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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22 Comments

Pamela RG October 3, 2020 at 11:35

These are all wonderful products. The Laura Mercier products are all amazing and my favourite.

About Last Weekend October 3, 2020 at 12:26

Like the look of that pink lippy. I will use a wine glass to do my blotting!

Kim Alston October 4, 2020 at 05:38

That Laura Mercier To Go is so cute! WOW!

Sam October 4, 2020 at 15:17

Ohhh can i have everything here, these are all wonderful and I am a bit of a makeup junkie. You are so sweet to stop by…Happy End of the Week Darlin 🙂

Lauren October 4, 2020 at 15:32

This is a great list! I see you have a lot of Laura Mercier on here. I should really try her stuff! Happy Holidays xo

Stacey October 4, 2020 at 20:21

I can’t even choose a fave! I would love one of each! Great picks! xx

Jennifer Connolly October 4, 2020 at 20:33

The Laura Mercier Color To Go is on my list!!

Hannahs Heels October 4, 2020 at 21:03

Nice post dear

Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Of course we can follow each other! Id love to keep in touch! Let me know if you follow me and I will follow you right back 😀

And what about other social media? That way I won’t miss a thing!

The Dainty Dolls House October 5, 2020 at 03:23

Your nail colours are perfect….and I love the eyeliner too :)) Love the blues!! The lip colour is indeed a happy colour!! Perfect xo

Fashion-Bridge October 5, 2020 at 20:31

These are definitely products worth taking into 2014! I love the beautiful colour of the lipstick and your nail polishes are super festive!

Couture Carrie October 6, 2020 at 00:24

Fabulous products!
Must try that blotting paper!

xoxox,
CC

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans October 6, 2020 at 06:38

LOVE the Laura Mercier Color Trio!!

Rowena @ rolala loves October 6, 2020 at 17:46

I would love to try all of these! That blotting/bronzing paper wallet is so cute!

Putri Valentina October 7, 2020 at 05:09

love pink lipstick 😀

FASHION TALES October 7, 2020 at 12:59

Great selections! i love that little suitcase of sunshine.Thanks again for yoru comment. 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday!

Celyn PS October 7, 2020 at 21:59

wow these all sound like such great products, im so intrigued with that blotting paper!

Marika Odoardi October 8, 2020 at 00:09

Great products, I need them!!

Susannah October 8, 2020 at 05:51

The 1. Colour to go set looks like a brilliant one to travel with. Other than foundation, it’s got all you need for your eyes and face. Thanks for sharing all these great products.

Diana Mieczan October 8, 2020 at 09:00

Fantastic round up, lovely and I love the fresh rasberry lipstick. Happy Tuesday! xo

Mira October 8, 2020 at 13:47

I love your picks. The Laura Mercier Colour To Go is so adorable. I’m going to gift myself with it 😀

xx Mira

Marieken Hoefnagel October 8, 2020 at 20:53

I love the packaging of number 6, so festive!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love October 9, 2020 at 15:56

The blotting paper, as unglamorous as it sounds, looks so beautiful! x

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