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10 Style And Beauty Essentials For Any Summer Vacation

Breanna Johnson |
July 18, 2014 | 6:20 p.m. PDT

Staff Contributor

Everyone seems to have the same dilemma when it's time to start packing for a summer vacation—what exactly should I bring? Sometimes it can feel like a nightmare because you aren't sure what to take and what to leave behind. 

Here are a few items that are essential for your vacay, whether you’re traveling across the world or enjoying a staycation closer to home.

Steve Madden 52mm Sunglasses

Mirrored sunglasses are super trendy right now, and they're also perfect for summer, so you can keep the sun out of your eyes and look stylish at the same time. The Steven Madden 52mm Mirrored Sunglasses are cute and inexpensive shades that can be worn on any summer vacation.

Steve Madden 52mm Sunglasses (Nordstrom)
Steve Madden 52mm Sunglasses (Nordstrom)

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

A tinted moisturizer provides light coverage that isn't overwhelming in the summer heat. The moisturizer will also save time during your morning routine, which will allow more time to enjoy your vacation. Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is offered in several colors and provides SPF 30 for sun protection.

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Sephora)
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Sephora)

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Crossbody bags are small, compact and lightweight—making them great for any summer vacation. The Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. comes in a variety of bright, fun colors that will add just the right pop of color to any outfit.

Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. (Rebecca Minkoff)
Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. (Rebecca Minkoff)

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor

With all the shorts, skirts and dresses of summer, smooth legs are a must! The Gillette Venus & Olay Razor not only rids you of hairy legs, it also helps to moisturize and condition your skin. No need to stock up on shaving cream when this razor does it all. 

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor (Ulta)
Gillette Venus & Olay Razor (Ulta)

Benefit Lip Hydrator

Tinted lip balm is a great way to keep your lips soft while adding a hint of color. Benefit Lip Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm comes in four shades that provide just enough color for your summer lips.

Benefit Lip Hydrator (Sephora)
Benefit Lip Hydrator (Sephora)

Nanette Lepore Hula Hibiscus Tunic

Most summer vacations include a trip to the beach or pool, but instead of wearing a simple shirt and shorts, wear a tunic that is still appropriate for dinner or drinks afterward. The Nanette Lepore Hula Hibiscus Tunic is a cute and floral-printed.

Nanette Lepore Hula Hibiscus Tunic (Revolve)
Nanette Lepore Hula Hibiscus Tunic (Revolve)

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen

Sunscreen, yes, sunscreen! We've heard it a million times, but protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays is essential. Neutrogena Beach Defense doesn’t smell like your typical sunscreen. It has a somewhat sweet and fruity smell that makes applying it much more pleasurable. Plus, it absorbs quickly and is oil-free.

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen (Ulta)
Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen (Ulta)

Runway Dreamz Shorts

High waisted denim shorts are a major must-have for summer. They look great paired with a shirt or bikini top. Runway Dreamz offers shorts in a variety of colors and washes. Whether you like to keep it traditional with basic denim or have fun with tie-dye, you will be able to find the perfect pair of shorts for your summer vacation.

Runaway Dreamz Stoner Babe Shorts (Runway Dreamz)
Runaway Dreamz Stoner Babe Shorts (Runway Dreamz)

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals 

Birkenstocks have definitely made a come back. They are simple and comfy, which makes them the perfect sandal for summer. Birkenstock Arizona sandals will look great paired with a dress or pair of shorts.

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals (Zappos)
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals (Zappos)

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

Don’t let the weather determine your makeup choices! Define and lengthen your lashes without fear of them running with Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara. Mascara is a quick way to enhance your eyes during the summer.

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara (Ulta)
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara (Ulta)

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