What's in my make-up bag: travelling

Hi everyone!

Recently I went to Milan for a weekend away and deciding what to take in my make-up bag was certainly a struggle especially because we were only taking hand luggage so I could only take the bare essentials but I thought I'd show you all what I took.

Firstly we'll start off with the cosmetic bag which I got from H&M the day before my holiday! The reason I got it was because it is huge which was perfect since I could add my toiletries to it as well and keep everything in the same place instead of having two separate bags.

Make-up bag - H&M £5.99 Buy it here

Moisturisers since I have very dry skin I had to make sure that I had a good selection while keeping in mind the 100ml per item limit on hand luggage , so here are my must have picks for travellers.

First is the Malin and Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturiser, which basically is just a great everyday basic moisturiser that makes it essential for travelling and on the go use.

Secondly is another from Malin and Goetz and its the Mojito Lip Balm which I am just absolutely in love with because it is a very thick product that moisturises your lips so well, and because I have very dry lips I've taken to using it every night before I go to bed which has gotten rid of my chapped lips completely!

And lastly for the moisturiser category is the Clinque Moisture surge extended thirst relief which with its thick and ultra moisturising consistency is great for those spots that need just an extra bit of tender loving care, I use it predominately on my nose and on my forehead.

Malin and Goetz Buy here
Clinique Buy here

Brushes, although I went away and could only take a few things it's still important to have the right make-up brushes to hand so I only took three but they're definitely the most important three in my opinion.

They are the Real-techniques buffer brush and the Real-techniques contour brush, I also took a cheap flat eye-shadow brush that I got from boots a few years ago.

Real-Techniques Brush Kit Buy it here

Make-up, now for the part we're all here for the actual make-up.

I took my foundation of the moment which is Maxfactor Colour Adapt foundation which is a great medium coverage foundation that I use in the shade '45 warm almond'.

To cover up an darker spots or imperfections I took my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer which is a very thick full cover concealer that covers literally any imperfections seamlessly, I use this in the colour 'cool medium'.

For an extra subtle coverage under my eyes I use the No 7 Beautiful skin dark circle corrector which works well as a subtle concealer as well as adding a bit of moisture underneath my eyes as well.

For my mascara I just took my mascara of the moment which is the 5 in 1 wonderlash mascara by The One and I'll be honest that I'mm still on the fence about this mascara, the packaging is wonderful and looks like amazing quality but there's something about the mascara it self that I'm not too fond of, I just can't seem to put my finger on it.

Maxfactor foundation Buy it here
Collection concealer Buy it here
No 7 Dark circle corrector Buy it here
The One mascara Buy it here

Colour, everyone's face needs a bit of colour but having limited space all I took was a mini eye shadow palette, a lip colour, a blusher and a bronzer.

For the eyeshadow I took my Bourjois Eye PEarls Quintet in the shade 62 which is a combination of purple which I just love, it has all the colours needed to create the perfect smokey eye without having to carry around a bunch of products.

For my blusher I currently use the Maxfactor creme blusher in shade light pink which gives my cheeks just a faint healthy glow and doesn't make it look overly make-uped.

For my bronzer I took my trusty Maybelline Dream Sun triple bronzering powder which I use as a light contour everyday and I just can't get enough of it!

And finally lastly I took my Clinique chubby stick which gives a nice natural tint to the lips without drying them out.

Bourjois Eye Pearls Buy it here
Blusher Buy it here
Bronzer Buy it here
Chubby Stick Buy it here


Lush Haul

Hello everyone!

Sorry for being so quiet again for so long, it seems to be my trademark at the moment! Once again I'll promise to do my best this time round to be more punctual in the future, so now on to todays post.
Recently everyone seems to be doing a Lush Valentines day haul so I thought I would kind of jump on the bandwagon and make my own one although I do have two products in here that aren't part of the Valentines edition I thought I would add them in here too.

The first product is called Floating Flower which is a bath bomb that's made with Jasmine absolute, Cypress oil and ylang ylang oil. It smells amazing, looks incredibly pretty in the water, makes your skin that Lush trademark soft and is guaranteed to relax you after a long days work. I was slightly disappointed though because when it arrived in the post the texture seemed a bit chalky and was almost falling apart, hence why I used it straight away but it didn't seem to hinder the product in the slightest.

Next is Unicorn Horn which is a bubble bar that is made with Lavender oil, Ylang ylang oil and neroli oil. I'm going to be honest that I haven't used this product yet but I do love the way it smells especially because lavender is my favourite scent ever, although I'm not quite sure what a unicorn horn has to do with Valentines day but lets not question it.

Ultrabland is a product that I've been wanting to try for a really long time, it's a creamy facial cleanser with honey, rose water, almond oil and iris extract. I've only used this once now and I can already tell a huge difference, my face is very moisturised and has a healthy glow, I can't wait to see the result of using this over a long period of time simply because I've heard so many good reviews about it. It is quite expensive at £7.25 for 45grams but a little really does go a long way and I can see this lasting me a good while.

The next product is Lonely Heart which is another bubble bar made with bergamont oil, rose absolute and lemongrass. This product is quite different from the others as it has a much more fresh smell which reminds me quite a bit of spring so I'm excited to use this as a morning product to wake me up.

Next is Golden Slumbers and is the one that I'm the most excited about because it is intensely lavendery and I'm definitely going to use this after a long day at work with a glass of white wine. Unfortunately this is one of the Kitchen exclusive products which means there are only a few made and sold online, this one is now sold out but it might come back and there are loads more exclusive products online.

Lastly is probably the most hyped up product of this valentines range which is Love Locket, and it is huge! I am so excited to get to the surprise in the centre and might actually leave this until valentines day as a little present to myself! Unfortunately I can't seem to find it online at the moment but it should still be in the shops!

Click here to go to where you can find the some of the products listed in this post! Please be aware that some of these products are limited edition and seasonal. 

Hope all you lovely readers have a lovely weekend and I'll pop back in again soon!