Tis the season for weekend getaways. Got any fun and fab plans for Labor Day? When you’re packing for your summer sojourn, remember that you’re going away for a weekend, not a lifetime. Yours truly has a penchant for over-packing… 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 beauty that does double duty.

Here are some products I recommend you pack to beat the heat and keep you looking hot at your destination:

Some women think that they have to choose a lotion that feels good or one that works well. Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh Lotion does both. Its lightweight formula feels good on the skin (especially in the hot summer months) and does good for your skin. It delivers serious moisture – hydrating for 8 hours – and imparts a fresh scent. In a blind survey, 87% of consumers said they would consider switching their existing lotion to Vaseline Total Moisture.
Q-tips Precision Tips are ideal for beauty on-the-go. Whether taking a flight or just heading on a day trip, they are the perfect touch-up tool to have on hand. These are the multipurpose swabs that you know and love, with pointed tips on both ends – specifically designed for precise makeup application, manicures and cosmetics calamities.

Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant in Original Clean delivers 24-hour odor and wetness protection and contains Dove ¼ moisturizers to care for delicate underarm skin. And unlike leading prescription antiperspirant/deodorants, it does not contain aluminum chloride or alcohols which can cause skin irritation and discomfort. Oh, and it smells great too!

Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly is an oldie but goody. It’s triple purified and works with skin to rebuild moisture. Use it daily all over your body, even your face. It heals dry skin, helps protect minor cuts and burns, protects skin from wind burn and chapping, and reduces the appearance of fine, dry lines.

Summer heat and humidity can make hair fall flat and turn your do into a don’t. Nexxus ProMend Split End Bodifying Mousse delivers va-va-va volume and control, while binding 84% of split ends back together. The result is a gorgeously full look that lasts all day.

The best part about these products are that they’re crazy affordable and convenient. Nothing on this list costs more than $12 and they are all available at your local food, drug and mass market retailers!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Vaseline, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

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