Tis the for weekend getaways. But when you’re packing for your summer sojourn, remember that you’re going aways a weekend, not a lifetime. Yours truly has a penchant for overpacking… and as a repeat offender, I’ve picked up a few tips over the years. Here are a few to help lighten your load and travel like a pro:

* Don’t choose a big bag for a trip that will only last a few short days. If you pick one that’s too large, you’ll be tempted to fill it up. Instead, select a small to mid-sized overnight bag and edit your list of trip essentials.

* Weekend getaways are all about breaking routines and doing something different and fun. When you think of your trip in these terms, you’ll see that it’s not necessary to bring all of the beauty products you typically use on a daily basis.

* When packing, consider your destination, the weather forecast, your planned activities, and the outfits that you’ll be wearing. These factors will help to guide your beauty products choices.

* When it comes to products, think compact and efficient.

Today is day six of Spoiled Pretty’s In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway Week. And – boy oh BOYY – do I have the bag for you!

The BOYY Pablo Summer Weekender is so chic that it makes you wanna schedule a trip every weekend, just so that you have more opportunities to show it off. The bag features a sand stripe linen body, whiskey leather box compartment and trim, waterproof lining, adjustable matching handles and shoulder strap, one inner zip pocket and two pouches. And the hand-painted dust bag can also be used as a tote!

One lucky winner will receive the Summer Weekender, filled with the following essentials:

Goody Mosaic Ouchless Purse Brush: The ultimate in snagless styling. This brush is smaller sized – perfect for travel or on the go styling.

Goody Mosaic Mini Versa Comb: This 3-in-1 comb is small enough to fit in your purse, but large enough to maintain your style.

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets: These sheets absorb oil from the skin, effectively reducing shine – but without disrupting your makeup. They come in a slim, pop-up package for convenient access.

Clean & Clear SOFT In-Shower Facial: Provides a deep cleansing treatment to detoxify, smooth and soften young skin. The In-Shower Facial treatment is applied to skin while steam produced by the hot water allows the ingredients to deep cleanse pores while infusing moisture into the skin. The product is left on skin for one minute, then gently massaged into skin to exfoliate dead skin cells and extract impurities from pores. Skin is left feeling smooth and soft after just one minute.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes: These gentle, ultra soft cloths contain superior cleansing technology so effective it removes even waterproof mascara. With one step, it effectively dissolves all traces of dirt, oil and make-up. And it’s gentle enough to use around the sensitive eye area, even for contact lens wearers.

Ojon mini TUNU Flexible Finishing Hairspray: This one-of-a-kind flexible hold finishing spray is formulated to add incredible fullness, control, and shine with a hold that allows the hair to still move naturally. It contains 100% pure wildcrafted Ojon oil, supported by clinical studies to instantly strengthen, hydrate and restore a healthy look and feel to dry, damaged hair. Plus a unique UV-inhibiting antioxidant complex stays in the hair to help protect color longer.

Tarte Lips Ahoy Lipgloss Set: For healthy, chic, on-the-go beauty, Lips Ahoy is the perfect little treasure. Packaged in a nautical pouch, these 4 mini double-ended, t5™ super fruit infused lipglosses with a water resistant formula leave you ready for smooth sailing!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “BOYY Weekender Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Friday, July 4th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Saturday, July 5th, I’ll announce the winner. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

And be sure to check out the other bag giveaways. You can enter all of the giveaways, but you can only win once. Good luck!

16 Comments on In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Weekender

  1. sarahPUFFY
    June 29, 2008 at 5:40 AM (10 years ago)

    Good Lord. I’m going on a weekend trip to Dallas this July, and I never thought to pack that way. Thanks for the tips – you’ve saved me a LOT of trouble.

  2. Kathy
    June 29, 2008 at 9:17 AM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the tips. I have always made the mistake of carrying a big bag abroad – which like you say was always filled with – not only mine but every body else`s stuff.

  3. Mindy
    June 29, 2008 at 1:22 PM (10 years ago)

    I’d love to win this one! I like everything about this particular giveaway.

  4. Anonymous
    June 29, 2008 at 6:28 PM (10 years ago)

    Roses are red
    Violets are ‘sometin’
    Pick me, please
    I never win ‘nuttin’

    And these prizes are great! Many thx.

    Contact: Susan

  5. bonnieann
    June 29, 2008 at 11:09 PM (10 years ago)


  6. mannequin
    June 30, 2008 at 1:50 AM (10 years ago)

    We had a weekend visitor at our home and she brought one three suitcases. One of those suitcases was devoted entirely to her shoes. Some vacation; luggin that around.
    This is a too sweet giveaway! We are doing a few overnight trips this summer and this would be so perfect. For once, I could look chic!

  7. Mary
    June 30, 2008 at 1:59 AM (10 years ago)

    Nice prizes that I’d love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. tami
    June 30, 2008 at 2:35 PM (10 years ago)

    i would love to win this!!!!

  9. Team Morris
    June 30, 2008 at 11:12 PM (10 years ago)

    I’m really liking this bag! Fun and very practical. Have you all noticed the feed-bag shape coming back in style…just a little more refined? Thanks! 🙂

  10. miranda
    July 2, 2008 at 12:42 AM (10 years ago)

    please let me winnn! i would be soo happy

  11. Coreen
    July 2, 2008 at 1:11 PM (10 years ago)

    A phenomenal bag – thoughtfully filled with all the essentials. Love it!

  12. KLM39
    July 3, 2008 at 10:39 AM (10 years ago)

    I am going to get down on my knees and pray for this one, it’s THAT good.

  13. joannaonthelake
    July 3, 2008 at 5:18 PM (10 years ago)

    Okay, here you go again with another FABULOUS giveaway! I love this handbag so much not only for its chic design, but it is large and so functional for my lifestyle which is always needing tons of space for all the necessities I “need” to have with me all the time! And, as always you are including some of the hottest products out there for us to use to pamper ourselves. Thank you for always putting together such wonderful giveaways for us to dream about!

  14. ELSIE
    July 4, 2008 at 1:55 AM (10 years ago)

    This bag is perfect. The style, the color, the size…thanks for this great opportunity to win!


  15. mgster
    July 4, 2008 at 12:20 PM (10 years ago)

    My daughter is in a wedding and could use this since she will be away for an entire weekend. Good luck to me~

  16. Dianneo
    July 5, 2008 at 2:20 AM (10 years ago)

    Great giveaway! Beautiful bag. Please Enter ME.
    Thank You