I'm writing this post as I'm in the middle of packing! Not only am I packing to go home, as I finish work tomorrow for Christmas, but I'm also going to Spain on Tuesday with my family for a week!
This kind of packing is the hardest, as I have to figure out what I want to take to Spain and what I want to wear for New Year's Eve as I'll be home to party!
My family have already gone to Spain and I'm joining them on Tuesday, so they've taken the majority of my toiletries in the main suitcases as I'm only travelling with a carry on. Due to this, I've had to keep my make up to a minimum as all my liquids and creams etc have to go in my clear bag to get through security.
So let's get started with what I'm taking:
I'm taking my SmashBox Photo Finish Dark Spot Correcting Primer, as there will be long days of walking around so I want my make-up to stay in place. My daily foundation Maybelline Fit Me in 220 is also coming with me as well as the holy grail concealer, the Collection Lasting Perfection. I'm also taking my Bourjous Bronzing Primer for countouring and my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 005 Silky Beige to stop any shininess.
For the same reason as taking a face primer, my eye primer is the MUA Pro-Base Eye Primer. My Mac Palette is perfect for everyday looks as it contains Rice Paper, Bronze, All that Glitters and Embark. The eyeliner I'm taking is the Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner. For lashes, I'm taking my Eylure Curlers and a little sample of Benefits They're Real!
I'm taking my Bath & Body Hand Gel in Mango Paradise, which as well as smelling divine, is also useful for before I apply my make up. I always use my MUA Sugar Lips lip balm before I apply any make up so my lips are ready for colour. For my brows, I'm using my Natural Collection Eyeshadow in Crushed Walnut and my clear mascara from Collection (which isn't very clear anymore!). I'm only taking one blush, as my look will be the same pretty much everyday so the NYX Blush in Mauve is a perfect everyday colour.
I'm taking two options for my lips: My Mac Lipstick in Brick-O-La for a darker look and my NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie which is a gorgeous everyday nude-pink.
Do you have any staples for a winter holiday?
Thanks for reading