The Original Beauty Blogger. Often imitated, never duplicated.




Stacy B here! I am one traveling Mama. This summer we did many long weekends, a bunch of overnights, a trip to Disney World and another one to San Diego and LA. Hello frequent flyer mles!! I miss summer already, but I’m looking forward to a low key fall!

You’d think I’d be a good packer by this point. Actually, I am a great packer, for my kids. They had everything they needed and more. They had enough toys to last a 12 hour flight, enough clothes for 2 weeks and enough random other crap that I’m shocked our luggage was under the weight limit. I did forget a few things for myself. But, we were visiting the in-laws so we had no problem jumping in their car and heading to the nearest drug store.

While digging through stuffed animals, puzzles, books, water-wings, diapers, bathing suits and too much more to write, I realized I forgot my soap for my face. No big deal, like I said, we were minutes from a drug store and it gave us a chance to get out of the house for a few minutes. And samples sizes are a guilty pleasure of mine. I love them, they are so cute! And such a good way to try new products. I wish more products offered trial/travel size.

I decided to try something different for my face, even though my normal brand had a trial size. I do my best but my face is really tan, even with daily sunblock. I just have skin that browns easily. So I felt like I was in need of a good exfoliating product to clean away some dead skin. I went deep into my high school roots and grabbed a St. Ives exfoliating facial scrub.  

I feel like this apricot scrub was every girl’s first scrub. Maybe this or Clean & Clear….The little particles of almond in there really smoothed out my face. Luckily, I have no issues with breakouts or blackheads, even after traveling, but my skin really felt much smoother and healthier. It had a nice little glow to it, too. And not because of the sun!

It smelled fresh and clean, washed away very quickly and easily and a little bit went a long way. Traveling can be stressful and we know how stress can hurt our skin. Add a trip to the in-laws, two 6-hour flights with a 4-year-old and a 15-month old, a 3-hour time change and the stress potential for this trip was really, REALLY high. But, the boys were unbelievably well-behaved on both flights. Strangers were complimenting us, it was great. I got a high five and a ‘congratulations’ from a nice old man who was about 3 rows behind us. My boys did not make a peep! They also both survived the time change surprisingly well and had a great time with their grandparents and cousins.

I really lucked out, I found a great product that kept me looking fresh, young and glowing and we had a successful trip in all ways possible. Plus, thanks to a convenient trial size for $1, I have a new product that I really like and will probably always use as my travel go-to. It washed away airplane oils and residue so fast, it was totally worth it. I would have paid $2 for it! 




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