Samples Survival: My Africa Packing List

We traveled through Africa this past holiday – it was an unbelievable family trip as we were “unplugged” for most of it.  We played cards and trivial pursuit, read a ton, laughed a lot and went to bed early. As we were on the move – from Zambia to Zimbabwe, Cape Town to Hoedspruit to Johannesburg, we each only packed a teeny tiny duffel bag. I dug through my drawers and came up with a set of precious samples I brought with me. Here were my most used: 

1. La Mer Creams. The Kalahari Desert was dry and the sun was scorching – this was my most used item, especially on sunburned noses. 

2. Darphin Intral Toner. I used this every afternoon and night to wash the red dust off my face that seemed to permeate everything!

3. Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Essential Oil Elixir. Perfect overnight hydration. 

4. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic. This serum turbocharges sun protection, so I used it in the morning under my sunscreen.

5. M-61 Skincare Hydraboost Eye Cream. I pulled the sample size out of my Power Packed Must Haves Set. It's perfection for tired eyes from waking up at 4:30 a.m. to go on safari. 

6. M-61 Skincare Hydraboost Body Butter from the Moisture-to-Go Set. Perfect for desert-dry hands,  legs and arms. 

7. Acqua di Parma Colonia in travel size. Who doesn’t want a hint of glamour at night in the desert? This was my evening pick me up!

Beck Family in Africa

Beck Family in Africa