Don’t Head off to Your Next Destination Without These Travel Essentials

We roundup picks from Oliver Thomas, Genusee, Bronzed N Glow Beauty Boutique, and more

Planning your next trip? We’ve got you covered. Make sure your to-do list includes packing one (or more) of these travel essentials from local shops and brands.

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Fourplay Bag, $99, at Oliver Thomas; theoliverthomas.com

Bag Check: This versatile 24+7 Fourplay Bag by Oliver Thomas (pictured here in their Gunmetal colorway) truly meets the moment; it can convert into a clutch, belt bag, crossbody and shoulder bag. (Hence the name!)

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Fast Face Kit, $99, at The Lip Bar, 1435 Farmer St., Detroit; 313-508-9679; thelipbar.com

Face Time: The Lip Bar’s Fast Face Kit promises a full face of makeup that you can apply in less than 10 minutes. Curated by complexion, the kit comes with a foundation, face palette, brow pencil, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick. 

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Bronze + Brown Gradient Roeper Sunglasses, $99, at Genusee; genusee.com

Sunny Days: Genusee, a Flint-based eyewear company, offers eco-friendly frames made of 100 percent single-use recycled water bottles. Keep it casual and chic with The Roeper,
the brand’s signature frame. 

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Pomegranate & Honey Blend Super Hold Edge Gel, $7, at Bronzed N Glow Beauty Boutique, 19327 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-651-5490; shopbronzednglow.com

Hair Goals: Mielle Organics’ Pomegranate & Honey Blend Super Hold Edge Gel, sold at Bronzed N Glow Beauty Boutique, is a sweet-smelling product made for styling naturally coily hair and is sure to keep your curls in place through the day. 

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Magnolia, Tiffany Face Mask, $20, and Starry Night, Van Gogh Face Mask, $20, at DIA Shop, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7948; diashop.org

Mask On: Stay safe in style with these masks featuring designs inspired by the work of artists Louis Comfort Tiffany and Vincent van Gogh. 

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Coola Mineral LipLux Tinted Lip Balm, $18, at Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, 1744 W. Maple Road, Birmingham; 248-644-5060; millspharmacy.com

Lip Service: The Coola Mineral LipLux Tinted Lip Balm offers relief and protection with ingredients like SPF 30 sunscreen, organic Cupuacu butter, and mongongo oil. Try Purple Sky (pictured here) or one of the other tints. 

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24+7 Weekender Duffle in Rose Gold, $165, at Oliver Thomas; theoliverthomas.com

Pack It Up: Do you bring 20 outfits for a three-day trip? No problem — even over-packers can fit it all in this duffle by local company Oliver Thomas. All OT bags are Vegan.org-certified, water resistant, and can even be customized with fun badges. 

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Survival Kit, $50, at Trip Wipes; tripwipes.com

Squeaky Clean: Trip Wipes’ Survival Kit should be the first thing you pack. It includes the Detroit brand’s antibacterial wipes, gel sanitizer, foaming hand soap, sanitizing wipes,
and hypoallergenic body wipes.

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Black Girl Sunscreen, $19, at Bronzed N Glow Beauty Boutique, 19327 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-651-5490; shopbronzednglow.com

Sun-Kissed: Black Girl Sunscreen was made by women of color for people of color from a need for sunscreen that caters to their skin. The product is vegan, cruelty-free, and infused with natural ingredients like jojoba, avocado, and sunflower oil. 

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Avène Thermal Spring Water, $9, at Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, 1744 W. Maple Road, Birmingham; 248-644-5060; millspharmacy.com

Pure Life: Keep your skin refreshed throughout your trip with Avène’s Thermal Spring Water. The product is fragrance-, paraben-, alcohol-, soy-, wheat-, and mineral oil-free, making it optimal for sensitive skin. 

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