Reviewing Travel beauty

I was out-of town this weekend and decided to share what my wash bag contained. Unlike others, I often try out new products particularly if they come in handy sizes. I travel light on short trips as I don’t particularly want to haul unnecessary bits and bobs unless they are presents 🙂

So, a Clinique cosmetics bag I got years ago, served the purpose and fits all I needed besides a mini toothbrush and toothpaste which were in another cosmetics bag I carry around daily.

So from the top left
Caudalie Vinosource moisturising cream – despite trying a myriad of products, I always make sure I always have it on hand.

Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien – one of the best scents I’ve tried in a while. One whiff and I bought the large sized bottle and the sample means I never have to travel without the scent.

Origins modern friction – the journey can sometimes make my skin feel yucky and this exfoliating cleanser is gentle enough for daily use.

Sisley All day all year cream – a face product I’m trying out. It provides some sun protection which doesn’t hurt. I didn’t get to wear it (I reached for Caudalie both times). I guess I’ll have to try it out some other time.

Dr. Hauschka cleansing milk – Part of my foray into more organic brands I’ve heard much about. Also, it was a handy size and was excellent in removing the mascara I wore and felt lovely. I might buy a full size sometime.

The Body Shop Shea whip body lotion – light and wonderful and a staple in my bodycare. In fact, the entire range is one of my favourites from the body Shop.

L’Occitane Shea lip balm – one of the best ones I’ve tried; excellent protection, no chapping and smells lovely but not an overpowering.

Clinique high impact mascara – only makeup item I use on occasion. It works well enough and small enough to fit in the bag. Otherwise, it was no mascara for the weekend 😉

Sisley bath and shower gel – Another product I’m testing out. It’s a bit similar to Lush’s Grass but this one is less intense and has a bit more of a luxurious feel. This size was enough for two showers and was simply delightful. Sisley is rather expensive but I’ll probably repurchase on occasion.

L’Occitane Repairing Shampoo – In case my hair needed a wash; which it didn’t then. I’ve only ever needed a shampoo once, when away but it never hurts to have. Besides, it can double as a detergent for delicates if needed.

Cotton wipes, cotton buds and a hair tie to keep my hair off my face.

What do you take with you I wonder…

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Chocomania

The Body Shop has released a new line called chocomania and it is precisely what you would imagine – Chocolate.

The star product in my opinion is the Body Scrub which is has the right amount of grit and smells the most like chocolate. Some people may be averse to smelling like food but if that is not you, then this might be a favourite.

The Body Wash looks like melted chocolate and lathers quite nicely but not overly so. It did feel a little unusual washing up with “chocolate” so I much rather prefer the scrub even though it does create a bit of mess.

The body butter like most by the body shop, is simply heavenly and the scent of chocolate lingers for quite a while so be careful as some might suddenly imagine you as chocolate cake. I was a little taken aback by the colour since I expected it to be chocolate brown but it is more of a pale colour.

The same goes for the lip butter which I was hoping it would taste as good as it smelled but it does not. It feels nice on the lips and is not at all glossy which is just fine by me.

I am yet to try the soaps but the scent is quite heavenly and the mini soaps have joined my arsenal of travel products for times when I’m away and don’t feel like using gel or cream washes.

The chocomania line is available in many countries but one would have to check stores and online in your country. Happy Indulging!