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Sunday, March 10, 2013

What's in my travel make-up bag?

I'm weird. Here's proof. No one else carries such a mad variety of stuff while travelling (please tell me you do, too, someone, and keep me sane).
My trusty Gillette bag busted after 15 years' service. I had filched the bag when my dad received a Gillette set as a Christmas present. Now I went around, found the cheapest and largest possible bag and proceeded to fill it up with randomness. I stuff it into my suitcase or backpack, which almost busts as well with all the other things I carry, and I'm all set for a week-long break.
I can't be bothered to carry different bags for toileteries, make-up, hair/bath/body and so on, so everything except medicines/first-aid goes into one giant bag. I've used this bag for the first time now and it's so crammed, I give it a survival period of three trips.

Here's what the front zipper holds:
Two toothbrushes (after the time I misplaced my solitary toothbrush and had to go OUT to buy one without brushing my teeth).
A Nivea chapstick and a Vaseline lip salve.
A shower cap.
A pair of tweezers and a cuticle remover.
A tiny tube of toothpaste for "emergencies" (read below).
The Body Shop cuticle oil.
A Maybelline lip liner which I don't like.

Inside the bag are:
A quarter of a tube of toothpaste (remember what I said above about "emergencies"? Further proof of weirdness).
Make-up brushes (in foldable purse).
Nine eyeliners (pencil, liquid and one gel). Yes, nine.
A Bourjois blush, the smallest I could find.
Bourjois neutral eyeshadow palette, Rimmel Glam' Eyes quad in Smoky Noir, Max Factor and The Body Shop eyeshadows.
A detangling comb (which reminds me - there's a hairbrush in my handbag).
My HG Shiseido Sheer Mattifying Compact Foundation and a back-up (L'Oreal La Poudre).
Origins lip gloss in Wild Flower and Max Factor clear lip gloss.
Two mascaras (one revolving) and a hair clip.
Lancome Genefique deluxe sample and Lancome Genefique Yeux deluxe sample (love both).
Maybelline make-up remover deluxe sample and Dior Capture Totale sample (eye cream).
Garnier eye roll-on (light) and Chambor concealer (I use both as eye concealers).
A four-way nail buff and Benzoyl Peroxide 5% for acne
Vaseline hand cream, Colgate dental floss and a razor.
Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Foundation deluxe sample (I use the Shiseido compact mostly).
Laura Mercier Shine Control translucent setting powder (HG! I keep this in my handbag for touch-ups).
Sunblock (I pour Shiseido into a tiny case of a sunblock brand I picked up in Singapore).
Estee Lauder Double-Wear Stay in Place Lip Duo in Mega Mauve.
Estee Lauder sample bottles of Day Moisturiser Lotion and Matte Effect Primer (refilled when depleted).
Travel-bottles (some purchased, some sample bottles and some from hotels) filled with:
Foot cream, sulphate-free shampoo (TBS), conditioner (Herbal Essences), hair serum, hair oil, pore refiner (EL), body lotion (TBS), my Brevoxyl face wash, shower gel and a sample vial of perfume (Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia)

I forgot to pack the foot scrub, the foot file, the face scrub and the face mask... next time!

Now bring on the brickbats!

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