As summer enters its final phase, plenty of New Yorkers will be heading towards the Hamptons. Those reserving rooms at two of the Long Island area’s swank resort/residences—Montauk’s Panoramic View and Amagansett’s Ocean Dunes—get a bonus (in addition to the beach views and swimming pools, of course). They get a 20% discount on a customized bag of mini beauty and grooming products from TravelBeauty.com.
For those not in the know (and don’t feel bad, I was one of your number until a few days ago), Travel Beauty is a website that specializes in petit-sized skin care, hair care and cosmetic items—no larger than the 3.4 ounces the TSA dictates. The sort of mini-me tubes and jars you find in those makeup companies' gift-with-purchase bags or better hotel bathrooms. Only, this isn’t your standard hotel stuff. Travel Beauty’s brands span the globe—Elemis from Britain, Lavido from Israel, Arimino from Japan, to name a few. And the offerings are far from the usual hotel samples of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion: think facial cleansers and eye creams, blemish gels and repair masks, sunscreens and moisturizers. And for the boys: tiny shaving creams and gear from the prestigious likes of Taylor of Old Bond Street.
Here’s how it works: You go online, build your own kit of products (you can buy a literal kit too), then check out. They’ll send the goodies to your home—or directly to a hotel. (Guests of the aforementioned Hamptons resorts receive a promotional code when they book their rooms, which applies the discount when they’re on the TravelBeauty website).
At the risk of sounding cliché—good things do come in small packages.