Hello lovelies :)
So, last week was half term in Nottingham which meant I got to go home...see my mum & dad and all that :P
Above is what I call travelling light. In fact, I did take more makeup home but I decided to only include what I actually used whilst there!
I love my Paper Planes by Disaster Designs Wash Bag...it's not only cute in the form of a parcel but it's rather large so it can hold a lot. I bought mine here.
I'll start with essential brushes.
From the left is my Mac 129se which I love for applying blusher;
my Sigma f82 rounded top kabuki great for foundation;
another Mac 129se to apply my face powder;
a cheap angled-eye brush for my brow kit;
and finally the brilliant Mac 217 blending brush for eye shadow.
From the left... No More Shine Setting Spray by Skindinavia. This is one of my holy grail products. A must have to keep my makeup in place and take away that powdery finish. I ordered mine from the Skindinavia site but it's cheaper here.
Pressed powder by 17. It does the job and it's pretty compact :)
Enzymion moisturizer from Lush. I love the citrus-y scent, it's brill for oily skin and helps prep my face for makeup.
A Bobbi Brown blush in Slopes. Pretty colour.
bareMinerals Matte foundation. I used this the most whilst home...on those days when I wanted a lighter finish.
Benefit's Porefessional. This is a brill foundation primer...however I only used it once as I find it doesn't work too well with mineral foundation.
Chanel Perfection Lumiere...I love this foundation A LOT. However I only needed this heavier duty foundation on the one occasion whilst home.
Lastly, Mac's Studio Finish concealer. Very important for me, especially with my recent acne outbreak!
The Naked palette by Urban Decay. Enough said.
Max factor's Clump Defy mascara. I'm enjoying using this purple tube atm!
Urban Decay's 24/7 glide on eye pencil. I'm all about the black eyeliner and this one is a beauty. It has serious staying power. Next to it, I also took home my liquid eyeliner by Rimmel which I used on the same occasion as my Chanel foundation (I went pubbing it :P)
Benefit's Brow Zings has been a part of my essential makeup for over a year now and I can't imagine ever not using it!
As you can see I was quite strict with myself in terms of lip products.
Generally I just used Lush's lip scrub in Popcorn flavour. This is simply delicious and it helps keep my lips nicely exfoliated.
Afterwards I'd put on a bit of my Pomegranate lippy lip balm, from The Body Shop, to moisturise my lips and keep them nice and soft.
Finally, on more special occasions, I applied my Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain on top to add a pop of colour. I love the build-able red colour that the shade Romantic gives!
...And that's a wrap!