A Stowaway Giveaway + 5 Tips for Packing Light- CLOSED

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We have a great giveaway for you today with Stowaway! I love the idea behind this new cosmetics company. They’ve created portable, mini makeup that’s perfect for travel and small enough to fit in your pocket for a quick re-application on a summer date. The two friends who started the company, Julie and Chelsa, were both lamenting that they rarely finished their makeup before it went bad, and it took up so much space in their travel bags.

The colors are simple and really well curated so you know you can’t choose wrong. Ashley and I both loved the creme lipstick in peony and the cantelope creme rouge. The lipstick is a the size of a battery (!!) so it can fit easily in your pocket, and goes on super smooth. stowaway

Today Stowaway is giving three lucky readers a full kit which includes including beauty balm, creme lipstick, rouge, concealer, eyeliner and mascara. They’re all the perfect travel size for your summer adventures and can easily fit in the palm of your hand or pocket.

To enter the giveaway, sign up for their newsletter here and then comment on this post. You can enter up to three additional times by liking Stowaway on facebook, sharing an image on pinterest from this post, or retweeting on twitter tagging @stowaway. Comment again for each additional entry you make. Giveaway ends Sunday at 10 PST. Winner announced on this post Monday.

Plus, here’s something sweet for everyone! Use the code SAYYES and you’ll get their summer collection trio (fig lipstick, cantaloupe blush and extreme lash mascara) for FREE with purchase of a custom kit.

And keep reading for a few tips on packing light for your summer trips…

CONGRATS TO: Gillian Helm, Lisa, and Lauren Hudson! 

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Ashley came up with some genius ways to save space for summer travel so you don’t have to lug that huge suitcase around. Here are a few ideas:

1. Fold your tops into little rectangles and stack them like you are filing papers. That way you can see all your options and they won’t wrinkle as easily (I love how she did this in the bag above for the shoot).
2. Bring pieces that have double the wear. Your tunic can double as a cover up and a top, your sandals that are comfortable enough to wear all day but stylish enough for a night out.
3. Bring travel size toiletries and makeup like Stowaway, even a travel size brush helps.

4. Make a packing list and stick to it. Don’t bring more tops than days you’ll be gone.
5. Pack in neutral complimentary colors. That way you can mix up your wardrobe options without packing your whole closet.

Happy summer travels! Be sure to enter the giveaway (details above)

Thank you Stowaway for sponsoring this post. Ashley in the image above is wearing cantelope creme blush and peony creme lipstick. Weekender bag is from Birdling Bags. Photography by Liz Stanley. 

Comments

Signed up for newsletter. I love this right-sized makeup concept and the minimal packaging.

Done in newsletter and FB! Thanks for finding me out this brand. I didn´t know it. Cheers!

doing the college tours with my son and some of his friends. StowAway is perfect for all these trips. k

And liked on facebook! I love trying new things but never finish a product before it expires. If nothing else, I just learned to buy the travel or sample size! thanks 🙂

Love this! As a mom of two little ones, these little, quality products would be so wonderful.

Signed up for the newsletter– I’ve been eyeing their products for a while and would love to try them!

Stowaway has been coming up a lot lately! I am interested in trying their products. Thanks for the giveaway!

Signed up for the newsletter already! Just haven’t gotten around to ordering anything. This would be a good way for me to try out their products! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

I’m pregnant, chasing a 2 year old around every day, and badly in need of a pick-me-up. This would be perfect!

What an awesome idea…I never finish my makeup before it goes bad either! Would love to try their products.

Liked on Facebook! I’m traveling right now and having small sized toiletries makes packing much easier!

I signed up for their newsletter. I’ve been eying Stowaway for a while and would love to win one of their kits!

LOVE stowaway. What a great partnership, great products! I already have the custom kit but maybe I should get another for my sister

I just ordered the concealer right before I ran in to this on Say Yes! I would love to add to my collection of stowaway products with some blush, mascara or, lipsticks! Woohoo!

I have never really worn makeup (at least not well) and I haven’t worn any since my wedding day (5 years!) but as I’m leaving my 20s I’m getting the itch to take better care of my skin and to wear a little makeup. I think these products look great and I would love to get started with a nice little kit (since otherwise I am lost/ at the mercy of a sephora sales rep). Fingers crossed!

Liked on Facebook!

Thanks again this is such a cool product line, I’d love to try them out!

Signed up for the newsletter! I have been thinking about trying their lipsticks for a while!

Thanks for the giveaway, Liz! I was on their newsletter a while–their products look beautiful.

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