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Travel Beauty Bag Necessities

Travel Beauty Bag Necessities

I recently purchased a new make up bag, and yes, I do not need anymore, and yes, I did buy a new one even though I know that. 

But you don't understand! This make up bag has been in my radar for over a year, and it was finally on sale! 

So I bought it, and I do not regret it. 

It is one of those bags that just fit a lot more than it looks, and I love that when I travel somewhere for only a few days, I can fit everything I need in there. 

So let me show you what is in my beauty travel bag, and by beauty, I do not just mean make up. 

► MAKE-UP ◀︎

Carmex | MAC Lipstick 

I have learned in the past few months that Carmex lip treatment is the best lip balm out there, that actually works. And now, I make sure I do not go anywhere without it. 

In my travel beauty bag, I also bring a lipstick, just in case~ I find it hard to wear lipstick on a daily basis nowadays though, mostly because it requires an upkeep. But it's always safer to bring one just in case ;)

Tarte Eyelash Curler | Smashbox Full Exposure | L'Oreal Voluminous Base

I cannot go anywhere without my mascara. I can live with almost no make up, but not my mascara routine. And even if I know I do not want to wear any make up, I still bring it with me just in case. 

Benefit Gimme Brow | Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil

My bangs are in the process of growing out, so I have to start doing my brows again. I am currently using Benefit's Brow products, and so far so good. Review of the products will come out soon. 

Chloe Love Story

I am in the process of starting to wear perfume again, and this is my all time favourite perfume at the moment. This is a travel sized version, and it's a lot better and easier than the roller ball. I highly recommend this perfume. 

► SKINCARE ◀︎

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Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment | Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate 
Belif Hungarian Water Essense | Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

This is my simplified skincare routine, but it's mostly when I travel. I do not Belif and Mario Badescu on a regular basis, but the Kiel's products are some of my favourites. 

(And yes, I did forget face cream...)

Cotten Pads + Q-Tips | Neutrogena Eye Make Up Remover

If I am wearing make up, obviously I have to have make up remover. 

Neutrogena's Eye Make Up remover is one of my favourites, and over the course of my life, I have probably used over 10 bottles of this. It is one of my holy grails. 

► HYGIENE ◀︎

Opti-Free Contact Solution | Rohto Ice Eye Drops

Hey, I wear contacts, surprise surprise. :) 

But I always bring eye drops with me anywhere, not necessarily because I need it daily, but it's just in case my eyes flare up or get red from my contacts, which has happened before. 

And I feel like these products are pretty self-explanatory :P


I know I have a lot of products in my arsenal, but we all have our routine, and this is a hint into mine. Don't judge me too much xD

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