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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?
Always look your best,
Sophie
x

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10 comments :

  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
    amberrxo.blogspot.com

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    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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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    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

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  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 :)

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

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  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 :)

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    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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