Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I left my heart in San Francisco...

Hi loves!  Tomorrow I head to San Francisco for a couple days and I thought, why not show you what make-up and accessories I pack!  Usually I take my wheely suitcase because it's a work trip and checking luggage takes too long.  That means brininging only the necessities, which is sometimes a challenge, especially when you don't know what the weather is going to be like!  The Bay area is so finnicky like that...  Starting with make-up I'm bringing -

NARS Primer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in 003 Shell - I'm loving this stuff btw!
YSL Touche Eclat #2
Physician's Formula Powder Finish Concealer "Cover Green"
ELF Blush "Tickled Pink"
Naked Palette
Benefit's creaseless cream shadow "Birthday Suit"
MAC Kohl Pencil "Teddy"
ELF Eyeliner & Shadowstick "Glow" & "Pearl"
Sonia Kashuk lipliner "Nude"
Rimmel's Moisture Renew Lipstick "Summer Angel"
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara "Blackest Black"

I know that I'm not going to do any extravagant looks, so I'm only bringing neutral tones.  And everything (including my brushes) fit perfectly in my make-up bag!

I do carry either a lipstick or gloss in my purse for touch-ups, but I really only apply my make-up in the morning.  The days get too crazy for me to even go to the bathroom, let alone powder my face.

Skincare is always the tricky part since I love my skincare products, but all the containers are more than 3 fl oz.  So I end up bringing products I don't necessarily use on a daily basis, but they'll do for the 2 days I'm gone.

Say Yes to Blueberries Facial Towelettes
H2O Face Oasis Dual-action exfoliating cleanser
H20 Marine toner
H20 Night Oasis oxygenating energizer serum
Bliss Triple Oxygen + C energizing cream
Sample of Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer
Kiehl's Creamy Eye treatment with Avocado

These all go in a clear plastic baggie, including my "Petite" bottle of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb.  I know smarter people buy those empty travel bottles and pour their favorite products into them, but I is not so smart yet.  :-\

Next is accessories!  I always bring a few choices with me because I'm very bad at coordinating outfits when I pack.  I normally throw a bunch of options in there and pick what I'm going to wear the day of.  So I use my little Anthropologie bags to store them in!

Anyway, that's normally how I pack when I go on business trips.  Sometimes my boyfriend looks at all my stuff in disbelief, but I keep telling him I'm actually packing light!  How do you guys pack when you go out of town??  


  1. Loved this post :)

    That Elf blush is really good (have used it too) and I've heard great things about the Nars primer. I'm actually on a hunt for a new primer so might try Nars next

    Have a fab time in San Francisco!


  2. Thanks hun!! I love the primer because it smells like oranges :) It goes on a bit white at first bc of the SPF, but sinks in pretty quickly. BTW - do you guys have Ulta over there??

  3. No we don't have Ulta :( What do they sell? Ha :)


  4. love the NAKED palet - its on my wish list.

    I use ELF as well - what shade is that blush?

  5. @beauty,life and things - I LOVE the Naked palette! Don't know what I did without it to be honest, lol. And the ELF blush is called "Tickled Pink" which I got for $1! It's a very pretty baby pink with a bit of shimmer to it. One of my faves!!!