My Travel Essentials

I always find it EXTREMEMLY hard to pack my beauty essentials when I’m going away for a few days, at home I have everything laid out where it needs to be and I can pick and choose which skin care I want to use daily depending on how my skin has been that day but I can’t take everything with me when I travel, whether that is to visit parents or traveling on a holiday.

Things that I consider when choosing my travel essentials, how long I’m going to be away, what time of the year it is, what is the weather is going to be like? Will I have any time to do some pampering when away? These items will change from time to time but the core categories always stay the same. The core categories are:

Moisturiser Day

Moisturiser Night




Hair essentials

For my day moisturiser I took the Body Shop Vitamin C skin reviver, and as you all know by now I really like this moisturiser. I love how it sits on the skin and it always makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. It’s perfect to use as a primer step under makeup as well.

For night moisturiser I had the Body Shop Vitamin E intense moisture night mask, because I know this will hydrate my skin well while I don’t have any other products available while away.

For skincare I had the Lacura Hot Cloth Cleanser which I use every morning and every night as a first step cleanser, after that I used the Pixi Glow tonic or the Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix daily cleansing pads and I used the Kiehls Cactus flower and Tibetan ginseng hydrating mist on top of my makeup if I wore any that day.

For fragrance I’m really loving the Estee Lauder modern muse (as you can tell because it’s almost finished) The fragrance I have my eye on next is the Paco Robanne Olympea, I sprayed this in store at boots (the tester, of course) and when I went to till the lady was complimenting me and asking what fragrance it was and as I’ve worn it throughout the day its stayed a strong smelling fragrance, which I really like in a fragrance.


I only use one deodorant and that’s the Mitchum unscented deodorant because let’s all be real, I’m a sweaty betty and need all the help I can get.

I always take one of these hair grip things with me (don’t know the proper name) wherever I go. I’m always losing them and repurchasing them over and over again. They are good for when I get out the shower or to keep my hair off my face when cleansing in the morning and at night. I use them all the time to be honest for everything. I can’t go anywhere without my trusty hairbrush, I’ve had this one for ages and just use it for brushing my hair, obviously!

Something that I didn’t mention or photograph in the main section of this post is the Garnier Pure Active Intensive. I hadn’t used this in a while and saw it in the shower when packing and thought why not use it all up while away. I’ve really enjoyed using this in the shower as a daily cleanser. I don’t think they stock this particular item anymore but if they do I would highly recommend it. It’s really simple and easy to use and quick!


  1. Grace
    6th March 2019 / 10:02 pm

    You’ve inspired me to take better care of my skin!! What would you suggest I start with?

    • Lydia White
      7th March 2019 / 10:00 am

      I’m no skin expert but I would always always recommend a good cleanser. Morning and night! X

      • Grace
        13th March 2019 / 11:36 am

        Is that the hotcloth Laura one on here? I feel like my fave always looks tired, and I already have wrinkles!! #thankyounhs

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