Summer Vacation Must Haves for Your Makeup Bag!

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I’m going on vacation!  Yahoo!!!!!  I can’t even tell you how excited I am.  Of course I’m going to miss you, but I’ll see you in a week and a half.  Don’t forget about me while I’m gone!

Since I’m going on vaca, I thought I would share my summer vacation must haves for your makeup bag.  I’m not going to tell you to pack sunscreen.  Is that ok? C’mon… you already know to pack that.  I assume you already have the basics covered 😉

  1. Lip balm that’s not sticky.  Seriously.  Unless you have super short hair, any gloss you put on your lips is going to turn into a magnet for your hair every time a lovely breeze floats by.  I speak from experience.  I’m currently obsessed with Cover Girl Outlast Longwear Lipstick.  The color payoff is great and there is NO stickiness. I promise to tell you more about this great lipstick another time 😉
    covergirl outlast
  2. Leave in conditioner (spray).  This is another one related to hair.  While sea salt sprays are the in thing, there is nothing worse than having your hair all matted up from being in the ocean.  A little salt is great… a lot of salt is a knotted up mess.  You need something you can spray on and work the knots out with.  I just got this little bottle of Pureology Colour Fanatic (review HERE) that is perfect size for my beach bag and has a beautiful scent.  My husband has commented more than once on how much he likes it.  That’s saying something!
  3. Baby powder.  Right now you’re confused.  I get it. I would be confused too. It’s possible that this one doesn’t apply to everybody, but hear me out.  There are two things I use baby powder for when I’m on vacation.  The first is abrasion from lifejackets.  I like to snorkel and I always end up with raw spots under my arms and on my back from the lifejackets.  A little baby powder on those spots after I dry off is heaven.The second thing I use it for is my sunglasses.  A tiny bit on the plastic nose pads makes them soooo much more comfy.  This is a weird one I know, but if just one person has the same issues that I have, I’m glad I shared it.

What do you always make sure to have in your vacation makeup bag?  I’d love to know!
See you soon!




  1. Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    August 5, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Blotting papers, dry shampoo, tweezers (I ALWAYS see a stray hair if I’m in direct sun and looking in a mirror)!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:32 PM

      All good ones! I will add tweezers to my bag 😉

  2. Shipra

    August 5, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    I have really long hair, and that lip balm sounds interesting! I can’t wait to hear more about it! <3
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:33 PM

      Thanks Shipra! I’m wearing it a lot and really liking it 🙂

  3. Babi

    August 5, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    I’m currently on vacation in the sweltering Indian summer and so wish I had thought to pack a leave-in conditioner! Oh my poor hair…
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:33 PM

      Eek! I hope you can find some! Or, you can always mix regular conditioner with some water in a pinch.

  4. Lola Seicento

    August 5, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Have a wonderful time on vacation! I love your picks, and what a great idea for the baby powder!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:33 PM

      Thanks so much!

  5. Allison

    August 5, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    I have been thinking all summer that I need to buy a travel size baby powder to bring to the beach club where the changing room is always about 110 degrees. Thank you for the reminder!!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:34 PM

      You’re super welcome, Allison!

  6. Heather

    August 5, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Yes Baby Powder in the summer can be used for many things hehe I always take tweezers, and sunblock. My hair is always a mess so yes a good conditioner is a great idea!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:34 PM

      All good stuff! My bag ends up being so heavy LOL

  7. Julie

    August 5, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Love the baby powder tip, I’ll have to put that one to good use! Have a blast on vacation!! 😀
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:34 PM

      Thanks Julie!

  8. MarciaF

    August 5, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    So interesting about the baby powder. I love tips like that.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM

      Glad you liked it!

  9. Honey Kahoohanohano

    August 5, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Awesome baby powder tip. I take coconut oil in a little vial with me where ever I go because my skin is so sensitive. I always joke that Coconut oil is my windex. lol

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM

      I’ve never tried it! I’ll have to pick some up 😉

  10. Kath TheFabZilla

    August 5, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Enjoy your vacay. Sunscreen is a must-have for me and LIPSTICKS in red, berry, orange, hot pink, nude.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM

      Love the hot pink… that’s my fun color!

  11. Tiki

    August 5, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    I was just talking about needing a vacay. Enjoy yourself!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      Thanks! I hope you get to take one soon!

  12. Bailey

    August 6, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    I almost bought a few of the CG lippies, but hadn’t seen any reviews so opted not to. Glad to hear they’re not sticky. Have a great vaccay!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      I would definitely pick one up and see what you think. Good color payoff 😉

  13. Jamie

    August 6, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    I always make sure to have cleansing wipes, lip balm and sunscreen in my vacation makeup bag. Have a FABULOUS vacation!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      Thank you!

  14. Andrea

    August 6, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Baby powder is also great for removing sand at the end of the day. Sprinkle on Sandy hands and feet and the sand will easily brush off.

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 6, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      Ooohhh…. good one! Thanks!

  15. Kristina | The Feminine Files

    August 7, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    That color fanatic spray is one of my favorites! I am going to pick up some of those lipsticks now based on your rec 🙂
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  16. Lisa Heath

    August 7, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    I always have blotting powders!

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