Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Travelling Light

I'm just back from an amazing trip to London (a post about what I got up to will follow). Here's the beauty products I took with me & the hotel ones that I acquired! 



The Cowshed sachets came from July's Love Lula box and were lovely to use. I've definitely got some favourites - I'll be picking up Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel and Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion at some point.

I also packed the pai travel kit - see my review here. I'm a huge fan of all three products and I enjoyed using them.

I love the John Masters Organics sachets which you can pick up at a low cost from Naturisimo or free with order from Love Lula (subject to availability).  I also packed a Lavera rose repair shampoo sachet - I'm keen to try this full size. I also popped in JMO citrus & neroli detangler and a sachet of Argan Dew's Replenising Hair Mask.  My final hair item was John Frieda's Flyaway Tamer Smoothing Wand which is fantastic for these pesky flyaway hairs.

Scent wise my beloved kai perfume oil and a sample vial of Jimmy Choo came with me and I couldn't travel without the very fab Schmidt's natural deodorant* - See my review here.

I can't go anywhere without a lip balm. I've been testing Portland Bee Balm* in Oregon Mint flavour which is super moisturising on the lips - a review to follow shortly!

I packed a couple of eye care samples - Oskia's Eye Wonder eye serum and Kahina's Eye Serum. I only used the Oskia one.

Nourish's Illuminating Golden Glow Face Shimmer is one of my most favourite products ever! See my review here. I also tucked in a sachet of Madara's fab Moon Flower Rose Beige Tinting Fluid.

Make up wise my liquids (we only took hand luggage) were Dermalogica primer, Better than Sex mascara, 3 x Bite Beauty Glosses, BareMinerals Bareskin Foundation and Armani concealer.

I always pack Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Essence* which is great for destressing and calming - see my review here.  

At St James' Court Hotel the plentiful toiletries were by a company I haven't heard of before - Plantation London in Darjeeling scent - an aromatic scent with lemongrass, lemon, nutmeg and tea tree. The products are free from parabens, sulphates and artificial colours.  


When we nipped across town to watch the Dolphins v Raiders at Wembley we stayed at the Hilton London Wembley.  The toiletries provided were by Peter Thomas Roth, a brand I've heard of before but haven't tried.


I think in the end I took too much. Are you able to travel light when it comes to beauty products?

*PR samples

12 comments:

  1. A nice selection - I usually take a lot of beauty products :)

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    1. Thanks! It's hard to chose just a small amount was nice to come home to a better selection! x

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  2. Great choices Sandra. Sachets are really useful for a short break. I always pack far more than I need too x

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  3. I love Pai and John Masters Organics! I can't wait to try the former's new serum releases. I'm someone who likes to pack light, but include everything I think I might need. Which means I tend to overpack, despite my good intentions.

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    1. Me too re Pai! It is hard to limit yourself! x

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  4. Great Post, Definitely Travelling light. I'm sure you've packed everything!
    Kate x
    www.vanillainnovember.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I remembered most things! x

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  5. I always pack far too much and somehow end up taking more home than I started with! Glad you enjoyed London can't wait to hear more :) Xx

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    1. haha it is difficult! I did a lot of sampling so my wishlist is now huge! Loved Content x

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  6. Great selection. I always pack too much " just in case" aha! That's great that the toiletries were sulphate & paraben free :) Glad you had a good time, looking forward to your next post!

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    1. I did forget some things like a face oil! Thanks :) x

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