Monday, 10 August 2015

What's in my summer vacation wash bag??

So I'm off back to Sweden for a 'summer' holiday! I will mostly be out and about in the woods chasing photo opportunities of plants and animals with some wild swimming hopefully! :) I wanted to show you what's in my wash/makeup bag when I go on a 10 day trip...

Are you also a light packer, or a 'pay oversized luggage fees' kinda girl?!

Witch Doctor gel - best all-round healing gel there is for spots, cuts and grazes and insect bites. A must in my travel bag!
Nivea Soft - I use this as all-round cream for face, body and hands when I am away.
Piz Buin Dry Touch Face Fluid - a beautifully light face sunblock, works very well for me when I'm out and about for work and play as it's sweat and water resistant!
Simple Moisturising Face Wash - great for travel as it's gentle on skin but removes stubborn makeup and dirt.
Tony Moly Intense Care Dual Effect Sleeping Pack - I use these once a week, replumps the skin like magic, definitely need this if I am going to be out and about in the woods all day :)
No7 Total Renewal face scrub (discontinued) - I use this once a week religiously but now it's been replaced by the Botanics Radiant Youth Microdermabrasion Polish which is actually better! But I still have some left in this gift size tube.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Mask - I used a bit of this on my lengths after my 2in1 shampoo to detangle properly.
Aussie Aussome Volume 2in1 shampoo - the best 2in1 there is!
Nivea After Sun Lotion - my husband is 'secretly ginger' so he's prone to reddening in the sun, hence need this. Works well on heat rash too along with Piriton antihistamines.
Nivea Sun Pure and Sensitive Sun Cream (discontinued?) - I like this because it agrees better with my skin than your usual sun cream, but I think they don't sell it anymore?
Blink eye drops
Gillette ladies razor
Colgate toothpaste (and toothbrush, clearly)

And in terms of makeup, I am equally frugal:

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue - a miracle for my slightly ageing, dry skin; it also has a high SPF!
Seventeen Doll'd Up mascara - the best for all-day curl and volume :)
Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow cream in 'Pink Gold' - a fantastic neutral for every day glamour
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - nothing to say other than it's the best ever concealer.
Collection Love your lips SPF 15 lip gloss (discontinued) - why did you stop making this lip gloss, Collection?? *cry* Gorgeously non-sticky with a nice shine and the all important SPF.
bareMinerals mini kabuki - got this with a sample of the Ready foundation I believe, works great to buff foundation/concealer after you've applied it with fingers!

And things I forgot to put in the photo ...

Bar of soap!
Botanics Radiant Youth Super Serum - my must have serum!
Weleda Skin Food - super moisturising for anywhere on your body


Lauren Morgan said...

Great products, I also love the Aussie shampoo and the collection concealer

Lauren Morgan said...

Great products, I also love Aussie products and the collection concelar

Lina-Elvira said...

Thanks Lauren! So are you a light packer too??

Cali369 said...

I'm a decanter - everything goes in smaller bottles (except suncream if it's somewhere hot). Intrigued by the Tony Malony face pack and the Bare Minerals...

Lina-Elvira said...

Tony Moly is one if those Korean brands that are all the rage now. The sleeping pack is excellent, and there is an apple shaped hand cream I love but I've not had a chance to try many other things yet! Go try the Bareminerals at their counter - I love it and its so good for my skin bit I think the finish (very "dewy") isn't for everyone :)