Whether you're headed out this Labor Day weekend or you're planning a trip abroad this Fall, packing light is a great way to go. Thankfully, travel kits can instantly eliminate the fuss of loading up for your next road trip (or jet-setting adventure), and we found three that have you covered from head to toe.
It's a real treat to see runway fashions presented in other ways than on showroom hangers or department store aisles. Take, for instance, Clark's Botanicals' new limited-edition Peter Som For Clark's Botanicals Travel Kit ($59). It features a bold floral-print clutch from Peter Som's Fall 2011 collection, but it's what's inside that will have you doing a little happy dance.
Included are: two Ultra-Rich Lip Tints; Ultra Rich Lip Balm; deluxe samples of Smoothing Marine Cream and Intense Radiance Mask; and sample packs of Nourishing Youth Serum and Anti-Puff Eye Cream. Not only is it one pretty, posh deal, but the set would make the perfect stocking stuffer for you or someone else.
If you've been depending on that manky Ziploc bag for far too long now, check out these cool toiletry cases. While airport security still requires you to send liquids through in a clear (yes, Ziploc) bag, you can keep it hidden and organized in one of these chic cases. Wherever you're headed, these cases will look fantastic at your destination, and most importantly, they'll keep you — and your things — clutter free. Click our slideshow to see our 10 picks for cool toiletry cases, at every price point.
A wise man once told me that he didn't believe in the walk of shame, because there's nothing for which to be ashamed. And while I agree with his sentiments, sometimes there's no avoiding feeling a little less than put-together after a fun night out. Since "unshowered and stale" isn't the kind of Facebook status update you probably want to have, I've put together a clever kit of products, all in sizes small enough to stay inconspicuous without cluttering up your purse. To find out more about these goods, just wave your cursor over each one.
Do TSA travel regulations have your head spinning? Thanks to 3floz.com you don't have to give them a second thought. Sick of having to search the ends of the earth to compile their favorite travel-friendly products and frustrated with the thought of packing extra bags in an attempt to accommodate their full-sized items, founders Kate Duff and Alexi Mintz recently launched the site with the intent to feature products they are passionate about themselves — like SpaRitual, Yes to Carrots, and Philip B. I can also see this site as a great resource for sampling high end products without making a full-size-type commitment. Such a smart, simple business plan — why nobody did this before, I do not know.
Last night, I hung the stockings with joy — unfortunately, they didn't come pre-embossed with a "Bella" or a "Mr. Bella." Go figure. Eh, it's nothing a little Crayola Glitter Glue Pens ($3.49) and my steady makeup hand can't handle.
So when it comes to stuffing these stockings, I'm thinking all things mini — or travel size, for that matter. The more the merrier, right? And of course, no stocking would be complete without some "kohl," even if you've been good all year long.
Oh, and after you're done perusing this widget, don't forget to visit HolidaySugar for all of our holiday guides.
New from Ojon are three Ritual Hair Kits. The kits consist of five travel-sized products tailored to the specific needs of various hair types. Each of the kits however do have one item in common: Ojon's best-selling Restorative Hair Treatment. This products is famous for rejuvenating dry, lackluster locks. I haven't tried it yet, but the word on the street is that once you use it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
Also, each and every product contains pure palm nut oil to moisturize and add shine to the hair throughout the five-step ritual process. The three kits are:
- Nurturing Hair Ritual Kit for dry, damaged hair.
- Shine and Protect Hair Ritual Kit for dull or color-treated hair.
- Fortifying Hair Ritual Kit for fine, limp, or weakened hair.
All kits sell for $49.95 and a portion of the profits go toward helping the Miskito Indian Tribes preserve their traditional lifestyle and their rain forests. Whatcha think?