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Don't you just wish you could pack up your bags and see the world? It may seem easy to do, but just like everyone else, you have commitments and responsibilities in life that take precedence, right?

So if you want to feel like you’re partying in Europe, or eating delicious food in the Middle East, or lounging at the beach, here are the 7 beauty products you ought to try if you want to be transported to another place! 

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NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner



Wish you could attend the electronic music festivals held in Europe ever year? Then top off your MOTD by lining your lids with different vibrant shades from the NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner range and you will immediately feel like you’re dancing your heart out to your favourite EDM songs!

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil with Coconut & Argan Oils



If you’re yearning for a tropical getaway, then you’ll love this cleansing oil from Burt’s Bees! Not only will it gently cleanse and moisturise your skin, but its scent will surely remind you of the warm sun and cool water of the beach as if you were there yourself!


The Body Shop Spa Of The World Dead Sea Salt Scrub


Everyone knows of the spa-like benefits of the Dead Sea, which is why if you can’t go there and experience the benefits yourself, this scrub from The Body Shop’s Spa of the World range will work just as well by revealing fresher and smoother skin with its mineral-rich Dead Sea salt! 


Mamonde Rose Water Soothing Gel


Give your whole body a cool splash of water with the Mamonde Rose Water Soothing Gel as it’s excellent for soothing and moisturising irritations and dryness. Plus, its deliciously sweet scent will make you feel like you’re in the Middle East, tasting their famous rosewater confections (yum!).


Benefit Cosmetics Dew The Hoola Matte Liquid Bronzer



Go ahead and lounge by the pool and get your tan on with Benefit’s Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer! This matte bronzer will enhance your glow and its signature scent will transport you to a land of swimsuits, fine sand, and lots of tropical treats!


Peter Thomas Roth Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask


Love swimming? Then just slather this hydrating mask from Peter Thomas Roth, sit back, and let the cool waters of the ocean hug, nourish, and soothe your skin! 


NARS NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette



With a single sweep of any of the shades in NARS' NARSsissit Cheek Studio Palette, you'll be immediately transported to the beautiful city of Los Angeles to witness the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Sport their famous Laguna bronzer for that beachy "California girl" look or take their icy pink shade to emulate a starlet on the rise -- whatever look you go for, the options are endless when it comes to this palette! 

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Got other beauty products that "transport" you to another place? Share them with us in the comment section below!

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To be honest, during most mornings, we have a difficult time doing our beauty routines because our beds are still calling us. So this is why a quick, brightening makeup look that’ll make us look fresh and awake is a must.


Inspired by the ‘Sweet’ look in Clinique and Zara Larsson's Play With Pop music video, keep reading below for ways on how to do this brightening makeup look!

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Who is it for: Everyone


(photo from AnastasiaLove)

This makeup look is perfect for anyone who wants to give their complexion a quick pick-me-up. And it’s even great for gals who can’t be bothered to do lengthy beauty routines because it features a pop of colour, which instantly adds a soft, pinky glow to the whole look!

How to rock this look: Be pretty in pink



To wake up your complexion, start off with a hydrating base like a tinted moisturiser to add hydration and plumpness to your skin. Next, groom your brows with some brow gel, and apply Clinique’s Lid Pop in Petal all over your lids and on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them up. Next, apply a generous amount of mascara on your top lashes to define them.

Swirl Clinique’s Cheek Pop in Berry Pop on the apples of your cheeks to give your complexion a soft, rosy flush. And for the main focus of the look, swipe on Clinique’s Lip Pop Sheer in Bubblegum Pop for a fun and flirty pout!


Perfect for: The office and lunches


(photo from cassansaurusanaesi)

Since this MOTD is very easy to do, it’s suitable for lunches, last minute get-togethers, your office, and so much more! Whenever you’re in a rush and need a makeup look that will give your complexion a quick pick-me-up, this makeup look will never fail you!

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Having a lot of makeup choices is only fun when it's neatly organised in your dresser, but unfortunately, we don't have that much liberty when we're travelling. Because of all the airport restrictions on liquids, plus the luggage weight limit, trimming down our makeup kits can be a bit tricky.

But since we've already let you in on secrets as to how you can pack your perfumes for travelling, we decided to go all the way and give you tips on how you can get that travel MOTD on point without the added hassle.

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Stick with the basics



Travelling is all about exploring and staying outdoors for most of the day and there may be little to no time to touch up at all. Go for a simple and fresh look that won't feel too heavy or sticky on your skin. A little bit of powder, concealer, and a swipe of lipstick can do the trick!
The reds and the nudes



If you can't decide which lippie you should bring on a trip, stick with one red lipstick and one nude. These shades are easy to work with, especially if you want a day-to-night transformation. And if you're not to iffy about this sort of thing, these lippies can also be used as emergency eyeshadows, blushers, or even contour.


The magic of sample sizes



You know all those moments when we get overly enthusiastic about makeup and because we end up taking home a haul, the store gives us free complimentary samples? Save them up for travelling! You get the same flawless finish the full-sized version delivers, minus the baggage bulk!


Get a travel-size makeup kit



Packing all of your clothes and other necessities first can help you measure how much space your luggage can still accommodate. Easily fit your makeup kit into the bunch by having a travel-ready bag that has it's own place in your luggage. 


Don't overthink it



The important thing about travelling is having fun. Stick to the necessities and don't worry about the rest. You really don't need to bring your entire collection with you on the trip. Whatever MOTD you come up with while travelling, always remember that a great smile completes that picture perfect glow!

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