Travel Beauty :: Splurge VS Steal

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There are so many incredible beauty products on the market nowadays, both expensive and affordable, it's daunting to try and pick the right ones. I haven't tried every beauty product out there, but I've tested enough to pick what I think are the best beauty splurges and share where you can save money on cheaper items. Read on to find out what beauty products you should be packing on your next getaway!

1/ Face Moisturizer Steal: Oil of Olay Regenerist Lotion with SPF 15, $22.99 When I meet with beauty editors for work, we often discuss their favorite products and this one comes up over and over again. This line of anti-aging products contains incredibly effective ingredients and has the performance of a product five times its price. Using their amino-peptide and B3 complex, plus Vitamin C in a non-greasy formula, this lotion regenerates the skin's appearance and protects from UV rays.

2/ Lips Splurge: Clinique Chubby Stick Tinted Lip Balm, $19 These nourishing, moisturizing lip balms tint lips in the most gorgeous colors. Packed with mango and jojoba oils and available in 16 shades, these healthy lip colors provide hydration with a touch of shine, perfect for travel. No sharpening required---just swivel up to get more of the balm.

3/ Nail Polish Steal: Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle, $8 Hands-down this is the best all-around nail polish. The pretty pale pink {perfect for all trip styles} flatters every skin tone and instantly makes nails and hands look tidy, clean and put together. You don't even need two coats, and it lasts and lasts when you apply a top coat.

4/ Body Wash Steal: Caress Tahitian Renewal Silkening Body Wash, $6.50 Prepare to be transported on a trip style = beach vacation when you use this ultra hydrating body wash with its indulgent formula containing pomegranate seeds and Tahitian palm milk. Skin is left super soft and smooth---impressive for a small price tag.

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