Monday, October 17, 2011

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag?


Paul & Joe Makeup Bag and Furla Makeup Bag

The last time I did a "What's in my Travel Makeup Bag" video or blog post was in January, and I've travelled so much this year, so this video and blog post is long overdue!
Inside my Paul & Joe Makeup Bag
Like so many women, I do tend to take too many products with me.  I know that I have never ever used absolutely everything I've ever brought with me while on vacation. 


I also use travel time to test out new products and play with samples that I may have forgotten about , or just never got around to using.  Often I find that I have more time in the morning to apply makeup and style my hair than I do in my regular day to day life.  


I did splurge a little and I bought a new foundation brush (Louise Young), a new eye brush (Edward Bess), and a new eyeshadow palette just before I left to go on this vacation.  It was the perfect opportunity to experiment with the new shadows and brushes.


And all of these products fit comfortably into the Paul & Joe makeup bag!
All of this makeup fits inside the Paul & Joe Cosmetic Bag!
On this road trip we traveled to Washington, D.C., Manassas and Leesburg in Virginia, and to Gettysburg Pennsylvania for a vacation seeped in American Civil War history.
The Hakuhodo makeup brushes (on the left) are my all time favorite!
We saw The White House, took bus tours, auto tours, visited museums and monuments, shopped in Tysons Corner Mall and The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, ate cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes, saw $64 million in cash money at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and sat down to a Witches Brew Tea at a plantation in Virginia!
Furla Makeup Bag filled with Chanel Particulière Nail Polish and nail tools.
I found that I used everything that I brought with me, except for two makeup brushes, the nail polish remover wipes, my backup mascara (explained in my video) and the NARS highlighter.  I just wasn't in the mood to use the highlighter.  So all in all, I feel that I did pretty well and didn't overpack too much this time around.


I took all of my nail tools with me because I gave myself a mani-pedi in my hotel room.  I don't use lip gloss and I rarely use a primer or concealer, so I didn't bring those products with me.


2009 Paul & Joe Waterproof Cosmetic Pouch:


  • Lipsticks MAC Creme d' Nude, NARS Bangkok
  • Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
  • MAC Blush Dame
  • MAC Beauty Powder in Light Sunshine
  • Anna Sui Beauty Mirror Rose
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Stone
  • Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara (this might just be my favorite mascara of all time!)
  • Laura Mercier Mascara (backup)
  • NARS Highlighter in Luxor
  • Too Faced Eye Love Sephora Eyeshadow Palette
  • Stila In the Light Palette
  • Mbeze Sweet Sanura Natural Perfume 
  • Boots No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil
  • Makeup Brushes:
    • Hakuhodo
    • MAC
    • Louise Young
    • Edward Bess


Furla Makeup Bag:
  • Chanel Particulière Nail Polish
  • OPI Base Coat
  • Essie Super Duper Top Coat
  • Nail Clippers
  • Cuticle pushers
  • Bloom Nail File
  • All Season Sanding Stick
  • Polish Off Nail Polish Remover Pads
  • Nail Buffer



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6 comments:

ElvenEyes said...

This is fun and I love that compact! I always like seeing what other people carry with them to get ideas of what I should carry with me, just in case! Yes, my bag overfloweth too! :)

The Sassi Wench said...

@ElvenEyes Go ahead, reduce what's in that bag, you can do it!

adthenshesmiled said...

Loved everything you packed! I'm such a chronic overpacker! I LOVE georgetown cupcakes and Tyson's Corner mall =) I live 30 mins from there.

Onitemi said...

how can i get the Paul & Joe case? I live in the US

The Sassi Wench said...

@Onitemi - it was a gift with purchase from a few years ago, now it's no longer available.

grace92 said...

I love the Chanel nail polish!! It's such a stylish and modern color. :)

As for the Hakuhodo brushes, which ones are your favorite if you had to choose three? Which ones are the most versatile?? :)