Things Every Girl Should Pack on Her Holiday Travels

It's officially holiday time! December is here, bringing finals (yuck!) and Christmas cheer. This time also brings lots of traveling, since we get a nice three weeks off after our crazy semester. I wrote an article a few months ago about what to pack in your carry on, but this time, this list is full of the fabulous Her Campus Survival Kit items that are sure to help you on family vacations. From makeup to glue, Her Campus Auburn has the scoop on what you need this Christmas vacation.


Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes Cooling Eye-Revive Gel

Alba Botanica® has created something all us girls with designer bags under our eyes need: a cooling gel to revive our tired eyes. This stuff is seriously great for waking up your eyes, since we all know happy and bright eyes are the key to looking like you got more than 4 hours of sleep due to binge watching Netflix. If you put it in the fridge, you'll get an even more intense feeling, which can be so refreshing! For all you ladies concerned with good-for-you ingredients and animal safety, this product is 100 percent vegetarian, has no animal testing, no synthetic fragrances, no artificial colors, no harsh sulfates and parabens or phthalates.


Tarteist™ PRO Amazonian Clay Palette

Wow this Tarte eye shadow palette has it all! These 20 shadows are made with Amazonia clay and come in matte and shimmer shades. When you wanna be bold, the deep plum shade of Vamp is for you. For a more subtle glow, the bronze color of Ethereal is my favorite. There are so many options for light or dark colors for every mood, so you never feel limited in what you can wear from this palette! The best part? They're longwearing, so you can be confident that your smokey or glimmering eyes stay put through the seemingly endless family parties. The colors look gorgeous on all skin tones, which makes it an easy grab for yourself and your lovely ladies. 


Lights, Camera, Lashes™

Also from Tarte is this cult favorite mascara. If you're looking for a dramatic lash look to pair with the eye shadow from the palette, this is the mascara you need. This formula lengthens, curls, volumizes and conditions your lashes, so you can get the best for your lashes with one product! The company compares it to a push-up bra for your lashes, and honestly I think that's a selling point right there. There's also a waterproof version, Lights, Camera, Splashes™. The wand is awesome as well, the it can separate lashes for a natural yet bold look. It doesn't clump or flake, which ends your mascara-hunting! Lastly, this formula has rice bran, olive esters & provitamin B5 to soften & nourish your lashes.


Salted Caramel & Macadamia Hand Cream and Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom Hand Cream

From the company Being comes these delicious smelling hand creams. Rich fragrances of caramel and macadamia are so cozy for this season, and it'll make you feel like you're wrapped up in a warm fluffy blanket with a mug of hot chocolate. If you're like me and miss the refreshing smells of summer, the fragrances of berries will send you to a yummy berry patch on a warm sunny day. These creams also have honey, shea butter and almond oil for maximum softness and hydration for the harsh winter air. The company recommends using them everyday for the softest hands, and I don't think that'll be an issue once you try them once!


Krazy Glue All Purpose Singles

Sometimes, the inevitable happens: you break a glass ornament, there's a crack in your favorite Christmas mug or there's a last-minute craft emergency. Whip out your single-use Krazy Glue from your bag and voila! Crisis adverted, and you're the hero. This glue is seriously vital to anyone who's clumsy or enjoys crafting, since it works on wood, metal, plastic, glass, vinyl and ceramics. This packet has four single-use tubes with self-piercing tops for quick fixes, and they come in a storage case so they don;t get lost in your bag or junk drawer when you need them ASAP. Not only are they good for you to have everyday, but your family will think you're adulting much better than you probably actually are.


#ActuallySheCan Tanks, created in partnership with Le Motto

Even though it'll be chilly this winter, tank tops are great for working out or lounging around the house. These tanks, created by Allergan in partnership with Le Motto, are perfect for that. Allergan, a leader in women's healthcare, created a female empowerment campaign called #ActuallySheCan. With Le Motto, they created three soft and cute tanks for you to fashionably show off your positivity. They're made from a breathable cotton blend and have three phrases and colors: "Less Drama More Karma" in dark grey, "Less Regret More Sweat" in heather grey and "Less Hesitation More Meditation" in white.