Spring break is upon us. It is the perfect time for moms and kids to plan a school-break getaway. These trips are traditionally short jaunts, so packing light and still including everyone’s essentials is key. Here are 11 new products that are light, foldable and oh-so multi-purpose.
Every mom needs a can’t-live-without travel dress. Palmira from Toad&Co is the newest and most versatile. The fabric is a quick drying/moisture wicking blend of 65% Organic Cotton and 35% Polyester. Plus, the dress has a hidden zipper stash pocket big enough for a room key, license and some cash. The dress has a SPF 25+ and comes in 3 colors.
With UV rays an on-going issue bringing along the proper hat is smart. Wallaroo’s has a variety of stylish options, all have a UPF 50+ rating, and are “crushable.” In other words they can be folded up as many times as you like and stuffed into your luggage without damage. You can take one for every family member.
Whether you are an e-book reader or a paperback bookworm a great chicklit novel is a travel necessity. Watch for the May 3rd release of the best steamy beach read of spring 2016, “My Lover’s Keeper”. This modern day “Bridges of Madison County” story tells an inspired by real events, irreverent, laugh out-loud tale of a love triangle gone wrong.
Many families spring vacay’s are to hot-climate destinations. This makes the new Vanity Fair lingerie Cooling Touch bra is the perfect packable for mom. It utilizes innovative heat-diffusing WinCool fabric keeping body temps cool all day. They are form flattering with lightweight, breathable cups that contour to your body.
A mom’s daily must-have is foundation. One that combines coverage and sunscreen is an ideal take along. AHAVA’s Uplift Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 elevates sagging skin and refines facial contours. The Essential Moisturizing Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15 provides daily UV protection, hydration and fights pre-mature aging.
Taking along a night-out clutch often feels like an extra add-in to the luggage that you really want to have but takes up space. So, Nikki Hynek, a professional makeup artist, created Dollup Beauty as a multi-purpose solution. It’s an innovative twist on the traditional makeup case blending the look of a clutch with a customizable makeup case/magnetic palette that consolidates makeup onto a convenient artist palette.
Flying in comfort always makes the trip more enjoyable and Slipins sand pants supply just that. These lightweight palazzo-style pants come in vibrant colors and flow around your legs without wrinkling. They work double-duty when heading out for sightseeing, dining, dancing or simply to fall asleep in. They have a 60+ SPF rating, dry quickly and are a fast athletic crossover from water to land activities.
If your trip excursions include hiking, biking, or a killer round of beach volleyball you might be concerned about sweating off your makeup. That’s why five female soccer pros developed the Sweat stick. It’s a mineral powder foundation and translucent powder that won’t clog pores, run into your eyes or drip down your face during activity. The foundation is 80-minute water resistant and the translucent is 40-minute water resistant.
Getting through the security airport line is a pain but Bzees shoes makes it a better experience. Their Sashay Slip-Ons are cute, easy to take on and off, super light with air infused outsoles, they keep your feet healthy with antimicrobial properties and they are machine washable. The shoes can be worn with a variety of outfits and easily go from day activities to dinner.
Many who head off to tropical destinations want a tan base before leaving home. Fake bake will give you the best head start – naturally. It works with your own unique skin tone to produce a naturally-based darker pigmentation on your skin’s surface, lasts longer and has a built in color guide to ensure streak-free application. Best part, the product comes in travel sizes so you can take your in-home tan with you and carry-on.
A tiny product that is a luggage must are Cutex Advanced Revival Formula Nail Polish Remover Pads. Not only do the felt pads remove 10 fingers of polish these two dollar multi-taskers serve as “mistake” erasers for moms with busy kids. They can clean shoes, remove scratches from glass, remove gunk/stickies from plastic toys, and erase the marks of permanent markers from the walls. The pads are TSA-approved and travel-ready.
Now you have all the multi-tasking bests. Pack light, travel comfortably and enjoy spring break.