When a shower isn’t in the cards, go Purequosa Organic Cleansing Body Spray

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I am obsessed with finding perfect travel sized products. I have a box in my closet with all my favorites. That way, whenever a trip comes up, I can pull out the box and grab what I need. It doesn’t have to be a long vacation – even just a longer car ride or a trip to the gym can benefit from some great travel sized products. I am totally loving PUREQUOSA, a hip body spray line that features colloidal silver – and I am super excited that they now also have the perfect 2 oz travel size bottles in addition to the traditional 8 oz bottles.

The body sprays are all exactly what you need when you want to take a quick shower but that simply isn’t in the cards. The sprays freshen you up, get you smelling great, and they are totally organic and alcohol and chemical free. They come in three different types:

Purequosa Desert Body Spray

Desert Body Spray: This is the most hydrating of the three. If you tend toward dry, itchy skin, you will adore the love quench from every spritz. The ingredients include yucca root, which has lots of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. It smells slightly spicy to me..sort of like oregano, but less foody. Hard to describe, but it’s nice and natural. I really like it.

Purequosa Rain Body Spray

Rain Body Spray: Who needs a shower? Not me when I have this bad ass body spray. It even smells like water…cool, clean, crisp water with a hint of cucumber. It’s just like I took a dip in the world’s loveliest spa, even after 10 hours in a minivan with nothing to eat but Pringles from a can. This is the bomb.

Purequosa Coastal Body Spray

Coastal Body Spray: This one has a very unisex scent, kind of outdoorsy clean and fresh. One of the ingredients is sage, which is an excellent antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, and antibacterial. It’s the perfect body spray for your gym bag and is definitely the antidote to any sweaty feet worries you might have throughout the day.

A few other fun facts:  Purequosa is handmade in small batches and you can use to clean your yoga mat, your hand weights, your bike seat and helmet, and any other workout gear you want.

You can find Purequosa at H20 Closet, Mixx Yoga, and Asana Fit or you can purchase directly at purequosa.com.  Don’t forget to pick up those 2 oz travel bottles – they really come in handy! – Lisa
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Be a Savvy Traveler with me and win this giveaway

It doesn’t matter where you are going, you are going to want some SAVVY TRAVELERS with you. It can be as simple as going on a hike, to yoga or the gym, or as complicated as going on an overseas journey. Savvy Travelers is going to make your life a whole lot easier and your travels much more convenient.

Savvy Travelers

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I don’t even know where to begin with the great selection of products they have. So far I’ve used these when I moved since I knew it was going to take me forever to unpack and organize my life. (I’m still not unpacked or organized but I’m closer!) I packed a small duffle with what I needed for two days as far as clothing, medication, and life necessities. Savvy Traveler was in that duffle and helped me get over the bump. Next it’s going on a true vacation that we are in the midst of planning.

Most important, what is Savvy Traveler? It’s a company that produces individually wrapped products for your life. Whether it’s deodorant, skincare, feminine hygiene, or camera/phone cleansing you’ll find it at Savvy Traveler. The packets are thin and small enough to drop into your jeans pocket, your handbag, or any place you can tuck things in. They are perfect for airplane travel since they aren’t liquids and you can easily take them with you plus they are biodegradable.

Savvy Travelers Getaway Kit

The Getaway Kit is a wonderful way to start and what I’d have packed except that I’m giving two kits away! This contains 12 packets in a great reusable plastic bag: 2 each of Klean Upz, Lift Offz, Take Offz, Speak Eazy, No Sweat, and Bottomz Up.

Savvy Travelers Getaway Kit

In other words:

Klean Upz is an antibacterial hand & body wipe. These are great for every sticky situation especially.

Lift Offz for nail polish removal. This has enough remover to do your entire manicure with just one wipe.

Speak Eazy: a tooth, lip, & mouth cleansing wipe. How great to have after you wake up on a plane and have that awful taste in your mouth and worry about your breath!

Take Offz is an all in one facial wipe that not only removes your makeup but is great for oil and dirt. Stick one in your pocket when you are out walking!

No Sweat is a terrific antiperspirant & deodorant wipe. These have an invisible formula and help freshen you easily. Believe me, these work!

Bottomz Up is a “booty bidet wipe”. This cleanses and refreshes. I’m sure many single ladies will appreciate these as well as the rest of us.

Savvy Travelers Getaway Kit

Another kit to consider is the Jet Set Kit which contains 4 of each No Sweat, In The Klear (lens, camera and screen wipes), Take Offz, and Speak Eazy.

Savvy Travelers Jet Set Kit

Savvy Travelers Wipez Wallet

I love the Red Carpet Ready Kit. It’s a refillable wallet (Wipez Wallet Organizer) that contains 2 each of

  • Speak Eazy mouth cleansing and breath freshening wipes
  • Take Offz facial cleansing, moisturizing and makeup removing wipes
  • No Sweat antiperspirant and deodorant wipes
  • Klean Upz antibacterial hand and body wipes
  • In The Klear lens, screen and camera cleaning wipes
  • Bottomz Up booty bidet cleansing and moisturizing wipes

    Savvy Travelers Wipez Wallet with packets

You can even buy the wallet separately and fill it as you wish considering that Savvy Travelers sells a variety of 10 packs

Savvy Travelers even has a Wipeaholics monthly subscription that is customizable with 40 wipes each month for $20 a month. I’m planning on doing this for a few months in preparation for my 3 week winter trip. I want to be prepared. You can stop it when you want but the good part besides the great price is that I can pick what I want each time. I know I’m going with No Sweat, Kleen Upz, Speak Eazy, and Take Offz. Use and toss is the way for me to pack light and have room for my shopping habits!

Savvy Travelers Liquid Courage kit

Savvy Travelers has many other reasons to like them. You don’t need water with these since they don’t need to be washed off. It’s made in California using clean, renewable solar energy. They are cruelty free, FSC / Rainforest Alliance certified, EPA Green Power Partner approved, paraben free, and carry-on friendly & TSA compliant. — Marcia

Now for a giveaway! Savvy Travelers was nice enough to send three kits for Beauty Info Zone subscribers. I have 2 of the Getaway Kits and 1 Liquid Courage Kit (contains 2 each of Klean Upz, Bottoms Up, Klean Offz, and Lift Offz plus I’ll add 4 extras). This is open for US only and you must subscribe by email. If I can’t find your sub then bye bye Felicia!! The giveaway is open through 8/23/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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You can also find assorted Savvy Travelers at Amazon.com. Getaway Kit, No Sweat, Jet Set Kit and more.

Take me away Panasonic~ your guide to the nanoe™ compact hair dryer

Panasonic nanoe Compact Hair Dryer

Panasonic nanoe Compact Hair Dryer

Meet my hair’s new best friend, Panasonic Beauty Compact Hair Dryer with nanoe™ technology. She’s a travel dryer but she’s oh so much more. While this is small in size it’s incredibly powerful and does the job of a larger, more powerful hair dryer with ease.            press sample

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer EH-NA27

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer EH-NA27

She’s been designed for fast and easy styling no matter where you take her – the gym, traveling, or home. She’s just 13.1 oz and 8.7×3.2×6.1 inches so she fits in your purse, your carry-on, and in your gym bag leaving room for all of your other necessities.

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer folded

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer folded

PANASONIC created nanoe™ technology which draws moisture from the air to infuse hair with moisture-rich particles 1,000x richer than typical ions to reduce damage caused by everyday brushing and enhance hair’s smoothness and shine.

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer with the quick dry nozzle

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer with the quick dry nozzle

My hair is just shoulder length but it takes forever to dry. It just retains water. Imagine my surprise then when this 1400 watt hair dryer was able to dry my hair in a shorter time than my 1800 watt regular dryer. I thought it was a fluke but noooooooooo… I’ve been using it for weeks now and it’s just as fast as the first time I used it.

Panasonic nanoe compact hair dryer, EH-NA27

Panasonic nanoe compact hair dryer, EH-NA27

The secret behind nanoe™ technology and your hair is that it helps reduce the damage that would be caused by heating your hair for a long time as well as brushing it. It has 3 settings though no cold button. I’ve only used it on high since my hair wouldn’t dry at a lower temperature. High power is a strong hot airflow, Medium is a gentle hot airflow, and Cool is your cool airflow so that you don’t need that extra button.

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer nozzle with the nanoe™ outlet above it

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer nozzle with the nanoe™ outlet above it

Just above the quick-dry nozzle is the nanoe™ outlet. The nanoe™ outlet works just as well with or without the nozzle but I really like it with the nozzle since it helps with drying time. The Quick-Dry Nozzle provides strong and soft airflows for concentrated styling, fast drying time and smooth, shiny, healthy looking hair.

This is the newest member of the Panasonic Beauty hair dryers and they’ve done an outstanding job. The cost is $99 on Amazon and on the Panasonic website. There’s a  different model available online at Ulta.com that’s $129 and has 1875 watts and a diffuser.

With Spring Break around the corner what better time to get yourself some sunscreen, a new bathing suit, and a Panasonic Beauty nanoe™ Compact Hair Dryer. — Marcia

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MelodySusie® Waterproof Toiletry Bag Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

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The biggest pitfall for me when planning to travel is packing. I never know what to bring or how much to bring. I’m not the person to go on a trip without my personal toiletries, especially the haircare that I rely on. Since I overpack on a consistent basis I can tell you that I need something to keep my toiletries safe and sound. That’s where the MELODYSUSIE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL HANGING TRAVEL BAG comes in. This great case can be used for outdoor trips as well as anytime you fly or drive somewhere. It’s big enough to hold everything you need, sturdy enough to make you comfortable, waterproof, and attractive. A bonus is that it’s now on sale for only $19.99. When I received this for review the price was double that so this is the perfect time for you to learn about MelodySusie

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag actual color

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag actual color

This 23 compartment bag comes in 4 beautiful colors. I have the peachy pink and there’s also Elegant Rosy, Macaron Blue, and Classic Black. Since everything I own is black I was happy to have a color that will stand out.

Two of the things that makes the MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag unique is the long, sturdy adjustable strap plus the top hook that makes it excellent for hanging in showers or closets.

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie® Waterproof Toiletry Bag Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer dimensions are 10.6 * 6.3 * 11 inch (L * W * H) and weight: 1.23lb. / 560g. It’s large enough to carry just about everything I need for any length of time. Plus because it’s waterproof, in case anything spills in it, it’s easy to clean. I can even fit my small blow dryer in the middle compartment.

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer back

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer back

Closed MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

Closed MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

The back holds the magazines that I can’t travel without or any paperwork I might need.

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer hanging with compartments closed

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer hanging with compartments closed

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer top zippered compartments

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer top zippered compartments

Open MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

Open MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

I can’t begin to tell you just how handy this is and how much it makes me want to get away again. I was able to include all of my toiletries and most of my husband’s. He still had a Dopp Kit for his razor and fragrance and I still had my Tartan + Twine cosmetic holder but we didn’t need anything else.

No matter the length of the trip, even if it were to the gym, I think you’d enjoy this MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer. The price is incredible right now, take advantage of this deal while you can. The only decision you have to make is which color will you pick! All of life should be this easy.  —  Marcia

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MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

Pack your tiniest bags for a trip with Stowaway Cosmetics

Stowaway CosmeticsSTOWAWAY Cosmetics call themselves the Right Size Makeup Company for a good reason. All their products are small enough to stow away in a purse, pocket, or cosmetic bag. They are small yet powerful and a great size for those of us with commitment issues, overnights, quick trips, workout trips, and more.

Our product formulas are simple, refined, and hardworking, eliminating any guesswork and offering just beautiful solutions. They are packaged in a thoughtful, minimalist, and portable way—because you are busy and are doing big things. Stowaway knows that if you’re on-the-move, your beauty products are too. Stowaway is a cosmetics brand built on the philosophy that makeup should be designed to go wherever women go. Finally, the makeup you love in the sizes you can carry.

We were sent some of their products which we are happily using. We love the concept of having products that we can actually use up before trying something else. As makeup bloggers and makeup junkies STOWAWAY COSMETICS is just right for us too.

Marcia loves eyeshadow – STOWAWAY ESSENTIAL EYE PALETTE

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

No surprise to any Beauty Info Zone readers but when we received a box (tiny box) from Stowaway I wanted the eyeshadow palette instantly. Lisa allowed me to have my wish since she ended up with a very nice collection of products that you’ll soon see.

The eyeshadow palette is the size of a credit card. A long time ago Trish McEvoy used to sell palettes this size for double the price of the Stowaway Essential Eye Palette. At $25 this might seem high because of the size but when you see how useful this is, you won’t think twice about the cost.

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

Inside the palette are 4 shimmer shadows on the top row and 4 matte shadows on the bottom. At first I was a bit dismayed when 0pening since the shimmers looked like glitters. My dismay turned to pleasure once I applied these and saw that they not only glided on with ease but they were shimmery without being glittery.

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette shimmer shadow swatches

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette shimmer shadow swatches

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

S1 is a light creamy linen shade. I had trouble showing it on my arm which is fine with me since I like the subtlety of it. S2 is a very pretty rose gold that I love on my lid. S3 is more of a golden brown which can be intensified or worn as is. This is a great crease shade for me. S4 is the darkest of the shimmers and harder to categorize color wise. The swatch looks brown but there’s a lot of purple in this shade.

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette all swatches

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette all swatches

The bottom row are the mattes but they apply and look more like satins except for the black shade. They all have a silkiness to them that make them easy to wear and easy to work with. M1 is a milk chocolate with a touch of cream added to it. M2 is a darker milk chocolate so they left out the cream! M3 is the darkest of the browns. On my eyes it looks warm as I see some burnished undertones. M4 is a matte black. The pigment is great and works well as an eyeliner but the texture is harder than the other shadows.

Wearing S1, S2, and S4

Wearing S1, S2, and S4

In spite of the blazing heat we’ve been having, these last very well and don’t need touch up. But rest assured, when we need touch up we can easily find it in this pint size palette.

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Stowaway Cosmetics

Lisa loves the Pretty in Pink Set STOWAWAY CREAM LIPSTICK, EFFORTLESS EYELINERMASCARA, CHEEK & LIP ROUGE

Spain

I recently had a wonderful reason to fully appreciate the size and quality of Stowaway Cosmetics products, because I took a trip to Spain with my mom. There we are, inside the Palacio Real de Madrid. Getting to Spain was interesting as I had never traveled to Europe before and I was determined to bring only one bag that I didn’t have to check. Have you tried packing for a nine-day trip with just one carry on bag?? It was a challenge but oh so freeing once I achieved it! Stowaway Cosmetics constituted my only lipstick, blush, eyeliner and mascara (ok I lied…I also brought one other eyeliner!). But the size of these gems is incredible and the quality is definitely impressive.

SpainI walked, on average, 10 miles each day through the streets of Madrid, Segovia, and Toledo in stultifying heat, and Stowaway never let me down! The Cream Lipstick ($15) has wonderful pigmentation and is hydrating, so even those 100 degree days didn’t dry out my lips. The size is small but the lipstick is mighty and I love the pinky/peach Peony shade.Stowaway Cosmetics Cream Lipstick in Peony

I love a multi-tasker, so the creamy Cheek and Lip Rouge ($15) is a favorite. Again, small but mighty – the pot is about 1/3 the size of a typical blush. My shade is the pretty pinky/peach Peony, and it looks lovely on cheeks and as a lip stain.Stowaway Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Rouge and Mascara

 I tested two products for eyes – the Extreme Lash Mascara ($12) and the Effortless Eyeliner ($10). The mascara is terrific! It has thickening fibers so it makes lashes lush and long, and the brush has a thick and a thin side, making application easy. The mascara lasts all day without smudging or smearing.

Stowaway Cosmetics Effortless EyelinerStowaway Cosmetics Effortless EyelinerStowaway Cosmetics Effortless Eyeliner

You will be shocked at the size of the Effortless Eyeliner ($10) – it’s literally the size of a q-tip! No need to sharpen this gel-textured pencil and it glides on beautifully. The Spice shade is a gorgeous shimmery copper that doesn’t smudge once it sets, which takes less than a minute.
Spain
I can’t imagine taking another trip without my Stowaway Cosmetics. No matter how tiny your bags are, you never have to be without great color products so you can rock any country you choose to explore!!
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Do not travel without Tartan + Twine organizers and your SlimSonic toothbrush

If you had a dream vacation, where would you go? Hawaii? London? The Cayman Islands? Or would you go somewhere fun with your family to get away from the hustle and bustle of life?  What would you take with you on that trip – and by that you know I mean cosmetic and beauty products – the stuff that really counts?

Tartan + Twine Brinton Alley Beauty Organizer

Tartan + Twine Brinton Alley Beauty Organizer

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I’m not a big traveler although I’ve certainly had some amazing vacations but when I go somewhere I need my cosmetics and my tools. A vacation wouldn’t be fun if I was empty handed. Since I don’t travel often it took me forever to use this terrific Tartan + Twine Brinton Alley Beauty Organizer which I now regret.

I’ve never enjoyed a beauty organizer as much as I do this one. It’s totally compact (only 8″ x 5″ x 2″) yet it holds a collection that a beauty junkie can appreciate. I was able to carry every cosmetic item I’d decided to take on my vacation and still had room for more. It has two pouches that are detachable, a makeup brush organizer, and a side zip pouch.

Tartan + Twine Brinton Alley Beauty Organizer

Tartan + Twine Brinton Alley Beauty Organizer

Tartan + Twine Brinton Alley Beauty Organizer

Tartan + Twine Brinton Alley Beauty Organizer

The material that the Beauty Organizer is made of is very sturdy so this is a bag that will last you for years. The quality of the construction is top notch. It’s made of coated cotton with uncoated cotton trim, the detachable pouches are made of uncoated cotton and clear PVC. While the Brinton Alley with its great red and black tartan plaid isn’t available because I am late reviewing it, they have a lot of other bags at Ulta and Ulta.com including this gorgeous new Waverly Vine Beauty Organizer that is spring personified.

Tartan & Twine Waverly Vine Beauty Organizer

Tartan & Twine Waverly Vine Beauty Organizer

Tartan & Twine Waverly Vine Beauty Organizer

Tartan & Twine Waverly Vine Beauty Organizer

One of the beauty tools I put in my organizer is this Violife Slim Sonic Classic toothbrush.

Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush

Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush

I get a little crazy when it comes to germs when I’m traveling so the Violife Slim Sonic is perfect for me. Not only does it come in the cutest designs for approximately $15.95 but it keeps everything sanitary. Since it closes I can even keep it in my purse without worrying about it. The Slim Sonic is a battery operated toothbrush (included) and it cleans at 22,000 brushstrokes per minute.

Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush

Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush

Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush

Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush

Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush

Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush

  • Diagram Tech Details

    1. Sonic-optimizing precision bristles

    2. 6 months replaceable brush-heads

    3. Water-tight motor chamber

    4. Soft-touch power switch

    5. Waterproof battery compartment

    6. Moisture-releasing vented cap

The Slim Sonic comes with an extra toothbrush head as well as a battery. It has a vented cap so that it the bristles can dry completely while it’s closed. The bristles on the Violife are “sonic-optimizing precision bristles”. It’s a comfortable size and feel for my mouth. I need to get my husband a more masculine one since pink just isn’t his color!

You can find Violife at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores, Amazon and Violife.com.

The Tartan + Vine Organizer and classic Violife Slim Sonic make me wish I traveled more. A trip to the Cayman Islands would be welcome right now or anytime actually. — Marcia

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Swipe your way to a sweat-free giveaway

SWIPE single use deodorant wipes

SWIPE single use deodorant wipes

Here’s a totally refreshing product: Swipe® by Forever Fresh Inc. These single use deodorant wipes will be part of your life once you’ve tried them out. When Swipe offered some to test out and packages for a giveaway I said yes. I always love to try new products and with our blog anniversary I’m always looking for things for a giveaway. This provides both!

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Swipe packets

Swipe packets

What makes Swipe® different is that these are for travel. Throw a few single packages in your gym bag, makeup case, beach bag, backpack, or even your back pocket and you will be sweat and stink free. These biodegradable wipes are made with a tea tree extract that helps provide protection against odor and perspiration. You can use them anywhere on your body to refresh yourself from working out or too much fun. If you are a music festival lover Swipe® is for you.

Coachella (idigitaltimes.com)

Coachella (idigitaltimes.com)

These have been reformulated and are now eco-friendly and paraben-free while being “infused with natural tea tree extract and new active ingredient, Saccharomyces Ferment, a natural bacterial enzyme that combats and eliminates odor.”

Swipe individual wipe

Swipe individual wipe

Swipe unfolded

Swipe unfolded

I found that they have a fragrance that reminds me of baby powder. Each sheet is pretty big so you can wipe yourself off without worrying about it not being enough. Swipes are sold in packages of 10 at urbanoutfitters.com for $8.

Swipe ingredients

Swipe ingredients

If you are a mover and shaker you will want to add these to your lifestyle. — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  We have 3 boxes of 10 to give to US/Canada subscribers. It’s a great opportunity for you to see how well they fit into your life. The giveaway will be open through 4/11/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. If comments close early you can email me at [email protected] and label it Swipe, leave me your comment and continue on in your entry choices. Here’s to smelling good!

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