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Summer is my adored vacation because Lin and I love the extra time to travel to the mountains. I love the long days and the relaxation mania that gets everyone to just slow down. I also love summer fashion, gladiator sandals for every second, top-knots, and loose tunic dresses that you can just throw on and go. Don't even get me started on nice glowing bronze skin and the taste of sweet corn and peaches. My sweet Lin and I love to travel the world on a BMW motorcycle. I love seeing so much of The United States this way. There is nothing like it really. The only negative is that I am allowed one carry on and it's the size of a watermelon. Seriously. So I have to be super organized and super practical. Sometimes we travel for a month at a time. And most of the time there just is not a lot of time for grooming. Forget having perfect curled hair, and a full face of makeup, I am lucky if I have time to shave. HA!
Speaking of shaving, I have to shave daily. I feel like my leg hair actually starts to grow back within minutes of shaving it really. That goes for my underarms too. And I am a BRUNETTE. So there is no hiding this! Even as I get older, do I dare announce to the world that I am even starting to see the faintest of a mustache? Yeah, I said it. How can this be happening, right? The world is cruel ladies, especially at thirty-six. I was recently talking to my friend in NYC who traveled all through Europe recently for two months. She told me about this amazing product she used before she skipped town so she wouldn't have to worry about hair literally for 8 weeks. Of course I had to try it right away. This would be a huge relief on me over these next few long vacations. I would just love to wax my legs and underarms and not even have to worry about it. I could also do it myself and save some dough for all the fun things I want to do on my travels. Plus I am always so anxious to go to new spas and salons in other cities. Incorporating this part into my own beauty routine just makes sense!
Ulta is full of magic and it's easy to stray from your mission so just head straight for the body care area and you will see all of the Sally Hansen hair removal products. And I spent a grand eleven dollars. That's two lattes. Most exciting day ever! So eager to try this product, I rush home and it's the first thing I do. And I absolutely love it. It was so easy, and not messy since no microwave is needed. The product even worked on short hair wonderfully. These products are also dermatologist tested which I appreciate. There is the tiniest bit of a stinging sensation, especially under the arms but the numbing wipes helped tremendously. I seriously am making these apart of my daily beauty routine. They are in my pool bag, my summer overnight bag, and my gym bag and will definitely be coming along on all my summer journeys in my moto bag.
When packing summer essentials, here is my go-to list.
- Lip balm or lip tint with SPF
- Leave in hair conditioner with SPF
- Straw fedora
- Bathing suit, of course
- Sally Hansen Hair Removal Wax Strip Kit
What summer essentials do you pack in your vacation bag? And do you have any at home waxing tips for me?! Sally Hansen offers a wide range of products and I am dying to try the Zero Bumps Bikini Spray next. What about you?
Happy Happy Summer everyone!