Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Beauty | My Travel Beauty Bits

I'm a massive buzz of excitement right now! If you hadn't guessed by the title of todays' blog post, I'm actually going on holiday at the end of the month - Wahoo! Dan & I have booked a 5 night stay in Berlin & I for one, am ridiculously excited right now! With holidays obviosuly comes the fun part of packing, so today I'm going to be talking through what beauty bits I'll be taking with me.

We're traveling to Germany where temperatures are predicted to range between -2˚ and 1˚... So a tad (understatement) chilly & I'd much rather cram my suitcase with hats, scarves, gloves, basically anything that's going to keep my little bod warm rather than cosmetics. Because my suitcase space is going to be predominantly knitwear I'm packing sensible with beauty bits, only taking items I feel are going to be 100% necessary. Let's take a look!

Unfortunately my suitcase wont accommodate my rigorously lengthy skincare routine so I will be resorting mainly to skincare wipes, which I know isn't the best for my skin, but in situations like this I feel needs must. I use the Skin System wipes from ASDA mainly out of convenience, but I find them really soft, gentle and not overly drying to the skin. I'll be using the wipes to get rid of any leftover makeup the Body Shops' Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash hasn't reached. To remoisturise my skin I'll be taking the Derma V10 Radiance Face Cream which is highly brightening so will work brilliantly with the almost freezing temperatures in Berlin. Seems like I'm going Body Shop  crazy but over winter I've really enjoyed using Almond Hand & Nail Cream so I'll be popping this in my makeup bag too, because no doubt my hands are really going to take a battering with the temperatures over there. Hairwise, I couldn't not take my Pro:Voke Touch Of Silver Shampoo & Conditioner... Since I had my hair dyed I've not used anything else because I adore how ashy it keeps my blonde ends. Finally to indulge I'll be taking my small bottle of Snow Fairy, because who doesn't love that gorgeously, sickly sweet scent!

Makeup wise I'm being uber conservative with the bits I'm taking - I'm really on a needs must, type of basis with the products that I'm packing. I can't not take my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, it's one of the best products & the best £10 I've ever spent. If you're after a dewy medium coverage foundation I couldn't recommend this enough. To add definition to my face I'll be taking the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Blush, Bronze & Brighten palette as it's an amazing, multitasking little product. Of course I'll be taking the Benefit Browzings along with a fab new find in the Essence Plump No Clump Volume Mascara. (I'm sure I'll have a blog post coming up about this soon.) Lip wise I'm going to be taking my new fave matte shade which is Mac's Mocha along with The Body Shops' Lip Scuff to exfoliate.

As I'm sure you can tell, packing two weeks before we fly, that I'm very very very excited to go to Berlin. If you have any travel posts or tips on attractions to see I'd love to know.

Thank you once again for reading. Claire.x  


  1. Oooh, that's so exciting, I'd love to go to Berlin!!! I hope you enjoy your trip :)x

    1. Thank you!! I can't wait now. Not long to go at all. X


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