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Packing and Primping 101


Gearing up for your summertime getaway? I hope it’s to somewhere fabulous. But wherever you go, go in style (right?)! Amp up your travel savvy with these key items and tips that keep you prepped, practical and pretty.

Ziploc sandwich bags are handy and great for snacks and but reusable, washable makeup bags are more durable and keep you green. Stay organized yet chic, with these travel bags and bottle kits:

TIP: To avoid washing your face with hair conditioner, use a label maker or stickers and a Sharpie to create labels for your travel bottles.

Avoid the dreaded “mystery goo” leakage in your cosmetics bag and be prepared for beauty emergencies with these travel-friendly items:

TIP: Now is the time to use up all those cute little sample bottles you’ve collected. They make packing easy and travel more fun when you get to try something new.

Keep friendships intact with these must-haves for sharing a hotel room or shacking up in close quarters:

TIP: Don’t forget to pack matches and keep a travel candle in the bathroom to hide embarrassing smells (hey, someone had to say it!)

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Lisa Kasanicky (AKA, the Spa Girl) first discovered her passion for spas when she visited a Phoenix resort spa as a reprieve from her stressful career as technical documentation consultant. Struck by how much her whole body and attitude lightened up after just that one visit, she developed the website as a way to share useful information with an audience much like herself — women in serious need of a spa time-out. Lisa has since developed spa guides for the Arizona Office of Tourism and for The Arizona Republic. She has served as the spa editor for Item magazine, beauty editor for East West magazine, and is a regular beauty columnist and features writer for several Phoenix-based and national publications including Leisure Group Travel, LiveSpa, Healing Lifestyles & Spas and Generation Health magazines.

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