Weekend Away Toiletry Bag

A few weeks ago when I spent a couple of days in York (hotel review here) I decided to take a quick photo of what I took with me in my toiletry bag. I grabbed all of my go-to, easy to travel with products and ran out of the door so fast I forgot a moisturiser (luckily I had a great face mask!) I obviously took the standard razor, toothbrush and toothpaste but we’ll brush over the boring part.

Haircare
I’ve been using the Nioxin Shampoo and Conditioner £19.60 for quite a while now and would highly recommend it if you are looking to strengthen your hair. Luckily they are quite small as a little goes a long way, I follow this up with the Nioxin Scalp Treatment on damp, towel dried hair.

For post shower I took with me the Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Conditioning Spray £7.50 I’ve been using this product daily for about a year. This is a big statement for me as I never use the same products daily, much less for a whole year but this really helps detangle my hair whilst protecting it when I use heat. It also last a really long time I’ve been using this mini size at home as well for a few months now. I also took the Bumble and bumble Thickening Spray £20.50 (for full size) although having basically finished this whole bottle I am still not too sure how I feel about this product. I’ve got a little mini size which makes it a great product to travel with and although I do think it adds a little bit of volume I’m not sure it’s enough to make me repurchase. I’ve instead got my eye on the Bumble and bumble thickening mousse £21.50 which I think would give me the volume I really want.

My two emergency hair products are Batiste Dry Shampoo £1.99 incase I wake up to late to wash my hair/can’t be bothered and the Bumble and bumble Dryspun Finish £21.50It seems everyone raves about this and I actually love it too. If you have fine hair or simply want a little more volume and texture this is a great product to reach for. I’ve had this can for a while now and it somehow still has product in it although I do think I will be repurchasing it as soon as I run out.

My two go to hair brushes are the Michael Mercier Brush £14.95 for untangling my hair daily as I feel it doesn’t break my hair but does a much better job that a Tangle Teezer and the MoroccanOil Medium Barrel Brush £13.85 for blow drying.

Skincare
I really didn’t get together a great skincare collection for this day but I just wanted something I knew worked. Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser £14.75 is my usual travel choice as I know it remove all my makeup quickly and easily. I also packed the Liz Earle Gentle Exfoliator £14 and Brightening Mask  £14.75 simply as I had two mini sizes. As I managed to forget my face moisturiser I used the Brightening Mask in the morning just before doing my makeup to help prepare my skin.

Beauty Extras
I decided on Paco Rabanne Lady Million and Diesel Loverdose Tattoo as my perfume as I’d happily wear it day and night. Usually I’d take my mini perfume samples with me but as I didn’t have a lot of luggage I felt I could justify a bigger bottle of perfume.

I actually didn’t end up getting a chance to fake tan or paint my nails but I thought I would take them just in case. I have been loving He-shi Liquid Tan £31.45 recently and I think it deserves it’s own post soon but it’s pretty dark but applies easily with no lines or mistakes. The Bourjois Magic Nail polish remover £4.99 is also a must have as it is so quick and convenient; smaller than a normal nail polish remover and you don’t need to pack extra cotton wool. I packed my Butter London Nail Foundation and Top Coat as they’re are my current favourite, an OPI shade and my deodorant.

It wasn’t the most organised packing but I got all the key and essential items I needed for one night. What do you usually take away with you for a weekend away?
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12 Comments

  1. 13th November 2013 / 3:05 pm

    This was a nice post – I'm always curious to see exactly these types of "what's in my bag" posts, because I find it most challenging to pack for a couple of nights away. Like – you definitely need to take a shower and do your makeup, so it ends up being so much starting from skincare, haircare, makeup etc., but it seems like you really didn't overload on the products 🙂
    I have been getting better at it, though, because I travel a lot back and forth and spend my weeks in a different city, going home for the weekends, one of my absolute savior is – raw coconut oil! I put it in a small container and use it for EVERYTHING – my hair, my face, my body as a moisturizer, as a conditioner, hair mask… I also take my mascara off with it – rubs so easily and smells lovely without irritating my eyes. That has saved me like a bunch of different products. I know it's not for everybody, but I have very dry skin, so it works for me 🙂

    Renate from thecuriousklutz.blogspot.dk

  2. 13th November 2013 / 3:06 pm

    *one of my absolute saviors is 🙂

  3. 13th November 2013 / 3:17 pm

    I love the 'whats in my bag' posts also it's so fascinating! And such a relief to know I'm not the only one who loves to pack in as much as I can! What lovely products too 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your weekend xxx

    http://stylapetite.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. 13th November 2013 / 6:45 pm

    You did really well, I normally just scrape half my bathroom cabinet into a massive bag then end up not using half of it! I love minis though so I should save them for traveling really. I love the sound of the Philip Kingsley spray!

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  5. 17th November 2013 / 3:42 pm

    You put so much thought into what to take! I really need to start doing that too I tend to panic and throw anything and everything into my bag. Vickie xxx

    victorianna-xo.blogspot.co.uk

  6. 17th November 2013 / 7:04 pm

    Am about to travel very soon and reading your post got me a excited to pack for my trip! I've heard so much about the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser , what other products from Liz Earle would you recommend other than their cleansing products?

    xx
    Ashley

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