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Spotlyte 7: TSA-Friendly Minis to Use When Going Home for the Holidays

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We’re selective about the formulas we use on our hair, skin, and nails. The Spotlyte 7 highlights recently-released products you can add to your makeup bags, one day at a time. Let’s go shopping!

There are plenty of potential holiday stressors, but a compromised beauty routine doesn’t have to be one. If you’re traveling for the season — be it to a luxurious destination or simply back home — make sure you’re stocked with products that won’t get confiscated at TSA (under 3.4 ounces!). Below, seven hair and skin sets to gift yourself so that you don’t have to rely on hotel samples (or whichever cleanser was last left in the guestroom shower). Fear not, multi-maskers. The Peter Thomas Roth® Mask Frenzy ($75) makes it easy to pack more than one mask — so you don’t have to choose between a formula that both clarifies and hydrates skin. Don’t miss the spicy Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, which is sure to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving desserts. Once you’ve smelled any of the Sol De Janeiro® products, it’s practically impossible to forget the brand’s signature notes of warm, sophisticated caramel and nutty pistachio. This Bum Bum Carnaval Extravaganza Set ($59) whittles the brand’s shower cream and Bum Bum Cream down to miniature proportions — and throws in the new hand cream and fragrance mist to boot. The Fresh® Mask for Miles Kit ($125) contains a skin-sloughing sugar scrub, plus three of the brand’s most beloved hydrating masks. Specifically, it features the rose petal mask and the black tea mask, which work to instantly soften even the driest of skin. Consider this set your cure for dry skin on long flights — or your moment of spa-like respite when you need a retreat from holiday drama.Stuffing hair tools into a suitcase can be a precarious operation, especially when you’re not checking a bag. The solution: shrink them down. The NuMe® Jet Setter Pro ($84) kit contains a mini hair dryer, curling iron, and flat iron, all featuring tourmaline ceramic to promote smoother strands. In other words, they’re small but mighty. Plus, the products come in a heat-resistant bag, so you can truly do your hair on the go. The TATCHA® Bestsellers Set ($83) contains some of the most glow-inducing skincare solutions to date. When used together, the exfoliating rice powder, oil cleanser, water cream, and dew mist will have you glowing like a string of holiday lights. Shampoo and conditioner can take up lots of room in your carry-on. Luckily, the ones in the Living Proof® Restore Repairing & Damage Reversing Travel Kit ($21) are about the size of those bottles you get at hotels, but far more nourishing. Additionally, the set contains a mini version of the brand’s Restore mask treatment.  Traveling, holiday stress (and perhaps that extra glass of champagne) can wreak havoc on your skin’s glow potential . . . especially if you skimp on your regular skincare routine, as many of us do during the holidays. The Ole Henriksen® Glow Motion 3-Piece Brightening Set ($92) takes the guesswork out of maintaining your glow. Simply layer the four products for a comprehensive, hassle-free skincare routine.


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