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Long Weekend Treat: It-Girls Mia Ayesa, Ornusa Cadness, & Sanya Smith's Travel Tips

Practice some model behavior and jet-set in style with these practical travel tips for the upcoming holiday.

We just can't get enough of these It-Girls. Models Mia Ayesa, Ornusa Cadness, and Sanya Smith (collectively known as the DJ trio "The Zombettes") are the fun faces that graced last month's fashion editorial pages. You've seen them dish out beauty, fashion, and modeling tips for regular gals, and now they're offering more practical advice for Cosmo chicks.

For the upcoming long weekend (June 18 to 20, in honor of the 150th anniversary of Jose Rizal's birthday), we're sure most of you are eager to hit the road or hop on a plane for some R&R. Before you take off, take a cue from these models on how to travel like a jet-setter:

1. Pack your own mini arsenal of hair tools.

Many gals tend to forgo proper hair care when they travel, but these models know that your crowning glory can make or break a look. While most hotels provide hairdryers for your convenience, Sanya says she always brings her own on vacation. You don't have to lug around the heavy salon-sized kind, though. There are lots of lightweight and portable types you can choose from. Mia and Sanya even bring along mini flat irons with them—matching pink ones at that!

2. Bring long-lasting makeup products.

Whether they're traveling for work or play, these girls make an effort to look their best at all times, as you should. Sanya's go-to travel cosmetics are concealer, SPF lip balm ("because a lot of people forget that their lips can get burned in the sun"), and waterproof mascara ("You gotta have fabulous lashes!"). Mia adds that long-wearing cheek stain and eyeliner are also essential travel products.

3. Plan your outfits in advance.

While you may be tempted to stuff half the contents of your closet into your luggage, it's a better practice to figure out what to bring ahead of time. We all have our different packing styles; some of us are like Sanya, who overpacks "because you never know" what you might need, while others are like Ornusa, who says you should "always leave room in your suitcase for the things you buy on your trip." Which brings us to...

4. Be a conscientious shopper.

One of the great joys of traveling is coming back after a long day of shopping with loads of kitschy souvenirs, budget-friendly purchases, and hard-to-find products that aren't available locally. When it comes to your shopping funds, Mia says "Always bring cash because sometimes ATMs in weird places don't work." Sanya warns that even if you do find one that works, they'll most likely charge more.

It's also important to remember the airport guidelines regarding liquids, aerosols, and gels, especially in your hand-carry luggage. Sanya recounts how her sister once bought "a big, expensive bottle of tanning oil" that the airport personnel took away. You don't want to have spent all that time, money, and energy shopping for foreign makeup, perfume, medicine, or beverages just to have them confiscated when you're about to head home.

Keep these tips in mind when you venture off to your next exciting destination! Launch the gallery to see photos from our interview with these  globe-trotting It-Girls.

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