Don’t go on Spring Break without these

Top Ten Tuesday is going on Spring Break. We had to decide what we’d take along and I decided a beach vacation would be in order just about now. No temperatures fluctuating between snow, rain and warmth. Nothing to think about but relaxation. First things I’d take are my iPad and iPhone. After that I’d chose some favorites like the items shown.
1428281330__9322062SUNGLASSES – Do not leave home without sunglasses. This pair is Kate Spade New York Cat Eye in Translucent Blush and I’d love to own them. I have more limited choices because I have to have my RX but this would be the pair I’d pick if I didn’t.
1428280712_1115290SUNSCREEN – I think sunglasses are important but I think that sunscreen is totally vital. You need sunscreen no matter where you are even if it’s Antarctica! I like this AVEENO® Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 because it’s fragrance free and can be used on face and body. “Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat Extract and mineral ingredients (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide), this sunscreen forms a protective barrier on top of the skin that scatters UVA/UVB rays for superior sun protection. It soothes sensitive skin and is oil free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, and water resistant for 80 minutes.”*
1428280615_6079_reg_1LIP COLOR AND PROTECTION – Your lips can get sunburned too so you need to protect them. I have a lot of lip balms but the one going on my vacation this time is by LATHER. Their tinted lip balms have everything I need including a light enough color to feel comfortable wearing day and/or night.*
1428280526_cc_cream_32ml_cap_medium_1IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC+ CREAM WITH SPF 50 – No surprise that I chose this I’m sure. I can’t stop raving about it and I wouldn’t travel without it.
1428280451_palette-bronzette_swatch-03jan15-webPIXI PALETTE BRONZE – This is everything you need in one fabulous palette. Bronzer, highlighter, blush and 12 choices of shadows. You can look different every day of your trip, you can go from day to night, you’ve got it all. (And you can try to win one through 4/17 in the BIZ giveaway).*
1428280391_2274527__detail_?1428280391TRAVEL BRUSHES – I have a lot of travel brush sets but I’d still love to own this exclusive to Ulta set from IT COSMETICS. For $50 look at what you’d getYour Superheroes Full-Size Travel Brush Set

  • Unstoppable Powder: Plush, large domed brush head for even powder application
  • Seamless Foundation: Dense, tapered brush head in flat paddle shape
  • Effortless Crease: Narrow, tapered head designed to fit into the crease of the eye
  • Smoothing Concealer: Small thin, tapered flat brush head great for getting into small hard to reach areas of the face
  • Absolute Shadow: Small, soft rounded head designed for the delicate eye
  • Flawless Liner & Brow: Firm, flat angled brush

1428280267_fligh3000611456_q1_1-2._ql90_ux336_EMPTY CONTAINERS FOR YOUR OWN PRODUCTS – This kit is sold on Shopbop and it’s by Flight 001. There are 8 containers so you can put in your hair products and skincare if you don’t have those in small sizes. The plastic bag that holds it all will save your clothes from spills.
1428280128_madew4143330443_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_SUN HAT – Now I look pretty bad in a hat but that doesn’t mean I don’t think they are fabulous and that I’d love one. This particular one is made by Madewell and it’s a pieced straw hat. It’s $52 but starting today Shopbop has a Friends + Family Event and you can get 25% off most products.
1428280057_spuns2003611411_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_SCARF OR SHAWL – A large enough scarf or shawl will be so useful on spring break or any time. This Shopbop beauty by Subtle Luxury is a light gauze in pink leopard. How perfect would this be with my blush sunglasses? There are a lot of great scarfs including a $195 Tory Burch one that I’d love. This one is just $55 and with that 25% off it’s a steal.
1428279994_adler2039720988_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_THE PERFECT BEACH TOTE – How can you travel without a tote to hold it all? This Jonathon Adler one caught my eye and it’s one I’d love to carry all summer. $98 at Shopbop which would make it $74.50 hmmm!

I’m ready for my trip – at least in my head – and can’t wait to see what the other Top Ten bloggers will have for me to buy!! — Marcia

items with * were sent for review


  1. I love that you included a scarf, it’s such a neat multi-purpose item.

  2. I really need to try this IT Cosmetics CC cream that everyone is raving about!

  3. Sunglasses and sunscreen are a must for me!

  4. The IT Cosmrtics items are ones I’ve yet to try. Always on my list though!

  5. That Pixi palette! Wowee!

  6. If I found that exact scarf, I would buy it in a heartbeat! This is a great list!

  7. Great list and I love the scarf idea too…. I checked out the Tory Burch one, it is sooo pretty!

  8. I love your picks, but I usually do!

  9. Love the look of that Pixi Palette Bronze–so pretty!

  10. Great choices! I’d love that IT Cosmetics brush set too. They make amazing brushes!

  11. Jess Scull says

    Great picks – That Pixie palette looks amazing!

  12. Ack, how could I forget sunscreen? I bought those exact Kate Spade sunglasses and they look stupid on me so I had to return them but I was so sad!

  13. The Pixi palette looks like such a great all in one travel item. Definitely great picks all around!

  14. @Cindy, I bet the sunglasses wouldn’t look good on me either but they are so pretty. I forgot to add mascara to my list and I can’t be without mascara!

  15. Renu, I could take just IT Cosmetics products and be happy. But I’d miss my Pixi Beauty.

  16. @Carol, you turned me on to Tory Burch so now I look for it all the time on Shopbop.

  17. My It Cosmetics travel set has displaced any other travel brushes I own. They are my fave!

  18. Travel brushes are a necessity indeed!

  19. Ohhh those sunglasses! NEED!

  20. I must have that Jonathan Adler tote!

  21. Yes! I love that CC cream!

  22. I absolutely love your picks, Marcia! I love the Jonathan Adler Malibu tote, and I love Malibu, for that matter! I have been dropping the least subtle hints to my husband that I really want to move there!

  23. beautyin says

    Thanks Lola, I’m trying to get more fashion conscious.

  24. I love that travel set from IT Cosmetics, too! Also loving the Pixi palette and the Aveeno SPF! Great pics! I see many of my favorites here, too! 🙂

  25. thank you for info

  26. I love all of your picks!

  27. I haven’t seen that Pixi palette before. It looks nice.

  28. I want some of those travel brushes! I am a travel brush junkie!