traveling-what’s in your…… bag?

Before I completely lose my sanity (due to some strange/disturbing occurrences at work), I am taking some time off and going home.  For those of you who DON’T know, I am American and more importantly, I am from New York.  My parents live in a quiet suburb about 45 minutes north of NYC so for a week, I will literally be doing next to nothing there.   Or so I think…..something is ALWAYS going on!

huh? what? I don't know what to put in my beauty bag-waaaah.

So in preparation for this trip, I started to pull out all the makeup and beauty items to decide what I will be taking on the trip.  Here’s what I came up with so far:

The travel bag so far.....but I know I am forgetting things!

And now a breakdown:

Face-CoverFX concealer & primer, MAC Studio Sculpt, Sigma F80 brush, Smashbox Powder

Did you think I wouldn't bring it? Also MAC #263 brush & UD brush

My new fave mascara-it MUST come with me.

My daily blush (and brush) NARS Douceur (LE btw)

lippies- MAC lip treatment, burt's bees balm, and Coco Rouge Shine in Boy

face-biore cleansing cloths and some Dr. Hauschka Day Creams

Scent dilemma-what I WANT to take on the left, but what I WILL be taking on the right due to space limitations

Asian flat iron, kerastase for heat styling, & odor protection from Secret

That’s what I have come up with so far….I already noticed some things I forgot-lip gloss, razor, hairspray.

So what do you put in your travel beauty bag? What did I forget? Any suggestions?

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  • BeautyReflections

    Love everything and great choices. The UD Naked palette makes travel makeup so easy now! No eye liner though?

    • meredith

      see? This is why I need you…..going to dig out an eyeliner now….so smudge stick in black or navy liner? electric blue? gah decisions!

  • BeautyReflections


  • Jennifer

    It looks good!
    I didn’t see a eye primer..did I miss that?

    • meredith

      yes heading out to get some UDPP….it’s the only one that works for me!

  • Mama Dukes

    Wow! Can’t wait to see the UD Naked! Did I tell you I dropped my Mistura and now have to brush over many pieces to get the ‘color’. Geesh! Looking forward to your visit. Will we GET to see you during this visit??? You’re always on a run. Gotta go; have to turn on the Motel 6 sign!

    • meredith

      I will bring my Mistura for you!

  • missmarisol

    How about a brush or a comb for your hair? Naked Palette is awesome!

    • meredith

      The Naked palette is nice…I didn’t want to have to admit it, but I really like it a lot! I am going to get a full size UDPP for my eyes before I leave too.

  • Mariana

    great post!!! I wish I could pack that lightly, lol, btw you do look like Lo 😛

    • meredith

      Wellllll I haven’t finished packing yet but I promised myself I would pack as light as I could-want more room in the suitcase to bring back NY stuff! My mom has a ton of lotions and all the hair appliances that I need so I don’t have to bring that at least! Who do I look like-???? 🙂

  • Lauren

    Due to my semi-long-distance relationship (we’re about an hour+ apart) I travel every weekend to see my fiancé. This means I have a “go” bag and a traveling beauty bag. It KILLS me that I have to take that much stuff with me to sustain myself for a few days. I think your travel bag looks complete.. but you’re right you did forget the hairspray 😉 …very important.

    Lauren from ChickAdvisor

    • meredith

      Lauren-every weekend? Wow. Thank goodness it’s only an hour!

      Yup I forgot the hairspray but there are other women in the house so I was all set!

      I think I am going to have to buy new luggage because I have already acquired a significant amount of things….yikes.