Monday, July 11, 2011

My holiday make up - what I brought vs what I used!

Well ladies, I'm back from a lovely 10 days in Spain and I had a fantastic time!  Lots to eat and drink and lots of relaxing was had by all and I'm ready to start blogging again :)  I decided to write this post about what make up I brought vs what I actually used, in the hope that it will help others out there like moi!

Will I ever learn?  Take a look at the make up I brought with me on my hols..


And this was after the second round of cuts...  These were the products that I *knew* I would "absolutely need and would be raging if I'd left them behind".

These are the products I actually used:


Yes, this was it.  It was meltingly hot over there and for some reason I decided to bring foundation?  I used my Body Shop Honey Bronze bronzing gel on the nights we were going out to give a gorgeous natural glow to my face and neck.  This stuff is amazing and I will be doing a full review on it soon, it deserves it's own post.

The second product I used on nights out was my newly acquired Cha Cha Tint from Benefit.  I am in love with it as I knew I would be before even buying it and it was the perfect product to give a nice peachy glow to my cheeks.  I used the duo fibre brush above to apply both of these products since I wanted a natural look, nothing too heavy and this is the perfect brush for that.  I don't like applying stains like Cha Cha Tint with my fingers because I don't think I'm a good blender and I'm always afraid it will set before I've finished blending.

The next product was my Avon Supershock mascara that my sister bought me a few weeks ago.  As you know from my extremely serious scientific experiment conducted recently comparing my waterproof mascaras, entitled "The Best Waterproof Mascara In My Collection Even Though I Only Have Three."  I took The Body Shop's Big and Curvy waterproof mascara and the Avon Supershock but forgot to bring my waterproof make up remover so it was Avon all the way and I really do love this mascara.  I took my cucumber scented make up wipes from Boots with me too, I love leaving them in the fridge and it's a lovely way of cooling the aul skin down a bit.  It also cemented my decision to use the Avon Supershock mascara since I was able to remove it with the wipes.

I used my Sleek Storm Palette along with an angled brush that I couldn't seem to find when going to take the photos to fill in my blonde brows and that was it!

It was too hot and humid to do anything else and I felt with having to lash the sunscreen on my face all day, I didn't want to apply anything too heavy on to my skin.

So ladies, what are your must have items that you *need* to bring away with you and then you end up leaving them in the make up bag for the entirety of the hollier!
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11 comments

  1. The Cha Cha tint is my new favourite too :) xxx

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  2. We have all gone cha cha mad
    I always bring too much makeup and of course I will have gotten more in the duty free on the way

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  3. Cha cha goes SO well with the bronzing gel! I have to say I think you travelled light, me being an idiot I probably would have brought at least two more blushers and loads of eyeliners etc...X

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  4. That's a great post especially as I'm thinking about what to take on hols!

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  5. You travelled really lightly im trying to downsize my holiday mk up bag but i just want to take loads lol x

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  6. That's so true, I'm the same, bring a ton, use a little! Welcome back sweets!!!!!!!!Glad to hear you had the best time, a well deserved best time! xx

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  7. Delighted you had a fab time, it's good to have you back though.

    I cannot stop wearing ChaCha Tint, I <3 it so much.

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  8. I'm glad you had an awesome holiday but I'm also glad that you're back and blogging. :D
    I'm going to try and take very little away with me, although I plan on acquiring a fair few make-up pieces while I'm away so I'm more concerned about the weight restrictions. Ahaha

    x

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  9. Daisy - what can I say, we have great taste!

    Actionmags - we are sisters from another mister, i tell ya :)

    Dee - love that bronzing gel so much, once the smell goes away hehe my mission was to get it into my makeup bag, if it didnt fit, no come with :)

    Adoreabubbles - I use it every single day for my foundation, love it!

    The Make up Fairy - looking forward to seeing what you bring/use on your holidays :)

    nicoletta -keep us posted on what you bring!

    ArtDonatella - we're girls and we need to be prepared, thats my excuse and i'm sticking to it!

    cornflakegirl - i havent heard one bad thing about cha cha, i love it!

    fluff and fripperies - thanks emma!

    Sarah - looking forward to seeing your purchases!

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