Getting ready to go out can be frustrating when it comes to cosmetics. When traveling in another state or country, this problem only becomes trickier. Many women resort to dumping their makeup bag onto their counter to quickly find the specific item or items they need. This leads to lost beauty products and a mess on the counter. However Lay-N-Go, the creators of the Lay-N-Go activity mat for children’s toys, developed a new product to relieve the pains of makeup chaos.
Lay-N-Go Cosmo Cosmetics Case ($29.95 for solid design, $34.95 for patterned and metallic) converts from a portable clutch to a countertop makeup mat, letting the user access all of her makeup accessories. The mat is 20 inches wide and has a small lip around its perimeter to contain the makeup items while keeping unwanted bathroom counter water out. When finished, the mat, and all the items on it, compresses back into a small bag. This product comes with a pocket for loose jewelry and is machine washable. It can be purchased in hot pink, blue, lime green, purple, black, gold, silver, sapphire, leopard, zigzag and snakeskin.
Learn more at layngo.com.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
When a break from reality is in order, sometimes it’s best to not only escape your surroundings but also to escape your social network, including coworkers, friends, family members and even significant others. In the highly underrated world of solo travel, here are a few domestic destinations to consider for a brief solo sojourn for some ever-elusive moments of solitude.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Part of the allure of podcasts, aside from being able to listen during practically any activity, comes from the wide breadth of topics they cover. A well-informed host can teach you about any topic you can imagine. In the world of history podcasts, there are many in-depth, factual and entertaining casts to spend time with.