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Packing List: Mexican Riviera

In just a few short days, I’ll be heading to Manzanillo in the Mexican Riviera for a much-needed vacation with my boyfriend and his family. I plan on staying on the beach from sunrise to sunset, eating incredible food, drinking delicious wine, spending quality time with people I love, and unplugging—save for a few too-pretty-not-to-Instagram moments. Here’s what I’m packing for a week of carefree beach vacationing:

1. Antica Farmacista Le Emulsioni Corpo Vellutanti Body Moisturizer in Grapefruit

I know I’ll be in the sun the majority of my vacation, and while I plan on obsessively reapplying sunscreen, my skin will still need some TLC at the end of the day. I love the citrus scent of this product, plus it contains a ton of natural moisturizers like shea butter and aloe vera to soften and smooth skin.

2. Laura Geller Beauty Bronze-n-Brighten

This is the most natural-looking bronzer I’ve come across thanks to its blend of five different color corrective shades. Since my porcelain complexion never goes a day without SPF 50, I rely on this to fake a pretty, sun-kissed glow (yep, even on vacation!).

3. Bright bikinis

I will be living in bikinis and caftans on this trip and I couldn’t be more excited. I just picked up this funky printed two-piece (top and bottom) from Mara Hoffman. How cute are the braided accents?

4. Supergoop! Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream

I’m carry SPF wherever I go, but just recently realized I was totally forgetting an important area—under my eyes! Because this section is so delicate, it’s more prone to hyperpigmentation if it’s not protected. This light cream blocks UVA and UVB rays and brightens dark circles and reduces puffiness.

5. philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser

For as many cleansers as I’ve tried in my life, I keep coming back to this one. With just a little water and lathering, this super-gentle cleanser takes off a full face of makeup with zero irritation. I rarely need to use a separate makeup remover when I wash my face with this.

6. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle

I discovered this in a recent Birchbox and it’s now my absolute holy grail hair product. It hydrates and softens my tangled wet hair with just a few spritzes, it smells amazing, and it protects my color-treated hair from heat and sun damage. I’ll be keeping this in my beach bag all week!

7. blinc Mascara Amplified

I’ve never gotten more compliments on my eye makeup than when I wear this innovative tube-based mascara. I hate the raccoon-eye effect that so many mascaras leave—and this waterproof and sweat-proof formula doesn’t budge. When you’re ready to take it off, wash your face as you would normally and individual tubes slide off lashes, meaning no smeared undereyes.

8. Origins Once Upon A Shine Sheer Lip Gloss

I can’t wait to wear this new lip gloss for nighttime cocktails—the super hydrating formula gives a pop of color that will complement my summer glow.

—Juliette

Follow Juliette’s Mexico vacation pics in real time on Birchbox’s Instagram with hashtag #BBMexicoVacay.

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