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What’s in My Travel Toiletries/Make-Up Bag?



Well that was a snappy title if ever I did see (write) one, having just got back from a weekend mini break with my boyfriend I thought I’d show you which products I took with me. They’re all products I’ve used before and are perfect for taking away with me as I know they work. I’ll do mini reviews of each thing but if you would like me to do a more in depth review of anything please let me know!

First of all, the bag that I contained all of my goodies in is from Soap & Glory and was in one of their gift sets from Boots this year, it might still be available in the sale if you’re lucky! It was filled with lots of little mini products.



Soap & Glory  - The Righteous Butter (50ml)

A product that I haven’t used for a good few years but I do love it, I got this mini size in the little travel bag and it’s reminded me of how amazing it is. It’s the perfect thick moisturising cream for dry skin, it really nourishes and hydrates the skin whilst feeling luxurious and expensive. The smell is amazing too. The mini size is great for travelling and will last for a while as you only need a tiny bit of product to moisturise your whole body.


LUSH – Shimmy Shimmy Massage Bar

A sweetly scented bar of glitter, what more could you want in a body product? This is great for adding both moisture and sparkles to your skin – it looks really amazing if you apply it to your collar bones for a night out. The smell really lasts a long time too, you could even get away with skipping the perfume if you’ve applied this.


LUSH – Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly

My most favourite LUSH product of all time, this shower jelly has the nicest scent in the world. It smells just like blackcurrant sweets, it’s very, very sweet and that lovely scent lasts on the skin all day. The Shower Jelly’s are shower gels that are made in jelly form, they lather up really well and are great fun to play with in the shower. Sweetie Pie is full of irridescent shimmers too, which make it so much more pretty! Not the most practical product for travelling but I just couldn’t help myself when I was choosing which products to bring along.


Marc Jacobs – Daisy Eau So Fresh On the Go!

This 20ml EDT is perfect for travelling as the bottle is so small  (and cute) I love the scent of this perfume too, it smells just like Parma Violets – yum!



Liz Earle - Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (30ml)

For removing make-up there really is no better cleanser than the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, it removes all traces of foundation and mascara effortlessly. I really enjoy the way it feels on my skin too, it’s quite a thick cream that isn’t too greasy at all and it just seems to melt away the make-up. When I’m travelling I always use this as the first stage in my cleansing process as it does it’s job so wonderfully.


DecleorAroma Cleanse Fresh Purifying Gel (10ml)*

After removing my make-up I like to cleanse again, I’ve been using this Decleor Gel Cleanser for this and it is really good. It makes my face feel so clean and fresh. The cleanser has a nice fresh scent and it really is a pleasure to use it, my skin loves it and it has made my face really smooth and soft. It’s perfect for using in the morning too as it really balances the skin and makes a lovely make-up base.

DecleorAroma Cleanse Fresh Mattifying Lotion (10ml)*

The Aroma Cleanse Fresh Mattifying Lotion works really well with the Purifying Gel as it also leaves the skin feeling non-greasy and primed ready for make-up. The toner works to mattify any oiliness and leave the skin super clean and exfoliated. It’s great for freshening up your face if you’re feeling a bit tired too, as the scent is quite refreshing.


The Body Shop – Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

After cleansing and toning I use this Body Shop Mattifying Day Cream, it’s really good for my combination skin as it mattifies but isn’t too drying on my more dry areas. The cream soaks into the skin really quickly and leaves it feeling so soft. The cream itself has a pleasant scent and the gel formula is really nice and cooling and soothing. Again this makes a perfect base for make-up.



Batiste - Tropical Dry Shampoo

An oldy but a goody, couldn’t live without Dry Shampoo! It’s such a little lifesaver when you’re travelling around – my hair takes so long to dry that I rarely wash it when I’m not at home. A little spritz of Batiste and we’re good to go!

Umberto Giannini - Beauty Secrets Catwalk Beauty Hairspray

This hairspray is pretty good, it’s not too crispy and it brushes out easily. It has a pretty nice scent too, ideal for keeping any up-dos in place! The bottle is really pretty too (probably why I bought it!)

Umberto Giannini – Glam Hair Backcomb in a Bottle

I love this product! It’s actually really good at giving you that backcombed look with hardly any work! I just spritz a bit at my roots and then rub it in – et voila! Loads of volume without the stickiness and tangles involved with backcombing and hairspray!

Hask Argan Oil – from Primark

I love a bit of hair oil and I picked this one up for £2.50 from Primark in the summer, I wasn’t expecting much from it to be honest but it’s actually pretty good. It leaves my hair soft, shiny and manageable, it smells pretty good too. The packaging is great for travelling, it’s made of plastic  and is nice and small. I usually apply this to wet hair after washing but I have also used it on dry hair to add a bit of life back into it and stop my ends looking so dry.

I wasn’t expecting this post to be quite so long but hopefully you’ve got some ideas for the next time you’re whisked away… if you’d like me to review anything in more depth just let me know and I’ll get on it!

What are your travel essentials?

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  1. This is very good and makes me want to plan a trip away now! ha I've used that argon oil and love it :)



    1. It's really good isn't it?

      Thanks for the comment love :) xx

  2. I love the Lush shimmy shimmy bar! I take this away with me if I'm going away too :) Some great little choices in here!

    1. It's such a lovely product, love the sparkles! xx

  3. This was good, I enjoy being nosy ;) Who is this boyfriend who seems to crop up a lot lately? Is he new? Oooh xx

  4. Marc Jacobs Daisy is one of my favourite perfumes & I love the little travel version x


    1. It's one of my favourites too, not the sort of scent I normally go for but I really enjoy wearing it! xx

  5. Sweetie Pie shower jelly is one of my Lush favourites too, it smells so good! I love the travel friendly Daisy perfume bottle!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

    1. It smells amazing doesn't it? I need to buy a new one now! :) xx

  6. I love reading these posts, unfortunately I don't think I'll be getting away any time soon and this makes me want to! Also realised I forgot to tweet you my NYE lips for #daretokiss, oops x

    1. Ahh no! I think packing is the best bit about going away! xx

  7. Great post, i love seeing things like this. i LOVE that body shop mattifying day cream, i just did a review about how much i love it!

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. It's really good isn't it? I forgot I had it to be honest but used it for the 3 days I was away and fell back in love with it! xx

  8. That lush shimmy bar is amazing, smells so gorgeous. I love the heart shaped massage bar as well, can't remember it's name but it is the most yummy smell. I still have one unopened because I can't face how depressing giving yourself a massage is haha xxx

  9. Liz Earle is an 'must have' for me.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.

    Emma x.x.x

  10. I love the wee Daisy by Marc Jacobs travel size, didn't even know they made one like this. Must look out for one as I love all Marc Jacobs perfumes. x

    PS I only started blogging yesterday and would love if you could visit my blog and maybe follow me or give some feedback. Thank you xx


    1. It was out in the summer, I'm sure you'll still be able to find it though! And I will definitely check out your blog! xx


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