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December 23, 2012

Holiday Packing + December Favourites, 2012

If you've been following my blog for a while you may remember that I go away every year. I visit my grandparents who live in a small coastal town here in Perth, Hopetoun. I'm taking two bags and trying to fit everything into both. Today I packed my beauty/make up for the trip (this post will be uploaded the day after I arrive, however) and I thought I'd invite you to delve into the scary world of my cosmetic bags.

There's no real method to it. If it fits, shove it in! I figured that if I'm taking it with me it must be a true favourite, right, so I've incorporated both into the one post. 
Benefit The POREfessional | Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin | Make Up For Ever HD Foundation | Bellapierre Mineral Foundation in #02 Ivory | Napoleon Perdis Pro Palette Concealer | MAC Select Cover Up Concealer in NC20 | Benefit Erase Paste | MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC20 (crushed) | MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut | NARS Laguna Bronzer | NARS Orgasm Powder Blush | MAC Well Dressed Powder Blush | MAC Casual Colour in Keep it Loose | Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze | Urban Decay Naked Palette (original) | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Smog | MAC Chromographic Eyeliner in NC15/NW20 | Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen | Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara | Maybelline Baby Lips in Anti-Oxidant Berry | MAC Creme Cup Lipstick | MAC Vegas Volt lipstick | Essence All About Cupcake Lipstick | L'Oreal NutriShine by Colour Riche in Nudy Coral 
LUSH Ocean Salt | LUSH Aqua Marina | LUSH Tea Tree Water | LUSH Vanishing Cream | Mario Badescu Drying Lotion | Batiste Dry Shampoo travel size in Blush | Clean & Clear Advantage Pimple Control Moisturiser | Macadamia Hair Oil
Healthy Sexy Hair Reinvent Colour Extend Shampoo | Healthy Sexy Hair Reinvent Colour Extend Conditioner | Healthy Sexy Hair Reinvent Extend Treatment | Redken 18 Quick Dry Hairspray | LUSH Rock Star Soap | LUSH Happy Hippy Shower Gel

** Not included in the photos: Benefit Brows A-Go-Go. Since taking this photo, LUSH's Happy Hippy was removed as there was no room. 

Can you say over packing? I know I'm insane when it comes to packing but I'm a total what if person. What if I needed that lipstick and I didn't bring it? WHAT IF?!

Luckily we drive, as I mentioned, meaning I don't have to worry about my bags being too heavy. Phew, right?

Are you as terrible at packing as I am? How do you manage to reduce the amount you pack? I need your advice! Also, I plan on reviewing a lot of the products mentioned in this post - Is there anything you'd love to read about?
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  1. If I had as many amazing products as you did I would want to bring them along too! :) I have a tendency to overpack yet forget one of my most important things haha :(
    Have a lovely christmas and enjoy your time in perth!

    Amber xx

    1. Oh, Amber, I definitely over pack too! That's why I packed two or three of EVERYTHING! I hope you had a great Christmas also. xx

  2. It's hard to leave behind anything when you're going away. I always over pack too and often still regret not taking something.

    1. That's exactly what happens to me, Natasha. It's always the way, isn't it? x

  3. haha....Finally I have found my twin...Im exactly the same and well...I kind of think Im a little worse.
    Im going away for one night between Christmas and New Years so thats not so bad but i am hoping for and planning for a 6 week long overseas trip later next year...The beauty product packing list for that trip will be scary.

    1. Oh I'm so glad to know it's not just me, Fawn! Have an amazing time on the overseas trip and goodluck packing. xx

  4. You can never bring enough makeup... unless you're going to the states. THEN you bring nothing and buy EVERYTHING :P Hope you have an amazing holiday with your grandparents :)

    1. That's what I thought, Abigail! Ooooh how I wish I was going to the US. Heavennnn. xx

  5. Woah you're taking a lot of stuff :P I use holidays as a chance to use no makeup at all :P The maximum I bring with me is 1 concealer, eyeliner, foundation and blush. I try to wear nothing at all :) Have a good holiday :)

    1. Aha, Jen! I'm very much the same so it's weird that I packed so much. I was away for 12 days and I was makeup free at least half the time I was there. I did, however, have a few days where I needed some time away from the 15+ family members so I experimented with some make up. I fell totally in love with my Naked Palette! xx

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