9 July 2013

Hand Luggage Only


My Muji pouch has popped up many a time on this blog, and rightly so - portable, transparent and makeup spillage wipe-able, it fits the bill as a trusty travel companion. I went carry-on only for a recent 5 day getaway, and taking along light luggage meant typical airline liquid rules applied - boy was it a cram-worthy challenge, and one which left this zip-lock brimming and bursting at the seams with as many beauty bits possible to last me almost a week. Here's what got thrown in...

I topped-up a Muji pot with Dr Jart's Water Fuse BB Cream - moisturiser, sunscreen and complexion perfector in one, sorted. MAC's Studio Finish Concealer helped blur out blemishes and was also popped on as an eye primer, Clinique's High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara had lashes covered, to blend in between them for a long-lasting liner look was Urban Decay's 24/7 Pencil in Corrupt, and for a hint of tint, lip treatment I chucked in the Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm. I made the most of packing powders as they skip the liquid limits, so Diortan's Nude Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder came along for the ride to give my pasty face a bit of a bronze-up. Cheeks were peached perfection with Burberry's Light Glow Blush in Tangerine and eye wise, was Urban Decay's NAKED Basics for something subtle during the day and allowed a smokier offering for evenings out. The brush bunch featured the RT Expert Face Brush as a base applier, Dior's super-soft kabuki, and two MAC eye options, a flat and a fluffy.

To remove it all, I gave the Good Things Total Wipe Out wipes a go - fruity fragranced but no good for getting rid of end of the day eye makeup traces, one finally cleansed face later, I followed with Liz Earle's Skin Repair Moisturiser. Shower stuff consisted of a Muji bottle housing Ojon's Damage Reverse Shampoo, a conditioner sachet of Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle eeked out for a total of 3 hair washes and L'Occitane's Shower Oil stored in a smaller Muji tube. Deodorant duties were taken care of by Sure's Maximum Protection, a travel sized perfume spritzer held my Summer scent and last minute airport purchases included suncream, toothpaste and all that jazz.


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The bits that were greatly missed? Tweezermans (no sharps allowed), my usual cleansing ritual and hair volumiser heroes - Oribe Dry Texturising Spray, you in particular. Lesson learnt? Take full advantage of check-in luggage allowances and bring along a fair share of your beauty wardrobe...
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10 comments

  1. I always end up overpacking when I go on vacation so this would have been a challenge for me as well! You seemed to have narrowed it down to some great products though and this is a great reference if I ever have to pack lightly!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  2. Such a nice selection of products. I like the MAC Studio Finish Concealer and Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm. I'm still not sure whether I want to buy the Naked Basics palette yet but I'm definitely tempted to.
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    Celina | The Celution

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    1. Thank you! You should, it's fab and a more subtle, smaller option to the NAKED palette :-) x

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  3. That Burberry Blush looks amazing. Love the Naked Basics Palette. Definitely a staple in my collection! xo

    Your Daily Break

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    1. It's my new fave blush :-) Ah I completely agree! x

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  4. My hubs hates waiting for check-in luggage so I've a well-worn Muji airline pouch that has seen very squeezy days. I can totally relate to skipping out on daily faves, but hey, I can deal with it if it's only a few days! I learned that hair care satchets (while obviously contain liquids) seem to go through the scans undetected due to their rectangular and flat appearance. Since I have very long hair, it's a great solution to carrying big bottles of shampoo and conditioner.

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    1. Exactly! Ah that's great to know, will stash the sachets next time ;-) x

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  5. I am very impressed, I don't think I could ever travel internationally with only hand luggage! I am glad that there is no restriction on liquids when flying domestically in Australia.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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    1. Haha thanks Laura, it was a toughie ;-) x

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