The Good Life
with a Southern Drawl

Up, Up, And Away Beauty

By Amy Bailey — June 30, 2014

It’s that time of year, when we hit the friendly skies, traveling to great vacation destinations all over the world. Here are a few of my favorite things, that are simply the perfect size for packing in your purse or luggage. I promise the TSA security at the airport won’t make you throw any of it away.

Cargo Daily Gloss
This is the coolest concept ever! Different shades of lipgloss in tiny bubble wrapped pouches that you tear off one at time ( think tablets you pop out individually). $12.00 for 30, Sephora

Cargo Color Cards
Portable single use eyeshadows. You never have to worry about a shadow crumbling from your luggage being tossed around. Box contains 28 cards in a reusable tin. $24.00, Sephora

Mini CHI Ceramic Flat Iron
CHI is the best ceramic flat irons on the market right now. The irons feature 1 inch plates and an adapter to convert from 110v to 220v. This iron will give you the straightest
hair ever! $159.95, Ulta

Go Smile Jet Set Kit
Flash your pearly whites and light up the night after using this kit. It contains 1 oz. whitening toothpaste for AM & PM plus a travel toothbrush in a clear travel clutch bag. $12.00, Ulta

Beauty-id Ideas to Go
Single serving sachets of shampoo, conditioner and styling lotion. You never have to worry about your products spilling all over the place. $8.00, available at

Lush Solid Shampoos, Lotions and Deodorants
Since the carry on restriction at the airport is for liquids and gels, I suggest going solid. Lush offers fresh,organic, handmade solid bars of shampoo, lotion and deodorant in terrific scents from cinnamon to citrus. Solid bars start at $9.95 each, bar tins to store them in  $5.25 ea. ( A Lush store will be opening soon at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta).

Aware Cosmetics Face & Eye Case
Customize a 3 or an 8 hole case with your favorite eyeshadow and blush colors from the line. You can’t go wrong with this one. Eyeshadow/ blush pans $13.00 ea.,3 hole case $15.00 and 8 hole case $25.00-  contains mirror and 1 brush

Tip: While vacationing, experiment with different makeup looks and colors that you normally wouldn’t wear. No one on the isle of Turks and Caicos will know your regular everyday look, so go for it!