Monday, July 3, 2017

Seaside Splendor: A Casual Camping-Inspired Packing List and Look

Happy July to you! I just returned from a few super relaxed days on the coast of Northern California with my family; even though my makeup and skincare packing was wildly pared down due to the casual nature of the trip, I did, of course, document my most-used products. Using a stunning stretch of shoreline as a backdrop, here is a breakdown of my routine. 

Kindly scroll down for more details, swatches and images of the products/style in action as well as some holiday shopping suggestions and the Bottom Line...

The setting for the shoot. 

// SKINCARE // Even though I brought much more, I found myself simply using seven products for my skin each day.
  • Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths (reviewed HERE): A staple for years, this is the best way to wash one's face on the go...they will forever be a part of my travel routine. 
  • *Le Metier de Beaute Longevity Creme (reviewed HERE): I have now finished a complete jar of this stunning cream, which is a rare occurrence in Beauty Professor land. Possessing potent anti-aging ingredient and the distinct ability to make my skin look bouncier, smoother, brighter and younger with each application (for me, day and night), I am excited to start jar #2. 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow Moisturizer (also available at Spring and reviewed HERE): Just a pea-sized amount is all that necessary to add a subtle wash of color and radiance that evens the complexion with a summer glow.  I've been reaching for it daily!
  • *Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer: As its moniker suggests, this powerful formula indeed blurs the appearance of pores while adding a luminous incandescence that prepares skin for foundation to come. 
  • *Stacked Skincare Hydrating Lip Peel: This all-natural gem harnesses the powers of lactic acid and pure sugar cane to smooth away dead skin (the bane of my existence) on contact. It makes for a wonderful overnight treatment; I love waking with full and soft lips with zero dryness. 
  • *Vita Liberata Body Blur in Medium (reviewed HERE): When I wore this formula in this Instagram post, I received so many questions and direct messages asking what was on my arms and legs. The deep glow it creates is divine and, once set, it stays in place until you wash it off...I will never travel without it.
  • *Tom's of Maine Anti-Perspirant in North Woods: The best natural deodorant I've tried to date; the fragrance is cool and spicy and the lasting power is significant. So terribly pleased with this!
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

This fanciful dog came running--off leash--into my shooting area...wish I had captured his face in this image, too!.
The full face.
// FACE //
Swatches in direct sunlight. Goosebumps are because, despite the sunshine,  it was wildly windy and cold ; ) 

All about eyes. 
// EYES //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The eye look.
So many brushes...
Lip mix.
// LIPS //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Perhaps a perfect lipstick for nude lip lovers...Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Pink Nude.

The outfit. 
  • Free People Maxi Dress: Although I picked up the one I'm wearing about last season, Free People still has a gorgeous array of options in the maxi dress department...the long and flowy look pairs perfectly with flats and a sweatshirt for brisk mornings. 
  • Slim onyx mens sweatshirt: My Baldwin Los Angeles sweatshirt is no longer available but this slim cut black version is an excellent alternative.
  • Coclico Slides: Super soft and wildycomfortable, this pair of slides works well with dresses, shorts and jeans alike. 
  • Longchamp Le Pliage Neo Small Backpack (also reviewed HERE): This little wonder holds everything I might need for a day out (including small water bottles for both Jethro and me).  One of my best spur-of-the-moment investments in the last couple of months!
These Coclico Slides have been on heavy rotation so far this summer...they're ultra comfortable and match everything.  

// Holiday Sales Shopping Guide // The sales online right now are plentiful and are my best and most specific suggestions!
--Shop the Sales--

Last look.
--Shop the Post--

Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this on-location feature! It's my personal belief that beautiful skincare and makeup can be implemented in even the most casual of situations and such is the case for my most recent trip. 

What have you found yourself packing in recent days? Do tell!

As aforementioned on Instagram, I am honored to have partnered with Le Metier de Beaute to create a custom nude lip color (in a brand new, soon-to-launch plumping formula) for the VIP Beauty Subscription Box. 

The deadline to sign up for the program is August 1st, 2017 and limited spots are available. You can receive 10% off the subscription box with code BP10...if your interested, sign up HERE

Good things ahead, including a fresh video, my annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide and a host of new product procurements. I am planning on sticking very close to home during the month of July and cannot wait to create and share so many stories with you. 

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans...what are your plans?

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.


  1. Gorgeous!

    Anyway, I hope you will review the new Laura Mercier foundation soon.

    1. Thank you, Sadie! And the new Laura Mercier foundation is on my to-do list this week ; )


      --The Beauty Professor

  2. Thank you for this informative review!!! xoxoxo

    1. My pleasure, Judi!! Thanks for the lovely feedback!


      --The Beauty Professor

  3. Rachel, congratulations on your very own lippy! I am anticipating a gorgeous PINKY nude - that plumps. WOW! I am thrilled for you. Thank you so much for always sharing your best with us in such an upbeat, classy, and fun way. Wishing you all the best. xo

    1. Thank you, truly, Michelle! I am over the moon about the lipstick collaboration and can't wait to see it come to fruition!

      Much appreciation for your supportive words..they made my day!!

      XO and have a lovely weekend,

      --The Beauty Professor