What’s In My Weekend Away Bag

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Hello!  I recently spent a few days back in my home city, and I thought that some of you may have wanted a cheeky peek into my weekend away bag.   Go on, be nosey…

What's in My Weekend Bag 1 - Famous in Japan

As the weather was verging on unbearable, I didn’t want to take a lot as I knew I wouldn’t use most of it.  I think I managed to pack quite light, although the weight of my suitcase told a different story!

I took my miniature bumble and bumble surf foam wash shampoo and creme rinse conditioner because a) the bottles were small, b) I wanted to use them up and c) they wouldn’t weigh my hair down too much but they also wouldn’t dry my hair out if I washed it repeatedly.  I didn’t rate this duo much when I had long hair but they seem to work well with my short hair, and encourage its natural curl.

Another miniature product I took was the LUSH Rose Jam shower gel.   The small bottle meant it didn’t take up much space, and I also wanted to get it used up.  Does anyone else have too many shower gels on the go?

I packed my Venus Snap razor just in case the heat reached critical levels and I had to take my tights off.  It didn’t, and the tights stayed on (woohoo!).  Even though I didn’t use it, it was handy to have regardless.

As I  didn’t have a specific body SPF (and again there was a risk I would have to expose some limbs to the sun), I dug out the LUSH The Sunblock from the stash.  This is a solid sunscreen that you apply to wet skin in the shower and rinse off.  I can’t say whether it worked or not, as I still kept my arms and legs covered, but it did make my skin feel lovely and moisturised.  Sadly, my bar of this came to an untimely end when I left my suitcase in a hot car.  It’s a good job I didn’t put it in my make up bag! (RIP Sunblock)

What's in My Weekend Bag 2 - Famous in Japan

I included the bumble and bumble surf spray in my weekend bag as I had already taken the shampoo and conditioner, and I thought if anything it would make them work better.   It did, and I was rocking some lovely curls all weekend.  I wish it did something about the frizz though...

The Colab dry shampoo was one of my most used products all weekend.  It really helped to give my hair a refreshing boost in between (multiple) showers.   Why oh why did I get a fringe?!

I packed my bottle of Paul Mitchell Heat Seal in case I used my ghds.  Whilst it was too hot to fully style my hair, I still straightened my fringe (whilst leaving my hair to go wild).  It’s a good job I did take it!

The La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Comfort Cream SPF 50+ was the product I needed the most that weekend.  Thanks to this wonder product, I have no burning, no dry patches nor any new freckles even though I was in the sun during its hottest hours.   I am seriously beginning to fall in love with this product!

To make sure I smelled nice-ish that weekend, I packed my small bottle of Etude House Belle Dress perfume.  The fresh floral scent made a nice change from the usual sickly sweet body sprays I tend to use.

What's in My Weekend Bag 3 - Famous in Japan

Time for make up!  Of course I had to take my favourite make up bag.    Isn’t it just the best?

Usually when I go away I take about 50 red lipsticks and only use about two of them.  I decided that I was going to be good this time and I simply took the Bourjois Rouge Velvet in Hot Pepper.  It stays on a long time and can survive through eating and drinking.  It’s a nice summery shade too!

I needed the Urban Decay primer potion to combat my oily eyelids, which were a lot worse in the hot weather.   I swear all the oil in my face lives in my eyelids.

I made sure that I packed my RapidLash eyelash serum as I am still testing it out for you all, and I didn’t want to forget about applying it.

I know I should have packed other make up to try this month, but I couldn’t resist including the Benefit They’re Real mascara and the Oriflame THE ONE Eyeliner Stylo in my make up bag.  I knew that both products could stand the heat.

I also had to have my Benefits Brows a Go Go set, my B. eyebrow pencil and two brushes from the Real Techniques Eye Starter Set for blending in the eye primer and also to fill in my eyebrows.  Eyebrows are important.

And finally I made sure I packed one of my favourite bases, the Ginvera BB Cream.  It has a SPF of 30 and makes my skin look amazing, without being so heavy I want to claw my face off.   Spoiler alert – I will be sharing a full review of this with you all soon…

What do you take for a weekend away?  Are you a light packer, or do you need to take everything but the kitchen sink?

Dannie x

July 4, 2015
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  • Reply Anna K Oates

    I’ll have to look into that solid sunblock, it’s such a clever idea, especially if you hate the stick of sunscreen like I do. Hopefully it works!

    July 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It did seem to work, it can feel a bit much in the shower though. x

      September 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Kel

    Rose Jam is my favourite shower gel, and yes I am guilty of having too many different ones on the go at any one time … I hardly ever seem to finish one as I get bored near the end and just get another out! oops!

    July 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      What! You should mix them all together and make a super shower gel. x

      September 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    I can’t wait for your BB review, I really need something light and lovely for this clammy weather xx

    July 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It’s coming soon! I’m just so lazy..

      September 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Beauty Bird

    I have way too many shower gels! And I seem to keep buying more… xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

    July 10, 2015 at 10:02 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      At least it’s a product you can use up unlike lipsticks ;) xx

      September 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm

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