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Travel Essentials



It’s about time to start packing for my upcoming two-week trip that involves an 8-hour car ride, 20-some hours on a ship and 2 hours on a plane. And this will happen on the way back too – fun, right? Not.

Here are some of the most important items that I’m bringing with me. Of course, I haven’t featured everything because I was trying to focus more on basic skincare and beauty products. You be sure to take your cameras, snacks and hand sanitizers. Also, I’m always loaded with all types of wipes and medicines (I just like to be prepared).

My intention is to get pretty much from the countries that I’m visiting so I’m keeping it simple in my travel purse.

To take off my makeup I use the Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Milk because it works very nice on my skin, takes off everything and doesn’t irritate my face. I’m carrying with me Nuxe Micellar Foam Cleanser with Rose Petals to wash my skin with (review here).

I’m not mentioning some of the products that I use for cleansing my face because they would go to travel cosmetic bottles like the rose water which I use as a toner.

There are several moisturizers that I’m taking with me and they are: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat, La-Roche Posay Effaclar K and Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Adjunctive Hydrating Care SPF 30. Also, I use L’Occitane Angelica Ultra Matte Fluid as a base because I don’t like to put so much makeup on my skin when I’m traveling (especially on the airplane) and it’s perfect for my combination skin – it hydrates it, mattifies it and you can apply just a little bit of foundation (sometimes I even skip this!) and concealer and you’re ready for the day. I just love this product! My eye gel is from the same series – L’Occitane Angelica Eye Roll-On. As to the concealer, I chose just a highlighting one because I’m gonna be on a hunt for concealers anyways and I only need it to cover my dark circles, it’s the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. To set everything I’m bringing my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder and it’s in a darker shade than my usual because it’s spring!

I will pick one of my shampoos and put it in a travel bottle but for conditioner I chose L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Conditioner – great stuff! It was actually in a travel bag from L’Occitane with some other goodies, like the wonderful Almond Shower Oil and the Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream. I actually like a lot of stuff by L’Occitane, don’t I?
To spoil my hair a little bit more I’m taking my mini Moroccanoil Hair Treatment.

The EDT is from Yves Rocher and it’s Red Berries Smoothie. I prefer it because it’s super small and I can even carry it in my hand luggage, not to mention that it smells delicious and it’s affordable.

Something that I never go anywhere without is a lip balm, I literally have one everywhere. For the trip I’m taking the Origins Lip Remedy.

That’s the most important of my travel essentials.

Hope it was interesting for you and maybe you can get some ideas for your trips as well.