I have always had a fascination in what people take with them in their toiletry and makeup bags when they travel and seeing as I am just back from a holiday to Portugal I thought I would do a little blog on what I brought with me!
I used to be really bad at packing but now I have it down to a fine art (something anyone flying with Ryanair should do!).
Ok let's start with skincare
I don't let my skincare routine suffer just because I'm on holidays so I make sure to pack travel sizes in all my favourite brands.
I packed the following:
For the shower its quick and simple. I love the Body Shop Shea Butter shower cream. (I actually got this bottle in a Powder Pocket Box). I hate waxing (the pain is tooooo much) so I shave my legs whilst on hols. It's quick, easy and of course pain free and the Venus Disposable razors are perfect for the job.
Hair is very simple. I bring whatever travel size shampoo and conditioner I have. I love the Tresemme Moisture Shampoo and Smooth conditioner. You can pick these handy little bottles in any good pharmacy or Tesco. I love the small L'Oreal Elnett hairspray also. They are so handy for travel or your handbag. A must for holidays to tame frizzy hair.
I use the Dove Cream Deodorant stick all the time. It doesn't leave any white marks and moisturise's your little armpits all day. A great little all rounder is the La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water. One or two sprays instantly refreshes your face and it can be used to soothe prickly heat or sunburn. I bring Compeed Blister plasters, a mini sewing kit (I usually steal these when staying in hotels), a tweezers, and plenty of hair bobbins and grips.
And most importantly is sunscreen. I brought La Roche Posay Anthelios XL 50+ for my face. This is a lovely melt-in cream that isn't heavy on the skin. I use SPF 30 everywhere else and because I'm a pasty pale red head I make sure to apply it ever hour or so.
Oh and I have been taking Pharma Nord Tan Care twice daily for the past few weeks. These little capsules protect the skin from drying out in the sun, improves skin resistance to damage from sunlight and if you do tan they help you tan more easily and also help to make your tan last for longer. I actually think I did manage a small bit of colour and of course have got a ton more freckles.
So that's my Toiletry Bag. I will be posting what's in my makeup bag on Thursday evening so keep and eye out for that.
Until next time
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!