Meet Alexi Mintz, Cofounder of 3Floz.com, one of the more brilliantly thought-out ideas I've heard of in a while. 3Floz.com is exactly what you think it is, a one stop shop for all of your favorite TSA friendly beauty products. I can't tell you how long I had been waiting for this idea to surface when I met Alexi almost a year ago. Alexi, being the travel enthusiast that she is, knows her products and knows how to get them to her destination without cracking, breaking, spilling, leaking or being taken away from the TSA -- all things, I, as well as the rest of the general population, are challenged with on a regular basis.
With the heat of the summer coming on, I asked Alexi what trips she has planned and which of her favorite products she intends to bring along. She told me she plans on spending a few weekends at the beach and definitely won't be a stranger to her parents' farm house out in the country.
Take a sneak peak at what you can find in Alexi's carry-on...
Weekend at the beach.
"I created this Beach Bag Essentials kit to keep in my beach bag at all times. It contains SPF spray, towlettes, lip balm, facial mist and aloe-enriched cream. Lately (probably because I’m getting older) I’ve been covering my face with a hat every time I’m outside to avoid any sun damage to my skin. Obviously I can’t have a tanned body and a white face so I’ve been cheating and using the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads! And I wash my suit every night with The Laundress Delicate Wash."
Weekend on the farm or weekend in the country.
"If I’m not at the beach, I’m in the country on my parents' farm helping in the garden, playing bocce & eating el fresco. Help I have allergies is a must have when I head to the farm so I can enjoy all the outside activity and not worry about my allergies flaring up! I avoid washing my hair when I’m in the country (the water makes my hair really flat) so I wash it right before I leave and use the Blow Faux Dry Shampoo all weekend to keep it looking clean and styled. And I have a lot of down time when I’m with my parents so I treat myself to a home facial. The Ole Henriksen Micro/Mini Peel exfoliates, hydrates & calms my skin."
Now that we've heard what Alexi will be packing there's only one thing left. Getting to your destination...
We all have to endure some sort of transportation frustrations, whether it be a rented car, train, airplane or boat to arrive at our summer destinations. And along with the public transportation comes germs. Pack Herban Essential Towelettes (I like the Orange scent) to wipe down any questionable or sticky surfaces to feel more comfortable and to relax in your surroundings. And keep your skin properly hydrated with the Air Repair Kit, containing three of my favorite products after a long trip -- lip balm, eye cream and facial mist. This little kit is something I always keep in my bag since shopping 3Floz.com for the first time.
Signing Off One Size Fits All,
To receive 15% off your first order at 3floz.com use code "TSWS15" at checkout, good until 7/24/11, compliments of Alexi & Renee.