Tuesday, 27 May 2014

What's In My Travel Toiletries Bag

Well this bag was considerably easier to pack than my makeup bag! I managed to find a pretty big toiletries bag for just £4 from Primark, which fits all of these products in with quite a bit of room to spare, just in case I've missed anything out!


I've really cut back on my skincare products for the holiday - there's no way I'd be able to fit in every single product I use in a week, so having a few days off my usual routine won't hurt. For cleansing, I am taking the No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes. Whilst I don't tend to use wipes very often, these wipes do a good job at removing makeup without drying out my skin, so they'll do for a few days! Plus, I got them for just £2 using a No7 voucher - bargain!
For my toner, and to just refresh my skin throughout the day, I am taking the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. This will work really well at cooling down my face in the heat.
To moisturise in the morning, I will use the Body Shop Vitamin C Moisturiser with SPF 30, to give my face some protection from the sun.
As I'll be in a hot country, I thought I might want a lighter moisturiser in the evening, so I'm taking my usual daytime moisturiser, Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +, and just switching up which time of day I use it.
In case my skin does need a little more moisture at any time though, I am bringing along with me a mini of the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.
I'm only taking one eye cream with me, the Super Facialist Vitamin C Eye Cream, which I normally use in the mornings but I thought for the sake of this holiday, using it in the evening too won't hurt.
For my lips I am taking with me my trusty Body Shop Lip Butter in Shea Butter. This leaves my lips feeling so soft and moisturised, so this will make it's way into my beach bag to take with me wherever we go.
I'm taking my Eyeko eyelash curlers to give my lashes a more dramatic look in the evenings. Unfortunately they wouldn't fit in my makeup bag, so they've had to live in my toiletries bag for now.
You may remember be also mentioning in my travel makeup bag post that my foundations were too bulky to fit in my makeup bag too. So, I've put a few pumps of some of my favourites into travel pots, so I have a bit of choice. In the top is NARS Sheer Glow, then Rimmel Match Perfection and two shades of my favourite summer foundation, Rimmel Wake Me Up, just in case I need the darker shade towards the end of the holiday!


I'm so glad my favourite shampoo & conditioner, Aussie Miracle Moist, come in miniature form! I haven't used these for quite a while, as I have been experimenting with some cheaper alternatives, but when I saw these in Superdrug, I had to treat myself to Aussie again for the holiday.
I bought the Avon Argan Oil Leave in Treatment a while ago but I'm yet to try it. I thought the holiday would be the perfect opportunity to try it, since my hair is likely to get a little dry & frazzled from the heat.
Though, I have aimed to prevent this by purchasing the Mark Hill Holiday Hair Cover Up, which is a protection spray designed to protect your hair and scalp from the sun, and stop them from drying out so much. Hopefully this will work well, as my scalp is pretty dry at the best of times!
My favourite dry shampoo at the moment is the Dove dry shampoo, but I couldn't find a mini of it anywhere, and the full size would be too bulky for my bag, so I've opted for the Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo instead. It's not a bad dry shampoo, so it'll do for a week or so.
Then finally, I've packed the boring essentials - my Tangle Teezer and a few spare hair bands - I think these are pretty self explanatory!


My favourite perfume is Marc Jacobs Daisy. Whilst I was packing, I remembered that a few years ago my boyfriend treated me to a refillable travel size bottle, so I went on the hunt for it. I managed to track in down, so of course that had to make it's way into my toiletries bag. Now I don't have to worry about fitting a great big full-size bottle in my suitcase somewhere.
One of my Christmas presents off my mum was a set of mini Shower Gels from The Body Shop, which I have been saving for when I go away for weekends or holidays. For this particular holiday, I have decided to take with me the Satsuma shower gel. This one is my favourite for waking me up in the shower in the mornings.
I've also pack a mini bottle of Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil, just in case I fancy treating myself to a little something different. I'll only get a couple of uses out of it though, so I'll be using it sparingly!
To moisturise my body, I'm taking a sample size of the Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Body Souffle. I've tried this before in a sampler set I received and I love this scent the most so, when I received it in my Birchbox a while ago, I knew I was going to be saving it for my honeymoon, as it's so expensive to replace.
I've also got a mini bottle of Boots Soltan SPF 30 Sun Cream in my toiletries bag. Don't worry this isn't the only sun protection we are taking! The larger bottles are going in my boyfriend's suitcase, as he'll have a lot more room than me! This little bottle is just for us to take if we go out for the day, away from the hotel, so that we don't have to lug one of the bigger bottles around with us all day.
Again, I just have some boring essentials left, which are my razor and deodorant - my toothpaste will be in my boyfriend's suitcase, along with the toothpaste and mouthwash, it just made sense to keep it all together haha!

Do you have any of the products that I have packed in my toiletries bag? What products do you take with you when you go on holiday?

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