Part 1: The Essentials

I call these ‘The Essentials’ because the’re what I tend to use on an everyday basis. I haven’t included my toothbrush/toothpaste because they are unwritten essentials, and I thought it’d be a bit boring to include them! First of all the obvious essential would have to be deodorant. I’m taking a compressed Sure one, which is so handy as it will fit into a tiny space! I’m taking Tresemme Shampoo and Conditioner as I find these do the best for my hair. I’ve also packed Lee Stafford Heat Protectant and Argan Oil for styling after I’ve washed my hair, then some dry shampoo for when things are looking a bit limp. I always use The Body Shop shower gel so I’m taking the Japanese Cherry Blossom one, as I couldn’t find the Strawberry one to buy in store. For my skincare I’m taking the Liz Earle Young Skin Try-Me Kit* as I love Liz Earle Skincare, and while on holiday it’s best to use what you know is best for your skin. I also have the cutest little bottle of Bioderma to take my make up off with and it is amazing! I’ve also packed a random few bits and pieces such as my Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter in case I get dry skin, The Body Shop Rasberry EDT and Soltan Sun Care Lip Balm.

Part 2: The Make Up

When travelling, I find it hard to know what make up bits to take. This time I have stuck to my everyday face with a few extras in case I want to change things up a little. First up, I’m taking two of my foundations. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (which I would hope to wear the majority of my holiday) for good skin days and Rimmel Wake Me Up when my skin needs that little bit of an extra boost. For Primer, I’m taking my trusty MAC Prep and Prime Skin, which is amazing and keeps bases on all day. I always tend to use two concealers, so I thought I would pop them both in my make up bag. Soap and Glory Kick Ass for those pesky blemishes and Collection Lasting Perfection for those tired under eye circles! For my eyebrows, I find on a day-to-day basis that Gimme Brow does the trick. I’m taking two mascaras, my favourite Le Volume De Chanel and Revlon Lash Potion*. You never know when ones going to run out, or whether you’ll want to go for a different lash look in the day to the evening. For Powder, I’m taking Rimmel Stay Matte, as it’s the only powder I own and it kind of does the trick. I’m taking my mini Benefit Hoola bronzer as this is also the only bronzer I own, and it’s nice to look a bit bronzed on holiday! For eye shadow, I thought I’d take my Naked Basics Palette as it’s a perfect travel size and you can do a whole eye look with the colours in there. For Lips I’m taking three products (minus my lip balm in Part 1) which are MAC Russian Red, Yves Rocher Lipstick in Rose Cocktail* and Barry M Loud Mouth in Show Off*.

Part 3: The Hair

I thought I’d include what hair essentials I would be taking, I haven’t included my GHD’s or Hair dryer as I think they are also unwritten essentials (like toothbrush and toothpaste). I’m taking my Tangle Teezer, as it’s the only thing I ever use to brush my hair so it’s pretty essential! I’m also taking some regular black bobbles for when or if I need to tie my hair up. I’ve included my Invisibobble as I use mine literally everyday, I’m taking a brand new one though as the one I use now is stretched to death and can barely tie my hair up anymore! I’m also taking three brand new scrunchies I picked up in New Look last week as I thought they’d be a cute way to change up my hair while I’m away.

What are you taking on your travels?

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