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Check out what beauty items I bring with me when I travel!

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Hey guys! With summer coming up quickly, I love to travel. I love just going on road trips, visiting friends or family & just taking advantage of the weather because come winter, I'm a hermit. So I figured I'd share what I'll be taking along with me! 

My cosmetic bag is this gorgeous deep red colour that has a quilted texture to it with gold coloured accents. & on the inside is a stunning dark floral pattern. Ugh this bag is pure perfection to me. I LOVE it. The amount of items this bag can hold is extremely impressive. I didn't expect it to hold all of this, however it did& still have room for more, however I didn't really want to test it's limits, because I would like to gave it FOREVER. (=

So the products are sort of photographed in groups of products similar, or items I used together. & kind of, sort of the order I use them in except for the 4th photo from the bottom. That contains tools & is kind of a catch all. So let's get started!

SEPHORA COLLECTION Double Time Double-ended Brush Set
SEPHORA COLLECTION Double Time Double-ended Brush Set
SEPHORA COLLECTION Double Time Double-ended Brush Set
SEPHORA COLLECTION Double Time Double-ended Brush Set
The first item on top & the last item I add to the bag is my Sephora Double Time Double-ended Brush Set which is a 7 piece set including the brush wrap. This set was thought out & looks like it was made for royalty.
The outside of the wrap is a soft quilted beige shade with pink tones. The inside is a beautiful warm light rose gold silk, which brush holders inside. At first when I seen the holders my first thought was WHY? why would you include those types of holders when they're double ended brushes, but then I seen that they're actually velcro which means you just undo it lay your brushes down & stick it together, leaving them secure & undamaged. It does have two straps in the front which I'm personally not a fan of so I just tied them into a bow & now I think they're cuter, although I do wish they didn't include them.

Brush duos included in this set are (brush description is from the Sephora website):
- Angled brow brush and spoolie 
- Angled brush and pointed foundation brush 
- Airbrush and perfecting concealer brush 
- Buffing and blush brush 
- Eyeliner and smudge brush 
- Allover brush and angled eye shadow brush
Please not that the order they are in the photo is not the same order they are in listed above.

The brushes are amazingly soft, when I first got them I seriously could not stop just brushing them on my face. Ughhh, these are seriously some of my favourite brushes, even tho I'm not a huge fan of double ended brushes because I can't store them in my brush containers, however I just keep these in the wrap which makes them easy to bring with me anywhere. These retail for $88.00 CAD.

NYX First Base Primer Spray & Sephora Beauty Amplifier Set and Refresh Spray
NYX First Base Primer Spray & Sephora Beauty Amplifier Set and Refresh Spray
NYX First Base Primer Spray, I love it. I've actually already reviewed this on my blog so to sum it up, it's a great primer. I've never had any issues at all with it, extremely convenient & easy to use. Plus it dries quickly. I picked this up at Ulta, because even tho I live in Canada the US boarder is less than 5 minutes away & Ulta is about 10-15 minutes away depending on the lines at the boarder. It cost me about $7.99 USD. I did check on the Canadian NYX website, as well as Shoppers & Rexall & couldn't find it so I don't think it's available in Canada yet.

Sephora Beauty Amplifier Set and Refresh Spray, this is available at Sephora for $20.00 . I'm all about getting the most out of my makeup, so naturally I love setting sprays because they glue my makeup onto my face. I have been on a setting spray testing frenzy & this is the current one I'm trying. I like it however it's not a favourite mainly because alcohol is the second main ingredient. I do have some dry spots on my face so I am keeping a close on on this & hope it doesn't make my face even more dry in those areas. Will update on this Set & Refresh Spray later.

Younique Mineral Liquid Foundation (Taffeta) & Sephora Beauty Amplifier After Glow Primer & Luminizer
Younique Mineral Liquid Foundation (Taffeta) & Sephora Beauty Amplifier After Glow Primer & Luminizer

Younique Mineral Liquid Foundation in the shade Taffeta, has quickly become my favourite foundation. When I first heard the hype about it, I barely even listened due to the fact that it was a product of a direct sales company. So naturally I thought that the hype was just their sales reps trying to sell the product, however thankfully I did end up trying it out. I can't believe why I waited so long. If you can get your hands on it, I would really recommend giving it a shot, it may just replace your favourite foundation. This foundation retails for $47.00

Sephora Beauty Amplifier Afterglow Primer & Luminizer is a gorgeous luminizing product that had helped me add a bit of summer umph to my look. I tried it has a primer & personally it killed me covering up the glow it gave me skin, left like a waste. However I tried mixing with my foundation & it was exactly what I wanted without even knowing it. It gave my skin a beautiful warm glow, helped make my foundation no so full coverage which is what I prefer during the summer. Love this. It's available at Sephora for $20.00. 

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye & Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye & Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye in the shade Neutral Medium has done wonders for my under eye area. It really covers up my dark circles & helps make my under eye area more even & brighter. I will be picking up a full size for sure once I'm done with this travel size. The travel size is available at Ulta for $10.00 USD or full size for $24.00 USD

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent has been my main setting powder. It for me, most certainly does live up to it's hype. I would recommend trying it out if you're looking for something to set your under eye area & liquid foundation. I picked up my travel size at Sephora for $28.00 however a full size is available for $47.00 

Milani Coral Cove, Quo Cosmic, Sephora Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizer Blush & Too Faced Justify My love
Milani Coral Cove, Quo Cosmic, Sephora Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizer Blush & Too Faced Justify My love
Milani Coral Cove, Quo Cosmic, Sephora Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizer Blush & Too Faced Justify My love
Milani Coral Cove, Quo Cosmic, Sephora Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizer Blush & Too Faced Justify My love
Milani Rose Powder Blush in the shade Coral Cove is stunning, & to be honest I only bought it because it was a beautiful rose & well I'm addicted to roses. However I really enjoy to colour, it's very beautiful & exactly what I'm into summer. I'm all about the corals, peaches, pinks, orange & golds. Which kind of explains all of the makeup in this post. Very beautiful product, I can't find Milani locally however thankfully Well.ca had some of them in stock which was $9.99 

Sephora Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizer Blush is a product I haven't been able to put down since I got it. I honestly believe that this product single handily started this whole peach warmth glow. I personally love using this after my blush & before my highlight. This was part of a limited edition collection at Sephora, so it may not be available on the Sephora website.  However when it was available it retailed for $28.00 

Too Faced Love Flush in the shade Justify My Love is a new blush I've been testing out & playing with this blush for a few weeks, & let me just say... The packaging alone is worth it, however the product inside does make a pretty good bonus as well. It's pretty pigmented with a bit of mirco glitter in it. The only issue I've experienced with this is... I'm not sure how finely milled it is but it seems that when I apply my setting spray it some specs of the blush more noticeable, so there'll be a tiny pink pigment spot, but once I notice the spot(s) I just dab my finger on it & it blends it in. This is available on the Sephora website for $32.00. 

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter & Too Faced Candlelight Glow
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter & Too Faced Candlelight Glow
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter & Too Faced Candlelight Glow
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter & Too Faced Candlelight Glow

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in the shade Peach Lights is a gorgeous iridescent highlighter that is a light peachy shade that has pinkish/purple shimmer to it. I absolutely love the pink shimmer glow it gives. I purchased mine at Ulta for $6.00 USD, which means I need to get a couple others!

Too Faced Candlelight Glow in the shade Warm Glow is a highlight I love the subtle highlight it gives. It's very cream, & soft. I love this for my everyday highlighter. It's a serious favourite. This highlighter is available at Sephora for $38.00 

Make Up For Ever Eye Prime & Smash Box 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
Make Up For Ever Eye Prime & Smash Box 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
Make Up For Ever Eye Prime the first few times I tried I was extremely on the fence about it, however I really loved the fact that my eyeshadow never creased with it. So now I pair it with a different eyeshadow primer & it's perfect. Which retails for $28.00

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer I really like this primer, especially paired with the Eye Prime. I actually got this in a Smashbox prime set, so there'll be a more in depth review on this. However the full size is available on Sephora for $23.00 

Too Faced Sweet Peach & Urban Decay Naked 3
Too Faced Sweet Peach & Urban Decay Naked 3
Too Faced Sweet Peach
Too Faced Sweet Peach
Urban Decay Naked 3
Urban Decay Naked 3

My two must have eyeshadow palettes are: 
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette is my most favourite palette because it's jam packed with all my peachy, golden, coral & pink cravings. It's absolutely perfection. I have been constantly covering myself in White Peach, Nectar, Just Peachy & Bellini. I just adore them. If I could slather them all over my face I would (do) hehe, love using Nectar as a highlight as well!

Next is the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is the extra injection of pinks & shimmer. Yess. pink I see you. & I will use you to the best of my abilities. I purchased mine at Sephora for $66.00 

 My brow must haves are all from Quo Cosmetics & I need them all, all the time. 

Quo Double Agent is absolutely amazing & perfect for finishing the perfect brow. It helps highlight it, & make sure the brow is perfect & helps pull your eye look together. Which is available at Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.00 

Quo Precision Brow Pencil in the shade Brunette, helps you do your eyebrows super easy. This is what I love to use when I'm in a hurry. Which is available at Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.00

Quo Brow Wow Powder in the shade Brunette, is what I love to use when I want to spend a bit of extra time on my brows & really perfect them as well as their shape. Which is available at Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.00

Quo Eye Brow Gel to help seal it & really lock in all that work I did previously. Sadly it's not sold individually but it is available in a set with two brow powders. Which is available at Shoppers Drug Mart for $18.00

Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Eye Pencil, Make Up For Ever Artist Liner & Younique Moodstuck Precision Pencil
Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Eye Pencil, Make Up For Ever Artist Liner & Younique Moodstuck Precision Pencil
Now I love my liners, just addicted to that pop of colour on the waterline. So I like to bring them all, well not all, just a good variety of colours.  

Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Eye Pencils in the shade  09 Bleu Paradis, 11 Bambou, 13 Citron & 14 Capucine. These are extremely opaque & everything I ask for in a bright shade liner. Available on the Yves Rocher website for $15.00 each however they always have some sort of sale so you'll probably never have to pay full price. 

Make Up For Ever Artist Liner in the shade I-90 I absolutely love this eyeliner, it's my favourite & it's almost at it's end. It's absolutely fantastic. Which retails for $23.00. 

Younique Moodstuck Precision Pencil Eye Liner in the shade Perfect, so far is the longest liner to actually stay on my waterline which pleases me. Which retails for $18.00 

Joe Fresh Precision Liquid Eyeliner which is amazing, it doesn't say that it's waterproof however it lasts FOREVER, even on my oily eyelids. I absolutely love this for lining my lash band. Which is available at Shoppers Drug Mart & Zerhs for $8.00 . 

Smashbox Full Exposure, NYX Proof It! Waterproof Mascara Top Coat, Benefit They're Real! & Too Faced Better Than Sex
Mini mascaras
Smashbox Full Exposure
NYX Proof It! Waterproof Mascara Top Coat $10 from Shoppers Drug Mart.
Benefit They're Real!
Too Faced Better Than Sex 

I absolutely love sampler sets. I used to be extremely iffy when it came to high cosmetics. So now I'm trying out these travel size high end mascaras. So right now I'm testing out the Smashbox on my bottom lash & the Better than set on my top lashes.  & since none of them are waterproof. I love using the NYX Proof It! Waterproof Mascara Top Coat to ensure they don't melt off. I'll be doing more in depth reviews on these in the future. 

Mary Kay Satin Lips Lip Mask & Lip Balm
Mary Kay Satin Lips Lip Mask & Lip Balm
Mary Kay Satin Lips Lip Mask my favourite lip product when it comes to exfoliating my lips, especially when preparing to take lip swatch photos. 

Mary Kay Satin Lips Lip Balm
is what I use one I'm done with the lip mask. It helps moisturize my lips now that they're smooth. 
These are available together from Mary Kay for $30.00

Quo Stain'n Love Lip Gloss, Joe Fresh Long Wear Lip Veil & Korres Lip Butter
Quo Stain'n Love Lip Gloss, Joe Fresh Long Wear Lip Veil & Korres Lip Butter
Quo Stain'n Love Lip Gloss in the shade Romanced retails for $14.00 at Shoppers Drug Mart. 
Joe Fresh Long Wear Lip Veil in the shade Mauve at Zerhs or Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.00 
Korres Lip Butter in the scent Jasmine I purchased this from Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.00

I love all of these equally, they're amazing. I wear the Quo & Joe Fresh lip glosses when I'm looking for something that's not a liquid lipstick. & The Korres Lip Butter is absolutely perfect for after I wear a liquid lipstick & my lips need a bit of loving to be prepared for them the next day. 

Lip Colours
NYX Lip Liner in the shade Nude Pink, I absolutely love this shade, it's works beautifully with most pinks or nude/brown shades. I bought my at Shoppers Drug Mart for $7.00

The Body Shop Lip Line Fixer is a brilliant clear. I love it because it works with anything, so I have it just in case I pick up a new lip colour. Available at The Body Shop for $13.00 

NYX Liquid Suede which is a cream lipstick in the shade Tea & Cookies, & to be honest I need to take this out of there like right now. I got it maybe a month ago & tried it just the other day. Nope. I don't like it. It's kind of like the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks but it's kind of sticky. It's nothing at all like the matte liquid lipsticks, it doesn't fully dry down. Personally not for me, I either want a creamy lipstick or a matte lipstick. These are also not smudge proof. Which is available at Shoppers Drug Mart or Rexall for $10.00 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Double Dare & Lovesick. These are my everything, they fully dry down & are smudge proof. These have some serious lasting power & they also last amazingly well when eating. Need more, lots more. They're available at Sephora for $24.00 

Must have items
Sephora Color Switch by Vera Mona is super handy for travelling, I love it because it allows me to easily create a look without having to have a TON of brushes. With this all I need to do is dip into one colour, swirl your brush on the Color Switch & then dip into a new colour. Extremely handy. You can find this at Sephora for $23.00

Marcelle Eye Make-Up Remover Clothes is a little packet of makeup remover wipes that I love to have on hand. It's great to use when I need to remove my liquid lipstick, or fix my eye makeup. Of course I could removed my whole face with them if I wanted to but since they're pretty tiny I'd probably need about 4. These are available at Shoppers Drug Mart for $13.00

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge kind of because something that I use no matter what type of look I'm going for. It's one of those products that I didn't know what I was missing until I tried it, now I can't live without it. It extremely affordable & helps me make my foundation streak free. I purchased mine at Walmart for $8-10.00

Sephora Herbal Rose Blotting Papers... Yes I love these because they're pink & rose scented blotting papers. However I also love them for the fact that when I blot my troubled areas, they do not, I repeat... DO NOT disturb my makeup whatsoever. I think these are a spring/summer/fall must have as my face is combination & does have some temperamental areas. These are available in a ton of other scents at Sephora for $10.00

Sephora Reflection of Minnie Compact Mirror, this mirror is just so pretty. I feel so luxurious when I use it, & it's just so heavy duty. Also because I love it & always want it with me I'm extremely that it has a protective pouch to prevent from scratches while in my travel bag. This gorgeous mirror was from a limited edition Sephora set so I don't think it's available anymore. Sorry love, however it was $25.00 .

Quo Cosmetics Mini Eyelash Curler a mini life saver, & one of my favourite lash curler designs, especially because it has no sides... Which mean it wont pinch the extra skin on my lids. Sorry I have no clue how much this retails for!!
Ari by Ariana Grande + Travalo
Ari by Ariana Grande + Travalo
Ari by Ariana Grande Eau De Parfum - 50ml & retails for $58.00. I purchased mine at Shoppers Drug Mart.
I absolutely love this scent it's very sweet & fun. & instantly became my everyday scent.
Here's the Scent description from the website.
  "The luscious new fragrance opens with sparkling fruits and an ultra-feminine floral, passionately spun with musks, woods, and an addictive hint of marshmallow." 


Travalo Classic Excel in the colour purple. I absolutely love thing, it allows me to carry my perfume with me without me having to bring the whole bottle or the perfume getting over everything. It's absolutely fantastic. I know you used to be able to find them at Shoppers Drug Mart, but I know for sure you can find them on the Travalo website for $20.00

Cosmetic Bag ! (=
Cosmetic Bag ! (=


So there you have it everything that's in my bag as well as seeing it all packed away!
What's your travel bag must haves?

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