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Business or Pleasure? Bit of both actually!


This week has been a chaotic one! Not only was I away to Glasgow for work for two days, with a colleague bonding night out, I was also returning and immediately hurling myself into Belfast Pride celebrations! No stops home. Do not pass go. Do not collect £200 (which would have been really handy!)

I'd love to say that I travel all the time with work and a live a fabulous jet set lifestyle but in truth I've only travelled twice for "business" and this was the first time I got to stay overnight. Exciting!

I do have lots of experience, however, of domestic travel for pleasure with the limitations of carry on liquid allowances and all the panic that it involves. So many times I've forgotten about a can of hairspray or big tub of hair gel and had to wave goodbye to it during security. 

Heartbreaking! 


So what do you pack that can work for meetings, dinners, parading through Belfast and a hardcore day of drinking? All measuring a 100ml or less? 


The first thing is pallettes! They can be packed in your case easily and, if you choose right, you get a lot of variation. 

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot is amazing. Containing 5 Blushes, a Bronzer & Highlighter, it's my ultimate in face definition. If you're a hardcore Strober or Contourer this might not be enough for but I can't be bothered with any of that do this does me fine!



Urban Decay Naked 2 is perfect. I'm going through a grey phase right now so Pistol was on heavy rotation throughout the 4 days but for the Pride festival on Saturday I opted for Chopper to give me a sparkly edge!

I feel the need to point out that this was day/round 3 of partying! Glazed eyes for the win!


As for the liquids themselves I opted for intense hydrating skincare rather than liquid cosmetics. I knew I was about to pummel my skin with more makeup than I usually wear, dramatic changes in atmosphere during travel and a lot of alcohol. 

I love using miniatures and sample sizes during travel. With products like Hydraluron, Nip + Fab & Dermalogica I knew I was safe hands. I tend to hoard my perfume and premium skincare samples for just this reason rather than buying high street brand travel bottles (unless it's toothpaste). They're always slightly smaller (so you can bring more) and much better quality (so they go further!). 

Star performer goes to Hydraphase Intense Masque from La Roche-Posay. I could not have lived without applying this morning and night after cleansing. It's usually designed for use once or twice a week but my skin loved it and whereas I'd usually be horribly dry and flakey after just a day or two of heavy makeup I was able to get through the whole weekend without destroying my skin! Hallelujah.

So how do you prioritise your travel liquids? I'm now going to bathe in the most relaxing and restoring products I can find. Stay tuned to find out more about that soon! 

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