After having our travel limited for a while, I think many of us are spreading our wings a little this year. I’m preparing for a trip to London in August, and rather than rush to get ready that month I’m trying to buy what I need for my adventure across the pond slowly and methodically. Today I’m sharing some new travel essentials I’ve added to my collection recently, featuring two extraordinary beauty kits from Colleen Rothschild. #CRPartner
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In fact, let’s start with the two beauty kits I got from Colleen Rothschild. I kid you not, I had just been fretting over how I would pack my skincare and hair products for my travels when I learned that Colleen Rothschild was including their travel and trial kits in their Friends & Family Sale, which begins today and ends Sunday, May 14th. Use code FAMILY to get 25% off sitewide at Colleen Rothschild. Usually they don’t include their beauty kits in this sale, but, just in time for summer travels, they are offering the 25% off on these value-packed collections.
While my friend and I have booked airline tickets that allow for one checked bag, I’m planning not to check a bag on my outgoing trip so that I don’t risk losing luggage as the trip begins. I’ll undoubtedly use that checked bag for the return flight, especially since I’ll probably purchase a few things that week. But I want to pack all of my clothes, shoes and essentials in my Delsey suitcase and my Away Everywhere Bag for the trip to London.
That means I need travel size beauty products. But I also want to continue using the quality products my skin and hair thrive with. So I’ll be taking these Colleen Rothschild kits, which are filled with their signature products and beauty tools.
The 7-piece Discovery Collection contains everything I need to maintain my skincare regimen while I’m overseas. And every piece is in a size that will serve me well for the nine days I’m away and meets carry-on requirements. The liquids will need to go in a plastic bag, of course, but that should all be manageable. The set includes:
- Radiant Cleansing Balm, 30 ml (1 fl oz)
- Dual Enzyme Polish, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
- Clarifying Detox Mask, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
- Sheer Renewal Cream, 30 ml (1 fl oz)
- Extreme Recovery Cream, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
- Face Oil N°9, 4 ml (0.14 fl oz)
- Muslin Cleansing Cloth
Colleen Rothschild has included a sturdy card that details which products I should use for my a.m. and p.m. routines. So if you purchase the 7-piece Discovery Collection for the purpose of trying out the skincare line, you’ll be able to know exactly how to use the components. The Discovery Collection is a $150 value, regularly priced at $95. But with code FAMILY the Discovery Collection is just $71.25, which is less than half the true value price. Wow! Oh, and it all comes in a chic black CR travel bag.
I’ll also be traveling to London with the Colleen Rothschild Quench & Shine Travel Essentials Set. This 6pc limited-edition haircare set is valued at $110 and normally priced at $75. But with code FAMILY you can get these cult-favorite bestsellers for just $56.25. And these quality haircare essentials are housed in a functional and chic toiletry bag with a faux leather Saffiano textured finish which offers a clear top to see all your beauty essentials at a glance.
I love that the bag leaves me room to add other haircare essentials, such as my shower cap, comb, hair clips and more. Above you see the Colleen Rothschild Quench & Shine Travel Essentials Set as it comes. But below I’ve added some personal items for my trip. And I’ve got room to add more.
Of course I have so many other favorite products at Colleen Rothschild, too, and they’re all available for 25% off with code FAMILY, just through Sunday. I highly recommend the Face Oil No.9, which is included in the Discovery Collection, the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum and the Micellar Cleansing Water, which is included in their The Eyes Have It Collection.
In fact, I’ve filled a shopping widget below with other products I highly recommend from Colleen Rothschild. Just be sure to use code FAMILY at checkout to see your savings.
Now let me share with you a couple of other travel essentials I’ve recently secured for my London trip.
I’ll be taking this compact All-In-One Universal Power Adapter with USB-C and USB-A charging ports. I’m totally clueless about such things, but I know I will undoubtedly need one. Or at least it will be smart to have one with me. And you better believe I’ll read all the details before I plug anything into anything!
I’m still debating about whether or not I’ll be taking this new Conair handheld travel garment steamer. While it is compact…and I think rather cute!..it’s not especially lightweight. It weighs just 2.2 pounds, but I guess it just feels heavier than I’d expected. So it will probably boil down to how much room I have once I’ve packed all the other true essentials.
But I have operated the Conair handheld travel garment steamer and it works very well. You can basically steam one good size garment, maybe two, before the small water container runs out of steam. But I do appreciate that the easy to use dual voltage switch makes it safe for international use.
I’ll be packing all of my essentials in my Delsey suitcase and my Away Everywhere Bag. Both come highly recommended, and I tried them out on our car trip to Georgia. I appreciate that the Away Everywhere Bag is compact enough to be considered a “personal item” and can easily be stored under the seat in front of me.
Honestly, I may or may not use these TravelWise packing cubes. I do find that they help compress your clothes so that you can get more in the allotted spaces. And I have enjoyed using them in the past. I find that the packing cubes are most essential when you are traveling from place to place on a trip. They truly do help keep our suitcase more organized as you travel about through multiple destinations. But I’ll be staying in one vacation rental during our 9-day trip, so I’m just not sure they’re necessary.
I’d love to hear from you today if you have additional travel essentials that you think I should consider for my trip overseas. I am in the process of picking out a crossbody bag. I’ve received this Travelon anti-theft shoulderbag, and I may end up keeping it. But I confess the Tumi Tyler crossbody is calling my name. If you have experience with either of those, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Don’t forget to check out that great Friends & Family Sale at Colleen Rothschild. I’m so grateful to them for sponsoring today’s blog post and for giving me the freedom to select the products I shared. I only work with brands I love and trust.
PS – I’m traveling to London with one of my friend Shelly’s WalkAbout Tour groups. Amazing! You really need to check out her website if you’re interested in similar travel. And you can also read her guest blog post here about traveling alone.
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I’m actually traveling today, too. We’re heading home from Georgia to Cincinnati. I find travel to be both exciting and nerve-wracking, equally delightful and draining. I love to explore new places and see people I’ve not seen in so long. But I dislike the risks involved, especially with highway travel. So I’m praying as I go.
Today I pause to say a prayer for you and your travels, too. I pray that God blesses you with rich experiences, new friendships, delightful moments and awe-inspiring sights. May you thrill at the newness of it all and also feel joyful when you return home. And may you stay safe and healthy and well-rested as you journey from place to place. God bless us all as we spread our wings and explore the beautiful world He has created around us.
For He will give His angels orders concerning you, To protect you in all your ways. ~ Psalm 91:11