29 April 2015

What To Pack For A Weekend Away

As I'm currently in Brussels for a few days and this is my first trip of the year I thought I'd share with you some of my beauty and skincare essentials that I always take with me. For a weekend or a few days away I try not to go too crazy with beauty products, but I know I definitely over pack as I just hate being without something when I'm away from home. If you're like me then miniature products and samples are your best friend. I'm a sucker for miniatures anyway as seeing your favourite product a third of the size is just too cute, but they're so practical for weekends away. If I can I try and take all my skincare in sample size as it saves weight and space for the rest of your luggage. Along with make-up and skincare it's also good to try and take a smaller perfume, I love the 40ml Jo Malone perfumes for travelling as they're a really good compact size and don't weight too much. 

Another thing I try to stick with when packing my beauty and skincare products is to aim for products that can be used for more than one purpose or palettes. Instead of taking a bunch of different eyeshadows I always try to take one palette that I can use for both day and evening looks. I've fallen back in love with my Marc Jacobs Lolitta Palette again as it has such beautiful bronzed and golden shades that great the most beautiful smokey eye. Along with multi-purpose products I also try and limit the amount of brushes I take and only bring ones that can be used for more than one thing. 



  1. I'm off to Paris at the end of May and am currently scribbling down a list of things to take as I always overpack! Great post, very helpful! xx

    Amanda - dreamingxpretty.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I always overpack for a trip, even if I'm going for a weekend, I need to learn to be more compact! I have collected a few miniatures now which I'm saving them for trips away! Hope you're having a lovely time in Brussels, Gemma! x

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