Pack These 10 Essentials If You’re Going Away This Memorial Day Weekend

Pack These 10 Essentials If You’re Going Away This Memorial Day Weekend

Ready to get back out there in the world!? But wait, do you remember how to pack? 
Nothing worse than forgetting to pack that one crucial item. Per usual, the team at NIGHT has your back. Whether you’re headed to the beach or lake with friends or you're having a staycation at the pool with a backyard barbeque, this list has you covered. No matter your destination, it is vacation after all, so you should be relaxing! We’re sharing not only our MDW essentials, but also some of our favorite brands.


1. Sunglasses - DUH

When soaking up that sun, sunglasses are a must have. If you want a pair that blocks the sun while also looking stylish, Ray Ban’s Round Metal Sunglasses or Quay’s Black Farrah Round Frame Sunglasses are the way to go. These retro glasses provide a timeless look that can be worn not just this Memorial Day Weekend, but every summer. 

2. Seltzers...because what’s a summer party without White Claw?

What Memorial Day Weekend would be complete without a cold, refreshing seltzer in your hand? Start the holiday weekend right by trying a Pineapple High Noon or the new White Claw Surge. These drinks are packaged in cans that are easy to transport and carry in a bag.

3. Face Mask - safety first!

The mask rules are confusing - enough said. One thing we do know- wearing a mask mitigates the risk of contracting any viruses. And bonus - masks can also look chic and stylish if it is a NIGHT Silk Face Mask. This 100% Mulberry Silk face mask is ideal for skincare as it’s hypoallergenic, nonabsorbent, and keeps skin hydrated. 

4. Sunscreen - your skin will thank you 

No matter how badly you want to get that golden tan, take the extra five minutes to put on sunscreen. Preventing a painful, peeling sunburn is easy with Coola’s Classic Organic Sunscreen Stick. The portable stick of sunscreen provides a water-resistance base, perfect for this weekend’s activities. 

5. Scrunchies - but BETTER scrunchies

Whether you want your hair up or down, NIGHT’s Thin Silk Scrunchies are perfect. You can slide the scrunchies on your wrist to compliment your bracelets, providing a stylish and comfortable look, while always being prepared for that summer heat. Or, you can use these scrunchies to easily hold your hair in place on a hot, summer afternoon without causing hair damage, breakage, or those ugly creases caused by traditional hair ties. 

6. Koozie - you didn’t make the trek for a warm beverage

After hours in the blazing heat, no one wants to reach into their bag to find a warm water or a flat seltzer. Keep your beer, seltzer, or water cold this weekend with a BrüMate Hopsular Slim Can Cooler. The science-based technology guarantees you a refreshing beverage that fits into any cup holder. 

7. Travel Pillow- gotta catch the Zzz’s whenever you can

If you’re traveling this weekend, an easily carried travel pillow is crucial to get beauty sleep on the go. NIGHT’s Memory Foam Travel Pillow with Silk Pillowcase is middle seat approved for extreme support and comfort.

8. Beach Bag - chic AND functional is how we roll

Despite your destination, you need a neoprene bag- they’re all the rage this season! Try Qogir Neoprene Multipurpose Beach Bag. At only $40, this bag can fit all your weekend essentials including drinks, books, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Bonus: its neoprene material makes it easy to clean! 


9. Speaker - note: practice dance moves before leaving the house

To create an even bigger party this holiday, you need a portable speaker that plays your favorite songs--whether it be The Zac Brown Band or Harry Styles! The JBL BoomBox is the most powerful, waterproof, portable Bluetooth speaker and can play 24 hours of music without needing a charge.

10. Silk Triangle - key word: multi-functional 

You may be wondering what a Silk Triangle is and why exactly this is a must have this Memorial Day Weekend. NIGHT’s 100% Silk Triangle is a versatile accessory perfect for this weekend. You can wear it as a folded neck scarf, a triangle neck scarf, a headband, hair bandana or hair tie. The luxury silk is gentle on the hair and skin while also offering a chic and functional style. We are ALL for the hair bandana look right now. 

Must-read Travel Tips from 4 Beauty Experts

Must-read Travel Tips from 4 Beauty Experts

“Traveling does wonders for my skin and hair,” said no one ever. But perhaps you’ve seen people stepping off a plane looking flawless? Well of course they have secrets. No one puts in zero beauty effort while traveling and gets away with it! So bring on the tips, tricks and insider secrets!

To celebrate the launch of the NIGHT Pillow compression case, we spoke with some of our favorite beauty experts to get the scoop on upping your beauty game in tough travel conditions. Between being able to easily take your NIGHT Pillow with you wherever you go and their game-changing advice, consider yourself celebrity jetsetter status. 

Here’s what they had to say…

“Packing my beauty products used to stress me out but now I collect samples and minis of my favorite brands and store them in a pouch that’s actually made to store a wet bathing suit (ha!). It sounds weird, but it’s lined with a wipeable material so if my moisturizer explodes during a flight, the clean-up is easy. I always keep the pouch filled with baby toothpaste, razor, face wash, SPF, moisturizer, face oil, self-tanner wipes, etc. so I have everything I need in one spot. I literally grab it and go. It’s a fun way to try out new products that I don’t use on a daily basis. If/whenever possible, I fly without wearing makeup (just skincare) and I love to use undereye patches while en route. Upon arrival, I pull them off and instantly feel refreshed. I also use a facial self-tanner (I love the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pads) the night before I travel so I look glowy when I get to my destination.”

 -Heather Muir Maffei, Beauty Director at Real Simple and Health Magazine

"Dry plane air can suck the moisture right out of your skin, so I always make sure to BYO hydration! I bring my own empty water bottle to refill at the airport, en route, and when I land. I pack my favorite tea bags (usually spearmint since the spice is a known skin-enhancer) to dip in hot water for extra nourishment, and I bring a face spritz to use throughout a long trip as needed." 

-Alexis Farah, Freelance Writer and Founder of Random Acts of Lipstick

“When I travel I always bring makeup products that are in cushion form. Now everything from foundation to blush and highlighter come in a cushion compact, and I love it because it's leak free, easy to throw into your bag, comes with a built-in mirror and the formulas usually give your skin a really beautiful, dewy glow that you can't always get from stick products (the other easy-to-travel-with makeup form). Plus I've found that cushion compact foundations and blushes really give your skin a nice youthful finish that photographs really well!”

-Carolyn Hsu, Site Director at New Beauty

“I love clothes that are still chic but comfy.  I’m not that person that can travel in 6-inch stilettos and tight outfits, so I try to go for cute coordinates that are still tasteful.  My eye mask and Barefoot Dreams shawl are a must because I’m always freezing on planes!  I also try to stay extremely hydrated by drinking tons of water (planes dry me out!) and love to spritz my Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist in the middle of the flight, especially on redeyes.”

-Brittney Levine, On-Air Style & Trend Expert and Host of Marie Claire’s “The Fix”