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My travel Beauty essentials

Is this too much for the sake of vanity on a two week holiday? 

Nah. I don't think so. I have been good as it's got all of my hair, skin care and make-up must haves that I could not live without. I mean I could but just not as happily. 

So my trip to India was fantabulous. I have never really enjoyed so much there as I did this time. I wish I could travel all over the country though. This time however I was only glued to Mumbai which is a country in its own really! The weather was gorgeous as well and I couldn't ask for more. It fluctuated happily between high twenties and thirty degree celsius, with mild breeze always accompanying it. My made up face did not melt as presumed and the weather in fact gave me a gorgeous glow.

My trusted Foundations in the humid climate there were Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Foundation that helped keep my skin blemish free and provided a demi matte finish and Cover FX Cream Foundation that gave me super full coverage in minutes whilst looking natural and although dried to a dewy finish, did not end up looking greasy at all. 

Yes I like to ditch my contact lenses on a holiday as you can tell. But I did enjoy flaunting my slightly geeky Michael Kors glasses a lot!

A special mention goes out to these skincare products that kept my skin blemish free, hydrated and basically well balanced throughout. 

The Shiffa Healing Blam worked wonders as a mask, heavy duty moisturiser and gave a gorgeous glow to the skin without breaking it out. My two new cheaper than chips moisturisers from Superdrug also came in handy without making a hole in the wallet. A facial spay is a must have on a holiday and I highly recommend the LP Skin Therapy one for combination skin as it's not sticky or greasy at all. The OCS Spray gloss worked great for keeping my locks tame and glossy in the humidity so two thumbs up to it for that. 

And for the most exciting part, well at least for me as I spent hours trying to strategically and logically select products for my bag that I would take with me in the airplane. Ensuring it consisted of all my hair, skin care and make-up essentials, whilst staying within the liquid restrictions and without being too heavy, I think I did a pretty decent job. 

I chose to carry my Cover FX Cream Foundation that I cannot praise enough. A Le Metier De Beaute concealer that costs a bomb for around £60 but is a life saver and an island must-have so do check it out. For a pop of colour, my trusty Jemma Kidd Lip & Cheek tint with its beetroot like colour never fails to give a just-jogged look. MAC's Lickable Lipstick is a new addition to my vanity which I chose to carry along with Pixi's Magic Lip Tint that is the best combination of lipbalm, lipstick and lipgloss all in one.

Shiffa's Healing Balm is what I used as a face mask to keep my skin out of contact with the cabin air and I have to say I had such beautifully glowing skin on landing, which I never see in the UK! The Dermalogica Power Recovery Face Mask was a bit of a disappointment as it didn't hydrate well and broke me out. 

What are your airplane/holiday must-haves? I am planning to head over to Paris or Spain sometime in December-January so any tips would be great!

Supergirl said...

Great post! I love to take sample size products for travels, it saves so many space in the luggage! ;)

maya said...

I love these sort of posts! Great!

different strokes!! said...

lov the blush u hav applied ..which one is it

different strokes!! said...
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Sheefa F said...

@Different strokes - It's Jemma Kidd Lip & Cheek Tint with a bit of Chanel's Rose Petale :)

Unknown said...

Great post! I'm new to this whole universe of blogging and have just "discovered" ur blog. Really enjoying going thru all ur posts :)
One product I always travel with is L'Occitane 100% pure Shea Butter. The small 8gm tin is perfect for travel and this butter is gr8 for dry hands/feet/lips, a teeny bit also helps tame frizzies n u can use it as baby diaper cream too!




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