My Travel Beauty Essentials

The time has finally come for my family’s annual trip to San Francisco and I couldn’t be any more excited! San Fran is our favorite city in the USA and we make sure to visit at least once a year to see the Golden Gate Bridge and have breakfast at Mama’s. This year, I’m making sure to pack all the beauty and hygiene essentials and share them all with you! All of the necessary bits are going to be housed in this Kate Spade Travel Case (old, similar here). There are four compartments/pockets for all of my products and it fits a crazy amount of it all!

Skin, Body, Miscellaneous

For the skincare, I’ve got my trusty Origins Make A Difference Rejuvenating Cream Cleanser, Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix, Sei Bella Anti-Aging Serum, Origins A Perfect World For Eyes Eye Cream, Rosebud Salve Lip Balm, Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer, and The Body Shop Camomille Waterproof Eye and Lip Remover (plus cotton rounds). I’ve also got my toothbrush, Colgate Toothpaste, Dove Go Fresh Cucumber Deoderant, and a clip and hair tie.


For brushes, I have loads of them from Real Techniques (purple, orange, and pink handles) that I’ll be bringing with me. I’ve got the Brow Brush, Deluxe Crease Brush, Contour Brush, Buffing Brush, Multitask Brush, Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush, Base Shadow Brush, and Domed Shadow Brush. I also have the Eco Tools Blush Brush (wooden handle) and Flat Shadow Brush (wooden handle). There is a random blending brush (clear handle) that I can’t remember the name of and a few blending brushes from Elf (black handles) with an Elf Packing Brush (black handle) and Powder Brush (black handle). Last but not least is a sole MAC 217 (white brush head) that I take with me absolutely everywhere.


I probably won’t be painting my nails while on my trip but just in case, I have a handful of essentials on hand (ha ha ha). The OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover is a great size for travel, the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat, OPI Nail Lacquer in Barefoot in Barcelona, Formula X Shine Top Coat, and Revlon by Marchesa Nail File.


This section is arguably the most exciting, so I saved it for last! I tried to streamline my products as I’ll only be in SF for a few days, but I couldn’t resist packing all of the essentials. I’ll be bringing the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Sand Beige, NARS Lipstick in Gipsy, NARS NARSissist Eye Palette, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in shade 5, Chloe Eau de Parfum Rollerball, Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Granite, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard, The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in Medium Matte 03, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Rimmel Stay Matte Primer, LancĂ´me Lip Lover in Rose Contre-Temps, Shu Uemura S Curler, MAC Lipstick in Modesty, Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede Perfume, Revlon Tweezers, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze, Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Petale, and Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in Ochre.

Wow, what a mouthful! Let’s all just take a breather for a moment after all that information. I know this probably looks like I’m over packing (which I am), but I like to be prepared for every situation and circumstance possible when it comes to my beauty and hygiene regime. Stay tuned for tomorrow where I’ll be showing you what I’m taking in my carry on bag!