on natural deodorants. The good news: There are a lot of really excellent ones now, so there's no need to use a scary aluminum-based antiperspirant anymore. The bad news: I could only fit one of these babies in my bag. This Tarte number checks beaucoup boxes, so it's being rewarded with a trip to Gotham.
Yesto Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes: I really should live in France, because I'm all about the "sensorial" aspect of beauty products. (Or should I say: produits de beaute...) In other words, how an item smells and feels is every bit as important to me as how it performs. These wipes are insanely lovely to use. Yes, they work. But the scent? My goodness gracious. Swoon.
Gotta jet. TTYL.