My 3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ Introducing: Physicians Formula Butter Collection!)

*DRUMROLL PLEASE*

This Thursday is no ordinary Thursday. Friends, this is A BIG THURSDAY.

Why is it a big Thursday, you ask?

Because none other than the Physicians Formula Butter COLLECTION has ~just~ launched at Ulta, and I’m over here near peeing with excitement. Seriously, this has been a long awaited coming in my household.

ICYMI, the Butter Collection is a collection of all of the things we lovelovelove most from Physicians Formula: their cult-classic Butter Bronzer, Butter Blush, Butter Highlighter…and two brand spankin’ new goodies – a Body Butter and Butter Paradise Eau de Toilette. I mean, pack yo’ bags and hit the beach now, ’cause you know things are about to get coconutty AF up in here.

But before I get ahead of myself, the point of this post is twofold. 1.) To share the new Physicians Formula Butter Collection, of course. But 2.) To share my vacation-ready beauty must-haves that I have on hand at all times in case a beach calls and I must answer. Actually, we shot this post while literally on vacation, on our little weekend getaway at Nemacolin. So it’s legit vacay-approved. 😉

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

1.) Waterproof mascara. I mean, if there’s gonna be water…my lashes need to proof it. I’ve mentioned before that if I were ever on a stranded island somewhere, my thing-to-bring of choice would be mascara. I feel naked without it, and it’s def the biggest essential in my makeup bag. But this is double-sided…if I’m stranded on an island, said mascara would also need to be waterproof. Because how the heck would I get to go swimming around my island without it?! #important. TBH, I don’t have a tried-and-true waterproof mascara favorite just yet…I’m working on it for this summer. Any recommendations??? Two that I’ve got on deck to test more are this Too Faced one and this Tarte one – have you tried? Will report back with results…

2.) An easy eye paletteEspecially for travel, having just one do-it-all palette is totally the answer to all eye makeup woes. I can’t *stand* having a buncha tiny eyeshadow singles getting lost at the bottom of my makeup bag when traveling, and really, ain’t nobody got time. If I have to dump it all out to find that one little shimmery single, it’s too much. I keep my makeup bag as organized as possible when I’m on-the-go to just keep it all easy + functional, since my focus is always on the actual traveling rather than on getting made up for it. So, palettes to the rescue! My personal favorite is probably the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette – it’s got all of my favorite go-to shades and then some. I’m also actually a fan of the packaging for travel since it’s just easy cardboard – it’s not necessarily the *prettiest*, but I don’t have to worry about it cracking or anything in transit. But I’ve got the Urban Decay Beached palette next on my list, and just might have to take her home with me if I happen to stumble into an Ulta on the way to the grocery store for milk and bread. 😉

3.) The Physicians Formula Butter CollectionWOW, what a time to be alive. I’m 1000% cheating in this post by saying I have 3 vacation beauty must-haves, because really, it’s more…they just all happen to be summed up in this pretty little collection right here. 😉 If you haven’t tried Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer yet, you haven’t fully lived. Which is totally dramatic, I know – but also true. It’s been around for maybe ever, and it smells straight up of coconuts. What I lovelovelove the most is that it’s a really versatile bronzer – and they recently launched it in quite a few different shades, too, so you can really find a good bronzer for your own skin tone. I’m no bronzer pro, personally, so oftentimes, I might end up just looking like I striped war paint on my face instead of achieving a Kardashian-worthy contour. So this bronzer is reaaaaaally user friendly, I think! The entire Butter line is infused with a blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuaçu Butter, + Tucuma Butter, all from the Amazon. So besides the bronzer, the Butter blushes + Butter highlights are all suuuuuuper soft + creamy, making application a dream. A+ in blendability! They’re actually all formulated with essential fatty acids + pro-vitamins, all meant to soften, condition, + moisturizer your skin. So you’re REALLY getting a tropical treat – which is even better considering the havoc we so often put our skin through come summertime, from sun to seasalt.

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

3 Vacation Beauty Must-Haves (+ the launch of the Physicians Formula Butter Collection)

Like I mentioned above, the Physicians Formula Butter Collection has not only the Butter Bronzer, Butter Blush, + Butter Highlight, but also a Body Butter + Butter Paradise Eau De Toilette. (It’s also an online only exclusive, so grab it here + now before it sells out!) One thing to point out: The fragrance is *not* identical in smell to the butter bronzer/blush/highlighter. It’s similar, but has a bit more of a vanilla-y twist to it. The ONE thing I wish were different in the collection is that the fragrance were a parfum instead of eau de toilette, simply because I typically wear parfum since it lasts longer! But this just means gotta reapply. 😉

I feel like the only thing I need now is a BEACH and I’ll be set for a solid vacay…any recommendations? 😉

Have you picked up the Physicians Formula Butter Collection yet? What are your own vacation beauty must-haves?

I wanna know! Do you have specific products you only slash always travel with? What are essentials in your makeup bag when you’re on-the-go? Let us know in a comment down below!

P.S. Let me know also if you’re picking up the Physicians Formula Butter Collection while it’s still available at Ulta so we can fangirl over it together. 😉

P.P.S. See more Physicians Formula on CUR here, here, aaaaaand here!

Have the best Thursday ever, friends. Cheering for you.

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*Thanks to Physicians Formula for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions + thoughts presented are entirely my own. Thank YOU for supporting the brands that support Coming Up Roses!

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