Friday, October 18, 2019

Hello friends, I’ve missed you! My schedule this past year has been on on overload and in case you haven’t heard via instagram, I’ve been in NYC editing and writing a book with Melissa Lee, who does amazing healing work and am developing ways that her work will incorporate art therapy into the mix.  I’ve also been attending the Art Students League of New York full time and getting away on the weekends, so there hasn’t been much time to check in here. I’m going to do my best to blog a bit more the rest of this summer, I pinky swear.

Before we get to the Jitney of Happiness, first a quick announcement: my instagram, twitter and pinterest accounts have all changed from trustyourstyle to my name, Mary Jo Matsumoto. If you already follow me, you don’t need to do anything. And if you’re not…please do! Instagram is the one place I try and show up regularly. Also my business Facebook account will be closing in a week as I always forget to check it, but I’d love it if you’d join me on my personal Facebook.

Okay, so today is all about how not to pack for a long weekend like me. If you’re smart, you will bring this glorious Tammy Fender Treatment Kit with you.

I am the hugest Tammy Fender fan – this luxury line of organic skin care is in a league of it’s own – think lavender, baby soft skin and delicious in every way. (I really love a beauty product if I go to the bother of keeping it in the refrigerator the way I do with my jar of Tammy Fender Spontaneous Recovery Cream). This kit is called the Teenage Treatment Kit, and I think it’s perfect for travel because skin seems to act up the most when we’re traveling. It contains travel size Purifying Cleansing Gel, Essential C Tonic, Clarifying Dermagel, Antioxidant Creme, Epi-Peel and Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil.

So there you have it, this is the one and only travel kit that I feel good talking about. I get pitched a lot about including products for summer travel posts…and for the most part I decline as I really am the world’s worst packer. Are you thinking, how annoying, she of the private bell boy and stacks of LV luggage? I wish! Despite my best intentions, so far on my summer excursions I have arrived without a toothbrush, sweater or phone charger.

For example, here is what I took with me for a weekend in the Hamptons a couple of weeks ago.

The watercolors made it. The sweater did not. What actually arrived with me besides art supplies was a beach towel and my Laguna Shimmer leather tote filled with beauty products. Again, I’m not recommending this course of action, but 10 years as a beauty editor will make you do crazy things. No lie, this is what made the cut, left to right:

Ibiza Detangling Comb – it’s the best hair tool ever (except for Ibiza brushes) and I decided I didn’t need a brush at the beach (not sure that decision was the right one).

DV Mascara – I have grown to love this mascara!

Inphenom Shampoo – it’s from Japan. My friend Aaron gave it to me and told me it was good stuff – it is!

Coola Cucumber Matte Finish SPF30 face sunscreen with antioxidants that fight free radicals, aging and provide sun protection. Not shown: Coola SPF30 Plumeria body organic sunscreen, it hydrates and protects. These are my favorite sunscreens because they’re organic, weightless and not too sticky + resist water up to 80 minutes!

Burts Bees Day Lotion SPF30 – A great daily go-to. I love the built in SPF30.

Murad Invisible Perfecting Shield SPF30 – I know you see the SPF overkill happening but I warned you about my packing skills and you never know when you’re going to need the specially formulated blurring effect, especially on vacation!

Straw hat from Urban Outfitters

Sea scented candle –  hostess gift

Mary Jo Matsumoto South Sea Pearl Earrings (available in our LA showroom and online)

Bella Rose Perfume – It’s the perfect size for travel and I love the light scent.

Blossom Lip Gloss – my inner 15 year old loves this stuff!

Ophelia Medallion Beach Towel – every flower child needs one of these!

I got this Wildfox I Took the Jitney sweatshirt in the Hamptons and was really happy about it (except for the part where I was really really cold on the Jitney.) If you’ve never heard of the Jitney then you must read this. Personally I did not sit next to Marc Jacobs, although that would’ve been nice. I left super early in the morning and opened one eye to see that my seat mate was wearing khaki shorts embroidered with whales and promptly went to sleep. However he was very nice and offered me his Wall Street Journal when I woke up. As you can probably surmise, my news most days comes from PureWow and not the WSJ, so the Jitney even stimulates the intellect if you’re so inclined.

Wishing you a wonderful July!

p.s. Are you a good packer? Please tell me your best packing tips in the comments below as I hope to one day reform!

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23 Comments

Enara Girl September 30, 2019 at 01:54

Enara Girl said…
I didn’t know these products but they seem great products. It’s good that you only use toxic free organic cleaning, I try to do the same but I don’t always do because of the price. xoxo

Marieken Hoefnagel September 30, 2019 at 06:31

Great to have you back! I love seeing everything fashion week related on Instagram 🙂

La Contessa September 30, 2019 at 11:29

READY for your VIEWING!!!!!!!!!!!SITTING UP paying FULL attention!Good to see YOU in my inbox!!!!
XO

Kizzy Von Doll September 30, 2019 at 22:01

These are wonderful, am glad to see you back!! I shall follow you on Instagram in just a minute when I find my phone. I hope you have a gorgeous Valentine’s Day 🙂 xx

Diana Cloudlet September 30, 2019 at 22:11

I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!
I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

June September 30, 2019 at 23:34

Thats a super list! Glad to see you back on the blog! I was gone for a few days too but am back to blogging now 🙂
xx

cat eyes & skinny jeans October 1, 2019 at 22:01

I need to try some Pixi products ASAP! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Relyn Lawson October 1, 2019 at 23:23

I am going to have to try the under-eye cream. I have dark circle issues.

Zara October 2, 2019 at 07:43

Hi! So glad you are back to blogging, and was very happy to see you watched my ‘Art notes’!! 😉 Omg, good body treats is my weakness!)) I’ve never used Darphin yet, so… bookmarking! Your other finds sound like a really delicious Spring pack! Take care, & waiting for ur fashion chronicles!
Much love,
Zara

FASHION TALES October 2, 2019 at 13:38

Hi , so glad to hear that you’re blogging once again. Welcome back! The Darphin face oil sounds nice, I use a vitamin C face serum that I love, especially good for the colder season. 🙂 <3 /Madison

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic October 2, 2019 at 21:01

Hello!!!!!!
So glad to see you back; I missed you!!!!
Hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!!!!
It’s been cold and snowy here….
Darphin products are amazing!!!!!
Hope you have a wonderful week!!!!!
Hugs,
Shannon

Stacey October 3, 2019 at 10:31

Great beauty round up! Great to see back blogging!! xx

Lisa Hjalt October 3, 2019 at 14:49

I think I may need that body butter in my life.

Enjoy NYFW!

PS. I’m enjoying my Sunday morning coffee and about to reply to your email.

design elements October 3, 2019 at 19:31

You is baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!! Wonderful

hugs hugs

Karena Albert October 4, 2019 at 00:43

So good to see your return !! I always love, love to get beauty tips, of course every year needing them more than ever!!

Happy Valentine’s weekend!
xoxo

VM Creation Atelier October 4, 2019 at 13:34

Hello!
Thankyou for your visit:)))
I have not everywhere Internet…
But I look inside when it possible is!:)))
Hugs,
V.

Marcela Gmd October 4, 2019 at 20:22

Great products!!! nice post!!!
Have a good week!!!!!:)))

Marcela Gmd October 5, 2019 at 03:21

Great products!!! So glad you’re back!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Stacey October 5, 2019 at 20:40

Great roundup! Great to see back blogging! xx

Rowena October 7, 2019 at 02:51

So glad you’re back! And thanks for sharing some of your beauty faves! I used to have a co-worker who swore by Darphin products and I really need to look into them. Looking forward to your NYFW coverage. I was supposed to attend 2 shows today but wimped out due to the extreme cold. Hope you’re staying warm!

Ann October 7, 2019 at 04:08

Great to see you back.
Love your review of these products.
I love body butter
I feel luxurious using them.
And the NYFW seems really great.
Hope you’ll feature them soon.

June October 7, 2019 at 11:46

Thats a super list! Glad to see you back on the blog! I was gone for a few days too but am back to blogging now 🙂

Denise October 7, 2019 at 15:16

Lovely products to dream about and I really like the quote.Welcome back to the world of blogging Denise

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