Traveling is my new love language! THIS coming from a girl who, FOR YEARS, avoided flying because of her anxiety hangup. Have you heard the quote, "everything you want is on the other side of fear"? It is true. I am living proof! That is exactly what I experienced the day I truly confronted my travel anxiety. Before I share my makeup/travels tips, I thought I would share the story of how I caught the travel bug! It is much thanks to my CEO, Michele Millardi-Gay! Little does she probably know, she pushed me to attend our first company conference in New York City in July of 2015 which turned out to be the first of many trips and the end to the fear stopping story I had about flying. I recall walking down O'Hare's terminal with headphones in, listening to Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind" and telling myself over and over again that I was pursuing an opportunity of a lifetime. There were less than 200 hundred Beauty Guides company wide (I was one of the first 50!) and as MIchele said, "there is only one first summit and you will be a part of the history of this company by going" She was right and if I was going to create the life of my dreams it was going to take stepping WAY out of my comfort zone. When your desire becomes greater than your fear, you do things you have never done and realize how capable you actually are. Empowerment at it's finest and one of my core business values today! To look back at that moment, when I made the decision to choose faith over fear, I see that was where the foundation of my career began and has been built upon ever since. I would have missed out on so many friendships and let's not forget the chance to meet celebrity makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, all because I was scared to travel!? Life Lesson: Fear is a Liar. Abundance is up for grabs and travel is a huge part of my business and life now. I have been on dozens of trips in the last 3 years and earned 3 paid vacations to Miami, Puerta Vallerta, and Aruba by simply doing what I love. (Sound like a culture you want to be a part of? Learn more at Become a Beauty Guide @ raeallina.com)
Do you love traveling as much as I do? How about packing? (Insert eye darts here.) Okay, what if I help you decide what the essentials are so you don't over pack yet have your bases covered for any occasion? Check out this guide!
Makeup bag faves. The Hanging Traveler. It is fantastic for carrying all cosmetics including hair products, toiletries, and skincare. I love the zip pockets and mesh pockets! (mythiryone.com/kbloom) The LL "Everything Goes Cosmetic Bag" can store ALL of my makeup palettes and keeps them tightly packed to prevent from breaking powders.
Glamcor Riki Mirror (Classic) It is the hottest mirror in the professional world. Has fantastic lighting (hotel rooms typically do not), comes with attachments for a magnified mirror and phone/bluetooth, and adjustable stand. You need this. You deserve this. You won't know how you lived without it!
Takes up little space in your case. Skincare that is 3 ounces or less is a game changer! All LimeLight skincare is travel size to pack in your carry on for a weekend getaway. (except for the cleansers. Ask me for a travel sample) Individually wrapped Make-off wipes! Not only because they are travel sized but because you don't want to leave your makeup all over those clean white hotel towels! (Guilty! I've done it!)
Beauty Tools. Pack these five eye shadow brushes: all over eyeshadow brush, crease brush, brow brush, blush brush and foundation brush plus your blenderful sponge (which has it's own travel case!) Keep them tucked away in a brush roll. Pro favorite of mine is the ESUM Brush Book. (Alconemakeup.com) Don't forget your Brush Cleaner! The Come Clean brush solid is a winner, it won't leak in your suitcase.
Pro palette picks for every woman. These colors are versatile and accomodate day to night looks.
Six-well eye shadow palette with #8, #9, #19, #32, #28, #38
Trio Palette with the Perfect Bronzer, the Perfect Pressed Powder, and #4 Blush
1 Foundation w/2 concealers Palette. Need help picking your color? Visit tinyurl.com/myllcolor
These recommendations will equip you for low-maintenance packing while setting the bar for bare essential beauty! For a tailored regimen, contact myself or your Beauty Guide. All products recommended are available at Shop Limelight at www.raeallina.com
Thanks for trusting me as your Beauty Guide and Travel Guide today!
Hasta la proxima vez!
Xo, Rae Allina