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Going to Vegas? Don't forget these 5 items

I just got back from a long, very long week in Las Vegas. I was in such a rush that I forgot to pack these 5 essential items. Boy oh boy, did I pay for it!! Let's hope you learn from my mistake and remember them!


1)Fat Girl Slim: It's hot, very hot, and we tend to show more skin in Vegas, so I need Fat Girl Slim most when I'm there. I can't believe I forgot it at home! This is my go-to slimming creme, my secret weapon! I am still shaking my head at this one!!!

2)Aveda Brilliant Humctant Pomade: This is perfect for my hair in dry climates like Vegas. When I don't have it with me, my hair is a dull, frizzy, lifeless mess. Ugh.

3)Rowenta Ultra Handheld Steambrush: This garment steamer is pretty easy to use when you are on vacation. It gets all those hard to reach places and is great with delicate fabrics too. Since I'm extremely careful with all my clothing, trusting them to another iron is very difficult - thank you Rowenta for solving this issue!

4)Nivea Skin Firming Moisturizer: This firms, tightens and moisturizes all in one. My skin drinks it up by the gallon in Vegas. However, I just moved from Vegas (mid-June) to Northern California and the water has made my skin so soft - I thought my skin was invincible! I guess that's why I forgot it.

5)WATER! WATER! WATER!: I stepped off the plane and got hit with a giant blow dryer. It was 109 degrees while I was there and it got hotter by the day. If there's one thing I've learned from living in Vegas, it's to have a bottle of water with you at all times. Aquafina is my favorite!!

Images from Sephora, Aveda, Target, Nivea and Aquafina.