Sunday, 15 February 2015

What Is In My Travel Washbags?! (Skincare, Body & Haircare) #TravelTipsWithEmily

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to be sharing with you what is in my wash bags that I am going to be taking on holiday, this post will be covering hair, body and skincare:) I hope that this video gives you an idea of what you might need to take with you on holiday. I am going to be putting this post into three different sections so that you can just read certain information if that is what you like.

I am going to be taking three different 'wash bags' with me and the first one will have my haircare items in. I am also going to be taking my hair dryer and my straighteners, I just thought I would mention those now as they don't fit into any of my bags. 

In my wash bag I have: 
  • Toni & Guy dry shampoo- this will be used to freshen up my hair in between washes as my hair does tend to get very oily and the heat will not help at all! 
  • Toni & Guy hairspray- I will need to keep my hair in place all day so this is an essential. 
  • Mark Hill anti humidity spray- as it is very hot in France I thought I would take this along with me to try it out and see if it is any good at keeping my hair fresh looking all day:) 
  • Hair bands, bobbles, bobby pins and other accessories- these are obvious essentials, I will be bringing hair bows and things like that just to make my hair look a little bit nicer as I will probably keep my hair in a pony tail every day. 
  • Tangle Teezer- this is another essential for me, I cannot go anywhere without my Tangle Teezer, it makes my hair tangle free and really soft. 
  • Shampoo and Conditioner 
I am taking quite a few skincare and body items including: 
  • Face wash- got to keep my skin feeling fresh! 
  • Moisturiser 
  • Makeup removing face wipes 
  • Cotton pads 
  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water- I am going to be putting some of this in a travel bottle as I can't take the full thing and I wouldn't need it either! 
  • Deodrant 
  • Body wash/shower gel 
  • Sponge or a flannel 
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste 
  • Travel perfume- probably my miniature Viva La Juicy By Juicy Couture perfume. 
  • Razor
  • Suncream and aftersun- no doubt I will get sun burnt at some point! 
  • Lip balm- there is nothing worse than dry lips, and I will be taking a balm with SPF because sun burnt lips hurt like mad! 
So, that was what is in my wash bags. I hope you liked this post, why not leave a nice comment?! 

Until next time, 

Emily xo 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Travel Friendly Makeup & What's In My Makeup Bag (Updated)! #TravelTipsWithEmily

Hello everyone!

I am going to be travelling to France in June so I thought I would do a post on what I am going to be taking in my makeup bag and I will be making a series of travel posts and tips showing you what other things I will be packing. So let me know in the comments what sort of things you would like to see in the near future:)

I am going to kick this off with an updated what is in my makeup bag, and everything that is in my makeup bag is travel friendly and I will be taking with me. All of the makeup I am taking is long wearing and stays on all day, as France can be very hot and I will need it to stay on all day.
For primer I am taking my Rimmel Stay Matte primer and a mini Benefit Porefessional primer, I am also taking my Seventeen primer as it doesn't take up too much room and is light weight. For foundation I will be bringing my Rimmel Stay Matte foundation as it is really long lasting and is in a tube rather than a glass bottle, it is better not to travel with glass bottles as they can break easily. I am not taking extremely expensive makeup as well, in case it smashes. The concealers I am bringing are: Rimmel Wake Me Up, Benefit Boi-Ing and Collection Lasting Perfection. The pressed powder I am taking is my every day one, Rimmel Stay Matte. I will be taking the Sleek Face Form palette as it is really compact and includes highlight, contour and blusher:) 
I was debating whether to bring my MAC or Naked 3 palette with me but if it broke I would be absolutely devastated, so I am going to be taking the NYC quad in Best Of Broadway, it is pigmented and really affordable at the same time. For an eye shadow base I will be taking the Maybelline Color tattoo in Pink Gold. I will also be taking my Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara, as I have the travel sized one so it doesn't take up a lot of room. 
I am going to be taking a selection of lipsticks and lip glosses with me. The lipsticks I am taking are: 
  • Jack Wills berry lip crayon 
  • MAC lipstick in Milan Mode 
  • MAC lipstick in Plink!
I am also going to be taking the Tanya Burr lipstick, is a gorgeous baby pink colour and is called First Date, then I will probably take a few of the Seventeen mini lip glosses. 
Tools & Makeup Brushes 
As well as my makeup brushes I will be taking eyelash curlers. The makeup brushes I am taking are all Real Techniques, and I will be putting them in the two travel cases I got with the sets. The brushes I am taking a selection of their eye brushes and face brushes. I will insert a picture of the ones I am taking...

So, that was my first travel tips with Emily post, the next post I will be doing is what is in my wash bag, so that is the skincare, hair care and body products I will be taking with me. I will also be recommending travel sized products that I have tried and tested:)

Until next time, 
Emily xo 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Makeup Brush Collection & How I Wash/Store My Brushes!

Hello everyone!

This post is going to be my makeup brush collection and I will be showing you how I store my brushes and how I wash them. I can confirm that the next post I will be doing is my makeup collection, and I am really excited to share it with you guys! I hope you enjoy this post and lets just get started...

Also, the links to everything I mention will be at the end of this video so you can go and check out the items if you are interested:)

How I store my brushes... 
I store all of my makeup brushes in these white Ikea Skurar pots. Literally, everyone uses these to store their brushes, well at least the YouTubers I watch! These pots are really affordable, £1.90 and look really nice on the top of my vanity. In the bottom of my Skurar pots I have put some glass beads in from HobbyCraft. I can't remember exactly how much they were but they help too keep all of my brushes standing upright.
My makeup brushes... 
The majority of my makeup brushes are Real Techniques but I do have a few random brands in there too; including Seventeen and No7. In have two separate pots, one for my face brushes and one for my eye brushes.

Starting with my face brushes I have two of the benefit mini brushes that you get with their boxed powders just lying in the bottom of the pots. Then at the very back I have two No7 face brushes that I don't really use as they have a lot of fall out and are a little scratchy too. Then at the front of the pot I have my Real Techniques brushes, the brushes I own are:

  • Buffing brush 
  • Contour brush 
  • Blush brush 
  • Powder brush 
  • Setting brush 
  • Foundation brush 
I love all of the Real Technqiues brushes as they do not shed and are really soft and fluffy. They also apply makeup really well! 

In my eye brush pot I have a lot of random brands in here. I have a few brushes in there from Seventeen, No7 and Avon. The Real Techniques brushes I have in there are: 
  • Base Shadow brush 
  • Deluxe Crease brush 
  • Accent brush 
  • Pixel Point Liner brush 
  • Brow brush 
  • Detailer brush 
How I wash my brushes... 

To wash my brushes I use the MAC brush cleanser. To be honest, this smells like nail varnish remover but it is absolutely great at getting all of the old makeup out of my brushes. Plus, it is really easy to use but does a great job. For a MAC cleanser it is not too expensive, the price will be at the end as I can't remember it at the moment but I will go and have a look for this.

The way I use this cleanser is I wet the brush I want to clean and put a little bit of the cleanser into my hand. I do this a few times to make sure they are completely clean and then I just rinse them off and leave them to dry on my vanity. I do put them on top of a towel though!

What I mentioned in this post... 
Skurar pots, Ikea (£1.90 each)
Real Techniques brushes, Boots (range of prices)
MAC Brush Cleanser, MAC Cosmetics (£11.00)

Until next time,
Emily xo 


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