Travel Beauty Must Haves

22 February 2018

Currently Mathieu and I are taking a mini city break to Edinburgh to catch up on some wedding planning. I love packing for a trip or weekend getaway. I know some people despise it and will leave it to the last minute but I am one of those people that pack ten days earlier than needed. Aside from organising my clothes and whatnot, I love to set out a wash bag and organise my make up and skincare. As Mathieu and I are saving for a wedding,  we have agreed on no holidays till it’s all over. But to keep our sanity, every couple of months we take a small trip somewhere overnight, keeping it cheap with AirBnB, just to get out of Chester for a day or two. 

By doing this I’ve gotten used to downsizing my skincare items and adding to it when needed, and also? Buying extra pots and bottles. Why do I get excited about that stuff, I’ll never know, I’m blaming it on cute minis. 

Chucked into the depths of my wash bag you can find a mini toothpaste, a fold up toothbrushes and an abundance of hair pins. I like to take along a mini deodorant8 and I usually opted for mini roll ons but that was until I discovered Native Company's Coconut & Vanilla powder deodorant. I got this in a Birchbox and wasn't too keen on the idea of scooping out and applying my deodorant until I gave it a whirl. I was pleasantly surprised by how I loved the product, it worked, felt comfortable and smelt amazing. I kept getting wafts of coconut whenever I moved, I can't complain about that. This is the sample size and you get it in stick form but for now this cute jar is my travel go to. 

Next up I religiously go everywhere with my mini vials of Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate and the Daily Reviving Concentrate. I adore these oils and they are a permanent staple in my skincare. Hopefully I'll get around to sharing my skincare routine up on here soon. Speaking of Kiehls I was given the minis and a wash bag for Christmas by a friend and I have loved trying out the products as I wouldn't have bought them for myself. I have loved the Ultra Facial Moisturiser mini and definitely think I may purchase the full size. I usually use the Ultra Facial Cream with SPF but I love how lightweight the moisturiser feels in the morning. I also enjoyed the mini Shampoo and Conditioner. I wouldn't really choose Kiehls for Haircare as they're my trusted skincare loves but I have definitely fallen for the Smooth Oil Infused Shampoo paired with Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Conditioner  even using the mini sizes I saw a huge difference in hair and was impressed straight away. My hair was left thick, shiny and smelling good. They ticked all the boxes for me. Next up comes the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser, I keep this in my travel wash bag as I do love it and love that it does the job and really cleanses my skin. I don't keep it on my skincare rotation though as I find it a little drying after use. If I don't moisturise straight away, my face definitely feels a little stripped. 

So here are a few of my wash bag staples for when I travel also containing as many samples that I can cram into it.

Whats in your wash bag? x

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