My travel beauty bag

Sunday, 14 June 2015

holiday beauty

By the time this post has gone up, I will have arrived in Amsterdam for a short pre-birthday trip. I thought it would be nice for me to show what I'm taking with me when I go. Since this is only for a few days, I'm only taking hand luggage, which obviously means trying to streamline things. This means that preparation is needed, with travel pots, decanting and samples taking centre stage.

In my 'liquid' bag, I've got everything in the main picture. The pot with the blue lid has decanted Clinique TTDO balm, and the other pot has Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. The 'Cleansing Balm Pot' actually has some Origins Drink Up Intensive in it, which I plan on using when I'm at the airport and on the plane.

In my 'dry' bag, I've got:
1. By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow in Brown Perfection and Misty Rock
2. NARS Eye Palette in And God Created the Woman (in case we went to a posh restaurant and I need to smoke up the eyes)
3. NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in Red Square
4. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella
5. YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Pomegranate
6. Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
7. Chantecaille 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Liner
8. Chanel Les Beiges Powder in No. 20
9. Chanel Lumiere D'Ete
10. Chanel Le Blush Crème in 64 Inspiration

I have to say that I am so glad that normal lipstick does not count as liquids.

I've managed to streamline the profile of my liquid things, thanks to all the samples I collect and hoard. I adore the little Chanel mascara tube, it's quite funny pulling out a full sized bristle brush from such a small tube. I like to keep my 'dry' stuff in a separate bag so that I can maximise my liquids capacity. Personally, I would love to be able to streamline my liquids even more, but this has definitely been amongst the best it's ever been.

The clear plastic bag is from Boots, ready for inspection, and the black makeup bag is from Muji.

P.S. I did do a little cheat, and made my boyfriend carry a concealer and waterproof mascara for me since he was only bringing a perfume with him. Oh to be as streamlined as a bloke in the cosmetics and skincare department!


  1. I thought lipsticks do count as liquids! They have signs that say even lip balms count, but I have seen people getting away with it, but sometimes they force you to take it out of bags/pockets and put it all in!

    1. I thought so too for a while, but I checked Gatwick regulations and they say lipsticks are fine, so I just stick them in my dry bag. Most of the time though, I just bring a lipstick pencil just in case!