damning evidence here!). But there is only so much that will fit into one of those annoying plastic security bags - so thank God for mini products, is all I can say! Thanks to space saving teeny tiny toiletries I was able to cram in pretty much everything I needed or wanted for the three days I was away (in Aberdeen in Scotland, thank you for asking!).
So here's what came with me in my hand luggage:
SKIN: Serum and moisturiser samples from the Elizabeth Arden Prevage range; mini cleanser from Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference range and 8 Hour Cream sample tube; shower gel, eye cream and 3-in-1 cleansing emulsion from Korres Party Survival Kit (currently reduced in the ASOS sale!); tiny 10g tub of Sudocrem.
HAIR: 60 ml bottles of Ojon Volume Advance Shampoo and Conditioner
>FACE: Small bottle of Teint Visionnaire, Lancôme's latest foundation, and full sized Amazing Cosmetics concealer - both of which I've been trialling. Mini Watt's Up highlighter from Benefit. A Clarins lip balm and three lipsticks: Rimmel lipstick in 107, and Hot Plum and Shocking Coral from new Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids Collection (launching Feb.) Three eyeliners too: Estee Lauder felt tip pen liner, Isadora gold pencil, mini Urban Decay pencil in brown (shade Demolition). Kevyn Aucoin mascara.
SCENT: Very handily, this 30ml bottle of Roger & Gallet fragrance arrived shortly before my trip. The scent, Ginger, is my latest obsession - it's soft, warm and spicy, without being overpowering in the least. The smaller size is ideal for travelling and the smaller pricetag, €17.50, is easier on the pocket, too.
NON-LIQUIDS: Lancôme eye and brow kit, Inglot gold pigment powder, Deborah Milano blusher, Clarins bronzer,
|Excuse their grubby appearance - they're well loved pieces of kit!|
Listed out, that looks like a lot of products - because let's face it, it is - but with most of them being cute little miniatures and samples, I can still claim to be travelling light. Next time though? We're definitely checking a case.
|Here's what it looked like on my face!|
>Do you prefer to pack lightly, or pay to check in your luggage? And do you have any travel beauty essentials? I'd love to know what they are - do share 'em in the comments!