I know I'm not alone in not being in my home over Christmas so today I thought I'd share what I have packed to take away with me for a few days.
It may seem like I haven't packed much but as I always tend to get a lot of make-up and perfume for Christmas, I thought it would be rather silly to pack lots of beauty items only to be gifted new and exciting products that I will want to play around with instantly....kids and their new toys eh haha!

Hair and Body

  • Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel - I will be using this as a shampoo too!
  • L'Occitane Shimmering Dry Oil* - Great for adding a little festive sparkle to the skin.
  • Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner - Adds intensive moisture to my hair.
  • Rituals Magic Touch Body Lotion - Smells amazing and hydrates parched winter skin.

Skin Care
  • Clairns Pure Melt Cleansing Gel - I refuse to be without it.
  • La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water* - For when things get too hot in the kitchen.
  • Origins Minis - A mask, a serum and an eye cream...perfect for travel.

  • Essie in Leading Lady - The perfect festive red glitter polish that is very grown up yet sparkly!
  • Juicy Couture Roll on EDP Duo* - Two travel friendly Juicy Couture scents.

Make-Up (Face)
  • Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation - Lightweight yet covers well.
  • Clarins Bronzing Duo - Light side to set make-up, deeper side to contour and bronze.
  • Clarins Instant Smooth Primer - Frankly the best primer I own.
  • Art Deco Baked Illuminating Powder* - A golden highlighter that doesn't settle into open pores.
  • Essence Renesmee Red Blush - If ever there was a day to wear red blush, Christmas is that day!
  • My Face Blush in Choca Coppa Latte* - My everyday matte blush at the moment.

Make-Up (Eyes)
  • Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Quad - The neutral shades are perfect for teaming up with a red lip.
  • Catrice Made to Stay Cream Eyeshadow - A great base for neutral eyeshadows.
  • Clinique Even Better Concealer* - My general purpose go to concealer.
  • Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara - Lengths and adds volume, a great everyday mascara.

Make-Up (Lips)
  • Carmex Lip Balm - Every make-up bag should contain at least one lip balm!
  • OCC Lip Tar in Psycho* - A bright red lip lacquer that I'm saving for Christmas day.
  • Soap and Glory Lip Gloss Stick in Nudist* - My current nude lip choice.
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour in Tawny Pink - My everyday pink/brown lipstick.
  • No7 Lip Liner in Nude - The best nude lip liner ever, works with both my non red lip choices.

Hmm on second thoughts that is perhaps a little excessive for a few days!

Are you travelling this Christmas? If so what are your must have products?