I've been MIA for the past couple of weeks because I've been on Spring Break! I didn't do a whole lot of relaxing. I was pretty busy for both weeks which is why I haven't been updating, but I have been trying to prepare some posts! For the first week I was able to travel to Texas for the first time with my family and we had a really wonderful time. I wanted to highlight what I brought on my trip with me since this was the longest flight I've had traveling domestically since I returned from Spain.
First my beauty staples! I brought these in my biggest cosmetics bag and kept it in a checked bag so I didn't have to worry about amount constraints. Target really is amazing with all the great travel sized products they have! I hate lugging full sized products with me to places and these tiny alternatives were great for space. I got a mini shaving cream and a single razor, a Pronamel toothpaste, a toothbrush, a Ponds Cream, and a Nivea body lotion from Target. I have a trial sized pot of the Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb from Sephora, some Moroccan oil from Harmon's, and some Beauty Wipes from the Face Shop that kept my skin feeling fresh and like it never left home. I brought some masks to bring some moisture back to my face after the plane ride but Houston was so humid when we got there that I didn't need them! I wanted to do them with my brothers but I guess I have to save it for some other time.
So those were my skincare essentials, and this is for makeup! I didn't get any trial sized versions for this trip so I just brought my full sized versions. I brought the four makeup brushes I use the most, my Nars Creamy Concealer, Eyeshadow Primer, True Match concealer for some less heavy coverage for under my eyes, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, a MAC highlighter that I use as my blush, my FRESH Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, my Pumped Up Mascara, my Smashbox Full Exposure travel palette, two shades of eyeliner, my Burt's Bees lipstick, a Bobbi Brown Coral lipstick, a Tory Burch perfume and my eyelash curler. I kept these at the hotel and only switched out my lipstick in the morning. I used everything here in the mornings except for the eyeliners!
These are my little essentials I took with me in my purse when we were exploring around. We did a lot of walking and a whole lot of driving! I always brought my Nars Creamy Concealer, Tarte lip balm, Tory Burch perfume, my daily shade of lipstick, a tiny brush and my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, and my Caudalié Beauty Elixer for refreshing purposes. I like to carry as little as I can with me because I've felt the beauty of needing a small bag and it's hard to go back to bigger ones! As far as beauty goes, I think I did a pretty good job~ I didn't feel like I was missing anything or needed anything more than I brought with me.