The Best Essential Oils: GuruNanda

This company is one of my favorites for their spicy and fresh scents. Perfect to get you in that escapist travel mind mood or for travel itself, due to their convenient sizes. Now available on, the sampler set from GuruNanda’s Top 6 Essential Oil blends are a good start (and their perfume oils are delicious too). This deluxe, giftable little set allows you to discover the different therapeutic benefits of each blend and find your favorites among them. Each of the six blends are made from 100% pure and natural therapeutic grade oils sourced from the world’s top growers, across 6 continents. The set contains 10ml. bottles with the delicate botanical essences inside. So have it, open a window to listen to the wind in the trees, and get that atomizer going.

Icelandic Skincare for Glowing Jetset Skin

Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels 4-Pack

Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels 4-Pack

Thanks to friends in the beauty business, I’m grateful that I often hear the freshest skinny on the latest and greatest beauty finds, particularly when it comes to what they know I need. Small, high-quality, unique, multi-purpose products that are useful for a long or short trip around the world. I need products that won’t clog my pores and won’t leave me begging for a facial upon arrival.

The latest find is skyn ICELAND Solutions for Stressed Skin. With skin savers compact enough to throw into any carry-on bag, packing is worry-free, and skin stays rejuvenated upon arrival. Born from a life-changing mission to treat and alleviate the effects of stress on skin while promoting a full of balance, Skyn products are free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, and sulfates. They don’t test on animals and they’re 100% vegan.

Traveling staples include:
  • Glacial Cleansing Cloths ($15)
    • With no water needed, these cleansing cloths are ideal for those on-the-go moments when you need to wash away any unwanted makeup, sweat, dirt and other impurities your skin accumulates when traveling while simultaneously refreshing skin. Perfect for the flight.
  • Arctic Face Oil ($35)
    • Arctic Face Oil is your winter solution. Delivering powerful hydration, it helps repair and balance the skin’s lipid barrier while locking in moisture. Over time, it also smoothes fine lines and wrinkles to reveal a softer, more youthful complexion.
  • Hydro Cooling Firming Eye Gels ($30)
    • In just ten minutes, this cooling transdermal gel patch infuses the eye area with highly potent actives and Icelandic glacial water to firm, tone, brighten and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These are especially great during long flights when your skin can get stressed and tired.
  • Arctic Face Mist ($29)
    • This soothing mist instantly helps calm and stabilize irritable skin with a cooling burst of natural Icelandic mineral water. An excellent pick-me-up after a long day of traveling.

Latest Fashion Find: Carla Sta Cruz Handbags

The Julia Tote in Black/Aqua

The Julia Tote in Black/Aqua

My latest fashion find from Carla Sta Cruz. Perfect for traveling in style.

Originally from Manila, Phillipines, Carla graduated from Parsons and is now a New Yorker but visits Manila every 3 months where she produces her collections.

Inspirations: Savage Beauty at the MET inspired a more cerebral approach to fashion design as art. Inspired by designer brands like Givenchy, Tom Ford, and Alexander McQueen, Carla brings edge to classic good looks.

Price: The Julia tote is $450

Travel Ready Multi-Purpose Moisturizer


When we first heard of STEAMCREAM we thought is sounded so bizarre. What is this stuff? And why is it called Steamcream? We loved the containers, but we were baffled. Then we discovered that it’s called Steamcream because it harnesses the power of a revolutionary steam-infusion manufacturing process to provide a long-lasting, intensive and effective form of skincare, first and foremost for the face. However, because the steam technique produces a gentle, loosely-bound emulsion that allows each ingredient to breakdown, it can penetrate the skin where needed and where other creams find hard to reach. I love the stuff because, instead of packing face cream, leg cream, and hand cream, I can just pack Steamcream into my bag and it covers every nook and cranny. Plus, it smells delish. Travel-friendly at just 2.6oz, it’s approved for carry-on luggage, but lightweight enough for beach bags, book bags and purses.

Price: $18

Travel Toys for Geeks!

The Sabre Umbrella

This just might be one of the coolest umbrellas we’ve ever seen. For the swashbuckler, the rascal, the hero, and the heroine.

Now, I don’t know about you, but for $31.00, this is a steal. I’m also newly obsessed with the website X-Treme Geek for all things geeky, kitschy, and cool.  Need a Soothing Chimes Alarm Clock (who doesn’t?) or a Darth Vader Lamp Alarm Clock, this is the place.  There’s a section for just about everyone: Travel, Pets, Big Boy Toys, Geek Chicks, and even a section for Ghost Hunting.


Instant Chat Translation

Ortsbo: Instant Chat Translation

Yep, “out of this world” language translation technology allowed aliens and Captain Kirk to speak back in forth with ease in English and now you can too.  Well, maybe you won’t be speaking with aliens (yet), but with new acquaintances met during worldly travels this website just might be the open door to love or friendship.

Because many international travelers do more than just take in the sights and sounds of the new places they’re visiting (I know I do), making new friends and acquaintances along the way is right up there with your way through Europe or trying to speak the language of love.  But, one of the biggest challenges when returning home is keeping in touch with our new friends abroad that speak another language. is the first site that enables people of different languages to chat online in their native language and have real time translation while using social media platforms such as Facebook, AIM, etc. and translates instantly in more than 50 languages. The website may look a bit out there at first, but we’d like to know from you… is this up your alley?

So, check it out and let us know!

Travel Beauty Secrets

Oliver Ifergan's 2GTBT (Too Good to Be True) Hair Serum

Since we’re always on the go, often flying at the drop of a hat,  one of the things that annoys us the most is the difficulty we have finding good high-quality travel sized hair products (particularly for curly hair). Alas… our friends in the fine city of Los Angeles just filled us in on a great travel product for our curly wild woman mop.

2GTBT (Too Good To Be True) Smoothing Serum – This little salve transforms and redefines any texture hair. Loaded with performance extracts, it makes curly hair smooth and natural looking. Straight hair becomes brilliant, sleek, and full of shine. Hair takes on an unbelievable form. 1.75 oz., $25.

Oliver also makes a wide range of great products for travel – shampoos and conditioners all 3oz. and under. You know what else? You can also get your hair did there too!