April 01, 2016

Travel Essentials

Travel Essentials

So Chris and I are going on a little holiday to Venice in two weeks and being the overly excited me I've already picked out a few travel essentials for the trip!

I know travel make up is meant to be quite light and compact, but I choose to think that my Nars Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette is compact when you compare it to bringing a ton of individual blushes.. heh. I like to have a range of shades to choose from during my holiday as I can never be sure what look I'll like to go for during a particular day! Same goes for my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. I just feel so much more secure knowing that I'm not limited to a certain look.

As for all the other products, that's when I like to go for truly compact. I always bring my most trusty product in terms of primer, foundation, make up tools and applicators, etc. I've been trying out the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara and been loving it so far. It makes my lashes appear much fuller and curls them well. It's perfect that I got a travel size tube of this too!

Apart from that, I'll definitely be bringing along my trusty Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and my Beauty Blender. Having the Beauty Blender really saves me the effort of bringing a foundation brush, concealer brush, setting brush and all that jazz. It's just such a reliable all-in-one make up applicator. As for the rest, I like to bring along products that I already know are going to work well on my skin so that I don't have to fuss or worry about my make up when I'm enjoying my holiday.

Of course, I'd like to carry some dainty accessories for the trip too. My Daniel Wellington watch gives off a casual yet elegance feel and can easily go with almost any outfit.

What are some of your travel essentials?

Kayleigh x


  1. oh my gosh, you're so lucky! I hope you have the best time. I hope you document your trip on the blog so I can just look at all the pretty pictures. Great picks! I'm hoping to buy my Chocolate Bar palette as well as the Too Faced Shadow Insurance before my trip later this month. I definitely need to trim down my list of makeup I plan on bringing to Japan!

    Stephii Mattea xx

  2. such a good idea having all the products you need in palettes!


  3. I have the NARS Blush Palette and I absolutely love it xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  4. The NARS palette looks beautiful. I always take palettes, because, like you i don't want to feel limited or wish i had more with me haha. I've still not tried the original beauty blender - i really should. It sounds brilliant xx


  5. You can't really go wrong with Urban Decay can you! Their concealer is just beautiful. I also can't leave the country without a beauty blender by my side, its a hero product! That NARS Cheek Palette though looks gorgeous <3

    Throw Me Something Beautiful

  6. The palettes are so convenient when you travel. The NARS Palette is absolutely beautiful and the Beauty Blender is a must have for me.

  7. the too faced chocolate bar palette is one of my favorites and i always take it with me when i go on holiday.


  8. I hope you have an amazing time in Venice! I've only ever visited once very fleetingly but it's such a beautiful city. The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette has been on my wishlist for such a long time now, I really need to pick it up. I love taking palettes with my too when I travel, there's nothing worse than being limited when it comes to makeup!

    Becki, xo

  9. I love palettes for travelling :) I always bring along my UD concealer too as I love it both on blemishes and under my eyes xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  10. Have an amazing time, Venice is meant to be absolutely amazing, very high up on my list of places to go!

    I really need to get my hand on a beauty blender, they're just meant to be so amazing!

    The Makeup Directory

  11. Your pictures are gorgeous, Kayleigh, I hope you have a wonderful time in Venice! I would love to try more UD products, I adore their 'Chill' setting spray :D lovely blog! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

  12. That cheek palette is ideal for travelling as it has literally everything you need in one place! I hope you and Chris have a wonderful time!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

  13. Aww have a great holiday hun. It's all very exciting although I don't travel much as I am so afraid of flying :/ I don't think I could leave the country without my NARS Virtual Domination which kind of does it all and some eyeliner and lipstick. xxx

    Sal UmmBaby Beauty

  14. I also love to take my Chocolate Bar palette with me whenever I'm traveling. I only wish I got the newer version that had a slimmer packaging because it really takes a ton of space! X

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  15. I have been wanting to try that naked concealer, thanks for the review
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

  16. I never go on a trip without the Urban Decay primer potion! It's been a staple of my makeup collection for YEARS!! I hope you guys have fun in Venice, how exciting!!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva


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