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What I Pack: Work Trip + an Opportunity for You!

Well Hello!! I am so very sorry for the delay. All I can say is…Life Happens! The good news is I have some travel coming up I will be blogging about and reviewing!! Now, it’s technically not a beachy or tropical locale. It is in fact a large city, BUT, it does have beaches and an ocean and I will blog about it if I darn well please 🙂 Before I go, I thought I would show you what I pack when traveling for work. This trip is for a conference that I will be attending and presenting at, so what I pack has everything to do with putting my best foot and face forward and feeling my most confident, while networking, presenting and representing my organization. Enjoy 🙂

*Note: There will be an offer or shall I say….proposition…. for you all at the end of this post, so take a look if you dare 🙂

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Couldn’t put a frame on this one because it cut off the awesome necklace

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What you see…
Top Picture: My entire skin care routine. Nothing can make a girl feel a little less confident then a big breakout before getting on stage to present to people. Flying can be tough on the skin so I make sure to bring everything I need to make my skin look and feel it’s best (also not pictured – MAKEUP!)

Deoderant…. need I say more?!?

Runners for the hotel gym! Work out some pre-presentation nerves!

Flats….it’s a big city and I intend on getting some serious shopping time aka walking time 🙂

Middle Picture:
A couple of outfits I know will make me look and feel great. I am obsessed with the grey t-shirt dress. It fits perfectly and is conservative yet sexy all at once.

Bottom Picture:
My electronic devices! (not pictured my iPhone because I took the less than stellar quality photos with it) I want to stay connected to everyone back home while I am away. Unlike a beach vacation where I love unplugging and taking space from these things.

Did I miss anything you guys think is important to looking and feeling your most confident while shmoozing?

Now… for that Proposition I promised. I have not been the most effective travel blogger as I haven’t been travelling!!! I do have a travel inspired recipe coming up for ya, plus the reviews of my work travel, but still! I need more! So, have you been somewhere that you are dying to let people know about but haven’t found a platform? Why don’t you send your review to me?!! I would love to post some peoples reviews of their recent travels.

REQUIREMENTS:
– Must have travelled there within the last 3 months
– Must not be based solely on opinion, please include facts, positive and negative and try not to tell people what they will like and not like.

Please note that I do reserve the right to not post your review if I don’t feel like it’s a good content fit for this blog. If you have a blog or website I will absolutely post the link and a bio so that people know where to find you.

Send reviews through my Contact page or send them to openheartsspace@gmail.com (yes, it’s from an old blog I tried and I haven’t updated the email for this yet….LIFE HAPPENS!)

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What I Pack: Beach Vacation

Besides a wide variety of bikinis, tank tops, and sun dresses, here are a few of my “must have” items when I go on a beach vacation! Happy Packing 🙂

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1 – A beach bag that you can put your camera, money and sunblock in when heading to the pool or beach. I’ve definitely forgotten one before and lugged around my purse…not cool. Sometimes hotels will also provide you with a lightweight bag in your room so if you do forget one, check your closet!!

2 – Great disposable razors. I choose disposable ones to travel with because then I can leave it there and not worry about packing it back up to bring home. I love to come home with less than I brought…leaves room for whatever new purchases you have acquired!

3 – Shaving cream. When you are shaving everyday to be pool and beach ready, a little shaving cream goes a long way in preventing razor burn.

4 – Dove Soap. I generally hate the soaps that are provided in hotels as they always make my skin feel dry and filmy after, so I always bring my own.

5 – Chapstick with SPF to save your lips from sunburn!

6 – Yummy tropical smelling lotion. It moisturizes and leaves you smelling delicious! I never bring perfumes with me to beach vacations for some reason so this lotion doubles as perfume and body moisturizer.

7 – Tanning accelorator. This changed my life. As a pale person who loves her SPF 30, a tanning accelerator lotion (like this Maui Babe) gives me a lovely rich, dark, tan that lasts longer than usual.

8 – SPF 30. Duh 🙂

9 – Travel size hair spray. It takes up way less room and is often a necessity as the humidity frizzes your hair.

10 – Good Conditioner. The sun, salt water, and chlorine can really dry out your hair, so along with my shampoo, I make sure to bring a great conditioner for my hair.

11 – Extra (inexpensive) sunglasses. OK, all my sunglasses are inexpensive as I tend to lose them…. So I bring extra.

12 – Facial Wipes. I don’t bring my whole skin care regimen on a beach holiday as it takes up suitcase space and with the salt water, chlorine, sun, sunscreen and snorkel masks…my face is taking a beating anyways. I do like to bring facial wipes to quickly and easily take off any makeup before bed.

13 – Exfoliator for my face. To get off all the sunscreen etc.

14 – A lightweight facial moisturizer. I like to use this one (with some salicylic acid in it to prevent breakouts) under my sunscreen.

Those are my essentials! What do you need to take with you when you are heading to the beach for a vacation??

Be sure to check back next week for a review of my experience at Macao Surf Camp in Punta Cana!

Have a Fabulous Trip! 🙂 xo