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Monday, June 29, 2015

Sight Seeing Beauty Essentials

Sight Seeing Beauty Essentials

As of today I am visiting the coast of Scotland - something I have not done since I was a super young child. My plans involve getting lots of rest, fresh air and of course discovering a new city and haunts. When it comes to the contents of my handbag I like to keep it minimal (my suitcase is a whole different story - if I could I would pack the kitchen sink), purely due to the fact I will be carting it around all day. In my opinion comfort is key be it my shoulders, crook of my arm or even my feet. I want to enjoy myself taking in all the sights not be weighed down by an overstuffed bag or worse a blister. Let me share with you my bare minimum beauty essentials that

Sight Seeing Beauty Essentials

Let's begin with feet shall we? I am through and through an Adidas gal, I own more pairs of Adidas Gazelle's and Superstar's than I care to think. At the moment I have been pretty much living in the above pair of Adidas OriginalsGazelle OG - super comfortable, lightweight and I find that the bright blue shade compliments a good proportion of my Summer wardrobe. Regardless of personal footwear taste do be sure to slip on a comfortable pair of shoes when sight seeing, you'll be on your feet for the majority of the day and if past experiences are anything to go by no-one will be all that sympathetic of your rubbing shoe plight. As added reassurance and for the sake of general first aid, a box of fabric plasters (band-aids) never goes wrong - lord I am turning into my Grandmother. 

Sight Seeing Beauty Essentials

From feet we move on to hands and my two essentials are probably things that the majority of us have at the bottom of our handbags - a bottle of hand sanitizer and a tube of hand cream. In all truthfulness I don't care what brand or scent my anti-bacterial hand sanitizer as long as it kills germs and re-freshens my hands I'm happy. I also like to cart around a small tube of hand cream to prevent the alcohol from the hand gel drying out my hands. Again I'm not picky and tend to scope out travel sized versions as they weigh less and take up less room in my bag. At the moment I am working my way through & Other Stories Floral Memento Hand Cream (£5), which is fairly light in both texture and scent - great if you plan on eating using your hands.

Sight Seeing Beauty Essentials

Would you be surprised to learn that my day to day make-up bag is basically empty? Yep I have no more than five cosmetic items and even then then they really have to earn their place. First up I have a mini face brush by Real Techniques which I use in conjunction with MAC Prep + Prime Finishing Pressed Powder to keep shine at bay. I like that this powder not only softens the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores, controls excess oil but it also doesn't tend to cake on the skin. It really is a great warm weather option. I also like to pack Topshop's Cream Blush in Head Over Heels to dab on to perk up my complexion should I need to. Despite being a cream formula it never looks oily and is so easy to just dab on and blend out - it can also double up as a matte coral lip shade should you wish. Speaking of multi-purpose products Kiko Eyeshadow in Shade 28 in my everyday make-up bag - not only does it provide a quick, eye brightening wash of colour that doesn't require a brush for application but doubles up as a great cream highlighter.

I'm not typically a fan of Vaseline and don't think it is the best way to care for the lips but for travel I do have a tube of Vaseline Rosy Lips, mainly for the SPF protection and tint factor. For just £2 this little stick not only protects my lips from the harmful sun rays but also delivers a glossy, natural flush of colour. As it is so cheap I don't worry about loosing it nor it melting in the heat. Being forever the optimist I do keep a tube of bright lipstick in my bag just in-case I end up going out for dinner. There's something about a bright red or pink lipstick that makes me feel more pulled together. I've only just added Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy to my bag, I'll be sure to report back on how I find the shade.

Sight Seeing Beauty Essentials

Lastly to both cool down and stay fresh I have two very different sprays - one for my face and one for my body. If you are passing & Other Stories or placing an online order than I can not recommend picking up one of their Body Mists. My personal favourite has to be & Other Stories Moroccan Tea Body Mist - light, green and slightly minty. Not only does it fragrance both the hair and skin but it helps to cool and freshen. The dinky 50ml size is also ideal for popping into even the smallest of bags. For my face I have added Pixi Make Up Fixing Mist, not only does this set make-up but it cools, calms and hydrates the skin in one swift movement - in an ideal world I would be able to purchase this in a smaller size but hey you can't win them all.

Along with an umbrella (I'm Scottish, you can't fool me into believing the warm weather will last) I do always have some form of SPF on my person at all times. Pretty much self explanatory; I don't want sun burn nor damage and have no qualms slicking it on aboard a tour bus. You just try and stop me - hashtag no sun lotion shame.

Now if you'd excuse me I am off to play the know it all tourist ha!

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13 comments:

  1. I absolutely love everything you have in this post! I enjoyed reading it :) xx

    This Damsel Loves

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  2. UHG, blisters! Yuck! I swear I always get them, especially when it's really hot and my feet are swollen and sweaty (what a lovely reality!). I always have plastic bandaids, so I will have to try fabric ones since they always seem to fall off.

    Another wonderful post!

    www.lioninthewild.com

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  3. Enjoy Scotland! I keep meaning to visit! I am with you on the minimal bag, cannot be dealing with a 'brick' in my hand bag!

    www.beaucience.co.uk

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  4. When going around a city I always wonder what to carry in my bag; you definitely don't want to be carrying around something heavy and bulky to get in the way of having fun! Wonderful and very useful post!

    Tweezers and Tongs

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  5. You have saved my huge over packed bag from collapsing with the amount of rubbish I hold in it - do I really need the receipt for those cookies I bought 6 months ago? I love your blog and this post :)

    annoyingannie.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I've just been away for 4 days and took similar things! The hand sanitiser is a must though and the lip balm! xx

    Rebecca - RebeccaClaire'sBlog

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  7. Love all these picks! I have had my eye on a pair of Adidas Gazelles for a while now, and I am constantly carrying round the Body Shop's pink grapefruit hand sanitiser because it doesn't have that awful smell that many others do. Plus the bottle is teeny tiny!

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  8. Loved this post, it was so helpful !

    http://lxdia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Great picks - definitely need to find those mini RT brushes or order online, looks so handy for travelling!!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  10. Adrienne where are you going? Please come over this side (St Andrews) its pretty and I would love to meet you!

    http://www.makeerinover.blogspot.com

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  11. Hope you have the best time lovely! Great post, I always over pack for things like this!

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

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  12. I can't seem to find that pix makeup remover in Canada!!! :(

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