The surprise hit for me on my vacation was Kevin Murphy's Session Spray. This was part of my goodie bag from the Dino Palmieri/Zoya event I attended in November. I took it because it was small and since my parents were taking my suitcase, I didn't have to worry about taking an aerosol on an airplane. I was surprised at how long and how well the Session Spray held up, both in hot and humid weather and in chilly and windy weather! My hair still had plenty of movement, but the spray kept my style in place for the whole day. When I run out of the sample size, I will definitely be buying more!
The miss was the LA Colors Scented Nail Polish Remover Pads. I'd picked them up on sale for 99¢ (they're regularly $1.99 at my local drugstore) because I figured the non-acetone remover and the sealed tin would make them easy to travel with. They were easy to transport, but that's the best I can say about them. The pads were so loaded with fragrance oil that they left my hands soaked in oil, and the remover worked only with a ton of patience, even on non-glitter polishes. I'm thinking I'll pour off the scented remover and pour in some regular and use the remaining pads, but these will definitely not be a re-purchase.
If you're interested in hearing about my family's Disney adventure, keep an eye on my other blog, Curmudgeonette, for pics and stories!