One of the best, fun and most stressful times of the year is upon us: New York Fashion Week! New York is such a magical place, but it can be really stressful during fashion week because you have a million things scheduled in one day and you're trying to make it to all of them. I'm leaving tomorrow, so today I thought it would be fun to share some of the essentials that I'm bringing along with me. I photographed this a couple days ago, so now everything is packed up and ready to go and I'm anxious to be there already!
Also, I feel like I have to say this before every post like this... but this post is not sponsored in any way! These are all products that I bought myself. So without further ado...
ONE // Portable charger
A portable charger is one of the most important things you can bring with you to NYFW! You're on the go all day, in and out of meetings and shows, all while trying to respond to emails and texts and post on social media. My phone battery lasts for a few hours max, so I rely on a portable charger to keep my phone going throughout the day.
TWO // Living Proof Humidity Shield
New York can be surprisingly humid, so I packed a travel-size bottle of this hairspray. It's a really great hairspray and it blocks 100% of humidity to prevent frizz!
THREE // Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder
This powder is perfect for traveling (it has an applicator sponge in the compact) and eliminates shine while keeping your makeup in tact. My T-zone always gets shiny (especially in the summer) so this is really a life-saver!
FOUR // La Pure Eye Treatment Mask
I ordered these off Amazon a couple weeks ago because they're highly rated (I looove reading reviews on beauty products on Amazon). These little eye masks contain collagen and hyaluronic acid to help refresh and moisturize your under-eye area. These are MIRACLE WORKERS when you're tired or jet lagged! I pop one in the refrigerator an hour before I plan on using and they feel so good underneath your eyes. I am bringing a few pairs of these to New York because I know I'm going to need them for my dark circles after an exhausting day!
FIVE // Tsubaki Oil Hydrogel Masks
I blogged about these sheet masks a few weeks ago in this post... they are SO moisturizing. Whenever I use one at night I wake up with plump, hydrated skin the next morning... I usually save them for the night before special occasions when I want my makeup to look extra good! I'm bringing three to fashion week to re-hydrate my skin after the flight and to help my skin look its best while I'm there.
SIX // Lipstick
This one is a "duh!" :) No outfit is complete without the perfect lipstick color... for NYFW I really love bold colors like MAC's "impassioned" and YSL's "tropical pink."
SEVEN // Too Faced Travel Mascara
This mascara is my favorite mascara, so I'm packing a mini tube in my handbag for emergencies and touch-ups!
EIGHT // Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
This stuff is AMAZING for photos. It's works well as a primer but I actually use it throughout the day as a makeup refresher - it keeps your skin shine-free and moisturized. It's a must-have for fashion week since photographers are everywhere snapping "street style" photos.
NINE // Band-Aids
NYFW is so fun, but it wreaks havoc on your feet. Imagine running a 5-mile race in your tallest pair of heels and that's kind of what it's like! I rely on band-aids to make it through the week.
TEN // Advil
I always pack a travel-size bottle of Advil with me whenever I travel. Sometimes I get bad headaches when I'm stressed out or tired, so it's always nice to have some in my purse just in case.
ELEVEN // Altoids
When you're in meetings and shows all day sitting close to other people, you want to make sure your breath smells fresh. Altoids/gum or other mints will do the trick!
TWELVE // Snacks
I sometimes get "hangry" when I'm stressed and hungry at the same time, so I like having a few snacks in my purse! I packed two of my favorite healthy energy bars for fashion week. I love Larabars because they are raw, vegan, gluten-free and made of whole, real foods (the peanut butter chocolate chip flavor is gooood). I also really like Health Warriors Chia Bars because they're only 100 calories and offer the perfect burst of energy... plus chia seeds are really good for you, and these contain fiber and protein!
If you're headed to NYC, I'd love to hear what you packed! If not, follow along on instagram & snapchat for a peek into fashion week! :)
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