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Bateman Beauty

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Welcome to my blog. I document the intersection of style and beauty and my life with two little girls. Hope you enjoy!

Travel AWAY

Travel AWAY

As I sit here and write this it is about 8 degrees outside - so needless to say I'm beyond excited to escape the #bombcyclone and jet to warmer temps. In just about one week my husband and I will be heading to Tulum, Mexico - and I wanted to share my MVP travel accessory with you.

My goal is to always carry-on luggage when possible, and my 13+ years of traveling for work have taught me a thing or two about packing. IE: bring way less than you think you'll need and pack clothing pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. I'll be bringing long skirts that can double as beach wraps and plan to use my straw beach bag as my travel-day carry on. I also try to pack things in the same color family so everything mixes and matches and is easily interchanged.

I received this amazing AWAY bag for my birthday last Spring, and it has replaced every other piece of carry-on luggage I own. The built in cell phone charger has been a true life-saver while stuck in the back of a taxi for three hours on the highway in Brazil and on a long layover en route to Bogota, Colombia. The light weight hard shell took a beating last month when I had to unexpectedly gate check coming home from San Antonio, but scratches and scuffs wiped right off. Lastly, the zippered laptop compartment inside provides a safe and cushioned home for my Mac and makes it so easy to remove in the airport security line. Probably most importantly, this suitcase allows you to pack more than other bags of the same size, thanks to the genius compression pad, which buckles down and frees up space once pulled tight. I'm already thinking about grabbing the larger carry-on for longer trips. I highly recommend you pick up your own AWAY ASAP. It will truly change the way you travel! 

{Send me a message for a link to $20 off your first purchase!}

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My Travel Beauty Routine

My Travel Beauty Routine

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