Last week, I mentioned I’m heading to Mexico for vacation soon. I’ve already got a list of things I need to bring!

Vacation is a time to sit back and relax, but you still want to look good doing it! But how does one withstand the heat, and humidity and look good???

I like to wear a little bit of makeup, even to the beach. Just the basics, so I look fresh and not tired. I like to start with a BB or CC cream with SPF in it, just to even out my complexion and provide sun protection. Then I like to play up my brows and lashes, using waterproof products for both. Wunderbrow is a really good waterproof brow product if you haven’t tried it! I keep my lips moisturized with a layer of Jack Black Lip Balm. If I’m not doing something super casual, I’ll slick on some lip gloss instead. This Chanel one is a beautiful, shimmering peachy-pink color, the perfect compliment to tan skin, without looking too “done”. At night, I like to add a little highlight. This new one by Tom Ford is so good! The golden peach shade catches just enough light to be chill enough for vacation!

As for my hair, sun and saltwater can really take its toll. If I’m going to the beach or pool, I like to put some of Alterna’s hair masque through the ends of my hair when it’s dry, then I’ll put it into a braid or topknot.

When I’m done for the day, I’ll rinse out the hair masque and towel dry my hair. While it’s still damp, I spray on some of Oribe’s Apres Beach Wave spray, and let my hair air dry for a fun, undone beach look. Lastly, don’t forget your Alba Botanics, or other natural sunscreen. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about the dangers of benzophenone, a common ingredient in a lot of SPF’s. It’s been linked to cancer and endometriosis. Now, I’m not a physician, but that’s enough for me to pick a sunscreen without it!

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