travel beauty month

DuWop Flight Stick{s} Giveaway

duwop flight stick[trip style = any] {Editor's Note: in addition to our regularly scheduled content, August is Travel Beauty Month. Lauren, our beauty editor has curated and collected tips and products for keeping that flawless glow on the go!}

Forget heavy makeup. Hydrating, light coverage is what your skin craves when flying to... That's why we're so excited about DuWop's Flight Stick, made especially for the beauty-conscious frequent flyer.

After a 5- to 14-hour flight, even a supermodel needs a skin-enhancing pick-me-up. DuWop's Flight Stick wakes up the skin with a touch of caffeine to combat dryness and damage, while protecting and hydrating with antioxidants.

Perfect for use under the eyes or on the face or neck, it has been specially created with a universally flattering shade. Plus, its travel-friendly size is perfect for touch ups in the air or on the ground. Up, up and away!

Giveaway FIVE lucky readers will win a DuWop Flight Stick, a $28 value.

How To Win There are 3 ways to win, completing all methods will increase your odds of winning.

  • Retweet the following on Twitter: I entered to win 1 of 5 @DuWopCosmetics Flight Sticks with antioxidants {Via @tripstyler} RT to Enter!
  • Like Trip Styler on Facebook {the fan page, not a single post} & comment below that you've done so. Note: If you already like us on Facebook, please leave a comment on this post telling us you want to be considered for the contest.
  • Leave a comment on any post.

Details Open to residents of Canada and the USA. Entries will be accepted Aug 25 – Sept 1, 2011. Winner will be chosen at random and announced Sept 1st. After prizing notification, winner has two days to make contact.

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Travel Beauty Month :: Dr. Murad Interview

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{Editor’s Note: In addition to our regularly scheduled content, this month we’re doing a once-weekly feature on Travel Beauty. This weekLauren, our beauty expert, sits down with LA-based skin care guru, aka The Father of Internal Skin Care, to talk about how to get glowing skin while you jetset---regardless of your trip style! Find out how to win a special Dr. Murad skin care kit here!}

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with the renowned Howard Murad M.D., founder of Murad Skincare and the Murad Inclusive Health Spa, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine {Dermatology} at UCLA, bestselling author and brand ambassador, and busy dermatologist---who has managed to treat over 50,000 patients over the course of his career! I asked Dr. Murad to share his tips on travel skin care and how to keep your complexion healthy and glowing while on vacation. Here’s what I learned:

Airplanes Can Be More Damaging To The Skin Than The Sun dr murad water secret book + travel skin carePlanes are one of the most dehydrating places on earth. With high levels of radiation at such altitudes; free radical and environmental damage are real concerns. What to do? “The skin is connected to the body, so if skin is dehydrated, so is the body,” explains Dr. Murad. “Internal hydration helps external hydration. Hydrating isn’t just about drinking your water, so much as eating it.” When you eat your water through fruits and vegetables, you not only hydrate, you also provide your body with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and roughage. Whereas drinking too much water can flush out key nutrients. Eating water-rich raw foods like grapes, pomegranates, tomatoes and cucumbers helps hydrate and plump cells, giving you firmer, healthier looking, hydrated skin. This is an example of Dr. Murad’s philosophy of internal skin care and nurturing your skin from the inside out. So try to bring these fruits and veggies on the plane {if you're traveling domestically} to stay hydrated in-flight and keep your skin glowing! And while you’re at it, check out Dr. Murad’s book The Water Secret, the perfect beach read. On the surface, you can also hydrate the skin by using moisturizers with botanical extracts. We recommend Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, {, $65} an ultra-rich cream that locks in moisture for 8 hours and Active Radiance Serum Featuring Resilient-C Complex {, $89} which helps skin resist environmental damage.

You Really Are What You Eat tomatoesVitamin A is known to improve the look of your skin, and is commonly prescribed to treat acne and smooth fine lines. Dr. Murad recommends eating Vitamin A and antioxidant-rich foods to help your skin from the inside out. Tomatoes, apricots, carrots, pomegranates, melon, papayas {yellow and red fruits and veggies} and green tea are examples of foods that are not only hydrating, but high in Vitamin A and antioxidants---i.e. super foods for the body and skin. In addition, these foods can help reduce certain radiation from the sun---just another reason to fill up on them. Dr. Murad cautions to stay away from fried and fatty foods, noting “improper eating is not good for the body, and the skin is part of the body.” So to stay radiant while on vacation, fill up on Vitamin-A rich foods and eat healthy.

Keep Up Your Skin Care Routine sun undoneEven on vacation, Dr. Murad recommends at the very least a 3-step skin care routine. Start with a cleanser for your skin type, follow with a treatment {depending on your skin, could be something for acne, wrinkles or pigmentation} and finish with a moisturizing sunscreen. Murad makes some fabulous travel-friendly kits that contain everything you need while on vacation, my favorites are: Age Reform Complete Skin Renewal Kit {, $42.50} with: cleanser, treatment, day and night cream Radiant Skin Renewal Kit {, $45} with: cleanser, serum, moisturizer and treatment all packed with protecting and strengthening Vitamin C.

The Sun pomegranate moisturizerBeing outside and enjoying yourself is part of being on vacation---it’s unrealistic to think that you can stay out of the sun entirely. Dr. Murad suggests mixing a good sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 and UVA and UVB protection {to combat the burning and aging rays, also called “broad spectrum” protection}, as well as “internal sunscreen” {a healthy diet of fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants}, will keep you protected and can even increase the effectiveness of sunscreen. He says to look for sunscreens that contain chemical blockers like avobenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule, as well as physical blockers like zinc, oxide, and titanium dioxide. But being outside poses more risks than harmful sun rays, there's also pollution and smog to think about. According to Dr. Murad, “a moisturizing sunscreen rich in antioxidants, with ingredients like pomegranate and green tea will help protect your skin from harmful environmental elements.” We love Murad’s Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15 (, $33) which protects from free radicals and contains antioxidant-rich pomegranate.

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{Murad Gift Giveaway: Open to residents of Canada and the USA. Entries will be accepted Aug 10 – 16. Winner chosen at random and announced Aug 16, and has two days, after prizing notification, to make contact.}

[photos courtesy Dr. Murad]

Travel Beauty Month :: Best Fragrances For Trip Styles

Editor's Note: In addition to our regularly scheduled content, this month we're doing a once-weekly feature on Travel Beauty. Lauren, our beauty expert, has whipped up some incredible insights, interviews {think major LA-based skin care expert} and giveaways. See below for what we're giving away this week!

Everyone should have their own unique fragrance, something they wear that distinguishes them from everyone else and is suited to their personality. Finding this scent isn't easy, but once you do, you know right away. I discovered my own special scent many years ago in France while backpacking. One whiff of Hanae Mori's Butterfly, a blend of strawberry, blackberry, ylang-ylang, Bulgarian Rose, almond wood and many other unique notes, and I was in love. So much so, that I didn't want to tell anyone what I wore, but after a while a handful of friends purchased the same scent and Sephora started carrying it, the secret was out.

Butterfly is still a special fragrance to me, yet I do wear different scents depending on where I'm going. For example, I spritz Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy when I go out with the girls, and Bond No.9's Saks Fifth Avenue For Her to brunch or as a daytime scent. Vacations call for different fragrances. Depending on your destination, the scent you'd wear while lying on the beach in Mykonos is different than what you'd wear while exploring the Kalahari Desert or shopping on 5th Avenue.

Here are my picks for the best fragrances for different trip styles. Let us know your favorites!

The Beach [trip style = beach]
This type of fragrance should be light and tropical. I immediately think of Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Vanille Abricot, a shockingly delicious blend of Apricot, Papaya Pulp, Jack fruit, Vanilla and Sugar Candy. The brand's Aloha Tiare would also be the perfect beach fragrance, with its exotic notes of Tiare and Frangipani flowers, ylang-ylang, Monoi, Coconut, Vanilla and Soft Musk.

Big City Trip [trip style = urban]
I know the perfect fragrance for big city travel: Velvet Rope by Apothia. It's fresh and exciting and was actually inspired by an icy cold martini! Blending Vanilla, Jasmine, Grapefruit and White Musk, this sexy scent pairs well with Christian Louboutins and the blackest eyeliner.

Rustic Countryside Travel [trip style = weekending]
When I think of the countryside, I think of flowers, especially Gardenias. Bond No.9 Saks Fifth Avenue For Her is a light, elegant blend of Jasmine, Tuberose, Gardenia, Vetiver and Vanilla, which I wore on my wedding day. This white floral fragrance instantly evokes feelings of green rolling hills and fields of wildflowers. Like all Bond fragrances, the bottle is gorgeous.

Exploring The World [trip style = active & adventure]
Adventure travel and exploring calls for a light, fresh, subtle scent. I recently tried Caudalie's Fleur de Vigne and think it's the perfect fragrance for a trip like this. With notes like Grapefruit, Grape Flowers, Pink Pepper, White Rose, Watermelon, Mandarin and Cedar, it's a warm fragrance that is never overbearing and gives you a hint of this fresh scent.

Win It!
August is travel beauty month at Trip Styler and we're giving away a fantastic gift each week. This week, one lucky winner will be able to travel with their favorite scent wherever they go with Travalo, the coolest pocket-size, refillable, spill-free and lightweight perfume atomizer. This genius invention gives you up to 65 sprays of your favorite fragrance and refills in seconds, directly from any perfume spray bottle. Perfect for your carry-on, no matter what trip style you choose!

How to Win
Comment on any Trip Styler post {this one or any other}.
Bonus entry 1: Subscribe to our email list {top right}.
Bonus entry 2: "Like" Trip Styler on Facebook.

{Open to residents of Canada and the USA. Entries will be accepted Aug 3-9. Winner chosen at random and announced Aug 9, and has two days, after prizing notification, to make contact.}

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Travel Beauty Month :: Jane Iredale Giveaway

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August is Travel Beauty Month at Trip Styler. Since we already know you’re beautiful on the inside, we’re featuring posts devoted to helping you maintain and enhance your outer allure—which can *sometimes* show hints of travel’s time-zone hopping and lack of H2O.

All month we’ve been doing travel beauty-themed giveaways for products that take the edge off of jet-setting. This is August's last giveaway! Don't miss out.

Week of August 30th Jane Iredale Contest Details 1) One lucky winner will score: -  Lip Fixation: Double-duty beauty with two products in one: lip stain and gloss in complimentary colors. - Powder-Me SPF™ Dry Sunscreen – SPF 30: Use it on the body and face for UVB/UVA SPF 30 protection.

2) How to win: RT any of @TripStyler's tweets on twitter as well as this tweet: RT @TripStyler to enter to win a @janeiredale Lip Fixation and a Powder-Me SPF #travelbeauty The more you RT, the greater your chance of winning. If you're not on Twitter, but still want a chance to win, share any of our posts on Facebook (click on the 'share' link at the bottom of our status updates) and tell us on our wall.

3) Contest begins Monday August 30th, is open to residents of Canada and the US, and closes Thursday, Sept 2nd.

4) The winner will be selected via, announced and contacted following the contest's closing.

Good luck! Don’t forget to tell your friends.

Update: Congrats to Harmony, our lovely winner.

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Travel Beauty Month :: Tarte Giveaway

travel beauty month tarte high def eyestravel beauty month tarte bronze to go August is Travel Beauty Month at Trip Styler. Since we already know you're beautiful on the inside, we're featuring posts devoted to helping you maintain and enhance your outer allure---which can *sometimes* show hints of travel's time-zone hopping and lack of H2O.

All month we'll be doing travel beauty-themed giveaways for products that take the edge off of jet-setting.

Our first post focused how to add mileage to your coif while away, our second post featured our fave travel-sized beauty minis and our third post shares tried-and-true travel beauty cheats!

Week of August 23 Tarte Giveaway Contest Details 1) One lucky winner will score Tarte travel-sized: -  High Definition Eyes: A deluxe kit of tarte's best-selling EmphasEYES™ inner rim eye liner and clinically proven natural mascara. - Bronze To Go: A deluxe kit of tarte's best-selling Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess with a Glam on the Go Kabuki Brush! 2) How to win: - if you haven't already, "like" us on, and - suggest Trip Styler on Facebook to your friends, or share a Trip Styler facebook post on your wall, and - then write on our wall telling us you've liked, and suggested or shared us! 3) Contest begins Monday August 23rd, is open to residents of Canada and the US and closes Friday, August 27th. 4) The winner will be selected via, announced and contacted following August 27th.

Good luck! Don't forget to tell your friends.

Update: congrats to Nicole S for winning! Thank you to all those who entered!