Just Throw It In The Bag! Vacay Essentials For Jamaica!

Just Throw It In The Bag! Vacay Essentials For Jamaica!

I am headed to New Orleans & Jamaica next month and I am super excited.  I am ready for the fun, sun, water, my new body, and hair. Of course the hardest part is always… What will I bring with me?

There are some things that I cannot forget!  Hair Products (being my #1 concern lol), Suncare, Skincare, great clothes & accessories!


Last time I went to Jamaica, I had gotten a slight sunburn and numerous (I mean 50+) bug bites. This time, that IS NOT happening.  Sunblock and bug spray will be going in my bag!! Sunburn is not a joke…and these bug bites were no joke. The scars they left actually JUST went away from 7 months ago.  Not to mention the peeling from a sunburn.

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How I am going to maintain my hair is super important to me. I don’t want to walk out of the ocean looking a hot mess. Because I will be swimming daily, shampoo and conditioner will have to go in the bag. Daily, before I get in the ocean, I will prime my hair with Motions Smoothing Conditioner. After I get out the beach or pool, I will rinse my hair again, and throw on some of the Deep Conditioning Masque for about 10 mins before going out for the evening.  Of course I can’t forget a good product to keep my hair moisturized for the evening events. The Motions Hydrate My Curls Pudding will definitely be going in my bag. I hatttteee checking bags so I will be getting all my clear 3 ounce bottles and putting the products in there – all of which I’ll be picking up at Target!

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Sunglasses and hats! I have sensitive eyes and I wear contacts so in the blazing sun, I definitely need some cute sunglasses on!  A lot of times I buy cheap sunglasses but I need great UV protection so no cheapie sunglasses here!

Hats too! Hats with brims help block the sun from coming in. Not to mention the weird suntan you can get around your sunglasses lol.


Clothing & Accessories

I like to pack light. Cute bikinis, lightweight clothing, and cute sandals are my go-to looks.

When I go on excursions, I like to pack light. A cute tote like the Prabal Gurung tote from Target is perfect for me to throw in my hair products, sunscreen, bug spray, hat and glasses.

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What do you take on your vacays in the summer?

In the spirit of summer fun and travel, Motions is hosting a “Throw it in the Bag” social media contest where one lucky winner will receive a designer clutch! Simply follow the brand on Twitter (@MotionsHair) and let them know what one fab Motions product you always have in your bag. A winner will be chosen on Friday, June 28th

This post was created in sponsorship with Motions® Hair Care, a product line by Unilever.