TSA travel rules for beauty products

TSA-Friendly Beauty Essentials For Summer Travel

Planning what beauty products to take on a big summer trip can be as much of a nightmare as trying on bathing suits in a florescent-lighted dressing room. TSA’s rules state that you can only bring liquid or gel-like items in your carry on bag if they are 3.4 ounces or less and placed in a quart-sized plastic bag. These rules can be hard to remember and a pain to plan for during the chaos of packing.

Just relax! You’re in luck! We are here to help you pack for your trip with some suggestions on beauty items that are must-haves for your summer getaway.

Traveling on a plane with liquids & gels

Your hairspray, foundation, and shampoos all fall into the ‘liquids and gels’ category. All of these items need to be under 3.4 ounces and placed carefully inside of a quart-size zipped plastic bags, such as Ziploc bags or a clear TSA-approved toiletry bags. For instance, if your spray tan bottle is larger than 3.4 ounces, all you need to do is place that inside of your checked luggage.

If you don’t need your entire bottle of shampoo for a trip, you can purchase travel-sized bottles and pour the liquid into them to carry on the plane or to store in your luggage.

Traveler Tip: I purchased all of my toiletries ahead of time and had them shipped to my hotel. I called to make sure they would secure the items for me, and they did! Each hotel can vary, so always call to make sure they’ll take care of your items.

Recommended Liquid & Gel Travel Items:
R+CO Time Travel Set Shampoo and Conditioner
R+CO Time Travel Set $39

This complete collection for the hair includes:

Television Perfect Hair Shampoo Travel Size
Television Perfect Hair Conditioner Travel Size
Death Valley Dry Shampoo Travel Size
High Dive Moisture + Shine Crème Travel Size

 

Can I bring makeup on the plane?

Can I bring makeup on a plane?
I think we’ve all been that girl who does their face on public transportation before they reach their destination. There are a few rules for bringing makeup on a plane. Mascara, foundation, liquid highlighters and lip gloss items will go into that lovely quart-sized plastic bag we talked about earlier. Fortunately, your lipsticks, lip balms, lip liners, eyeliners (think solid and waxy products) and compact powders can be carried on the plane with no issues. Yup, makeup brushes are all fine to bring aboard!

Listen up! There is a little caveat with bringing large powder products on the plane. The new TSA powder rule states that any powder-like substances over 12 ounces could be subject to further screening. If you are planning to carry THAT much setting powder on the plane, you need to be prepared! Twelve ounces of setting powder would equal to twelve Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powders. I know I get oily during a flight, but I’m pretty sure you would only need just one jar.

Recommended Travel Makeup Items:

Tarte Never Not Busy Travel Makeup Set

Tarte ‘Never Not Busy’ Beauty Set $29
This travel-sized makeup kit includes:
Deluxe Lip Sculptor lipstick in Lively
Deluxe Lip Sculptor lip gloss in Lively
Double Duty Beauty blush in Moment
Sweet Tarte fragrance
Deluxe Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
Shape Tape contour concealer blister card in light, light-medium, medium, and tan

Charlotte Tilbury Fresh Glowing Finish Kit

Charlotte Tilbury Fresh Glowing Finish Kit $129
Glow on the go with this complexion perfection kit that includes:

Magic Away Concealer
Light Wonder Foundation
Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder
Travel-Sized Charlotte’s Magic Cream

 

How to Avoid Dehydration on a Plane

Dehydration can worsen not only jet lag, but also take a toll on your skin. At home, your humidity levels can fall between 40 to 70 percent–on a flight, that level drops down to 20 percent. There are a couple of things you can do to combat dehydration: Stay away from caffeine and alcohol, and drink electrolytes to keep your hydration levels up. Want to look refreshed like you’ve just had a pro facial when stepping off of the plane?  Nuvesse’s serum-infused masks and rollerball are packed full of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to plump up and brighten dry skin while coasting at 35,000 feet.

Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Kit

Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Kit  $84

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This set includes:

Four Nuvesse weekly Deep Hydrating & Brightening Masks

Nuvesse Deep Hydrating and Firming Daily Serum Roller

 

Can I bring perfume on the plane?

You definitely need to follow the 3.4 ounces rule when bringing a bottle of Chanel No. 5 on the plane. If you are paranoid about breaking your favorite scent, think about all of the fun rollerball fragrances or solid perfume options you can find! Don’t forget—this fragrance may bring back memories (good and bad!) of your trip, so choose wisely!

Recommended Travel-Sized Fragrances:
Nest Wisteria Blue Rollerball Fragrance

Nest Wisteria Blue Rollerball Fragrance $27
Chanel Tendre Solid
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Solid Perfume $70

 

Is nail care okay to bring on a plane?

Can I bring a nail file on a plane?

You can definitely bring a nail file—but just to be safe, leave the metal ones at home or in your checked in luggage. Same with nail clippers—just leave those in your luggage. You may be surprised to learn that tweezers are okay to bring on the plane!

When it comes to nail polish, you have to follow the rules and put it in the quart-sized plastic bag with your other liquids—but please do not paint your nails on the plane! The vapor would fill the entire cabin and it’s not polite.

Recommended Nail Care Items:
Mini Diamond Case with Manicure Set

Mini Diamond Case with Manicure Set $6
This travel manicure set includes diamond shaped case, pointed tip tweezer, nail file, slant tip tweezer, cuticle pusher, nail scissors, and a nail clipper.
OPI Tokyo Collection Mini Nail Polish

OPI Tokyo Collection Mini Nail Polish $10

This on-trend nail color set from OPI includes:
All Your Dreams in Vending Machines (electric pink)
Another Ramen-tic Evening (dusty rose)
Arigato From Tokyo (pink)
Rice Rice Baby (mauve)

 

Hair Removal On-The-Go

Tria Laser Hair Removal Precision

Never miss a hair removal laser treatment while away from home with Tria’s travel-sized Hair Removal Laser Precision. The Precision laser is your perfect travel mate to permanently remove unwanted hair from your bikini line, underarms, legs, face and other areas where unsightly hair grows. It’s so easy to use, you can drink your morning coffee in your hotel while lasering!
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Your Holiday Skincare Survival Guide

Pumpkin Pie

The Holidays are upon us! And while the Holidays can be some of the most joyful and fun times of the year, they can also be the busiest and stressful. And that stress and busyness can wreak havoc on your skin. We’ve got just what you need: Your Holiday Skincare Survival Guide (at least for Thanksgiving!). During the Holidays, you’re more likely to indulge a little *too* often in the wrong kinds of foods with less time for your physical fitness or skincare routines. Hey, we get it, we’re not here to be the “beauty police,” and you should always #treatyourself, but we’ve got a few tips for how to stay on your daily beauty/skincare routine and maybe even improve your health and eating, while not giving up your favorite holiday treats.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Drink more water!
The weather is cooler, and your skin is drier and more sensitive during the Holiday months. You may be traveling for long periods of time, which inherently throws off your skincare routines. Just keeping drinking water! We’ve found that splurging on a cute, fun water bottle like these help us stay on track. Bonus: it’s a great Holiday gift! Also, we recommend masking with a deeply hydrating mask at least once a week. Enter: The Nuvesse Deep Hydrating & Brightening Mask & Serum. The Regimen Kit is a 4-month supply that comes with 4 masks (to use 1x per week) and then a serum roller to use every day (and super easy to travel with!).

Foods to load up your Thanksgiving plate with:

  • Turkey! Yes, turkey! Naturally low in calories and high in protein. Your skin needs protein for new, healthy cell regeneration. Just go a little lighter on the gravy.
  • Red wine. Okay, it’s not a food, but it’s a drink, and as with anything, it’s all about moderation. Red wine has many benefits and is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols that help protect the lining of your blood vessels, improving their function.
  • Pumpkin. Most likely to be found in pie form next week, pumpkin is rich in natural enzymes to help with digestion and break down toxins and fight free radical damage, in turn, helping prevent aging and keeping your skin hydrated (refer back to point #1!).
  • Pecans. Whether on your salad or as a casserole topper, pecans are also high in antioxidants, Vitamin A & E, which fight free radicals while preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Hello smooth skin this Holiday season.

Bonus Holiday Skincare Tips:

  • If you ever find yourself traveling, whether it’s in a car or an airplane, take a sheet mask with you and some rosewater spray! Think of it as free downtime to not only keep your skin in check, but also simply time to yourself (which is rare at any point during the Holidays!).
  • If you haven’t switched to a heavier moisturizer yet, it’s time. Cold weather requires more care, meaning a heavier, richer moisturizer.
  • If you love having a warm summer glow year-round, get a spray tan or try a natural bronzer. Whatever you do, don’t go to a tanning bed, no matter how tempting! Your future self will thank you.

Do you have any go-to skincare or beauty tips during the Holiday season? If so, we’d love to hear them! Let us know over on our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

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Updating Your Skincare for Fall

One thing that drives us crazy about skincare is that it’s always focusing on “what’s your skin type?” To which you respond: Oily, A Little Oily (but, just in the T-Zone!), Combination (Whatever that means? Normal?), Dry, Extra Dry. But that’s not the only thing that should play a role in your skincare purchases. You need to take into account your climate, the weather, and most importantly the changing of seasons

Think about it.

Everyone rotates their clothing with the changing of seasons. Think of your medicine cabinet as your closet – and every closet needs a season “refresh”! Even the slights adjustments to your skincare routines will make a difference in how your skin looks and feels.

With Autumn fast approaching (hello, PSL!), dry, cooler air is just around the corner. This, in addition to the drop in humidity levels, causes skin to lose moisture, resulting in skin irritation, chapped lips, and dry, flaky skin.

So what do we do?

Change up your Moisturizer.

Moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE. Moisturizing is not only important during any season, it’s that much more important during Autumn. During the Summer months, we, of course, recommend a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. Unfortunately that’s just not going to cut it in the Fall. Slather on (face AND neck) a heavier, thicker moisturizing cream. Better yet, choose one with ceramides that form a protective layer that plumps the skin and retains moisture.

Apply Sunscreen.

Just because you can’t FEEL the heat from the sun doesn’t negate the fact that the sun is still shining. If you live in a colder climate where you see snow, the sun is even harsher, reflecting off the snow. Dermatologists recommend wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, blocking 97% of the sun’s harmful UVB rays.

Lay off the Exfoliation.

But not entirely. Gently exfoliating once a week during the colder months helps remove any dry, flaky skin. Over exfoliating can often result in stripping the skin of any moisture and essential oils, leading to breakouts in the dry, colder months. So again, opt for something on the gentler side. And hey, don’t forget to exfoliate those lips too!

Use a Hydrating Serum.

That is, if you don’t already! Apply a Hydrating Serum every night as a part of your nightly routine. Select a hydrating serum that lists Hyaluronic Acid as one of it’s main ingredients. In fact, our Deep Hydrating & Brightening Serum is packed with nourishing Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, and Aloe Vera to soothe and enhance your skin’s moisture balance. It’s as if it was made for the colder months. 😉 Our Deep Hydrating & Brightening Serum is also available in mask-form to deliver 1 full ounce of serum into the skin within 30 minutes(!). One question we often get asked is when to apply serum in your skincare product line-up. We recommend applying serum after cleansing your skin and before layering on your moisturizer. We even recommend going to bed feeling a little “greasy” and “over-hydrated” as your skin loses moisture FAST while you sleep.

Most importantly, pay extra attention to how your skin reacts to the change in weather and adjust your skin care routine to what YOUR skin NEEDS. Your skin is just as unique as YOU are.

Don’t forget, our Up to 25% Off Summer Sale Event is live through 8/28 11:59pm PST!

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3 Trends in Cosmetic Surgery

According to TIME magazine, one of the hottest new trends in cosmetic surgery these days is adding fat, instead of removing it. This may surprise some women who have seen photo after photo of models being “Photoshopped” so that they can look super thin in the image. And there have recently been stories circulating online of already skinny supermodels having their pictures digitally adjusted to look even skinner.

So, maybe it’s a good thing that fuller bodies are becoming more in style. Of course, healthy bodies (on the inside) are the most desirable, and when you think about it, healthy bodies can come in many different shapes and sizes. (more…)

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Winter Exercises to Keep You Active

5 Ways to Stay Active This Winter

During wintertime, it can be tempting to hole up in the house where it’s cozy and warm. While snuggling into a comfy chair or a warm bed with a blanket is a fun winter activity (especially if you’ve got the fireplace on!), you also need to do a bit of moving around during winter.

Wintertime, just like any other season, requires us to move our bodies if we want to stay healthy. We need to get our heart pumping each day, and we need to make sure our muscles are getting exercise. But during winter, it can be challenging to find ways to do this when it’s extra cold outside. (more…)

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