MY 3 FAVORITE TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

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Raise your hand if you can’t go one week without ordering something on Amazon!  I’ve got an amazon obsession.  They make it way to easy! I found these 3 travel organizers that have been a game changer for me.  I’ve already shared some of my favorites with you on the GAME CHANGING AMAZON FINDS post.  I’m going to just keep sharing my favorites from my amazon problem haha.  I get to test them all out for you, so here we go!  I’ll list all three here and then tell you why I love them as the post goes on.

  1. MAKE UP ORGANIZER 
  2. POWDER & SEED DISPENSER
  3. TRUNK ORGANIZER 

MAKE UP ORGANIZER.  This isn’t your regular organizer.  What makes it so great is it has little compartments to separate all the products in a really organized way, so that they aren’t touching each other at all.  I love being able to easily open up my make up and not have to dig and search for things.  Makes it easy to put on make up while traveling, or if you keep yours in something like this at all times, you’ll love this.  It’s very solid and and holds a lot!  It also has a compartment for your brushes, then a pocket on back, where I usually put my Dr Dennis Gross peel pads and glow pads for self tanning.  

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POWDER & SEED DISPENSER. This is actually for formula, so if you have a little baby this would be great for that, but I use it for my orgain chocolate protein powder, pbfit,  hemp and chia seed for when I’m on the go, or traveling.  Each compartment has a lid so no messes or spills.  When you’re ready to use, you remove the lid and then place the top lid on it to pour.  It’s the perfect size and not annoying to pack around.

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TRUNK ORGANIZER. These are all super random items, but so efficient!  This trunk organizer has kept my car clean!  I just throw it all in this organizer and I’m good to go.  I’ve got an extra pair of clothes for Oaks at all times, swim shoes, swim diapers, wipes, sunscreen, hats, snacks  etc… Just anything that I know I’m going to need, I’ll throw it in there.  That way when I forget something in my bag (which I usually do) I’ll automatically have on hand in  my car.  You gotta have back up!  Being prepared in the car as a parent is a MUST. Right?!  So this organizer has been amazing.

 

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All of these things save my life!  I love to be organized.  Life is already overwhelming as is, so to have everything ready to go and easy to grab, makes it all the better!  Make your life super efficient and you’ll thank me!

xoxo

SARA LYNN

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MY 5 SECRET TIPS TO KEEP YOUR SPRAY TAN LASTING LONGER

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ONCE UPON A TIME,  I used to give airbrush spray tans.   I got certified and did It at the salon I managed back in the day, about 4 years ago now.   I managed a tanning salon and literally I swear thats why I’m a FREAK about SPF.  I saw all the customers that would come in frequently that looked very leathery, spotty skin, sun spots, and lots of wrinkles.  

So I became a frequent spray tanner and have loved it ever since!  Once I got pregnant, I stopped doing  them because I honestly didn’t want to breath in the spray AND literally wanted to vomit from the smell.  Plus who wants to bend over that much when pregnant haha.  

When you get a spray tan, and it starts to spot off funny on your skin.. you think.. WTF? I paid 30+ for this.. why would it be doing this!   And sometimes its just your skin needing a break from all the sprays, but most times it’s just putting the wrong things on our skin, not prepping right, or not taking care of it properly. 

With that story, I’m here to tell you, I know all the little secrets to keeping that spray tan lasting longer.  So here we go!  

SCROLL DOWN TO READ MY 4 SECRET TIPS TO KEEP YOUR SPRAY TAN LASTING LONGER….

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HOW TO PREP YOUR SKIN.  I’ve shared a lot of my secrets in my SPRAY TANNING TIPS POST, but I want to do one to share how to keep the dang spray because we all hate spotty skin.

  1. EXFOLIATE.  But not just with a loofa, I’m talking about getting really in there and scrubbing with the MIO BRUSH.  This brush is life, it’ll get all the dead skin off, so you can have a nice fresh layer of skin to spray on.  Start at the legs and brush upward.  This will make it last longer because you won’t have any skin to shed for a while.
  2. NO BATHS.  Sorry my frequent bathers.  No bubble baths , hot tubs and yes, unfortunately, no pools.  So yes, they do come off earlier in the summer, but that will bring me to another tip.  All of these things will strip the tan off.  Showering is perf, of course, please shower.
  3. APPLY LOTION 2-3X A DAY.  Not just any lotion, lotion with NO ALCOHOL. Why? Because any sort of alcohol is going to strip the tan and make it so you start to look like a damn leopard.  No one wants that.   Heres a list of some lotions with out.
  4. APPLY SUNSCREEN BEFORE DIPPING IN THE POOL. CAKE on that sunscreen all over your body before dipping in the pool.  This will help protect the tan and keep it on a little bit longer.  The plus side to this, you should always wear sunscreen!  Healthier skin and no sun spots!
  5. WEAR LOSE BAGGY DARK CLOTHING.  Be prepared to get dressed into something more lose.  Lose the bra and don’t wear white!  So, I definitely don’t wear this romper to get spray tans haha.   You’ll be sticky for a good 2 hours after, so you’ll want to be super comfortable.  I love wearing my black jumpsuit, black maxi in the summer, or darker sweats with my mom boobs very VERY hidden ha.  But don’t wear a bra.  It’ll leave ugly lines. 

AVEENO DAILY MOISTURIZER

HONEST PERFECTLY GENTLE

HEMPZ LOTION

ST IVES LOTION

KERI LOTION

LUBRIDERM LOTION

GOLD BOND HEALING LOTION

CUREL FRANGRANCE FREE LOTION

Do you guys have any secrets to share to keep yours lasting longer!?  Please do share!

Thanks for reading through!

xoxo,

SARA LYNN 

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