Before I begin please understand that this is me traveling light! I filmed a video of what I initially planned to take away with me which I will post at the end and you can see how much I condensed this to what I am actually taking. I figured being the beauty junkie that I am I will probably be dropping a considerable amount of dollar on makeup so why am I taking half my collection with me? I pared it down to what I considered to be the 'essentials' but what I really couldn't reduce were the lip products. Otherwise if you've already seen that video I think you'll agree.. I did pretty well.
So.. here's the list...
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Garnier BB Cream
Sample of MAC Studio Sculpt
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer
17 Shine Control Pressed Powder
Nars Multiple in Malaysia
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
Fashionista Blushes in Cinammon and Butterscotch
Miners Bronzer/Blush in Sunblushed
Mini Urban Decay Primer Potion
Unii Palette filled with MAC eyeshadows
Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara
Daniel Sandler Baby Jet mascara
Miners Matte Factor Lip Paints in Warm Red and Peach
Benefit mini lip glosses in Nude Tone, Foxy Lady and So Frisk Me
MAC Viva Glam Nicki, Impassioned and of course.. Vegas Volt!
There will of course be other bits and pieces thrown in a clear plastic bag in my hand luggage but this is what's actually getting packed. I forgot to photograph the brushes I'm taking but they are exactly the same as in the video so if you're interested you can see them there. I'm taking my Sigma Make Me Blush kit plus a few other favourites. I might be taking a lot but as of right now (and I'm nearly 100% packed) I have only filled half of my case so I'm good for bringing home new things. I'm considering adding one of the Naked Palettes to my case too.. the second one has a fantastic brow colour for my hair right now and they're so slim.. how can I not pop one in? Exactly! In the photo below you can see my Toiletries bag (available here) on the right and a benefit makeup bag on the left. I haven't filled that bag, inside it is the bag I've shown you above which is less than half it's size so I potentially have a huge empty one to fill with new things. For anyone wondering these bags are old (I might have had them for 10 years) and called the Luscious Lana and Glamorous Gabbi, they did for a while make the same bags with updated pictures but as far as I can tell they don't anymore but if you're desperate there are lots going on ebay in both styles.
As you read this I should be somewhere in the sky, halfway to Vegas and hopefully over my in-flight nerves about now. I have a few videos and posts scheduled to go up in case i have no internet connection but all being well I will be inundating you with holiday snaps any time now. I have filmed my ''what's in my toiletries bag'' so i will likely post that here when it's up too as I just don't trust scheduling videos on YouTube.. (nobody seems to see them) but in the meantime here's my makeup bag video..looking back now perhaps I didn't take out quite so much as I thought but still.. it's more!
And don't forget.. any Vegas must-do/see suggestions.. send them our way!!