Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag & Fairwell for now

The time has come for my partner & I as we are finally going on a holiday we have wanted to go on for a few years now, to the land of the U.S, where we can escape the rest of winter and return in spring! I wanted to make a post of what I was going to bring, so I could decide on the products I thought I would need the most.  but I cut out as many items as I thought I could be deprived of, because I will be able to replenish my stock. I am always an over packer but it wasn't as hard as what I thought it would be to choose these items! However I'd actually organized everything I was going to bring makeup-wise a little while back so some things have actually changed now.

Bag 1: Makeup products
 So I actually plan on buying a proper cosmetics bag once I get to the city... that's if I can find a decent one. This one just holds everything in it, although it doesn't look like much in the picture to me, haha. The small pencil bag at the top has eye brushes & eyeliners in it and the black case has face brushes. I have also decided not to bring the gold clutch with me anymore- you'll find out what's inside!

Nars Laguna bronzer {for bronzing & contouring}
Revlon Hushed Blush in A Floral Affair {Highlighter & blush in one}
Majolica Majorca Skin Lingerie Porecover primer
Garnier BB Cream {to darken up foundation when I get a tan}
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation
Nyx As If lilac concealer stick
The Balm Time Balm concealer.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette {I find I can do more lighter looks with this but still have options for night time, also chosen over the 1st Naked palette since that mirror is broken and I like to have one if the hotels mirrors aren't in the best lighting}
Lancome Travel Chic palette {recent gift from my MIL, but now I've decided not to, I think this is best if you're not buying/bringing anything else}
Too Faced Shadow Insurance {almost finished so I can replace it with a new primer that I will buy}
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencils: Milk, Black Bean, Yoghurt
 Maybelline Master Precise {almost finished so I will replace while over there}
 Nyx Wonder pencil, MUS Crazy Lazy e/l, Bourjois Kohl & Contour e/l
 Nyx Eyebrow Cake powder.

I knew this would be the hardest challenge of all, but I will regret it if I brought along too many but only wore the ones I bought over there, which will be a lot hehe.
The Face Shop lipstick in Deep Pink {similar to Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart}
 Bloom Honeysuckle lipstick
 MAC Crosswires
 Bourjois Levres Contour lipliner #11 {I decided to only bring a nude/ mauvy colour that will go with all lipsticks}

Double pencil sharpener
Assorted eye brushes {Lip, highlight/ blending, fluffy blending, angled eyebrow, Dome crease, Blender, Flat shader, Angled eyeliner}
Maybelline One by One mascara {meant to be in eyes pic}
Eyelash curler
Assorted face brushes {Buffing, Contour- Sigma swapped for Real Techniques, Powder/ Bronzer, Setting/ Highlighting, Blush, Dome concealer}

Bag 2: Toiletries
So this bag is fully stuffed, I think I may put half the items in here into another small bag because I thought this was going to hold everything in, somehow. Also I can put some things into my partners toiletries bag ;) We will share a toothpaste.
I forgot to include toothbrush, body wash, tweezers, a mini dry shampoo & mini heat protectant. Will buy more makeup remover wipes when needed.
Wella Bio Touch shampoo & cond {definitely wont last long!}
Wella High Hair colour protectant
 PPS The ends {transferred into a tub, a must have after washing my hair}
Schick Quattro {only needed for underarms, so I will put on a brand new cartridge before leaving & I wont need to bring shaving cream}.
DMK Milky Clean & Pure cleanser
Mario Badescu Hyaluronic moisturizer. I have also decided to bring a mini scrub because it's something I'll use at least twice a week.

EVOO {night time moisturizer, also to remove makeup, whats on the tub is not what's inside haha}
Garnier Intensive 7 days Hydrating Lotion {also in a different bottle}
Brittney Spears Mini Fantasy Perfume
Bobby pins, Comb (or should I just bring my tangle teezer which works much better!?)
Cotton buds/ tips

Bag 3: Carry on/ Handbag
Finally these I will be bringing with me on board & keeping some of them in my handbag, for easy access to refresh myself during & after a 14 hour flight.
Seacret refreshing wipes
Australis Fresh & Flawless powder
Impulse Body Spray
DMK Herb & Mineral mist, DMK Transdermal sunscreen
Seacret Select hand cream
Dove roll on deodorant
Nivea Lip Butter, Nyx Beige lipgloss, Lancome Juicy Tubes lipgloss

I think I've done really well with choosing my makeup products, giving & taking a tiny bit, but it looks like a lot more products than what it is. I'm also going to pack as little clothes as possible to save more room for shopping. This is coming from the girl who can't even pack lightly for a weekend away, let alone 5 weeks! Something else that I'm going to bring is my Herstyler hair straightener, which I will have a review coming up.

I'll more than likely be posting pictures on Instagram so follow me @missashii_x to keep up! It probably wont even feel like I've left because I've got many drafts lined up that will be posted regularly, but I obviously wont be able to reply or read anyone else blog. See you all in September!

Are you a light or a heavy packer? Would you be able to bring limited beauty products on a holiday?



  1. A wonderful vacation to you two!
    I'm a not a heavy nor light packer, but an awful one :D. Always take the wrong things with me or too many/little :D.

  2. When it comes to makeup I usually pack waaaaaay too much! Hope you have a lovely time! :)

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

  3. I always pack way too much but you did good.

  4. Yay.... so excited for you :) Hope you guys have an awesome holiday :)
    I am definitely an over packer haha....

  5. Have fun!! Sounds like my kind of vacation! Being away for a month and a half!

  6. I still feel stupid about that mirror :P. I signed up for Instagram (finally lol!) hugs and sweet times!

  7. Wow how exciting that you are going on a holiday, definitely have a safe trip! You have so many eye products haha, but it's amazing how you narrowed down your lip products! I try to pack light but I always still end up bringing things I don't use... which is terrible! Try not to spend too much while you're over there ;)

  8. Oh wow, hope you have an amazing time! Shop, eat, sight see and take lots of photos! I hope you take advantage of the make up prices there! I would love to get the Naked 2 this year! I pack extremely little make up when I travel because all I need is powder, mascara and eyeliner when I'm on the move!

  9. GIIIIIIRL that Impulse body spray is my FAVORITE body spray ever! I started using it to touch up when I'm out and to save myself wasting my perfume and OMG I always get compliments on it haha it seems like nobody knows about it lol. Great pics for the travels! For me the hardest things to choose to bring are the eyeshadow bases and the lipsticks for sure. Hope you have a wonderful trip darling! XO


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