Matt Field, our customer acquisition and strategy manager, is heading off this weekend to Hong Kong to visit his dad. From there he will head south to Indonesia to spend a couple of days exploring the jungles, beaches, and beautiful scenery that the country has to offer. The weather will be hot and sticky (a welcome change from summer in New York, oh wait, just kidding). Here is a sneak peak at what’s in his duffel bag.
Havianas Brasil, Ray-Ban Original Wayfarers, Neutrogena Sports Face, Jack Black All-Over Wash, Marmot PreCip Jacket, Marvis Classic Mint Toothpaste
Havaianas flip flops: Havaianas are an essential for any warm weather vacation. Easy to pack, comfortable, and pretty much indestructible, I have a pair in green and black.
Marmot rain jacket: Making the trip in monsoon season means that you have to bring a rain jacket. I’ve had my Marmot shell for three years now and it’s never let me down. It’s light, very water resistant, and being bright red, it’s easy to find if I ever lose it.
Neutrogena sunscreen: I have fairly pale skin and so it’s either heavy doses of sunscreen or an extremely burnt me. Neutrogena makes a really good sport sunscreen. It’s water and sweat resistant, so you don’t have to reapply it every five minutes.
Jack Black face and body wash: I hate over-packing, especially toiletries. The All-Over Wash from Jack Black is perfect for me, as it does everything I need. It washes my face, hair, and body all in one and the product smells awesome, too.
Ray-Ban sunglasses: No summer trip would be complete without a trusted pair of sunglasses. A few years ago, I got hooked on Ray-Bans and have been wearing them ever since. The Original Wayfarers are the ones that I have—some say boring, I say classic.
Marvis toothpaste: Toothpaste is never a good thing to forget. I had always been a loyal Colgate user, but ever since Birchbox sampled Marvis toothpaste, I have become a convert. It comes in a bunch of different flavors, but my favorite is the tried and true Classic Mint. They have a perfect size for travel, too.
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Bermuda is one of my favorite places in the whole world. Just an hour and a half flight from New York City, it’s my perfect summer getaway. I can’t wait to be on the soft pink sand beaches for the next couple of days hanging out with friends (and always under an umbrella, of course—that’s me below!). Here are a couple of the essentials I’m taking along with me, now I just need the weather to cooperate. Fingers crossed for nothing but sunshine.
Victoria’s Secret Daisy Triangle Top and Adjustable Hipster Bottom: Somehow every year I always manage to loose either a top or a bottom of a swimsuit, so I buy one new one every summer. This bikini is my latest purchase; I love the color and the adjustable bottoms.
Japonesque Tweezers: I never travel without tweezers. For years and years I was a Tweezerman devotee, but since discovering Japonesque, I have a new favorite.
Havaianas Slim Sandals: I first discovered this Brazilian flip-flop brand while living in Argentina in 2003 and have been addicted ever since. In the summer, I usually walk to work in them (I currently have about five different pairs to choose from) and they are a must for Bermuda beach-going.
Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Crime: In the winter, I love deep red berry-stained lip colors, but for summer, I am all about brights. As we proved last week, this hue is perfect for anyone and I think there is nothing more appropriate than rocking a bright pink pout when you’re somewhere tropical.
Ray-Ban Aviators: Many sunglasses styles come and go, but these are a classic.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer: I love the healthy, dewy skin look so I always keep my eyes peeled for products to help give me that radiant glow. With this Luminizer, it was love at first sight—I just swipe it on top of my cheekbones and instantly look more fresh-faced.
Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+: I am a true nut about sun. I am as pale as can be, so I prefer to spray tan and load up on the SPF when going outdoors. This ultra-lightweight and fast-absorbing sunblock is the perfect addition to my daily regimen; I put it on my face, décolleté, and the tops of my hands before doing anything else in the morning and I definitely wouldn’t leave home without it.
To help me organize all my belongings, I’ll be packing my makeup in our chic new travel pouches. Just spend $50 in our Shop, use the code ‘birchboxtravels’ at checkout, and it will be yours!