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June 26, 2017

Fourth of July Packing List

This post is brought to you in partnership with Skintimate® Shave Gel. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

And just like that, Fourth of July is nearly upon us! I normally stay in town for the holiday, enjoying a few leisurely days when the city empties out, but not this year! Ty and I are extending an engagement party in Connecticut to an impromptu New England vacation along the coast with a final stop in NYC to see friends and beauty colleagues. Whew! It’s one of those trips that requires strategic packing. First thing into the suitcase: Skintimate®!

I’m going to need flawless legs at all times for the chic and easy dresses I’ll be relying on to take me from day to night Skintimate® shave gel has been saving me all season from missing a spot (hello ankles and knees!), while keeping my skin looking healthy and hydrated. By mid-summer it’s so parched from the sun and heat, soap and water just won’t do.

I’ve switched to Skintimate® Dry Skin formula for its moisturizing lanolin and Vitamin E. Not only does the rich, creamy lather give me a smooth, nick-free shave but I can skip the lotion. That’s one less thing to pack!

I’m also bringing along a few essential summer accessories: a matte bronzing powder for a shimmer-free glow; nude nail polish and lippie; a gingham makeup bag that doubles as a clutch; sunnies and a wide-brimmed hat for the beach; a few sparklers to dress up any outfit; and my wedding planning binder. The countdown is on . . . Happy Fourth, friends, wherever the holiday takes you!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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