I really should be packing. I’m heading to the Blue Mountains for the weekend and should really gather my things instead of writing about what I’m going to be bringing. But oh well. Such is life. (I’ll probably end up throwing everything I own into a giant plastic bag at the very last second.)
I have a few little short trips coming up actually. First being this weekend, then a trip to the Great Barrier Reef with the girls, then camping in Uluru and then, finally, a few days in Melbourne with the boy. Damn you, Jetstar sales.
So naturally the idea is to bring as little as you can and enjoy as much as you can. I’m only planning to bring an overnight bag, a backpack and maybe a handbag filled with everyday items i.e. phone, wallet, keys, snacks, etc. So when it comes to bringing beauty products, I have to stop short of lugging my entire collection.
Thank heavens for itsy-bitsy-sized products. Like this adorable travel pack from Clinique (it even comes in a cute little cosmetics pouch!). When travelling or exploring a new space, I don’t really fuss about curling my eyelashes or concealing spots. The quicker I’m out the door, the better – there’s too much to see to spend it on my face!
That’s why I’m taking this little set with me this weekend (when I eventually get around to packing, that is). Featuring a cleanser, eye serum, mascara, lipstick and its signature Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion, I think that’ll be enough to make me look human for three days away from home. Of course what’s not included is my SPF (Clinique’s Super City Block), because going out with applying sunscreen is a big no-no.
The Super City Block 30+ is actually my favourite facial sunscreen – I’m currently on my fourth tube. It doesn’t apply white and agrees with my skin – two things that I think are quite important and are actually quite difficult to find in a product. The Clinique range offers different options for different skin types and is generally agreeable on most people. There’s no strong smell; everything is quite simple, which I like.
Activeskin (where I got these products!) offers a whopping range of 165 Clinique products, ranging from Skincare (92 products), Makeup (68 products), Bath and Body (7 products), Mens (2 products) and gift packs (4 products).