Following on from my recent post about my emergency makeup bag, I thought I'd also share my travel toiletries of choice. I love this kind of post because well, I'm nosy, but also because I think it's interesting to see what other people like to take away with them (and see which other cute minis are available to buy too!).
Since discovering the OGX Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner, I just can't be without them. I fell for the scent, and the way they leave my hair looking super shiny and healthy. Typically, when conditioners are this rich and hydrating, they weigh my hair down but this doesn't happened at at all with these.
L'Occitane are one of my favourite brands, so I decided to treat myself to a set of their travel sized shower gels to see if I liked any of them as much as my beloved Almond Shower Oil (spoiler - I don't). The L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Bath and Shower Gel has a beautiful fragrance and is easily my second favourite, I guess their Almond range is just too good to beat...
I first tried out spray moisturisers last summer and I'm completely sold on them. After Superdrug discontinued my favourite Vitamin E spray, I found this little beaut - the Vaseline Spray and Go Body Moisturiser in Aloe Fresh. Aloe Vera is one of my favourite scents and the spray is lovely and cooling, particularly on a hot day! I also suffer with anxiety and find I get very hot so I find this really soothing and calming. The other good thing about these is that you can get dressed almost straight away after use - no more waiting around for heavy creams to absorb #winning
On the theme of summer days (should we ever get any in the UK) Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray is my saviour in the warmer weather. On those hot and humid days when I can't bear to dry my hair, I spray some Surf Spray in and scrunch it - this gives gorgeous beachy waves once it's dried naturally. The great thing about this is it looks even better if your hair can air dry outside. Sun and wind seem to really add to the beautiful, effortless effect you get from this product.
It's so important to have fuss-free makeup removers with me while I'm away, and the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is my choice for at home as well, I always have a bottle of the full size on my vanity, but this tiny bottle is perfect for in my travel bag. I love this more than any other I've tried, including Bioderma.
The Benefit They're Real Remover isn't actually my first choice, but I need to get this used up. It and works fine, it's just expensive and I prefer to use a dual phase oil based eye makeup remover at home. What this does work really well for is cleaning up winged eyeliner - this really helped me to get the hang of it and I'd definitely recommend to anyone who wants to practice but struggles with it. Muji also do cotton buds that are much slimmer than traditional ones, and slightly pointed which makes them fab to use with this.
I'm a big believer in looking after your skin, and for me double cleansing is a must. I use the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm all the time, and these travel sized pots are so handy (and take up less space in your bathroom) I buy mine in a set of 3 from M&S when they offer discounts on beauty products. This not only removes any last traces of makeup - including the heavy eye makup I often wear - but it can also be used as a treatment when left on the skin for a short while, making it a real hero product. My skin loves it.
My next skincare choice was easy - I simply can't go anywhere without my Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum. This is an excellent product, it hydrates my skin wonderfully and my moisturiser goes on so smoothly afterwards. Makeup goes on over this so well too, I've never had a problem with any of my foundations with this. Best of all though, this serum is only £2.69! You can usually get it on offer as well, which is just incredible. I normally get mine on a buy one get one half price deal. I'm just sad I can't use any of the rest of the range because it all contains either mineral oil or shea butter, which my skin doesn't seem to like.
My Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray is the last featured item in my travel bag. I use the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief moisturiser every day at home, but this one wasn't getting enough love for some reason, so in my emergency bag it went. I do actually really like this but it needs using up so hopefully I'll get through it. It's not quite rich enough to be a moisturiser but it's more hydrating than a toner. It says you can use it over makeup so perhaps I'll give that a try too :)
What would you put in your emergency toiletries bag?