Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My holiday make up - what I brought vs what I used 2012 edition

Last year I wrote about what make up I took on holidays with me versus what I actually ended up using.  I'm a notorious overpacker when it comes to cosmetics and find it so hard to whittle my make up products down as I never know what kind of look I'll be in the mood for when heading out.  Last year I went wild bringing all kinds of everything (bet you're singing that song now, you're welcome) with me on the two holidays I went away on.

The first time I went away it was with the girls for a week and then later in the summer, I went away with mam for two weeks.  I took so much stuff with me both times that never saw the light of day and was so annoyed with myself for not learning from the first holiday!  So at the start of May, I went away for five days with mam and after much thought, rationalisation and agonising over what make up to bring, this is what I ended up taking with me.


Nada.  Nothing at all.  Zippedy doo daa.  I decided that I wear enough war paint on a daily basis and with going to different events after work, I have a face full of make up for a good 15 hours a day sometimes.  It was a great opportunity to give my skin a break so I took it!  Now don't get me wrong, I love me some make up and I think that's pretty self explanatory from the existence of this here blog, but I figured, who's going to see me over there?  It was only for five days and I'm not that self conscious, especially when being away with mam.  If I was away with the girls, this post most likely would have been very different!  But I was good and just brought skin care with me.  Wanna see?


From left to right we have:
1. Roger & Gallet Fleur d'Osmanthus beauty oil - review coming soon.
2. Emma Hardie Amazing Face AM/PM moisturiser - I took my own advice and tried to pack smartly!
3. Vichy Capital Soleil Anti-Shine Dry Touch Emulsion - review here.  One of my top products of the year.
4. Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin tone correcting serum - review coming soon, in The Love.
5. Eve Taylor Advanced Skin Therapy Hyaluronic acid intensive hydration - review coming soon.
6. Eve Taylor Advanced Skin Therapy Eye Complex - again, review soon but I think the fact that I took it away with me and it's over half way gone is a good sign!

So no make up and lots o' skin care was what 2012 was all about for me holiday wise.  I didn't miss wearing make up and didn't feel self conscious at all!

Do you ever go sans make up ladies?

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  1. When I was younger I wouldn't have been seen dead without my makeup, even on holliers, but as I've gotten older I'm more comfortable going barefaced. Great post K xo

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    1. I'm the same E, now saying that, I wouldn't come to work sans make up!

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  2. Very brave! I would wear barely any make-up in the sun either, but can't do without mascara.

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    1. I will admit Sile that I did have villainous eyes when I was over there but I didn't mind too much ;P

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  3. Im with emma on this one as ive gotten older im a bit more comfy in my skin

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    1. Yeah me too, I loved the freedom of just slapping on some SPF and out the door

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  4. I'm sact same! Always bring oodles on holliers thinking I'll use the lot, by day 2 I'm down to mascara alone and even them it's only when I'm going out. Great post!

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  5. Deffo go bare on hols when I am lounging and just the basics for night time! I take my slap off every evening when I get home and do my cleansing just before I hit the leaba!

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    1. So glad I'm not alone Chantelle!

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  6. Fair fooks Karen! Do you feel your skin is any better for givin' it the breather from makeup? I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to inflict my blotchy face on the world...even on holliers...I'd have to go full foundation gach la!

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    1. Skin was deffo better after the break but that could also be due to using the new Vichy SPF. When I'd use the Nivea on my face, my pores would clog up to no end, this didn't happen this time, delighted

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  7. Such a good idea! I wanna give my face a holiday too.. H x

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    1. Do! Think of it as a challenge and do a post about it to let us know how you get on!

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  8. I would go makeup free especially if it just slides off my face althought I might need concealer and mascara for a night out .. And lip gloss nothing says holidays like lipgloss

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    1. Love me some lipgloss magaluf so I do :)

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