I’m off on a little breakaway for the Christmas period 🙂 Obviously being a beauty junkie, the products I bring, are quite important to me. This post is going to cover all of the skincare with the added daily bits and pieces I will use. Basically everything other than makeup, I will cover all that in another post soon 🙂
First up the skincare and body essentials.
I prefer a cream deodorant. And I think cream and roll ons travel more safely too.
Toothpaste and toothbrush:
I have a mini of one of my favourite toothpastes, the Beverly Hills Perfect White, that is actually black because it contains charcoal. I bloody loves this toothpaste and I have a matching toothbrush because I’m fancy that comes with a head cover on it which is so handy.
I have a mini Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel from The Body Shop. God I love minis, don’t you?
I’m bringing three body creams…extremely excessive I know, but they all have different uses.
I have a mini Atoderm moisturiser from Bioderma. I got this in a Bioderma Christmas skincare set that I reviewed here not too long ago. I’ll keep this for using anywhere that gets really dry.
I’m going to bring one of the Nivea In Shower Body Moisturisers with me too, for everyday use.
This is the new one, that’s apparently for ‘firming’. It has little menthol massage beads in it though, so I think it will be good for the hotter weather. (we’re going to Lanzarote, so hoping it will be warmer than Ireland :).
The third moisturiser is a gradual daily bronzer from The Tan.
I do not get a sun tan, I’m freckly and pale, so this will come in handy to keep me looking somewhat alive. I really like this one, it dries quickly and doesn’t make you stink too much.
As I am a paley, I am going to bring an instant tan too.
My favourite at the minute which I have a review and demo of here is the shimmer version of Cocoa Brown’s new Instant Tan Bronzing Gel.
It’s such a handy tan and is water resistant. This will get alot of use.
I bought some fancy disposable razors because it’s Christmas and they were half off in Boots 😉
Boring and a pain but necessary if the pins are going to be on display.
Sun protection will be really important too.
It will be hopefully in the 20’s in Spain, so I’m going to bring P20 SPF in Factor 30. This is water resistant for up to 10 hours and it soaks in well so it doesn’t add to the clammy feeling…I really hate feeling clammy 🙂
For face SPF I’m bringing the Bioderma BB Cream.
I’ve never used this before so I am hoping it doesn’t melt off my face. It contains SPF 30 and is anti redness so will hopefully camouflage my red cheeks if I over heat.
To wash my face, I am bringing the Ultra Brightening Cleanser from Neostrata.
I’ve only used this a couple of times, but so far I like it, and I thought bringing it with me would let me give it a try properly.
I have a mini eye makeup remover from Thalgo.
This is an oily solution which is my favourite for eye makeup remover. I always use waterproof mascara so it’s a necessity.
For pre cleanser, I’m bringing a mini of the holy grail Bioderma Micellar Water.
Perfect travel companion 🙂
I have no night time eye cream to bring I’ll have to buy one in the airport but for daily use, The Body Shop Drops of Youth eye gel is coming.
I’ve been using this for a while now and really like it.
To tone I have a mini of one of my faves the Neostrata Oily Skin Solution.
If you suffer with spots and have oily skin like me, this is such a brilliant product.
Again, because I’m high maintenance I am bring another toner. This will double as a facial mist and makeup setting spray too though. This is the La Roche Posay Serozinc.
I have a full review of this bad boy here if you want a more indepth description of it. It has become a skincare staple for me.
For night cream, I am bringing this cute mini Oils Of Life Facial Oil from The Body Shop.
Skincare is covered I think (I hope).
There’s much less going on in my haircare regime.
I’m trying out the L’Oreal Pro Fiber Revive shampoo and conditioner.
I have a mini Moroccan Oil.
This stuff is great for nourishing the hair and great for dry ends so comes in very handy in the hotter weather.
For the evening to jazz up my hair a bit, I’m bringing my favourite texturising spray from Charles Worthington.
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the Oribe cult spray, give this a go. It’s great for root lift if you’re like me and you don’t like back combing your hair.
A bit of hairspray is a must for me.
I have a mini (so many minis I know) of this L’Oreal soft hairspray. My frizzy bits will thank me 🙂
And by golly I think that’s it! Too much? Probably. I was a scout for my whole childhood though and our motto was always be prepared 🙂