Thursday, December 19, 2013

What’s in my travel makeup bag, Christmas Edition!

I’m sure there more than one of you out there that have to travel to see family during the Christmas season. Packing makeup can be tricky for the holiday because you just never know where the Christmas festivities might take you! So I thought I would share with you what I’m taking in my makeup bag.

We have now entered -20 weather in Canada so it is a cold dry desert out there. Because I have dry skin I have to bring skincare with me. Ladies with Eczema one tip I can share is don’t go without your soothing hydrating skincare régime. With me I have some bit’s left over REN skincare packaging which I have saved the very last bit for this weekend. I am also bringing a mini Purity with me because I know it’s a great cleanser that works well for my skin.
How can I forget … I’m bringing my Avene Cold Cream because when the weather is cold this is the best thing to prevent my Eczema from flaring up. I literally don’t leave the house without this ever!

You can’t go wrong with good eye pallet. I love my Naked Urban Decay pallet because it has all the neutral shades you’d want. Plus it has a really nice dark black shadow, which you can use as liner or create a smoky eye look with. Another eye must have for me is a primer. For this trip I am bringing the classic MAC Painterly Paint Pot. I get great wear out of this because I like to wear it with eye shadow but its also nice worn alone too. Next thing I can’t forget is mascara! I know this will come to a shock but I will be bringing Essence Extreme Crazy Volume mascara.

Cheeks and face… well this is a no brainer! NARS Laguna, NARS Sin and my Chanel highlighting powder. For the face my Bourjois healthy mix and my Chanel Le Beige powder. Finally I finish my makeup selection by slipping in a couple of extra lip products. One I will not forget is a lip balm. I am bringing my NUXE Reve de Miel because it is my one of my favorites for this time of year.

This is one of those things I him and haw over for days prior to traveling. What do I want to smell like? Sweet, Christmassy but fresh, maybe slightly hippy with a touch of rose? Decisions decisions…
I know that this weekend is going to be a mostly relaxed event so while I would love to bring my Dior Addict, I think its just way too sexy for these kind of things. Instead I’m going to bring along Narciso Rodriguez Her with me. This fragrance is a great combination of musk and warm notes of amber and vanilla, very lady like but not in the annoying relative kind of way.

Well that’s everything that I am bringing with me and believe it or not it all fits in my tiny makeup bag!
Feel free to leave a comment let me know what your travel essentials are in the comments section.
Thanks for reading,



  1. Ooh, nice picks! The Naked Palette is coming home for Christmas with me as well! xo


    1. It's a great palette!
      Thanks for the comment