Thursday, 12 June 2014

What is in my travel bag?

So I have officially gone to Sweden and I thought it would be a good idea to do an entire breakdown of my "liquids" bag and my other stuff bag.
These are basically all the skincare and make up which I have brought over with me.

I must admit I have not brought too much because Anna has Bioderma and good shampoo and conditioner and shower gel and face wash here, so I am pretty much well taken care of in that department.
What I have brought is more of a personal preference of make up and some bits and bobs of skincare which I always bring with me.

So if you can see, I have forgotten a mascara and a highlighter, but have more than enough lipsticks and lip glosses.
Apart from that, I have added to my collection at the airport, but let's take a look at what I brought along to Sweden on my 6 day trip, knowing I will be attending Anna's graduation a.k.a getting massively photographed (not complaining).

The liquids and creams in my bag includes

Elizabeth 8 Hour Cream 30ml
This is a life saver because it is such a multitasker. From lip balm to hand cream to eyebrow tamer and highlighter, I bring this as a back up for many other items.

Nivea Pure Invisible Roll On Deodorant 50ml
I brought this as it is finishing and I am disposing of it here. I love the scent but will not be repurchasing as I am trying to move away from Anti-perspirant and just use deodorant.

Bausch & Lomb ReNu contact lens solution 60ml
I wear bi-weekly contact lenses so solution is a must have. I love the travel sizes as they are so easy and are usually given as gifts with purchases of the full size solutions.

NARS Matte Multiple in Laos
My unending love affair with this continues as it is ever flattering on my face whether I am fair or tanned. I mention this in my May Favourites (read it HERE)

Caudalie Polyphenol Anti-Wrinkle Eye & Lip Cream 5ml (sample size)
I picked this up as a freebie and had it in the box of goodies I bought at the Caudalie Beauty Event. (read it HERE)

Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 1.5ml (sample size)
I have tried this a few times (2 sachets and a tube of 5ml) and I do really like this. I will be purchasing when my Zelens sunscreen runs out.

Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturising Oil 3ml (sample size)
I like the scent of this as it is similar to the whole Dry Remedy range from Aveda but I will probably not be repurchasing as I prefer to just use the Caudalie Divine Oil which I can also use on my face and body if required.

L'occitane Hydration Cream 1ml (sample size)
This is a nice lovely day cream which I have tried once. It smells nice.

Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion (sample size)
This came with the another 3 different eyeshadow primer potions when I purchased the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. A little goes a long way and my full size tube has lasted me about 3 years and is about halfway through. I take this small sachet with me when I am travelling.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Medium2 Ginger 6ml
This beauty has been raved so much on the beauty blogger world. I have not used many concealers to be able to compare, but I really like this for under my eyes and around my nose where I tend to have a different skin tone to the rest of my face. It goes on smoothly which I really like.

Peter Thomas Roth Acid Toner in Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner container 10ml
I kept the container when I finished the original Clarins toner because it is a good size and filled it up with my Peter Thomas Roth so that I can continue to gently exfoliate while I am travelling.

Lancome Miracle Air de Teint Foundation 01  (sample size)
I have a full size of this and tend to refill the little sample size before I travel as it is handy and a little of this foundation goes a long way. I have a in depth review of this and you can read it HERE

REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask 5ml (sample size)
I have a full size of this and use this when I am at home but brought along this sample size to use as a refresh while I am here. I will probably dispose of this before flying home.

LUSH "It Started With a Kiss" Lip Tint 10g
This is a handy little number which I use as a red blush and red lip tint. It is beautiful and really nourishing but I am not too big a fan of the smell of it.

Argania Hair Oil 5ml (travel size)
I have the full size of this which I bought at TK Maxx for quite a bargain and 2 travel sizes of this, one is always in my gym bag and one is always in my travel bag. I love this, it helps my hair dry faster (placebo effect?) and it smells nice and I will continue to use this.

L'occitane Bonne Mère Gentle Cream 15ml (travel size)
This is a multi purpose cream which can be used as a hand cream, body lotion or face cream. I usually have this in my handbag as a hand cream but have brought this along to use as a night cream while I am away. It smells really gentle and will probably be disposed of before I fly home.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml
My love-hate relationship with this has been professed repeatedly. There was not too much left so I brought this over to finish it up and dispose of the bottle. I did a comparison with all my toners in a blogpost and you can read it HERE

Blink Contact Lens Eye Drops 0.35ml x4
I normally travel with 1-2 of these because it is a very handy contact lens saver when it dries in the eyes, which any contact lens wearer would know is a very unpleasant experience. These are more expensive than the small bottle but those need to be disposed of after 1 month whereas these have lasted me for more than 8 months because I get 20 in a box and have only used about 5.

Caudalie Parfum Divin 1.5ml (sample size)
This was again, part of the goody bag when I attended the Caudalie beauty event mentioned above. I love the Divine oil and this is the same scent, which I am still adoring, but I will probably continue to purchase the Divine oil rather than this perfume, partly because I just have too many perfumes!

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 50ml 
I bought this a day before I flew over to Sweden, determine that I need a proper base which matched my face. I will be doing a full review post on this but you read the haul post HERE

L'occitane Rose 4 Reines Roll On Eau De Toilette Intense 10ml (travel size)
I bought this solely for the purposes of travelling. I have since converted a few friends who have gone out and bought this as well. L'occitane has a way of capturing floral fragrances that makes you feel like you are rolling in said flowers. It is just delicious and since it is a roll on, it lasts forever.

Eyeko Skinny Miny Liquid Eyeliner Black 1.2g (travel size)
This used to be my HG eyeliner but it kept drying out on me because I used it daily and it just got too expensive too replenish. I have since then tried drugstore alternatives and now invested in a refillable cartridge one from Shu Uemura. Read about the Shu Uemura Calligraphy Pen HERE

L'oreal L'Extradordinaire Liquid Lipstick by Colour Richein 101 Rose Melody 6ml  
This is a gorgeous nude colour which is a hybrid of lip balm, lipstick and lip gloss. It has a slightly shiny finish but not as glossy as a proper lip gloss, it does feel hydrating but cannot beat a lip balm, and it is pigmented but not as pigmented as a proper lipstick.
I do really enjoy using this as it is easier than using 3 separate products for a look, but I know people who love it and people who hate it.

Chanel Lip Gloss in 166 5.5g
I love this lip gloss. I have a thing for peachy pinks and this ticks all the right boxes. It also looks luxe when I pull it out of my handbag for reapplication, which is always a bonus.
I did a blogpost on the swatches recently (read it HERE)

Sephora Volume Booster Gloss Serum in 03 2.4ml
I bought this at a recent Sephora Haul (read it HERE) and I really like how natural the colour is and how full and shiny it makes my lips. I did a slightly more in depth review and swatch in another blogpost (read it HERE)

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 03 5ml
I double checked and realise I have not done a swatch and review of this but I will be doing it because this product is amazing on the lips! It dries soft matte and has incredible staying power. Amelia loves the red but I love this shade and may pick up more colours when I am next in a Sephora.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 05 Candy Shimmer 12ml
I love this so much and it really does fill in the gaps and lines of lips and just make it look naturally beautiful. I did a blogpost on how it looks, swatches and reviews and you can read it HERE.
I am also thinking of doing a post comparing how it looks with other lip products as it is a really beautiful colour.

Lipstick Queen Glossy Pencil in Chase 3g
This was gifted to me by Bob (read her blog/tumblr HERE) and I really love the colour. It is quite a fiery coral-orange pink if you build it up but it can also be worn quite sheer. Read about the post on my freebies gifties HERE

I have 28 products in my bag but I forgot to pack my mascara and perhaps a highlighter, which I could have brought either the YSL touche eclat or the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick.

Would you like me to do a post on what other make up I brought with me on the go?

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