The Etiket Traveler

Winter Vacation Essentials

Not sure what to pack for a winter getaway? Discover the skincare, makeup and haircare essentials I'm packing for my upcoming tropical vacation!

I’m jetting off. In an attempt to flee the cold Canadian winter we’ve been enduring, I’ve booked a trip with my friends to the tropical island of Turks and Caicos. I always pack light when I travel, especially when I’m going somewhere warm. A few bathing suits, shorts, a sundress or two, and of course, some beauty essentials. Keep reading to discover the products I can’t possibly leave without!

SKINCARE

Let me preface this blog post by saying that I will be checking a bag. When you’re like me and are unwilling to compromise on skincare and beauty products, you always check a bag. Trying to fit all of your essentials into that small plastic bag TSA gives you at the airport is a sport, and I want no part of it. For my cleanser, I’m bringing the Pro-Derm Gentle Cleanser. It’s been a staple in my skincare routine for over a year now and I just can’t get enough. I will also be adding my Phloretin CF Vitamin C Serum from SkinCeuticals. I use it everyday, but it’s especially important when you’re getting a lot of sun exposure. As you may or may not know, vitamin C compensates for sunscreen’s inherent shortcomings by neutralizing the free radical damage that sun exposure causes. They literally play a defensive role by diffusing the effects of the bad rays that make it through your sunscreen.

For sunscreen, I will be bringing my Sunforgettable Enviroscreen Protection Face Shield and the Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen to re-apply my SPF throughout the day. In the event that I get a little too much sun, I like to bring a soothing moisturizer for my skin, just in case. The Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion is definitely a must when venturing off on a beach getaway. Like a wheatgrass shot for your skin, this lotion delivers powerful antioxidants and nourishing, soothing ingredients that help skin bounce-back after a day in the sun. For my body, I use the new COOLA Mineral Sunscreen Spray. It’s lightweight, offers SPF30 protection and is water-resistant!

MAKEUP

I like to keep my makeup simple when I’m on vacation. The weather is hot and humid, so I’m usually either in the water or dabbing my face with blotting papers. For that reason, minimal makeup is key. I’ve decided to bring the RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up to use as a concealer and to cover-up any imperfections. I’m also bringing ILIA’s Limitless Lash Mascara and the Colorescience Color Balm Collection. This kit comes with three balm shades: blush, berry, bronze. The great thing about these shades is that they can work as a blush, bronzer, eye shadow and lip tint. Plus, they offer SPF50 protection. When I travel, I look for versatility in my products, and the Color Balm Collection offers just that!

HAIRCARE

I’m pretty simple when it comes to my hair. I will pack my favourite shampoo and conditionner duo: R&CO’s Gemstone Color Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as R&CO’s Rockaway Salt Spray. My hair is naturally curly, so I like to lean into the beach hair look when I’m at the beach. This spray adds volume and texture and just accentuates my natural beachy curls. I also pack Rahua’s Hydration Detangler, especially when I know I’m going to be spending my days in the ocean and at the pool! This product helps keep hair detangled, moisturizes hair, smooths frizz, prevents breakage and damage, and provides color-treated hair with photoprotection. Everything you need on a beach vacation.

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Skin Care

Best Sunscreens to Re-Apply Over Makeup

Did you know that you should re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours when you're spending time outdoors? Re-application can get tricky once you've applied your makeup for the day, which is why many choose to skip this step. However, we carry a number of products that allow you to touch-up your sunscreen throughout the day, without messing up your look. Let's discover them together!

At Etiket, we’re all about sunscreen and keeping our skin protected from the sun. However, when our makeup is looking good, and our skin is looking glowy, the last thing we want to do is rub a liquid sunscreen on top of our perfectly made-up face. For that reason, we came-up with a re-application strategy that will allow you to keep your skin protected, while keeping your makeup intact.

STEP 1. Start With an SPF Base

In this article, we will introduce you to some great SPF products that allow you to re-apply sunscreen throughout the day. However, none of them are as efficient as a solid SPF base. A solid SPF base includes any of our broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection sunscreens of at least SPF30. Experts recommend you apply a tablespoon of a liquid sunscreen to the face, and a shot glass to your body. Once this base is applied, your re-application will serve as a touch-up throughout the day as your base slowly wears off with sweat and daily wear. Here are some of the bestselling broad-spectrum sunscreens we sell at Etiket.

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF50 SKINCEUTICALS
UV Clear SPF46
ELTAMD
Tinted Mineral Face Cream
PRO-DERM

STEP 2. Use a Powder Sunscreen

Once your base has been applied, skincare experts recommend re-applying sunscreen after two hours have passed. This task can be challenging once makeup has been applied and we’re either at the office, or out with friends. For that reason, we recommend reaching for a powder sunscreen. They deliver consistent UVA/UVB protection, and allow you to touch-up your makeup throughout the day. Keep shine at bay with these powder sunscreens from some of our most popular brands.

Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen COLORESCIENCE
Radiant Translucent Powder SPF 20
ILIA
Mineral Loose Powder SPF 50
PRO-DERM

STEP 3. Mist For a Quick Refresh

Who doesn’t love a facial mist? It’s a quick and easy way to refresh your skin mid-afternoon. If you’re into toners and essences then you’ll love an SPF facial mist! When your skin is in need of a boost, mist away and provide your skin with the SPF touch-up it needs. Not only do these sprays provide environmental protection, but they also are packed with hydrating ingredients that’ll give you an instant glow!

Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30
COOLA
Refreshing Water Mist SPF 20
COOLA

MAKEUP WITH SPF

There are some makeup products that provide added SPF protection. However, experts advise against skipping the liquid SPF base and jumping right to SPF makeup products, as they don’t usually provide as much protection as solid sunscreen products. However, they can help you touch-up your sunscreen throughout the day and/or get that added SPF you’ll need if you’re spending your day out and about! Here are some of our favourites.

Mattifying Perfector
COLORESCIENCE
Rosilliance BB Cream
COOLA
Color Balm Collection (Blush, Berry, Bronze)
COLORESCIENCE

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Everything you need to survive the great outdoors!
The Etiket Traveler

Glamping Edit: Our Essentials for a Luxe Getaway

Summer is finally here, and so is glamping season. Enjoying nature doesn't mean you have to give up the finer things in life, like a cozy place to snuggle and a crisp glass of Chardonnay. Discover a few essentials you'll need to pack to survive a getaway in the great outdoors.

Summer is finally here, and so is glamping season. What is glamping? Think of it as camping with a touch of luxe. Enjoying nature doesn’t mean you have to give up the finer things in life, like a cozy place to snuggle and a crisp glass of Chardonnay.

The finer things in life also include our beauty routines. Although glamping doesn’t necessarily rhyme with skincare and haircare routine, there are, however, a few essentials one needs to stay fresh and looking their best during a fun weekend getaway.

SKINCARE

At the end of a fun day in the sun, it’s important to get all traces of makeup, sunscreen, sweat and dirt off your face before bed. The Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil from Pai Skincare, in the 28ml size, is the perfect cleanser to bring on a weekend getaway. Pair it with the Consonant Cleansing Cloths – which are biodegradable by the way – and you’ve got yourself the ultimate double-cleansing routine!

As for your cream and sunscreen, we recommend packing the All Purpose Skin Cream from Egyptian Magic. As its name indicates, it’s an all-purpose cream, meaning you can use it for literally anything. Use it as a face and body moisturizer, after sun lotion, hand and cuticule cream, makeup remover, eye cream, for cracked heels and elbows, and much more! When leaving for a trip, it’s best to keep luggage light. This all-purpose cream is many products in one convenient jar! As for sunscreen, we love COOLA’s Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Matte Tint for a weekend glamping trip. Its matte finish and universally-flattering tint makes it the perfect sunscreen to keep the skin looking fresh throughout the weekend. It’s also sweat and water resistant, making it ideal for fun active days in the sun.

HAIRCARE

In order to keep your hair clean and tamed during your trip into the wild, we’ve gathered a few essentials you’ll need to pack in your overnight bag. For shampoo, we recommend you pack LoveFresh’s Shampoo Bar, as it is conveniently sized and is 100% natural and organic. This bar gently cleanses the hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural oils. It’s also biodegradable, septic safe, waterway safe, vegan, gluten-free and plastic free! You can keep your hair clean without harming the surrounding environment.

If you’re planning on a quick glamping trip, consider a dry shampoo to extend your pre-trip blowout. The Death Valley Dry Shampoo from R+CO is formulated with hydrating, strengthening and deeply nourishing ingredients that quickly add volume and body to your hair. It’s the perfect tool for a mid-trip touch-up.

Speaking of keeping hair fresh and looking fabulous, the Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier is a must for a weekend trip. Monica, one of Etiket’s in-store staff members actually recommended it, as it has become one of her staples when venturing off into the great outdoors. After spending a day in the sun, swimming in the lake or in the ocean, Monica reaches for this product to smooth her hair and fight frizz. Next-day gorgeous, moisturized hair guaranteed!

BODY

Now for the body products. First and foremost, we highly recommend COOLA’s Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 because it is water and sweat resistant. We also love it because it comes in a spray bottle, making it easy to cover your entire body. It’s also formulated with antioxidant and skin-nourishing ingredients that absorb quickly with no greasy feel. A great sunscreen for adults and kids!

On hot summer days like the ones we’ve been experiencing so far in Canada, deodorant is crucial. We love the ones from LoveFresh as they are offered in many different fragrances and are formulated without any harsh chemicals. They’re also offered in convenient travel sizes, making them the perfect addition to your getaway bag!

Don’t forget your toothpaste! We’re obsessed with the LEBON toothpastes because they’re all-natural. In fact, they’re formulated with organic Green Tea and organic Aloe Vera which help to naturally prevent bacterial growth, plaque formation, cavities, and to protect gums. Not only that, but they come in convenient travel sizes and an array of different delicious flavours.

Interested in finding more travel-friendly skincare, haircare and body products? Visit our website today!

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The Etiket Traveler

Pack it up! Vacation Essentials

Whether you plan to fly south, hit the ski slopes or stay in town, these ...

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Whether you plan to fly south, hit the ski slopes or stay in town, these are the must-have beauty essentials for your spring break vacation! From sunscreen to dry shampoo, we’ve rounded up our favourite skin care, makeup and hair styling products for on-the-go beauty!

PROTECTION FACTOR

Planning on spending every day on the slopes or relaxing on the beach? Sun protection is key! We love this weightless, 100% physical sunscreen from SkinCeuticals. Its tinted formula evens out all skin tones, while protecting against harmful
UVA and UVB rays.

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SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

SUPER HYDRATION

Moisturizing cream extraordinaire! Whether you are suffering from dryness and irritation due to wind and cold weather exposure, dehydration from air travel, or too much sun, this special moisturizing cream from Environ will quickly soothe and relieve dry skin conditions.

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Environ Super Moisturizer+

DRY CLEANING

Always on the go? Traveling from one destination to the next? Then Dry Shampoo is your best beauty ally! This 100% natural Voluminous Dry Shampoo from Rahua adds volume, cleans and styles hair – all without water!

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Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo

FROM LIPS TO CHEEKS

We love double duty makeup! Perfect for traveling light and when on-the-go… These Lip2Cheek pots from RMS Beauty contain a unique formula that combines hydration and protection with gorgeous mineral colour for a beautiful, natural finish on both lips and cheeks!

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RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek

TRAVEL SCENTS

No matter where you are, a spritz of your favourite fragrance will keep you grounded. This 4ml travel atomizer from Penhaligon’s is an essential perfume accessory, making it possible to take your perfume with you, wherever you go.

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Penhaligon’s Travel Atomizer

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