How many times have you packed a whole load of beauty products to take on a weekend away, but only ended up using not even half of them? That usually always happens to me, so I learnt to stream-line and truly only take what I will use.
Although I know I could easily take two skincare items away with me, I'm not that streamlined so I will take options with me. I always find that MV Organics Cream Cleanser is the best travel-friendly cleanser, so good that I'm on my third bottle of the stuff as it's hydrated, great for sensitive skin and is perfect for my skin. Alongside that, a miniature bottle of micellar water is always necessary for the odd stubborn, this time the Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water which is one of my favourites. At this specific time, my skin was playing up so I made sure to pack both La Roche Posay Serozinc, Pai Lotus and Orange Blossom Toner and Malin & Goetz Salicylic Acid. Those three products are my go-to when my skin is having a mini-breakdown, which always happens around that time of the month. I have been testing out Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Acid, which I find is a perfect serum to use underneath my daytime moisturiser, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. Whenever I'm travelling, I can't go without Aesop Fabulous Face Oil as it's always my go-to product to use in the morning. My favourite face oil for congested skin, while it stays hydrated & calm.
Whenever I travel, I always take more skincare than makeup, as I don't tend to wear much day to day so I know it's not going to change when I travel. My base of choice is usually always Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue applied with a Beauty Blender, with the RMS Un-Cover Up Concealer (aka the best concealer ever). I have been playing with the Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick in Covert Affairs, which is a green & yellow tinted CC stick which is perfect for reducing redness. I find travelling with a liquid bronzer means I'm able to use for a little bronze, but also all over for a little colour instead of tinted moisturiser. I use a few liquid bronzers, but my favourite as it's so versatile is Benefit Liquid Hoola. For my eyes, I always ensure I have mascara, a champagne shimmer shadow, bronze eyeliner and a tinted brow gel - all of which can take me from day to night very easily.
Aside from makeup and skincare, I have been reaching for the Soft & Gentle 0% Aluminum Anti-Perspirant and Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray. The deodorant is one of it's first in the UK and I can report that it really does stop you sweating, while still being aluminium free, which is amazing!