My top 10 Travel Essentials

  1. Transitions Lenses

I can’t go anywhere without my Transitions lenses!

Here I have two Andy Wolf Frames, one with the new Amethyst Style Color (top), and the other has the XtrActive lenses in Graphite Green.

2. Sunglasses

Of course Transitions lenses are amazing but they can’t replace a great polarized sunglass!

These are Alexander McQueen frames with Brown Polarized lenses.

3. Hat

Depending on where I’m going I will either bring a big brim hat like this one for more tropical vacations, or something like a dad hat for more casual trips.

4. Apple Watch

I have 2nd gen but 3rd and 4th offers cellular so you don’t have to have your phone on you at all times.

5. Lashify

For those who don’t know what this is… it is an at home lash extension kit and I am absolutely in love with it! Check out their insta for more info @lashify

6. iPhone Stabilizer

Highly recommend if you want to take some cool videos during your trip!

7. Small backpack instead of a purse

8. Eyebrow essentials

I can go a day without any makeup but if my eyebrows aren’t done I feel incomplete.

9. Straightener and curling wand

Again, makeup is not my main priority when I’m away. If my hair is done I’m content.

10. Dry shampoo

This is a LIFESAVER if your hair goes flat due to level of humidity where you are traveling. I like to use this brand right after I blow dry and then I use Bastiste brand dry shampoo in between washes.

“Take it and run”

I was introduced to the optical industry in 2017; without any prior knowledge of this side of eye care business I fell in love after a few weeks of working at an independant optical retailer office. I never expected to grow so passionate about Eyewear and Eye Care and I think part of the reason is because I was not aware of the many benefits this industry has to offer. I want to make it my goal to show all the opportunities and positive outcomes that come with being a part of the optical world. 

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right” -Henry Ford

It’s all about the mindset. You are capable of achieving greatness, just go for it. I remember thinking I will be stuck at a minimum wage job until I graduate from my four year bachelor degree program only to be in a field that I didn’t have my heart set on. Why? Because it’s what I’ve been told to do my whole life and it was “the right path to take”. I was given an amazing opportunity to work at an independent optical retailer with an amazing lady boss/mentor who helped me realize that if you do what you’re passionate about, you develop an irresistible drive to learn more about that field and your dedication, devotion and excitement becomes contagious.