Holiday Season Sales You Need To Know About At Colleen Rothschild Beauty

As a non stop traveler one of my favorite things to do when the Christmas season gets cranking is to pick up travel sized gift sets of my favorite products.

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you will already know that I am an avid fan of Colleen Rothschild beauty products. I have been using Colleen Rothschild Beauty for a few years now, and although I keep full sizes of the products at home I also get the travel sized products to take on my Glam Italia Tours with me.

Right now Colleen Rothschild has some fantastic discounts happening for the run up to Christmas, both on full sized products and on gift sets. If there is something you want that isn’t already discounted you can use the code CORINNA20 at checkout and get 20% off. This code works year round, not just in the holiday season.

WHICH GIFT SETS SHOULD YOU TRY?

For travel or if you just wanted to try the products without committing to full sizes, I like the Discovery Kit. This gives travel sizes in the following products:

  • Radiant Cleansing Balm, 30 ml (1 fl oz)
  • Dual Enzyme Polish, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
  • Clarifying Detox Mask, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
  • Sheer Renewal Cream, 30 ml (1 fl oz)
  • Extreme Recovery Cream, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
  • Face Oil N°9, 4 ml (0.14 fl oz)
  • Muslin Cleansing Cloth
  • And a newly redesigned exclusive CR Travel Bag

The Discovery Kit has a $150 value but at the moment is on sale for $69. If you don’t see this post until after the sale has ended you can use my CORINNA20 code to get 20% off.

This summer I traveled Italy for just under 3 months, using the Quench and Shine Travel Essentials hair set, and it was fantastic. (Obviously across 3 months I went through more than one set)

The Quench and Shine Travel Essentials Hair Set

At home I am never without my two hair hero products from Colleen Rothschild, the Quench and Shine Restorative Mask, which I use on my hair almost every time I shampoo it an the Quench and Shine Hair Serum. These two products make my thick, coarse, dry hair completly managable and really glossy and shiny. I also really love the smell of them – the fragrance is gorgeous.

Everything you need for gorgeous hair while you’re away. (And at home!)

This set is completed with the Quench and Shine Restorative Shampoo and the Protect and Perfect Styling Cream. These 4 products are everything you need for fabulous, bouncy hair, both at home and when you travel.

This set is normally $54 but at the moment it is on sale for $39. If you are reading this after the sale has ended you can still use CORINNA20 to get a discount.

WHICH OTHER PRODUCTS SHOULD YOU LOOK AT?

I have loved all the Collen Rothschild products I have tried. My skin tends to get really dry while I’m at home in Phoenix, but then turns to normal when I’m in Italy where the air is much more humid.

Wherever I am in the world I swaer by the Radiant Cleansing Balm, to the point I always have a spare in my bathroom closet.

Radiant Cleansing Balm – the best cleanser ever.

This cleanser not only dissolves makeup, including the most stubborn waterproof mascaras and eyeliners, but it also gives your skin a beautiful deep cleanse. Most cleansers leave your skin feeling parched and pulled tight, but this one leaves your skin all glowy and supple. It’s an absolute game changer.

The regular pricing for Radiant Cleansing Balm is $65. It lasts a really long time. At the moment it is on sale for $49

I always use Face Oil Number 9 and I swear by the Hydrating Mask. At home where the air is so dry I mostly use the Extreme Recovery Cream (which isn’t that extreme – it’s just a really great moisturizer for dryer complections) and all summer long in Italy I use the Sheer Renewal Cream mositurizer. It is perfect both for normal climates and for when it’s really humid out. This moisturizer is a game changer. Although the other three are not discountd (unless you use my CORINNA20 code) the Hydrating Mask has a massive discount right now, so I’m buying up a couple of them.

Colleen Rothschild black Tourmaline Primer

Another of my favorite products is the Black Tourmaline Face Primer. This one is also not discounted but you can use my code for 20% off. I use the Black Tourmaline primer both when I do my own makeup, and also I have one in my pro makeup artist kit. Don’t be put off by the black color – once on your skin it evens skin tone, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and also protect the skin from environmental pollutants.

In the makeup room with the Black Tourmaline Primer

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15 Gift Ideas That Are Perfect For Travelers

We may be stuck at home for now, but travel will be back in 2021. Make your holiday shopping easy by checking out these fantastic gifts for travelers. Most (if not all) are getting Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts and all can ship from Amazon, saving you a trip to the mall! Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers or larger gifts, this list has you covered!

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The Trtl Pillow

Avoid neck pain and get comfortable sleep on plains, trains and in automobiles with the Super popular Trtl Pillow. It’s lightweight, super soft, compact, and packs easily into your carry on bag. During the 2020 holiday season it is discounted from $39.99 to $24.00 on Amazon. Linked here. Check out the video below

Compass Rose Bra Wallet

Discreetly hide money and credit cards in this RFID blocking Compass Rose bra wallet. Made from soft, bra fabric the wallet doesn’t sweat or chafe and works with all bra sizes. There are three places on your bra that you can comfortably attach your hidden wallet. It is easier to hide and much more comfortable than a traditional money belt or neck pouch.

Designed by Travel Fashion Girl Alex Jimenez. Available here on Amazon.com

Go Pro Hero8

GoPro is known as the most powerful and feature rich action camera in the world. Ideal for underwater photography as well as any action footage it is the perfect companion for travel.

Go Pro Hero 8

The new Go Pro Hero 9 is now available. It looks like the Hero 8 but has a front facing screen, horizon levelling, 30% more battery life and a big sensore boost. But it’s brand new seems to only be selling at full price. Check it out here for $399 and also as a bundle for $463 here

The Hero 8, which is still considered to be an excellent buy has lots of deals available. I’ve seen it as low as $249 on Amazon here

Portable Power Bank

Every traveler, whether venturing internationally or domestically, needs an external phone charger or power bank. I recommend getting a minimum of 20,000 mAh. The one pictured above, by Karusale has a whopping 50,000 mAh. Whatever size you get you need to be able to fully charge 2 devices from completely dead. Less than 20,000 mAh units will normally only have one or two full charges in them. The 50,000 unit will be able to charge or recharge multiple times, which is extremely helpful if your plane gets parked on the tarmac or if you get stuck while away. This one is $28.

Travel Hair Dryer

The BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium Travel Hairdryer is handsdown the best travel hair dryer I have ever had. It is both tiny and surprisingly powerful. Even with a super thick head of hair like mine I can blow dry my hair quickly. The titanium helps you to get a smooth blow out too. At only $32 this travel dryer just cannot be beaten. See it here on Amazon.

Travel Towel

The Rainleaf Microfiber Travel Towel is a best seller on Amazon
with more than 8000 5 star reviews.

Even if you’re staying in hotels it doesn’t hurt to pack a microfiber towel to bring with you. The Rainleaf Microfiber Towel is perfect for travel – it’s fast drying, super absorbant and packs down to next to nothing. It also has a suede feel to it, which is way better than scratchy hotel towels! It also comes in handy for beach trips or trip where you will be doing outdoor sports. It comes in multiple sizes and colors too. See it here on Amazon.

Jewelry Organizer

It’s always good to have a lay-flat jewelry organizer. I recommend finding the thinnest one possible. This one by Bagsmart is under $20, but there are tons of options on Amazon.

Waterproof Phone Holder

It doesn’t hurt to have a waterproof phone holder with you when you travel, especially if you will be boating/kayaking/being out in the rain. Amazon has lots to choose from. This pair from MPOW costs $6.79

Packing Cubes

I swear by packing cubes. I’ve had the same set from Eagle Creek for years and have them in mutiple sizes. They are especially handy for separating off categories of clothing, such as keeping swimwear separate from lingerie, t-shirts and tops separate from bottoms. They fit beautifully inside suitcases, and just make life so much easier when you are on the road for work or on vacation. This Eagle Creek set is 25% off at Amazon at the moment.

Universal Adaptor

If travling internationally a Universal Adaptor is essential. I have had this Unidapt Power Adaptor for several years now and have used it all over the world. At $18.95 it is a steal. During Black Friday/Cyber Monday it has further discounts too. See it here on Amazon.

Foldaway Duffel Bag

Paravel Foldable Duffel Bag

This Paravel Foldable Duffel Bag is a life saver! It folds down flat and takes up no space at all. It’s basically the size of an iPad. I take this with me on overseas trips and pull it out if I’ve overshopped or can’t pack everything back into my suitcase.

The nylon is super durable but lightweight, the zipper is strong and high quality, and the bag itself meets airline carry on requirements, fitting either in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. This one was on Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2018. If she approves, you know you can’t go wrong! Find it here on Amazon.

Hydration Electrolites

It’s easy to get dehydrated when you travel, especially when you take long flights. Nuun hydration elctrolytes not only give you the hydration boost you need, helping to stave off jet lag and reviving you after hot sightseeing days, they also offer immune support, helping you to stay healthy while you’re away. Available here on Amazon.

Leukotape

Even the best sneakers can give you blisters when you are out sightseeing all day. Leukotape is the best thing in the world for blister prevention. It is also perfect for strapping feet, toes or knees. Hikers swear by it and say it is softer than moleskin. It also will adhere for several days if you need it to. It’s a lifesaver. Available here on Amazon.

E Reader

E Readers make ideal gifts for travelers. Load as many books and audiobooks onto them as you want. (An 8GB Kindle holds 6000 books.) Waterproof and glare free you can even read with them on the beach. The newer models hold their charge up to a week. Once you’ve downloaded a book you don’t need wifi access to read it. Best gift ever! See the Kindle Paperwhite here on Amazon.

Earbuds

I recently ordered a bunch of Audio Technica audio equipment and am thrilled with the audio quality. At $99 these Audio Technica wireless earbuds are less than half the price of the Apple ones but the quality is outstanding. The are waterproof and have 6 hours battery life.

If you prefer wired headphones, the Audio Technica ATH E40 Professional In Ear Monitor Headphones provide studio quality sound at $99. Although not billed as noise cancelling they do seem to cancel out noise. Audio Technica have multiple headphone options. Check them all out here on Amazon.

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The Best Stocking Stuffers For The Traveler In Your Life

I always think that travelers or anyone planning a trip are the easiest people to buy gifts for! With Christmas just around the corner I wanted to give you some ideas for stocking stuffers for the travelers in your life.

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Beauty

Eos Lip Balm

Eos Lip Balms are ideal for travel. They are ideal for anything actually! Super hydrating and nourishing these little spheres will keep your kisser in good shape. Their bright colored dome shaped packaging makes them easy to locate in your bag too. Check Eos Lip Balm on Amazon here

Weleda Skin Food

Weleda Skin Food is my all time favorite travel moisturizer, especially for winter. It used to be a secret product I would bring back from Europe, but now you can get it on Amazon.

Winter skin needs extra TLC and this balm like moisturizer is incredibly nourishing, so is perfect for anywhere cold you are traveling to. I also like to use it when I am flying, as air travel is so incredibly dehydrating to your skin. You can get it in travel size or in regular size (still small enough to travel with) on Amazon.com

Korean Sheet Masks

I swear by these both for travel and at home use. They come in so handy when you travel as they take up no space. Sheets masks come in all kinds of formulas but I typically look for words such as moisturizing, nourishing and hydrating.

A day with too much sun or wind can be rectified with a 15 minute sheet mask. Skin that looks fatigued, dry, or lack luster can be repaired quickly with a sheet mask. Any time you want your complexion to look gorgeous and glowing, whatever the temperature or climate, a sheet mask is a win!

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Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Gels

I have used Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Gels on my celebrity clients for years and always keep them in my personal travel bags too. Hydro Cool Firming Gels are little under eye masks that instantly hydrate and refresh tired looking under eyes. They are the best thing ever after a long flight, or any time you look or feel beat after a long day.

Nivea Body Products Travel Set

I always recommend taking your own body products when you travel. If you have ever had your skin dry out from hotel soaps you will understand why!

Also you never know if your skin will react to soaps and lotions it isn’t familiar with. I recommend avoiding any body products that smell sweet, fruity, or like food as they tend to attract more biting insects. The Nivea Nourish and Care Travel set has everything you need, won’t attract biting bugs. The regular set is for women but they also have a 5 piece travel grooming set specifically for men. It even comes in a manly looking duffle!

Anti Chafe Balm

Whether you are a cyclist, an athlete, a hiker or just someone who’s thighs like to meet in the middle, chafing can ruin a trip. From irritated skin to bleeding patches, it is not only unsightly but also can be incredibly painful and make something as simple as walking really difficult.

A good chafing balm is essential for any traveler, even if it is just to prevent the backs of your feet from rubbing your shoes and blistering. Body Glide Chafe Balm is considered to be the best. It comes in a variety of sizes too.

A Silk Pillowcase

Extend your blowout and stop your hair from roughing up on regular cotton pillowcases with a 100% mulberry silk pillowcase. Not only are silk pillowcases amazing for your hair, they are also fabulous for your skin, letting you wake up without pillowcase creases on your face.

I recommend getting a bold color or a patterned silk pillowcase as you are more likely to forget a white or cream one and leave it behind on the hotel bed. I never travel without one and have given them to friends and family for years. Try it once and you will be converted!

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A Microfiber Towel

A microfiber towel is a perfect accompaniment for a traveler. Whether you want something to help your hair dry quickly, a fast drying towel to take to the beach and then throw in your suitcase, or a back up plan in case your hotel towel is anything like the ones in the horror hotel I got stuck in in Dallas recently, a microfiber towel is ideal. They pack down small and don’t take up space in your suitcase, tend to not get smelly, and generally save the day in multiple situations. This one from Rainleaf comes in a variety of different colors and only costs $12.

Tech

An Electronics Organizer

Smart Electronics Organizer $14.99 on Amazon.com

Losing phone chargers, cables, earbuds or any other gadgets when you travel is so annoying and can also be expensive. This Smart Electronics Organizer let’s you keep everything together, keeps cables untangled and all your gadgets organized so you can find things quickly. The slim fit case slips into your handbag, briefcase or backpack easily and doesn’t take up any room.

An International Power Adaptor

If you or the person you are buying for are heading overseas an international power adaptor is a must. This one from Unidapt not only has multiple USB charging ports but also can be used in Europe, UK, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and the USA.

I recommend the Unidapt Universal Power Adaptor in a bright color, such as blue (that’s what I travel with) so that you don’t accidentally leave it plugged in when you check out of your accommodation.

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External Phone Battery

You should never board any flight without a fully charged phone and a fully charged external phone battery charger. You can’t rely on your seat having a USB port, or one that works, and chances of you being able to access a power point to plug into in a busy airport terminal.

The Anker Powercore 10,000 is a slim fit, lightweight charger than can power up at least two devices from completely dead. At $25 it is not expensive. You can get chargers with a higher mAh, but definitely do not go lower than 10,000 mAh.

Other Ideas

Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella

As a rule travel umbrellas are rubbish. The first gust of wind turns them inside out, more than a spattering of rain soaks them through, and they seldom hold up in a storm let alone for a second rainy day outing!

The Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella With Teflon Coating is the best travel umbrella you will ever find! Firstly, it actually covers you in the rain whereas most travel umbrellas can’t seem to keep your shoulders dry. It won’t flip inside out in the wind, has a teflon coating, so it really does repel water and keep you dry, and on top of that is lightweight and compact. Even better, it only retails for $22

Books To Buy Your Traveler

The following blog posts have book recommendations for travelers to Europe:

10 Books To Read Before Going To Venice

15 Fabulous Books Set In Italy

8 Fabulous Books Set In Paris


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