Away Luggage: After going through so many luggage I finally decided to give in. I invested in a luggage and paid the pretty penny. I was hesitant because I saw the hassle that many passengers faced with smart bags and the painful sigh of having to check an expensive bag with the overhead bins are full. But with time and learning more about Away, I started to think, maybe it is worth it. The deciding factor is the lifetime warranty. Away will fix you bag at no cost or resend you a new one if they cannot repair the original. If something happens to the bag, they will repair or replace it. I also love that these bags fit in any aircraft, the stress of having to do the walk of shame out of the plane is over.
I purchased the Bigger Carry On and the amount of clothes that you can pack is incredible. For my Bali trip, I was able to pack more than 10 outfits, yup TEN! The suitcase also comes with a portable charger that really comes in handy. The only hard part about making this purchase is choosing a color that will be with you forever. Black was too basic, and the tan or white would get dirty too quickly, so I went with the grey.
My Passport: The true ticket to access the world. If you haven’t made this purchase, run don’t walk to your nearest post office. You never know when the opportunity will arise for you to fly out of the country and when that opportunity is there, you should have your passport ready. Having a USA issued passport is a privilege many of us are fortunate to have. There’s only a handful of countries that require US citizens to have a visa, and even then, the process to obtain that visa is easy. The process was pretty easy and I received my passport in two weeks.
OUAI Wave Spray: My favorite wave spray. My hair is naturally wavy. I typically either straighten or curl it. I sadly, haven’t taken the time to learn how to style my natural hair. But when I am on a vacation, especially where it’s hot or humid, the last thing I want to do is have heat from a blow dryer blowing at me. I tried many products throughout my life but this spray is the only one that I have bought over and over again. The sea salt texturizes my hair without weighing down my waves and it smells amazing!!! My hair looks and smells great when I use this product.
La Roche Posay Face Sunblock: By far my favorite sunblock. It’s a pretty penny found at almost any drug store, but it’s worth it. What sets this sunblock apart from the others? The fact that it literally seeps into the skin. You have to apply it quickly because this product absorbs fast. The mineral solution is great to add to any foundation, bb cream, face cream, etc. The true test of how well sunblocks work for me is during the summer, sitting out at Treasure Island, watching Gavin play football. There’s been time when I used other brands, and still come home sunburnt. The days that I used La Roche Posay products, there’s not one red mark on my face or body. Sun damage can lead to many unwanted effects to the skin, so it’s extremely important to take care, and protect it.
Cat Eye Sunglasses: The only pair that fits my face! I have tried on so many different cat eye glasses, and could never find the right fit, until I came across these in a Nordstrom. During fall or Spring, I love these glasses. I always have a hard time finding a good pair of sunglasses, and when I finally find them, I need to get them. So far, these have been the most versatile, adding a touch of retro glam to my life.