Post Holiday Blues...


It has been two weeks since I got home from Japan.. boo! I thought I would put a post together about the make-up I took with me.. And what I actually used!!

I managed to cut it down to the basics.. But I still didn't use a few things I bought along for the trip!!

So today I am going to tell you what I took, and what I actually used (and roughly how many times I used them) whilst I was away!!

Face Products:

NARS Tinted Moisturiser - St Moritz - used 3 times - mostly for going out to dinner
Hourglass - Mineral Veil Primer - used 3 times
Urban Decay - All Nighter Setting Spray - used just about everyday! It was so humid, and it was lovely and refreshing to spray all over!!
Benefit - Roller Lash - I used this everyday! I love this mascara! It is total HG status!!
Anastasia Beverley Hills - Brow Wiz - chocolate - I only used this once I think..
Benefit - Gimme Brow (not pictured) - medium/dark - I used this every in conjunction with Roller Lash for a little definition!!


NARS - Virtual Domination Palette - with 3 blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter it was the perfect choice to take away with me! I used this most days to add a little colour to my face!!
Too Faced - Chocolate Bar Palette - I used this once for my birthday dinner, probably could have left this one at home!
Hourglass Ambiant Lighting Powder - Dim Light - I only used this a handful of times, and probably could have left it at home too!
BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector (Pressed) - Opal - I used this most days to give me a little bit of a healthy glow!


MAC Lipstick - Lady Danger - I wore this a couple of times, its one of my favourite lip colours! So I couldn't not take it!
Maybelline - Colour Drama Lip Crayon - Nude Perfection - I wore it once, and got a lovely complement from one of my new friends Amanda but still only wore it once!
NARS - Lipgloss - Orgasm - I wore this pretty much daily as a nice gloss finish to my everyday look
Rimmel London - Oh My Gloss! - Love Bug* - I didn't wear this at all, could have left this at home!
Bite Beauty - Matte Creme Lip Crayon - Tatin & Glacé - I didn't wear these at all! Even as pretty as they are, they could too have stayed at home!!

And to pack it all up and take it all with me I managed to get my little hands on the Mecca Cosmetica Jetset travel bag (I'm pretty sure one of the last ones in Australia - it came all the way from Perth!! Thank you MECCA customer service!!)

Have you ever over-packed for a holiday? Let me know your holiday staples, so I can try to pack more efficiently for my next trip!!

Mel x

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  1. Wow, you did so well for only packing so little on your holidays!!! I'm really struggling to keep my makeup to a minimum for the honeymoon!!! Help meeeee!!!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

    1. I can totally help!! Send me pictures and I'll help cull!! haha I think it was a bit easier for me, because I don't wear much make-up unless I'm going out or have an event!! Good luck with the packing babe!! xx


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