So going to a hot island with beauty and makeup products was very interesting for me this year. I've travelled to hotter countries but its been a long time and at that time I wasn't that bothered about makeup ect apart from lip products because it was short breaks and I would be back in the UK before you know it.
Before I get into listing the items I brought in my bag I will mention a few mistakes I made and the lessons I learnt through experience because its been quite some time since I have travelled especially on a long vacation.
1. I packed a lot of my beauty products in my hand luggage.While booking the flight I saw that little allowance information section and completely ignored it. When it was time to pass through baggage check I saw the person checking my husband bag say he has to put one of his items in the bin because it was too large and just popped it in there. Then the lady checking my bag looked at me and asked what I had in my bag that was over 100ml at that point I had hair products, makeup, shaving cream and the list continues. I literally had to ask her what are the other options than throwing them away because I need them abroad and lets be real some of these products I couldn't just watch them be placed in the bin. Luckily she said I can check in the bag so I ran back to do so and they did it for free so the start of my holiday didn't end up being totally ruined.
2. Not bringing my mac mineraliser powder or another setting spray that kept everything in place. The products I used in the UK were fine not sure what it was but the first day of wearing foundation it was so hot that my foundation practically melted off and the next time I wore foundation my face was so shiny you can do a full english breakfast on it. I didn't have a problem with not wearing foundation or makeup but some days we were going out and I wanted my makeup to look somewhat like it did when I first did it. To be fair the first day I didn't wear setting spray and the second time maybe I didn't put enough. But the last night of going out I applied quite a bit of setting powder and spray and my makeup looked fine at the end of night. I made a lot of adjustments to my application because I knew we would be taking a lot of photo's with family that night. So I took the Nyx Matte Setting Spray instead of the Dewy one because of the weather along with the Nyx Matte foundation, in hot weather the better option is Matte. My other regret is that I didn't take a translucent powder baking my face would have helped heaps more than a setting powder on the day that I attemped to apply the same amount of foundation and setting spray like I would in the UK.
3. Bring a portable phone charger- This is non-beauty related but I had to mention it because I could kick myself because I have 3 portable phone chargers and didn't bring one. When your out especially looking at scenery and your taking photo's and videos for your Instastories and snap chat it takes ALOT of battery life and a few times my phone died while out because I didn't charge it fully the night before. Unlike the UK in Antigua there's no outlets in a nearby coffee shop where you can charge your phone so it is something I will definitely remember on the next vacation.
So these are few of the lessons I learnt when travelling I have another Blogpost with pictures of exploring the Island, but for now let me give you the low down on the products I took with me in my Makeup/Beauty Bag.
Sleek Cleopatra Higlighter Palette( See my review Here!)
Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter in the colour Rose Gold Lights.
Nyx Stay Matte but not flat Foundation in the colour chestnut.
Rimmell Fix Perfect Primer
Too faced blush,bronzer duo in Carrie and Bigs
Sleek Suede effect pressed powder in 03
LA Girl Pro Concealer in the colour Orange
Nail Polishes for my feet from the brands Nails Inc, Collection and Miss Sporty( Only ended up using one)
Quickies Nail Polish Remover- Oh so handy!
Brown Miss Sporty Eye Pencil
Falsies Push -Up Angel Mascara( See my Review Here!)
Icona Milano Mascara
Eyelure Lashes in Volume 101
Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub
Gerrard Cosmetic Longwear Lipsticks in the colours Cher and Mile High( Review Coming Soon!)
Lip Gloss by Miss Sporty( The only lipgloss I bought it before my holiday, if you have any favourite lip-glosses your loving comment down below)
Matte Me liquid lipstick in the colour Velvet Slipper ( See my Review Here!)
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in the colour Dare
Emite Lip and Cheek Stain
Barry M Lip Pencils in the colour 17 and 15
OTHER RANDOM PRODUCTS
Dove Roll On
Nivea- Black and White Deodorant( This deodorant last in any weather its my go to)
Zoella Candy Cream
Natural World Macadamia Hair Mask
Ladival Sun Block
Reload Fragrance Optimiser
Lait Apres Soleil After Sun Lotion
Utan and Tone Nourishing Night Creme
From Dusk Till Dawn Lush Bar- Such a great alternative to carrying Lotion ( You can read my review on it Here!)
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Thank you for Reading,
Wrote by Taslyn Russell