Tuesday, 14 June 2016


I always overpack for holidays, always, it doesn't matter if I go away for three weeks or three days it is almost certain that there will be items of clothing I never once thought to wear and a ridiculous amount of makeup that would just sit unused on the hotel desk. But, I think I have cracked it. I went to Bruges just last week from Tuesday to Thursday for my birthday and for once I packed the perfect amount of makeup to take with me for a short trip. I was really happy, and a little surprised, that such few items could get me so far so I want to share with you what I took with me to Belgium as these products were long lasting and could take me from day to night. 

Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Palette (£10) This palette made with the help of British Beauty Blogger, Jane, is stellar. It has a beautiful array of neutral mattes for the day time and gorgeous baked coppery bronze shadows that look stunning on everyone. With 13 shadows to choose from, these are a fantastic selection of colours, I can see myself using this for days on end and not getting bored; there are just so many options. Plus it is compact and travel friendly, just toss this in your suitcase or overnight bag and all your eyeshadow needs are met. full review here

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver (£10) Currently, my favourite makeup base. It just glides over your skin, leaving your skin unbelievably smooth and soft. My makeup applies effortlessly over it, a great option to take travelling with you if you don't want to toss one of your expensive facial oils on a flight. I didn't take mine because I was terrified the glass bottle would break, but this worked just as well plus it really brightens up my sleep-deprived complexion. 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (£6) This foundation is still on trial, full review coming soon but I have heard such fantastic things about it that as soon as I saw it in Boots I snapped it up immediately. I really wish there were more shade ranges available, that is a huge con for me but I managed to find a decent enough shade. I also wish "drugstore" brands put a higher SPF in their foundations, it would give me peace of mind. So be wary of that if you pack an affordable base. 

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit in Medium/Dark (6.50) I have shared how much I love this with you all already. The size of it, and the shade range make it perfect for me. If the shades don't work for you, I would recommend checking out Sleek Makeup. Their contour kits are incredible and I have been using their Face Kit in Medium since forever. The Barry M Contour in Medium/Dark is a close second though. full review here

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara (£9) I know opinions are mixed on this mascara, but I love it simply because it is so easy to remove. Also it really lengthens my lashes, consequently making my eyes appear bigger and better framed. Especially as I have such terrible eyesight that my eyes are often lost behind my glasses, this mascara is a win all round for me. Plus, you get two wands with this so you can customise your look and I have had no experience with smudging, flaking or irritation. 

That is the end of my affordable travel edit, I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for reading. I would love to hear what your favourite products to travel with are in the comments down below. I will be sharing my trip to Belgium with you this evening so if you are a sucker for travel posts stay tuned and expect lots of photos. Hope you're having a pleasant week. Take care. 

What makeup do you take on holiday and where did you last travel to?




  1. that palette is such good value! Love the shades

    Hannah xx
    Raspberry Kitsch | UK Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  2. I can't get over how pretty the eyeshadow palette is!! Lovely post <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Honestly it's the best thing so perfect and cute for travel. I love! Xx

  4. Wow awesome picks! Definitely need to try that masacara.



    1. I highly recommend it, such a easy mascara to remove! Xx

  5. That eyeshadow palette is beyond gorgeous x



  6. Great post dear! Have an awesome day!xo

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

  7. I'm always overpacking. Even at home I have many more things than I actually use! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you had a fantastic time in Bruges! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  8. That eyeshadow palette looks so fun and vibrant, and perfect for a fun night out. I'd love to try that Maybelline mascara too :3


  9. I always take too many things with me when travelling and I know I will not use them but I take them with me anyway! I have this mascara and sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't :)


  10. Wonderful post! Love your blog! :) x
    Helena – Swedish girl in Tokyo

  11. Great post, I love the eye shadow post :) x

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  12. I really really want to try some of the body shop vitamin C range, but its never in their offers and drives me crazy. lol I love the eyeshadow palette too though, so beautiful :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  13. The contour kit sounds amazing, I need to try it out!

    Parie x

  14. That contour kit sounds amazing and I love the Maybelline matte + poreless liquid foundation! Mine came in the glass packaging, so I'm wondering if they changed it or if yours is a newer formula. Great list, girl!


  15. That palette looks awesome! I love the jewel tones, especially the greens. We now have Makeup Revolution in the US (only available in Ulta though), but the number of products are so limited. I don't even think they sell this palette over here!


  16. Lovely products!

    Take Care Doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

  17. barry m always has lovely products. even this contour kit<3 great picks

    xx from Brighton
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  18. I love that pallet! I'm really bad for travelling too and always take too much stuff with me! Always got to have options :)
    Kia x x x


  19. I used to always overpack, but ever since I started traveling with kids, I just have no space! Most of the time I take one base, one neutral blush, a neutral eyeshadow quad and a variety of bright lip colors to dress everything up.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  20. I don't overpack with makeup anymore since I take palettes with me these days. And Makeup Revolution is coming to Canada soon! I can't wait to get my hands on some of their products!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  21. These sound great! Add good things about the Barry M palette but I haven't tried it before!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  22. It looks a perfect pick for traveling, i need to try TBS vitamin C skin reviver.

  23. Same, I always always overpack, even if it's just a short trip. I like to be prepared for anything! my makeups will take up the most space in my luggage and it's the heaviest.


  24. That palette is completely amazing, I definitely need that in my life. You can pretty much create every look you'd ever need with it!

    The Makeup Directory

  25. Did you bring anything for the lips? Lipsticks and glosses are usually what I bring way too much of on vacation!

  26. I've never seen that eyeshadow palette before! The shades looks soo nice
    Kookii || Beauty By Her♥

  27. lovely picks dear, I love that contour kit. Packing makeup is a very difficult task for me. I try not to pack like a makeup girl :) x

  28. I'll definitely be trying that mascara, I'm going to jot it down on my list of things to buy right now!
    Aleeha xXx

  29. That eye shadow palette looks gorgeous!


  30. That eye palette looks stunning, I can't believe how many shades you get! It's so hard not to overpack on holiday but looks like you've got your beauty sorted :) x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  31. Great products! I would love to try that eye shadow palette :D

    Have a great day!

  32. I last travelled to Puerto Banus and I didn't take much makeup at all. Just eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss. and some under-eye concealer. xx

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  33. So interested to try that Skin Reviver. Wish you could review it or if you already have, could you lead me to it? :)


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