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And 12 hours later, we’re outta the car – phew. Boyfriend and I just got home from a mid-cross country road trip, going from East Coast Philadelphia to the Midwestern Windy City, Chicago. I’m not even going to begin detailing our trip here – stay tuned this week for more of that.
But after a super long car ride, especially with another person, you learn a lot. After way too many pitstops at rest stop bathrooms, you learn even more.
In particular, the ins and outs of pampering whilst driving. Now, bear with me.
You’re driving for literally hours on end. You’ve got your jams blasting, you’re dressed comfy chic, and you’ve got some snacks and accessories to keep you company (courtesy of this right here). But you don’t want to look like you haven’t emerged into society for 10+ hours – you still want that “I was born like this” glamour that only comes from a shishying up now and again.
For those seemingly endless moments in rest stop bathrooms and rear view mirrors, you need…
Add a little golden shine to keep you luminescent all trip long. Who says the bronze babe look is just for beachgoers? Fool ‘em all.
It’s sheer or tinted with color for a just-right punch. Mine is bubblegum pink and uber moisturizing, so it’s killing a few birds with one stone. Because you should always overachieve with lip products.
3. Bobby pins
Man oh man, these suckers are life savers, aren’t they? I use bobby pins slightly less than I use oxygen. And that’s perfectly alright.
One of my pet peeves: creasing eye makeup. It really, really grinds my gears. But with a dab of primer, this beaut went strong for – literally – all day driving.
5. Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion body lotion
It’s infused with Moroccan Argan Oil. You know it’s gonna be a good time. Between the two of us, Boyfriend and I used up almost a whole tube of its sample size. Great. Stuff.
It’s pear-y good. HA. But really, this one goes without saying, especially for confined spaces, especially for 5+ hours in said confined spaces.
I also learned the hard way this time: get as organized a cosmetics bag for the road as possible. While you probably don’t need a whole cosmetics bag’s worth of stuff, keep your beauty essentials together for easy reaching. I spilled way too many purse loads onto rest stop bathroom counters. (Don’t tell my mom that one).
AND NOW, giveaway numero uno. Each month, certain sponsors have the chance to opt-into a fun group giveaway. This month, we’ve got a ton to offer, and it’s all about pampering your pretty little self. Gotta end spring on a Starbucks, gift card, and beauty products-induced high, right? Right. Check out these fun girls and fun prizes and get to entering.
There’s $20 to Starbucks. That’s 4-5 Oprah Chai Tea Lattes, since we all love those inspirational quotes on our cups. And if you need any more incentive to enter…
An awesome selection of bath and body products, curated by me and inspired by my upcoming summer internship.
Earrings, hair ties and a mystery note from Miranda’s Etsy shop.
$10 to shop Southern-girl Breck’s Etsy. Breck’s not a sponsor from this past month, but she wanted “in” on the fun. Hoping she joins my lil’ blog family soon, though! This lovely lady sent me the cutest creaseless hair ties, so now I don’t wake up with weird parts and lumps in my hair. Now that’s pampering.
A FULL custom Blogger design or $40 design credit from the talented Emily. (Who says your blog can’t enjoy some pampering, too?)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway Round Two: I’ve collabed with the lovely Ashliegh from The Darling Daily and her sponsors to bring one lucky gal a ridiculously fun iPhone case and eye makeup palette. (Don’t really enter this one because I’m tryna win, thankyoukindly).
Happy road tripping, beautifying, and #winning. Get on those giveaways, spread the love with your gal pals, and have a fantastic Tuesday. What’s better than Tuesday? Hump Day. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s goodies, and stay lovely!
What’re your summer road trip beauty essentials? Any tips for getting glam in a car? Are you EXCITED to win free stuff???