Friday, June 3, 2011

Products I Take With Me On My Travels

I'd like to say thanks for your sweet comments on my previous post on my trip to Peru, and I thought I'd do a post on the products I bring with me on my travels. On my trip to Peru, I was backpackinging so had to pack light. I still brought makeup with me, which was a good thing as we ended up going Salsa dancing and clubbing in Cusco.

Here is the makeup case I took with me. It's a cute little case I bought in an island resort in Pangkor Laut, Malaysia. I love that it's pink with little elephant drawings on it.

In my makeup bag:

Bobbi Brown Concealer
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black
Bobbi Brown EyeLiner Brush
Estee Lauder Double Wear Mascara, travel sized
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Topshop Cream Blush in Flush
Smashbox Cream Cheek Duo

Here is my beauty case that I bring with my on all my travels for carrying my skincare products. The case is from Paul and Joe, and I love the cute cat motif.

It's a compact case, but has nice little storage compartments under the lid and on the sides.

Here are the skincare products I brought with my on my trip.

In my beauty case:

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+
Creme de la Mer Eye Cream, sample sized
Avene Thermal Water
Alcohol Sterilizing Gel in Pen Form
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment
Eye Makeup Remover (RMK's decanted into smaller bottle)
Decanted Moisturiser and Vaseline Cream

I'm currently using the Liz Earle Cleanser and Toner in my skincare routine. They really make my face feel well cleansed, while soothing me skin.

The Lucas Paw Paw Ointment came in so useful as it's an all-in-one cream. I used it as a lip balm, as well as dabbed it on my face to protect it from harsh weather conditions. Usually travelling brings out severe skin sensitivity in me, but the Lucas Paw Paw ointment saved me from that. I also used it to sooth sunburn and insect bites (got a lot of those in the Amazon!).

The alcohol gel was essential during my camping trip where water wasn't available.

I had to reapply the SPF lotion quite a few times during the day as the sun was so potent in Peru

(you can tell by the beautiful deep colouring of the locals).

I thought I'd end this post with a pretty pic of a Red-Blue Macaw we spied during our trip to the Amazon. The Macaws like to lick the clay as a source for sodium.


  1. Your make up bag is so cute - I love the elephants! :) And the macaw is beautiful :)

  2. :) your bags are super cute! The Liz Earl toner sounds really nice, I love the cleanser so I might give it a go xoxo

  3. I love your nude compact case xD!

  4. i like both bags! :3 i think you did a great job in bringing only things that would be essential for your travels. :)

  5. wow, its so light weight..
    in my case.. i bring a lot. . ^^

    i love that pink bag too

  6. Admirable minimalist packing! You chose some great products to bring along. No point in a full face of makeup if you're just going to sweat it off from all that arduous hiking. I'm curious how the bugs were on the trails. When I hike I get eaten alive by the biting critters. (Oh, and I love P&J bags, I have a few myself.)

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  8. the paul and joe make up bag is cute, I regret not bringing alcohol gel to wash hands to asia, I didn't even think of it until I got there and was like uhmm... this toilet is 2 platforms and there's no sink LOL if only you posted this last month to remind me ;D

  9. Both of the bags are super cute! That gives me ideas of what to bring, if I were to travel now! Thank you for sharing! How was the salsa and the club over there? Different? Love the last picture as well, its pretty!

  10. Aww! What a cute Macaw... but yes I agree with the above poster, cute bags! And wow, you do travel light. I gotta try more Bobbi Brown, but I do love the Shu Uemura lash curler myself. <3

  11. awww the bags you have are so cute! i am always on the hunt for cuter makeup bags since i only use free estee lauder ones that were given to me.

  12. Wow I really like a very comprehensive & sensible travel kit with all the beauty essentials. Btw off topic really love the Red-Blue Macaw pic, its so beautiful

  13. the cat bag is sooo cute! I literally smiled when i saw it because I love cats like a crazy cat lady~ XD I love how you pack light for makeup~ I do too! (:

  14. Love that cat bag!

  15. you travel so light - i think thats great... i tried to do that and I dont think I did very well LOL. I am loving the Liz Earler toner and I think I should use the cleanser more too.

  16. The bags you have are soooooo pretty!!! you carry so little make-up! I normally carry my life with me wherever I go, this includes trips to the supermarket. You never know when it all may come in handy... like if there were to be a sudden zombie apocalypse... xX

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  18. Thanks for sharing, I want to try the Lucas Paw Paw Ointment!:D

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  19. loving the post...wwow soo pretty i love you collections and you make up bag is soo cute^^