The Ultimate Girls Getaway Bag with Toss Designs and Beautycounter

You know we love a good Girls Getaway weekend here at A Savvy Lifestyle, so we paired up with Toss Designs to help you pack. Memorial day weekend is around the corner and there is no better way to celebrate than by treating yourself to a new getaway bag!

Toss Designs has been living and breathing handbags since 2004, and this bay area based design house's bags are effortlessly chic and perfect for every occasion. They make everything from rolling weekend-sized suitcases, to stylish totes, clutches, and makeup pouches. Whether you are planning a weekend away with your bridesmaids or just a girls trip to catch some sun, these bags (and what they have inside them) will be the perfect accessory!

The Bridesmaid Bag

These mid-size zip pouches from toss design would make the perfect bridesmaid gifts for your girls! We love the Bridesmaid Flat Zip because you can easily travel with it- the clear plastic means you can easily take your makeup through airport security. Plus, the print is just right for a wedding, and matching accessories for your bridesmaids make your day even more picture perfect! We paired it with the adorably preppy Spot Me Flat Zip, which can be customized with each bridesmaid's initial!

In this case, we know the things that go inside the bag are just as important as the bag itself. Your bridesmaids deserve the best, so we have rounded up a few ideas!

  • A notebook, like this floral one from Rifle Paper Co. 
  • A piece of jewelry, like this necklace from The Giving Keys. This company employs people transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles and creates inspirational necklaces, bracelets, and key chains. The idea is that you wear the piece until you find someone you feel needs the inspiration more than you do- and you pass the piece on, paying it forward. 
  • A fun, on the go cocktail like this Cosmo from On the Rocks. These travel sized cocktails are perfect for a trip to the beach or even on the plane! All you have to do is add ice, or chill the cocktails and enjoy!

The Beauty Bag

If you're looking for some amazing beauty products to gift to your girls, look no further than Beauty Counter! We have featured their amazing products before in our Valentine's day shoot, and we are still raving about them! These products are clean and so effective- you are not sacrificing performance with Beauty Counter. Plus, they ban over 1500 potentially harmful substances from all their items so they are worry free. We picked out a few of our top favorites (seriously it was hard to narrow it down this much), and tossed them into these adorable flat zips. We chose the Florence Tassel Clutch in Tan and the Gold Pineapple Flat Zip. You can shop these Beauty Counter looks here, by selecting the A Savvy Lifestyle Girls Getaway social. You will be entered to win free products if you shop through our link- pretty great right?

This bag is full of beauty goodies, but a weekend of fun in the sun calls for a little extra protection. We absolutely love Beauty Counter's Sun Screen and Dew Skin foundation for light, breethable coverage on those days to the beach or pool. Pair them with the Color Pinch Cream Blush for a slightly more put together look, without feeling overdone. 

While the above products will perfect your day look, a spa night in with the girls calls for a little extra pampering and we've got just the thing. First, you need (and I mean NEED) to try the Beauty Counter Cleansing Balm. You can use this to remove your makeup, clean your face, and it doubles as a hydrating night mask! Once you're all clean, you can delve into the No. 1 Brightening Spa Set. This collection of mini-sized targeted masks, mists, and oils infused with multi-source vitamin C complex will reawaken dull skin and boost radiance. They also come in full sizes to use in your everyday skin care regimen! This collection is great for all skin types so you and your gal pals (or guy pals- skin care is for men too, people!) can relax and leave your vacation feeling rejuvinated. Don't forget to shop through this link to be entered to win a free Beauty Counter product!

Want our expert advice on where to stay in wine country for a getaway weekend? Drop us a line on our contact page and we would love to give you some recommendations. There is so much coming up to do around Sonoma and Napa, so check out our event calendar. Beauty Counter products and Toss Designs bags go together beautifully and we can't wait to see where you take them!

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DIY Coconut & Rose Himilayan Salt Body Polish

Last Friday I teased to this post, and I am sorry to have kept you waiting for so long! This coconut rose body polish is so easy that you can make yourself in as little as 30 minutes!

Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People

You might know that I have my own blog, Boxwood Avenue, where I share DIY projects weekly, so this was right up my alley. Kelly is also big on natural products, and we really wanted to share how great Oak & Ashland is with all of you! That's the heart of this blog - sharing Wine Country's best businesses!

Yet, when we started A Savvy Lifestyle, we decided DIY projects would not be a part of what we blogged about, but getting the opportunity to spend time with Danika of Oak & Ashland and Sarah Deragon of Portraits to the People, easily swayed us into making this. It was so great hanging out with two awesome business women, creating, laughing, and having a great time. Whenever I have the opportunity to work and create with other women, I always leave feeling so refreshed!

Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People

We feel so lucky to have teamed up with Sarah Deragon, and Oak & Ashland to bring you this body polish, and we know you're going to love it! Oak & Ashland's knowledge of natural ingredients and skin care has been acquired by over 13 years in the industry, we are so grateful for her to share a recipe we can make ourselves at home! 

While this recipe is great to make for yourself, it's even better to make as a gift. Mother's Day is right around the corner, (I also think this would be a great gift to make for your bridesmaids)!

Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People

DIY Coconut & Rose Himilayan Salt Body Polish

  • 1/4 cup unrefined sugar
  • 3/4 cup Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon liquid Coconut oil 
  • 15 drops Organic Rose Geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops Organic Ylang Ylang essential oil

 
Directions:

  • Add the Himalayan salt and unrefined sugar to a bowl and mix.
  • Pour the liquid Coconut oil in the bowl and stir.
  • Add the essential oils and gently mix.
  • Pour mixture into a glass container that has an airtight seal.
  • Top off with dried rose petals (a great addition if gifting).
  • Store in a cool/dry place.
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY body polish to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People
Easy DIY to give as gifts (mother's day or bridesmaids!) from asavvylifestyle.com | Portraits to the People

shop OAK & ASHLAND 

Rose Face Mask $6.50

Face Oil | $56.00

Rose Petal Lip Balm $14.00


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