Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Carry On Beauty


If you read my last post you'll know I'm currently in Iceland (eek) and as we're only there for a couple of days we decided to scrimp on the luggage and just take carry on bags. As well as meaning less space it obviously also means liquid limitations so I thought it'd be good to share the beauty products that both made the cut and were able to go in my hand luggage.


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess | Benefit Gimme Brow | Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 
I'm not one for wearing that much makeup on holiday so I wasn't worried about not taking too much. At the same time it's a girls holiday and I know there'll be pictures and I feel a little more confident with a bit of makeup. This is my four product face - I nearly went without bronzer as well, but thought I might just need the extra colour so I don't look so ghosty!


Nivea Face Wipes | Origins GinZing Eye Cream | Botanics Facial Oil 
I kept my skincare very simple - I don't usually use face wipes but they are a holiday staple for me as it saves luggage space and it's also just so much easier. Apart from those I focused on keeping my skin hydrated because of the cold weather and packed my facial oil instead of a moisturiser so I can slather that on overnight!


Palmer's Coconut Conditioning Shampoo | Lush Jungle Solid Conditioner | Treaclemoon Honey Shower gel
For a couple of days I wouldn't usually be planning on washing my hair, but as we're going to the Blue Lagoon I know I'll want to as the water is supposedly very drying for your hair. Luckily I had this free sample of shampoo from a magazine, which will save so much space and also sounds lovely! I packed a solid conditioner because then I don't have to worry about decanting (I realise that word makes it sound like I'm taking wine, but how else do you describe it? I wish I was taking wine...) anything into a clear plastic bottle and for shower gel I just picked up a small one from Tesco because it was cheap! Obviously I'll also be taking deodorant but I didn't think that really warranted a mention...

And that's everything I took with me to Iceland beauty-wise. I'm a pretty light packer I think so I really didn't take that much! What would you take in your hand luggage?

Amy x

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  1. Mascara and brow gel is always a must with me, I always keep both in my makeup bag.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Mascara is my biggest essential, I look so tired without it haha xx

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  2. That shampoo does sound lovely! You will have to let me know how you get on with it! Hope you are having a lovely time.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. It was really lovely! I would definitely buy the full size and I think it's pretty affordable too! xx

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  3. Usually I don't wear makeup during flights so my essential is a good moisturiser. I'm loving your new blog layout Amy! It looks gorgeous :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Aw thanks Sarah, I don't wear much makeup on holiday at all xx

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  4. I really like that cute makeup bag & how you only bring the essentials. I'm guilty of overpacking. :]


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    1. Thank you, it's Cath Kidston :) I'm such a light packer because I get grumpy if I have a heavy bag haha xx

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  5. Great streamlining! I only had a carry on when I went to Croatia this summer and found it so hard to only take the basics!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. It depends how long I go away for - I would have found it harder if it was for longer! xx

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  6. Such a handy list
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you, hope it comes in handy for you! xx

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  7. Oh my gosh I hope you're having the most amazing time in Iceland! Packing light sounds like a good idea, as doest he miniature size of shower gel :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Thank you! Back today unfortunately but it was amazing! xx

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  8. Those are definitely great picks! I particularly love the Treaclemoon shower gels; they smell so lush!

    Funmi x
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

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    1. I've only tried this honey one so far, but it smelt amazing so I'll definitely try more! xx

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  9. Light packing?? So hard!! Love the post!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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    1. It really is but I get grumpy if I have a heavy bag haha xx

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  10. With just hand luggage it's important to keep things simple, you are right! The cleansing wipes are really so handy, always important during a trip! Hope you are having a great time in Iceland!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. I always take cleansing wipes abroad! Thanks Denise :) xx

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  11. I always end up taking too many lipsticks when traveling, one red, a pink, two nude shades, a lighter pink or a lighter red etc etc. A girls has to have options, don't you agree???

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Haha, luckily Iceland wasn't somewhere I really needed lipstick but usually I would take a fair few! xx

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  12. Taking only carry on can be such a pain! I've done it before and usually just take eye makeup, face wash and moisturiser!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I know - yeah eye make up is the one thing I can't be without! xx

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  13. I hope you have a great time in Iceland, I've always wanted to go. I'm useless with carry on, I always forget any beauty stuff :(

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    1. Thank you, it was amazing, I'll write a post soon. I do kind of wish I'd taken more! xx

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  14. I love the Gimme Brow and Lash Sensational!

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    1. Me too, the Lash Sensational is my favourite ever mascara! xx

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  15. I love this post! You're carrying just the right amount and I think anything more than this is never used. I love a good brow gel and face wipes for a quick freshening up! x

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. Yeah I was glad I didn't have too much to carry - I definitely wouldn't have used more makeup than this! xx

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  16. Girl I have to say that your content is absolutely KILLING right now - so proud of you! I always pack some wipes, a small deodorant/dry shampoo, some lip balm and moisturiser are all musts for my carry on!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much Hayley that really means a lot! xx

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  17. I love everything you have here. I only always pack the essentials that I use.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thank you :) It's good only packing essentials - no point in taking things you won't use!xx

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  18. So jealous of your Iceland trip, it sounds so insane! I always struggle with what to take in my carry on/liquids but you've got it down; bronzer, concealer, mascara are the way forward for trips away!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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    1. It was incredible! Yeah I pack light so only took real essentials! xx

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