What's in my travel bag - skincare & makeup

Oops I did it again!!  I packed too many products. Again! It happens every single year where I promise myself that I will pack only the necessary products but end up packing too many. Does this happen to you too? On the other hand, I think I somehow did good on the makeup.

Last summer I packed too many BB Creams I end up not using and 6 or 7 lipsticks if I recall correctly.
Who needs 7 lipsticks when you are away for a week and you spend most of your time at the beach? But a girl has to have options so here are the products I packed this summer.

 Cleansing products
First of all, shower gel. I always carry one with me and this time I picked the Fresh Start Coconut & Lime Shower Cream. It smells heavenly and coconut is the signature scent for summer. Next it's the AG Pharm Micellar Water* that I have been using for two weeks now and it's really amazing. it removes makeup and picks any dirt left from my face and the pump is really great, so easy to use. I also packed two face mists, the Beauty Formulas Cooling Mist and the Etude House Mineral Bottle Facial Mist. Both great for spraying and hydrating our face during the day and I usually keep these in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.

Products for the beach
Sunscreen of course! I talked so many times about how important it is to use suncreen, not only when sunbathing on the beach but for every day too. I have so many samples at the moment that I need to finish so I packed these with me instead of my full size sunscreen products. The Avene Eau Thermale SPF50 is a staple in my routine and every summer I purchase one and also, I have been using the Uriage Bariesun SPF50+. Neither of these products are greasy or oily and they sink nicely within seconds in the skin. Furthermore, I packed two body mists, the H&M Ruby Pomegranate mist that smells amazing and the Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Mist.

Products for my face
I keep things simple here since I spend most of my summer vacation at the beach and sunscreen covers half the day. But after I return home and shower, I apply a serum to restore moisture and hydrate my skin and I am using the Ordinary Hyaluronic 2% + B5 and on top of that, I am using the 9wishes Refreshing Hydra Rich Daily Cream that is a lightweight cream perfect to use in summer when you don't want heavy and rich products near your face. And how I could forget to pack some face masks, you know I love them so I packed three sheet masks to use while relaxing at my mom's veranda and having a glass of wine late in the afternoon.

Products for hair & body
My hair needs extra hydration these days so the Aussie Miracle Recharge and the Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance are what I use. They are both leave-in conditioners that I spray all over my hair after I wash them to restore any damage from the sun. Both products smell amazing, have you ever tried these? 
I also packed three body products, the Loreal Sublime Bronze body oil that comes in a spray and it's so easy to use anytime, I also spray this one after I shower and it gives a natural glow to my skin. Love it! I also use the Victoria's Secret Vanilla Lace body cream, omg, this body cream smells heavenly. 

Pretty much what you see in this picture, I focus mostly on my lips and cheeks. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes is a beautiful dark nude shade and NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu will be my partner for every day use, plus, it smells amazing and it's a product that feels comfortable on the lips and the best part is it doesn't feel sticky nor greasy. For my lashes, I am using the Essence False Lashes mascara that I re-discovered recently, it gives volume and length and two coats are what I need to achieve this effect. 

For my face, I am using the Deborah Bronzing Stick* that I received in a beauty box last summer and even though this is a gorgeous bronzing product, I always forget about it and it's brand new. Also, the RIRE Dual Stick* has two colours on each side, a beautiful pink and a gorgeous peach and can be both used on lips and cheeks and last but not least, this amazing liquid highlighter, the W7 Liquid Highlighter & Illuminator that I use pretty much every day since I bought it. It is so pretty and it is supposed to be a dupe for  Benefit High Beam Highlighter. Ok, I might cheat on the lipsticks, I think I need another one or two bright pink lipsticks to wear at night, but I will definitely avoid packing too many like last year.

Do you think I overpacked?? What's in your makeup and skincare bag?

*I received these products for free but all opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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