Wednesday, 28 August 2013

London Trip Beauty Essentials / Keep it Mini


London Trip Beauty Essentials

London Trip Beauty Essentials

London Trip Beauty Essentials

London Trip Beauty Essentials

Good morning beauties! As I’ve mentioned a while ago, I will be going to London on September 7th for a week and I asked you if you’d like to see a packing post or something like that. A lot of you said yes so I figured it would be fun to show you some of the beauty products I will be taking away with me. Since I am planning on going shopping quite a bit in London, I will need a lot of room in my suitcase, so I better not pack a crazy lot! I don’t know about you guys, but I have an entire drawer full of minis and what better time to use them when going abroad? With that being said, I decided to devote this post to my top mini / travel size products and to guide you through them. I don’t know what it is but there is something so cute and adorable in a little, mini product and quite frankly I cannot wait to use all of these babies! :)

Firstly, let’s talk hair! As you may know, I highlight my hair so naturally it is quite dry and needs high maintenance. I never use the shampoos and conditioners, which we get in the hotels because let’s face it – they are not the best quality and I love taking good care for my hair. With that in mind, I decided to put in action my set of mini Macadamia products. Macadamia is hands down my favorite hair care brand and their products do such miracles to my hair. The first product I’ll be taking is their Rejuvenating Shampoo (review here), which has improved my hair so much since I’ve been using it. It makes it soft and silky; it hydrates and helps battle tangles. It also gives a nice volume and bounce to the hair. Amazing stuff and I highly recommend it! :) Next, we have the oh-so-famous Deep Repair Masque (review here). What can I say – this is the most incredible hair product I’ve tried in my life. I literally cannot live without it and I don’t think my hair can either! This masque makes my hair feel so smooth and soft, it makes it shiny, detangles it, and removes frizz as well as hydrates! What else can you wish for? <3 And of course to complete my hair routine I have to have some sort of oil with me. Since I only have a big bottle of my favorite Moroccan Oil, I decided to pack with me this mini Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment. Even though I still prefer the Moroccan Oil, this little guy is also great for the hair. It helps tame down the frizz; helps with split ends, nourishes the hair and leaves it feel and look so healthy and shiny!

Moving on to body care, I decided to take with me a scrub, a shower cream and a body butter. Same as with the hair products, I don’t find hotel shower gels and body lotions to do the trick for me so I always like to bring some of my faves with me. For scrub, I couldn’t fail to pack my latest love – Soap &Glory’s The Scrub Of Your Life (review here). I adore how soft and smooth this product makes my skin. It removes the dead skin brilliantly without feeling harsh or abrasive. It smells divine and doesn’t dry out the skin. Definitely give it a go because it’s seriously good stiff. :) For shower cream I had to take away with me my favorite one by The Body Shop and it’s their Coconut Shower Cream. It not only smells like yummy coconuts but it also cleanses the skin amazingly, leaving it feel soft and moisturized, which is exactly what I look for in a shower cream. Of course, I had to take the matching body butter as well and it is TBS Coconut Body Butter (review here). This is my all time favorite body butter as it smells incredible and at the same time it moisturizes my skin amazingly. Once the product is fully absorbed into the skin it will feel soft as a baby’s bum so be careful - you will be stroking yourself all day haha!

Last but not least, we need to take good care of our face so I have prepared four products, which I think will help me survive through my London journey. Firstly, there is this Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream. It is very gentle on the skin and feels as if you’re not using scrub at all. However, it does a brilliant job at exfoliating and getting rid of rough / flaky skin, leaving it feel refreshed and polished. For cleanser, I’m thinking of getting my favorite Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser (review here), which is incredible! It removes every last bit of makeup left and gives you the feeling of super clean, fresh skin. It balances the oils of the skin so I have never experienced tightness or dryness after using this. For makeup remover as well as toner, I love to have a bottle of Bioderma no matter where I go so when I saw this little baby bottle (how cute is it!) I had to pick it up. Bioderma is my favorite skincare product because it really works miracles at cleansing and toning the skin. I will do a proper review on it soon so keep your eyes peeled if you’re interested. Another product without I won’t leave my house without is the Avene Thermal Spring Water spray (review here). This miracle worker is great to use for so many things but mostly I love spraying it all over my face before applying moisturizer and also to set my makeup. It works wonders! Lastly, we can’t go abroad without a good moisturizer so what I have here is my favorite Benefit TotalMoisture Facial Cream. It does exactly what it says on the lid – it gives the skin total moisture and makes the skin feel ridiculously hydrated and soft. It doesn’t feel too heavy and doesn’t leave oily residue, which is fab! It’s love and if you’re on a hunt for a new cream this is definitely worth considering! (:

Well, that’s all for today lovelies. I feel like I said ‘soft’, ‘smooth’ and ‘hydrated’ at least a hundred times in this post but what can I do… I like having these three benefits in my beauty products. :) Also, please, please leave me your suggestions on where I should go shopping whereas I’m in London! I don’t want to miss out on anything so your help would be much appreciated, thank you! <3

Lots of love,
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22 comments

  1. Love travel size products - they're great if you want to test something and don't want to commit to a larger size and of course for carrying with you. Lovely selection :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Great post! I think everything is so cute when it's in travel size :P

    Enjoy your trip too :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  3. There's nothing like a mini! x

    petitpromise.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Same here - will be saving space for shopping, so I alredy started packing minis for London :) Have a great trip!

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  5. I love travel sized products. I usually buy them for when I go away, but also to try out a new product so Im not stuck with the full sized version if I dont like/get on with it!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  6. These mini products are so cute! Want all of them! Hve a great time in London :) xx

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  7. I am obsessed with the Coconut Body butter! It's like summer in a tub ! I need to try these Macadamia products, they look lovely x

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Such a fabulous selection of products. I really need to check out Macadamia as they get a lot of positives reviews.

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  9. I can't wait to get my hands on the bioderma. I can't get it in the uk.
    Xxx
    Miss Bows
    bowsofstyle.blogspot.com

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  10. Loads of great products here most I have tried but others I have not so thanks for sharing they sound amazing :O love your choice in products as always <3 xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  11. I also have a few minis of Bioderma! Skin savers! :)

    natalielovesbeauty.blogspot.ca

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  12. I also had a mini of that Clinique scrub cream and wanted to take it to London as well, but when I first tried it I was so in love, I used it up. Oops...
    I'll be packing lightly for London as well, I'm already so excited. Can't wait to meet you, haha! :D

    xx

    www.kazetime.blogspot.com

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  13. the body shop body butters are the BEST I just finished the full size of the coconut one!

    mercuteify.blogspot.com

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  14. The travel sizes are very usefull ! such a nice selection !

    MissManzanna.Blogspot

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  15. I definitely agree about using hair products from hotels! It's as good as using nothing. Haha!

    Angel
    http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

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  16. Have a good trip!

    www.whatmolliedid.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  17. The coconut body butter is my favourite too! It smells amaaazing. Definitely go to oxford st/carnaby st and check out stores like selfridges, liberty and harrods - they're so quintessentially english! I also love the kings road (you may spot some made in chelsea folk ;)) and portobello market for cheap and vintage jewellery. Shopping centre wise, westfield is just the best! xx

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  18. thank you!

    http://herguiltypleasureblog.blogspot.com

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  19. looks like a good collection, I want to try the Macadamia products! They sounds really good :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  20. These are all great products!!! I love them!

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