Monday, October 15, 2012

What's In My Toiletries & Makeup Bag!?

Back in July, my friends gave me a one night getaway to Niagara Falls for me and the boyfriend to enjoy.  While I don't like sharing my gifts (yes I'm a tad selfish), I do enjoy going away.  We decided it would be great to go in the Fall and were recently there.  I thought I'd show you what I took with me.

My Bag!

To cleanse and tone my skin, I took my Blum Naturals wipes and a sample of Fresh Soy Cleanser to avoid taking my heavy Pangea one.  I tried the Soy cleanser a couple of years ago and never liked it but I thought it would come in handy just to remove any excess makeup and save space, which it did.  I also took my Pangea Toner (in the Discovery Kit sized travel bottle) to use on my freshly cleansed skin and Sukin Toner (love this stuff) to set my makeup.

To moisturize my skin, I took my Weleda Soothing Almond Lotion and two sample sized products.  I've had the Origins VitaZing SPF 15 sample for a couple of months now and I love it for when I'm not in the mood to do my makeup. It's white but the colour adapts to your skin colour and just gives your (mine anyway) a gorgeous glow. I'm sad that they're owned by Estee Lauder because otherwise I would buy the full size. The second sample I had received from Fresh Faced on my most recent purchase and it's the One Love Organics Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster Serum, say that 3 times fast, which I am loving! It is so hydrating and also makes my skin glow (without the tint of colour).

For the bath , I took Pretty Chamomile & Ginger Bath Salts, Lush Yuzu & Cocoa Bubbleroon and Pangea Shower Gel.  I'm not a bath girl but was determined to take a bath in the jacuzzi at our hotel PLUS I really wanted to use up the bath salts and try out the Lush bubble bars.  While I enjoyed the bath salts and bubbleroon, I wouldn't repurchase unless I knew I was going away and planned on taking a bath.  The combo was delicious (smelled amazing) and made my skin super soft but I still don't enjoy baths for longer than 15 minutes lol.  I don't think I've heard many girls/women say that!

I also took my beloved Kiss My Face Toothpaste, Dr. Mist Deodorant, and Andalou Naturals Body Lotion which I put into the smaller container below it to save space.

For makeup, it was simple.  The only reason I took so much is because we were going to the casino and I wanted to freshen up my look.  I took my Tarte lip stain in Hope, Stila In the Light Palette, Sante Powder, Alima Bronzer, Pure+Simple Blush, Tarte Cream Shadow, Origins Concealer and Zuzu Mascara (review to come).  I took a few brushes, as you can see below, just the basics.  There's a blending, lid, pencil, fluffy, angled, and foundation brush, as well as another lid brush that I use to buff my concealer in.

I also took some other stuff like perfume, bobby pins, hair clips, hair brush, etc but didn't picture it here because it's lame lol.  I love reading posts like this and hope you did as well!

What are your overnight/weekend travel essentials?


  1. omg I lovveee that Andalou lotion!! It smells exactly like my favorite John Masters Blood Orange one but sooo much cheaper!

    1. you're right! I don't know why I didn't put the scents together. I don't think it absorbs as well as the JM one though, do you?


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