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Hellooooo everyone !

Staying over at people’s houses or hotels requires lotS of decisions, the most important being ‘how do I get all my skincare in one bag ?!’ Depending on where I’m off to, I can usually get away with taking less and compacting down the products I use, and I also get to try out some minis.

I haven’t done a ‘What’s in my Bag ?’ before, so I thought with it being summer now and a lot of you will be off around the world or on city-breaks I would do a What’s in my Travel Bag to give you some more inspiration and ideas for what and how to pack.

Bag – Clarins

I have collected many sample over the years, and also many travel pots so downsizing isn’t too hard. I would recommend going to your local Debenhams and asking for samples of certain products, or when you buy several items ask for extra things to try – sometimes you have to buy more to get more, but it can be worth the pennies.

Currently in my summer skincare bag is :
Ibuprofen in case of sudden pains
Manual Toothbrush and Mini Toothpastesometimes you can get these in magazines, or your mini travel section at Boots
Triple-Stack Travel Potmine is filled with the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (only enough to last the trip), Korres Vanilla+Plum Body Lotion, and my Clarins Vital Light Night Cream
Clarins Blue Orchid Face Oilmy new saviour product, it helps rehydrate the skin intensely and makes your skin feel so smooth
MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect with SPF 50a great suncare product, it primes and protects. I’m unsure whether it has UVA/UVB protection, but for milder climates it’s a good choice
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+I cannot live without it, it helps keep my blemishes at bay and heals old ones
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanserthe best morning scrub, it revitalises and reveals new fresh skin
Sanex Deoderant self explanatory
Hydrocortisone Cream 1%I have had some dry patches of skin and this helps remove the inflammation (I’m trying to stop using this as it thins the skin and isn’t best long-term, but good for when it flares up suddenly)
Germolenegreat to disinfect and heal spots, bites and any scratches or wounds 
Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Removerremoves all traces of mascara and eye-shadow. If you find it too harsh, dilute with water or try the Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover 
Clarins Hydraquench SPF 15 CreamI have so many of these minis. They hydrate, protect and are suitable for all skin types and concerns, what’s not to love ? 
Clarins Eye Contour Gel beats puffy eyes, cools and hydrates. My eyes are looking soooo much better !

Depending on whether I’m abroad, busy or going out, I don’t wear a lot of make-up day to day. If I’m off out shopping I’ll throw on a red lip and some mascara, or if I’m hanging out or at the beach it’s free, bare skin 24/7.
Still I always pack some because you never know what occasion may arise and sometimes you want to feel pretty.

Currently in my summer make-up bag is :
Hair tiealways essential, keeps the hair away from the eyes for make-up and for general agro
Benefit Watts Upa great golden highlighter to show off that bronzed tan
MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation in NC20lightweight and dewy, you will definitely glow wearing this. Add moisturiser for a tinted moisturiser effect.
Lip Pencilsa nude and a red are the most you’ll need, great on their own or under your fave shade
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Medium/DarkI don’t bother so much with contouring abroad, and if I only want one defining product I take this ass I can amp up the glow plus use it lightly for the cheekbones.
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’Express Mascaralengthened and volumised lashes look great wiht a tan, you just somehow look more radiant !
Collection Lasting Perfection ConcealerIncase you have blemishes you want to cover, or use as a highlight. Summer should really be declared the seaons of ‘no spots plz’.
Travel PerfumeI don’t have a little travel spray for perfumes, but I do have some samples (by some, I mean a lot). I tried this Thierry Mugler Angel mini and it’s a nice scent in place of my regular when travelling light.
Barry M Brow KitBrows are essential, always.
Lipbalms and Lipstickskey for hydration and a pop of colour, I take reds and bright shades with me such as MAC Russian Red and Morange, or nudes such as MAC Myth to layer over other shades.
Eyeshadow Palettelugging the NAKED 1 is a challenge for short trips, so I take this mini MAC Pro Palette with my favourite brown shades as they suit every occasion and my skin tone perfectly. Contains Brule, Mulch, Courduroy, and Wedge.

I realise I sound like some sort of beauty-make up fiend, and I do love wearing it when I’m at home with all my products, but if I’m going to be by the pool or hanging out with people I know well enough all the time I generally wear less – if any – as I like both my skin to breathe, plus to make an even bigger impression on days/nights out when I do whack on some lippy. Always a confidence booster.

Have you tried any of these products ? Let me know what you pack in your travel bags

Lots of Love,
Lauren x

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