Meet Sandra. You may recognize her from her blog and social media as Sparkling & Style. She is a travel and fashion lover, calls Munich in Germany her home and has an obsession for organic and non-toxic skincare. We spoke to her to share her best travel beauty tips and tricks including her ultimate must haves. Keep reading to find out her secret!
What inspired you to start your own blog?
I started my blog Sparkling & Style during COVID 19 lockdown in April 2020. I thought it was important to put out content to keep other people inspired and motivated since societies face of lot of challenges and loss of freedom in this pandemic. When the travel bans were imposed, my personal lifestyle which included a lot of travelling was put to a halt. Stuck at home I found more time in my hands and I wanted to inspire people. On my blog I am sharing my travel experience before and during the pandemic and giving a glimpse of how I am coping in these times.
Let’s talk about skincare… we are dying to know what your approach to skincare is.
I have always been a huge fan of skin care and beauty products. One day I remember reading about the toxic ingredients in a super expensive face cream and I was disappointed.
From that day on, I only buy products where I understand the ingredient list. I love vegan, natural, toxin-free products that are epic. Skincare for me is all about simplicity + minimalism.
Tell us more about your travel skincare habits that actually make a difference.
The most challenging part of any travel experience is trying to organize your suitcase in a way that leaves space for the beauty and skincare products you cannot leave home without. While you may not be packing your entire amenity, there’s still a good number of things that are needed during the trip, such as your standard shampoo, skincare and my favorite lipstick.
And the challenge becomes even more frustrating if you’re limited to a carry-on that has to go through security checks. Not only do you have to downsize the number of products you are taking with you, but each one has to stay in under 100 ml (3.1 oz.), too. Therefore I love the discovery kit of STOKED ABOUT. The kit includes 10 ml bottles of argan and prickly pears seed oil. A fully balanced organic treatment for healthy skin.
Skin-Care Rules to Always Follow When You Travel (from the kitchen to the living room).
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Keep skin hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help keep your skin hydrated during flights and days staying indoors at home. Dry air absorbs moisture from anywhere it can, including your skin. Try to drink a liter of water for every four hours, your skin will thank you, both in the short-term and long-term! Drinking a lot of water is an effective way to help eliminate toxins and keep skin looking fresh.
Spritz like you meant it!
Nothing feels like as lovely as a refreshing spritz with rose water to keep your skin feeling hydrated. A few spritzes of natural rose water to refresh your skin can really change your day. This 100% natural infusion of rosewater from organic farming helps to restore moisture in the skin and combat dryness.
It is very hard to get quality rest while traveling or a busy day. To fight dry air and fight aging at the same time, use an ultra-hydrating product like STOKED ABOUT Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil. The solution for looking well-rested regardless is a good eye care. Since the skin around your eye is extremely sensitive, it’s the first place likely to show any signs of stress or fatigue
I use the natural oil to help rejuvenate the skin around my eyes while I’m traveling (and even at home!). Prickly Pear Seed Oil has the highest concentration of Vitamin E of any plant oil in the cosmetic industry, 150% more than argan oil. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and also protects the skin against UV damage.
60 SECONDS WITH Sandra
If I had to describe myself in 3 words…
Fashionista, travel lover, hilarious.
I cannot start my day without…
Making myself a cup of coffee!
My go to outfit…
Sneakers + oversized tee + jeans.
On my idea of a perfect day…
At the beach in Capri..all day long
My favorite workout is…
Running, Biking and Yoga
My favorite STOKED ABOUT Product
My current mantra…
All things align.
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