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What To Pack for a Tropical Island?

On your way to Figi? Bali?  Pack light and pack well. Here you’ll find our top picks in skin care, hair products, and makeup to take you through those hot and humid summer days. Remember, you must, must pamper yourself!

Skin Care


Goes on as a light moisturizer but shields your skin so well! CHANEL UV Essentiel $52, Saks Fifth Avenue



This instantly cooling serum (with caffeine, potent antioxidants, and soothing botanicals) helps massage away bags, refreshes, and hydrates puffy eyes on contact.  Clinique All About Eyes Serum $25.50, Bergdorf Goodman



Jeff Koons designed this colorful label in honor of Earth Day! Kiehl’s Since 1851 ACAI Damage-Protecting Toning Mist, Jeff Koons $26 Neiman Marcus


As the first professional-strength, self-neutralizing glycolic peel clinically proven safe for at-home use, The Brazilian Peel instantly firms, noticeably smoothes, and brightens skin with just one use.  Brazilian Peel $78, Sephora


Beach Sexy

This is Victoria Secret’s new limited-edition collection of self-tanning, bronzing and after-sun products. This formula moisturizes your skin, leaving you with a hint of self-tanner. Beach Sexy Daily Glow Gradual Tan Moisturizer SPF 15, $12 Victoria’s Secret



This formula keeps hair feeling soft and siky – even with daily blow-drying.  Davines Melu Shield $30, Barneys New York



Wheat proteins and wheat germoil enrich this moisturizing conditioner. Aveeno Nourish+ Moisturize Conditioner $6.99 Ulta


This amazing hair potion – made with Indian gooseberry – restores hair from root to tip in just 60 seconds. Farewell distressed locks!  Neil George Pure Shot: Instant Repair Treatment Spray $55, b-glowing



In just 2 minutes, this hair mask improves the condition of dry, dehydrated hair, leaving it silky-smooth and shiny without weighing it down.  Ojon Revitalizing 2 Minute Hair Mask $34, Ulta



This gloss has a fabulous texture – ten times more concentrated moisture in a shiny cream for visibly replenished lips. Comes in plenty of exotic colors: EXOTIC ORCHID, AMANDE SUCREE, CHAMPAGNE, ROSE MYTHIQUE, BERRY NOIR, CHERRYWOOD LUXE, SIENNA ULTIME, BLUSH CLASSIQUE.  Lancome L’Absolu Creme De Brilliance $29, Saks Fifth Avenue



Bright yet translucent tints give three possiblities, for lips, cheeks, and eyes.  Multiple Tint $38, NARS Cosmetics



Iconic NARS red for lips and nails: Named after the original 1939 movie starring Joan Crawford, NARS recreates old Hollywood glamour for the modern woman. Contains: Jungle Red Lipstick, Jungle Red Lip Liner Pencil and Jungle Red Nail Polish.  Jungle Red Set $55, NARS Cosmetics



This liquid eyeliner – in Noir Ebene – has been designed for precision and simplicity of use, with an ultrafine brush, long handle and impeccable line. Plus your liner will not fade.  Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner $35, Nordstrom


Make Up For Ever

This ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof formula can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks. It will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions and it’s available in shades ranging from soft neutrals to pure bright tones.  MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream $22, Sephora


Laura Mercier

This lightweight, sheer gel enhances a tan and adds a warm glow to your skin, leaving you beach-ready.  Laura Mercier Bronzing Gel $32, Nordstrom


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