Travel Must-Have: Meet It Girl Julie Macklowe's vbeaute

No more plastic baggies of random products when you go traveling!

Travel Must-Have: Meet It Girl Julie Macklowe’s vbeauté

No more plastic baggies of random products when you go traveling!

-Harvey Helms

Travel must-have vbeaute

Happy New Year Ladies! I’ve been remiss in posting for a second with the launch of my book BLUSH: The Unbelievably Absurd Diary of a Gay Beauty Junkie. Thanks for all of the support from my fab girl network. You’re all Goddesses. I love you. FYI: Made a trip to Hollywood and took a meeting with famous director about the book. BLUSH the movie? More to come… Oh! Would love to hear who you think should play me.

With the book tour comes tons of air travel. I don’t know about you, but this little Ziploc baggie of skincare that we are forced to use through security has just stepped on my last gay nerve. Where’s the glamour? As a junkie I want the chic experience of my cleansing ritual. I’m also not a big fan of hotel amenities unless I’m at a yummy spa. Hotel soap on this face? Not going to happen.

Luckily this year my favorite Santa gifted me with one of the most exquisite air-friendly skin care systems on the market today. The vbeauté It Kit. Have you heard? Created by global “It Girl” Julie Macklowe, this chic little kit allows you the affordable luxury of innovative skin treatments so you can give great face while you travel. It’s a MUST-HAVE especially if you fly constantly for work or pleasure.

More great travel picks! The Cute & Compact Travel Hair Dryer and The Ultimate Travel Jewelry Case

Her’s the lowdown on the GURU Macklowe. She’s from the million dollar hedge fund industry; also a fashion socialite, mom, and addicted to shoes like the rest of us girls. Julie wanted luxurious, sensual, results-driven skincare she could pop into a travel bag to be fabulous whereever in the world she found herself. Like many smart girls I know, she couldn’t find what she was looking for so she created it herself. Working with scientists from the CRB High Performance Lab of Geneva Switzerland, Julie was introduced to the amazing anti-aging, skin transforming Swiss botanical stem cells of the Alpine Rose plant. Part of her “vcomplex”, these botanical stem cells prevent premature aging before it happens. Also gluten-, fragrance- and paraben-free! What else could a girl ask for? Julie says, “V is for victory over time.”

The IT Kit is customizable so you can choose which goodies fit your needs. My favorite aspect is the gun metal travel clutch that houses these skin care jewels. No more Ziploc bags for me! You’ll be addicted so I want to let you know that regular sizes are available too! My fave pick is Lite Up Intense Brightening Treatment. Say goodbye to pores and skin discoloration and instantly rev up your glow. All my junkies out there will also love Lip Spread Anti-Aging Lip Gloss.

So there you have it. I’m off to Arizona to continue my book tour. The captain has turned on the “fasten seatbelt” sign so I must dash.

Happy New Year, Gorgeous!



Harvey HelmsAbout Harvey

Harvey Helms is a beauty culturist and writer, drawing on 30 years of experience in cosmetics,fashion and design. Harvey has held positions ranging from Global Director of Beauty for Revlon Cosmetics to Executive Director of Special Events for Donna Karan Beauty. Harvey currently lives and works in Silicon Valley, where he just finished writing his first book in a trilogy of three. Blush: The Unbelievably Absurd Diary of a Gay Beauty Junkie is an engaging tell-all on the fashion industry. Follow Harvey on

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