The weather in the UK is absolutely amazing this week! It makes me feel like I’m on vacation in my own adopted country. On that note, I wanted to share some of my travel beauty essentials. We went to the South of France earlier this month, where it was still hot and gorgeous. This weekend getaway was planned last-minute, so I didn’t have long to pack. Luckily, my favorite products are never too far away! Here’s what I packed:
1.) A travel kit
This Sophie la Girafe Cosmetics starter kit is perfect for a weekend trip. Since each bottle is 20 ml, you can take them in your carry-on, and it’s just the right amount of product for a few nights away.
The brand expanded from teething toys to cosmetics when Finnish co-founder, ex-Elle beauty editor, and mother-of-two, Jonna Jalkanen, bought the rights to the name and founded this incredible line of baby products. They’re certified natural and organice skincare products, which do not include any harmful ingredients or scent allergens. They’re safe for every skin type, even those with sensitive skin and/or eczema.
The best part – they’re not just for babies! Mothers began to use the products on their skin and would buy the products for baby and themselves. After trying it out, I can see why! The products are incredibly gentle on your skin. I love the line and am so happy they have a travel-size kit that I can take with me.
2.) A pair of sunglasses
A true California girl, I love wearing a pair of sunnies. These are a summer staple and basically live in my bag. This pair is colorful and has a fun vintage shape. I feel like a glam lady from the 1950s when I wear them!
Get your stunner shades on!
3.) Beachside makeup
Daniel Sandler is my favorite makeup brand discovery of 2015. The products are high-end in terms of quality and very affordably priced. You can’t beat that!
Pictured below are:
Sculpt and Slim Effect Contour Face Powder: This dynamic duo creates the perfect contour and summery glow. I love the sun-kissed effect! I’m not a fan of tanning, so my face doesn’t change color much throughout the year. But thanks to this powder, I can add a little extra warmth.
Base brush: My favorite thing about this brush is its small size. I have it in my every day makeup bag, and it fits perfectly into the lovely plastic bags needed at the airport, making it the best day-or-travel brush I have.
Luxury matte lipstick in Micro Red: I’ve been wearing this bright shade of red all summer! I also love Red Carpet, which is a deeper matte red, perfect for transitioning into fall and winter.
Contour brush: The award-winning brush is made from natural hair and fits perfectly into your makeup bag. It perfectly complements the contour face powder with its curved design. I never knew much about the differences between brushes, but now I’m faithful to my brushes and their respective purposes.
Watercolor blush in Cherub: I used to use only powder blushes before, but now I have converted to liquid blush. A few drops of the watercolor blush adds just the right amount of color. Combine it with the Waterbrush (right), and you have the ideal applicator.
My favorite product (not pictured): the Daniel Sandler waterproof eyeliner in Black Velvet. I used to stick to liquid liners because I found pencils finnicky, smudging all over the place. This not only goes on smoothly and easily, but it also stays in place, leaving a gorgeous black line. At £9.25, it’s a steal!
What beauty products do you take on your travels? Do you find products that come in travel sizes? Let me know!
Have a wonderful day!
Medium leather shopper tote: Shinola
Dresses: Lilac Rose Leamington Spa
Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo