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OKKKK SO! We went to the cutest, most iconic ( at least in my mind ) hotel called The Beverly Hills Hotel a few weeks ago. The hotel never misses a detail. From the branded newspaper holder to the to-go boxes to even the cocktail stirrers, the place screams BRAND.

I just love a brand.

Wait, this post isn’t about branding but if you thought it was- be sure to read this one. This post is about 5 travel essentials.

These 5 items are ones I brought to stay at The Beverly Hills Hotel AND they’re also items that I brought to Paris. So ya, I’d say they’re tried & tested. Recommendations that should all be on TSC Master List.

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Before I go off on a tangent, let’s zone it in here & keep it very much specific- K?

The Skinny Confidential’s 5 Travel Essentials:

Kid’s brush

This goes without saying, but bringing a brush is a must. Not just any brush in the world- OH NO. A VERY SPECIFIC BRUSH. One that’s for kids! You know we’ve talked about this before but if you’re new to the blog: I like kid’s brushes. Like for 5 year olds.

Here’s why: my hair is a perpetual rat’s nest. A real nightmare. So a kid’s brush is easy on the hair & brushes the tangles out in the most gentle way. This one is vintage-y but definitely for a little girl.

I ALSO LIVE & DIE FOR THE WET BRUSH. If you haven’t tried it- that’s a miss. Seriously- it’s SUCH A BADASS BRUSH. Get the pink color- it’s like the perfect pale pink. Last thing: use a good detangler with your kid’s brush. And don’t let your kid steal it…it’s yours.

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Ok SO THIS WAS INTERESTING- I have been looking for a good foundation for 234930284 years. It’s hard, you know? Seriously. To find one that works & stays with SPF proved to be a challenge especially because I want my skin to scream DEW DEW DEW!

Anyway- I was sent this hydrating foundation to try & quickly fell in love ( in fact, I’m wearing it in these pics!! To be quick, add a loose powder & bronzer ). I mix this foundation with this caffeinated sunscreen for a pretty, glowy look. I found myself actually ordering another bottle ( plus Mimi kept stealing my foundation- she’s a heavy pourer- MIMI! ).

Of course adding a sunscreen to your face before you use any kind of foundation will help it from getting cracked. This one is INSANE for mixing with sunscreen.

OH, AND: use a BeautyBlender to apply. Point is: this is especially good for travel because it’s a hydration boosting, natural looking foundation- meaning it contains hyaluronic acid in which is filled with moisture. You can find this baby on Amazon. THANK ME LATER FOR THIS GEM ( it’s very much affordable- hello $14 bucks! ).

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Blood orange perfume ( or any perfume )

THIS IS THE BEST AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND UNTIL YOU TRY. Blood orange is one of my favorite scents in the world. I just love blood orange candles so it shouldn’t shock you that I’m very much about a scent. This scent is light & effortless but also has a presence. It’s not some limp scent- it holds its own but it’s chic & light. Make sense?

Anyway, I wear this to workout, run errands, work, & even out for dinner. This scent is just one of my faves- I’ve worn it for years ( BIG PLUS: the boys like it- Michael always asks me why I smell like sour gummies ). This is my go-to vacation/travel scent. The bottle is tiny & perfect for the girl on the go.

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Tinkle face shaver


But when you’re on vacation you simply need a facial shaver. I mean you don’t want a situation where you’re in the sun & your boyfriend, Pete, is staring at the long black hair on your upper lip. Trust me…because Pete is Michael. I’ve been there.

Having a Tinkle razor on hand is best for everyone involved. Plus I like to shave my face in general, you know? This razor gets the job done & more. I go all over my cheeks with this. Read this post if you don’t believe me.

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Some kind of roller

ROLLERS! WE KNOW THIS! Whether it’s an ice roller, rose quartz roller, or even a facial massager– rollers are a YES PLEASE EVERY SECOND ESPECIALLY AFTER A PLANE TRIP. Even though The Beverly Hills Hotel is in LA ( 2 hours from San Diego ) I still need my rollers.

In this particular case I took the rose quartz roller ( which Cleopatra was known to roll on her face to promote collagen & keep her skin youth ). You could also do an ice roller if you’re going to be by a freezer. While in Paris- I bought a facial massager.

The point is: at least bring one when you’re traveling or in a hotel because MAN OH MAN does a new environment make you puffy. Puffy? NO THANKS. ROLLERS WILL GET RID OF THAT.

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So YES! 5 things! What are your essentials? I feel like they’re similar to these. The more effective the better.

With that, it’s time for us to go to dinner ( I’m eating way too much cheese & Croissants here ). If you have any recommendations for Paris- tell, tell. AND be sure you swing by The Beverly Hills Hotel next time you’re in LA…just make sure you bring your essentials.


+ this post is sponsored by Amazon & Neutrogena. As always all opinions are my own.


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