My friend @tara_belle_marie
challenged me to pack enough carry-on-friendly skincare for a long weekend getaway. As it happens, we took a a minibreak over the long weekend and I have come up with my perfect travel stash. ✈️ The goal was to fit everything in my gorgeous new @libertylondon
cosmetic case. My biggest challenge is usually with cleansers: faffing with washcloths while traveling is not ideal, so I need something that rinses off, removes makeup and adapts to my skin's needs, whether it's feeling dry or craving a deep cleanse. Thankfully, the recent mini-boom in rinsable balms has me covered. I brought along @labellafigurabeauty
's cleansing balm because I adore it and the jar is quite small. An alternative to a balm is the travel size of @joshrosebrook
's fabulous Complete Moisture Cleanser. 🚂 My other travel challenge is facial mists: I always get the biggest available sizes, which aren't exactly travel-friendly. Thankfully, @odacite
's new Aloe+Immortelle mist is super-hydrating and comes in the perfect "generous, but not too big" size 🚘 A hydrating serum is a winter must-have. I've been trialling the super-sciency collab between @marieveronique_
and cult aesthetician @kristina_holey.
I'll be doing a full review of the brilliant Barrier Repair Serum in an upcoming post, but you can bring along your current serum, as they all tend to be more or less of the same size. ✈️ I brought two oils - the lovely @la_bellelune
for nighttime and the wonderful @linahanson
Global serum for daytime, but there's no reason why you couldn't make do with just one. I picked these two because they are both multi-active, yet gentle, as my skin is particularly temperamental at the moment. I also tossed in @odacite
's tiny powerhouse serum boosters to add to my oils. 🚂 For finishing touches, I brought the amazing @labellafigurabeauty
Decouverte Eye Serum and, since I can't live without a balm in winter, a travel size of @siam_seas
gorgeous Seas Elements balm from my @theboxwalla
box for night and @oskiaskincare
's Get Up and Glow (obsessed! Full review coming) for day. 🚘 Finally, @agentnateur
's new Holi(man) deo is effective, smells divine and looks devastatingly chic.