For now I thought I would share with you what my travel handbag (or backpack I should say) looks like... I'm also hoping I can share with you my travel makeup bag at some point, if I ever manage to narrow down what makeup I should bring (being away for so long makes me want to bring my entire collection haha but I need to be sensible with my packing so it's taking some time deciding my final makeup choices). I'm not going to go through essentials such as my passport, wallet, things like that as I'm going to try stick to the beauty stuff, especially the products I like to carry when travelling.
So first up I've packed two deluxe perfume samples, clearly I've too much room in my backpack, but I figured these will be perfect while I'm away for the summer to carry in my purse. I'm also bringing a full sized fragrance in my suitcase, but these little samples will be kept for on the go. First up I've got Paco Rabanne Olympea which is a feminine fragrance with floral & vanilla notes, perfect for this time of year. Then I have a recent addition Prada Candy Kiss, which feels like a very sophisticated fragrance with the perfect mix between musk & sweetness (definitely one to check out).
Moving onto the handbag lip products, which is where I've clearly got hoarding problems. Usually I tend to stick to one lip balm (here I have the lovely Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve Beauty Balm*) since my lips get so dry, but seeing as I'm travelling I've found the perfect excuse to add a few nude lip choices to the mix (always good to have plenty of options on a long flight to Dublin I say... more like an hour flight haha). My only excuse is that most of them are deluxe mini sizes... First up I've got an old Clinique Lip Pop favourite in shade Nude Pop, which I picked up in a Glamour magazine a while back. Then I've got a recent addition which is fast becoming a favourite and that is the TooFaced Melted Lipstick* in shade Melted Chihuahua. I never thought I would like brown toned lipsticks but I am in love with this one, not to mention that I just love the formula so clearly I am itching to get my hands on more shades very soon. Last up I've got a super glossy Victoria's Secret Flavoured Gloss shade Indulgence, which I received as a gift a while back and it's been living in my handbag ever since. This is a lovely gloss, with a hint of colour, high shine and a gorgeous fragrance.
So with the other miscellaneous bits such as snacks, games, toys, drinks, iPad (all for Ellie might I add), I tend to leave my beauty essentials at that, because there's not much room left anyway. With a short flight however I barely even use half of these, but it's always good to have them with me especially when they don't take up much room as deluxe/travel sizes. I'd love to hear what your beauty must haves do you carry with you when travelling?
*Post includes PR samples
*Post includes PR samples