So let's have a closer look at everything..
For face brushes I'll be taking the large powder brush, large angled contour, duo fibre and tapered blending brush, all from Sigma. In case you're wondering I use the tapered blending brush (second from right on picture) to apply powder under my eyes, as the large powder brush is way too big for that.
As for eye brushes I'm going to take the medium angled contour, large shader, eye shading and SS217 (which I got free with the brush set, but it's actually my favourite brush). I know it's quite a lot of eye brushes (I'm only going for 10 days after all), but I use each brush with one specific eyeshadow, that way I don't have to spot clean as often, lazy I know :P
Speaking of spot cleaning I'm also taking my Mac brush cleanser, but I've put it in a small spray bottle because I find the other one really awkward to use.
L'oreal Super Liner: I really like this liner, it lasts a long time and is pretty easy to use with its felt tip. I never feel quite ready and myself without eyeliner :)
Gosh Defining Brow Gel: I bought this a couple of weeks ago, it's just a clear brow gel.
Urban Decay Primer Potion: My bottle is looking a bit grubby, and I feel like I'm running out, but I think I'll wait a while before I cut it up and scoop out the rest of the product.
Maybelline One by One Volum' Express waterproof mascara: That's a mouthful! I got this yesterday because I needed a waterproof mascara (I've actually never tried one before) I like it so far, it's gives a very natural look.
I'm taking five Mac eyeshadows, Jest (potted), Kid, Sable, Yoghurt and Shroom. They're all more daytime shadows, apart from Sable which I think looks nice across the lid and in the crease.
Face and lip products:
I'm taking my two concealers, the "Touch up" no. 2 from Gosh and Maybelline's Pure.Cover Mineral, also in no. 2.
Maybelline Dream Mat powder: I use '04 vanilla rose'. I'm almost out of it and don't think I'll be repurchasing, it's not that great.
Mac Well Dressed and Fleur Power: would you believe, these are the only blushes I own! I was just going to take Well Dressed but then I wondered whether it'd look weird with a tan, so I took the other one in case.
Sample of Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua: I don't remember what shade this is in, but it's too pink and dark for me, but maybe it'll suit my tanned skin?
Maybelline Dream Satin liquid: This is the lightest shade, ivory, and it's much too dark for me now, but again it might work when I'm more tanned. I hope it does because I really do like it.
Gosh Natural Touch foundation: I really don't like the smell of this and it's pretty rubbish actually as it doesn't offer any coverage at all so it'd only be good if you had perfect skin already, but it's good for lightening foundations that are too dark.
Blistex Lip Medex and Carmex moisturising lip balm with SPF 15.
Gosh Velvet Touch lipliner 'Simply Red': I really like to use this instead of red lipstick, it lasts really well as it's waterproof.
Mac Girl About Town lipstick: I love this lipstick, though it is a bit drying.
Sun productsLavera Sun Spray SPF 20: My mum got this for me today, it's a mineral sunscreen as well as containing organic ingredients and being vegan friendly (although, come to think of it, I can't think why any sunscreens wouldn't be vegan).
dr.organic Aloe Vera gel: Another thing my mum bought (thanks mum!), a necessity for summer holidays.
Simple suncare cream SPF 50: I thought I'd use this on areas of my legs where I've got scarring so that the scars don't get any darker, I also wondered whether it'd be a good idea to use it on my acne scarring so that doesn't get darker either.
Nivea Anti-Age face sun cream SPF 20: Pretty self-explanatory. I'm not fussed about the supposed anti-ageing benefits but it was the only one I could find apart from Hawaiian Tropic, and for some reason I don't trust them as a suncare brand, I don't know why.
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic: My toner of choice, I love the scent!
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for normal skin: I actually use the one for oily skin but I got this one for free with my last order and it's the perfect size for travelling.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser: Love this! I also put some in a travel pot because I'm afraid I'll run out.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil: for skin emergencies.
Clean & Clear Advantage spot treatment gel: Ditto.
Nivea tinted moisturiser: Google Translate tells me that the packaging is in German and therefore the shade is called Bright. I thought I'd use a tinted moisturiser instead of foundation during the day and then just concealer in the places I need it.
Athena Beauté Facial Cleansing Wipes: I got these purely because they were cheapest, 3 packs for 2, and I only use them so that I don't have to use the Liz Earle cleanser to remove my makeup as it's a bit of a waste I think.
Nivea Eye Make-up Remover: I like this one, it's cheap and works well.
The Body Shop Almond Body Butter: I like the scent of this one, it's not as thick as the shea butter one but it was 50% off. :)
The Body Shop Ginger shampoo: I put it in a travel container because the actual bottle is a bit big.
Garnier Fructis Strengthening conditioner: also in a travel bottle.
Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of colour: Just in case I'm too lazy to wash my hair one day. :P
Inceto Smoothing Hair Serum: for flyaways, a little of this goes a long way!
Inecto Leave in conditioner: I love this stuff and I really need it for my constantly tangled hair.
TRESemmé Fesh Start dry shampoo: In case the Batiste runs out.
*random note* I had no idea batiste was an actual word! I just noticed my Google Chrome spell checker didn't underline it and then went to look it up. Apparently it means
a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figuredweave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers.Who knew! Or maybe everyone does and I'm just being stupid, but I've never seen it written anywhere else! Oh well..moving on *random note*
TRESemmé heat protector: (not pictured) I'm feeling too lazy to go see what this is actually called because it's wrapped up in a plastic bag because I've read online that it likes to explode/leak during flights.
I'm also (obviously) taking a hairbrush, but I forgot to take a picture. I use the Tangle Teezer in case you're interested.
I managed to narrow it down to only two polishes after a lot of um-ing and ah-ing. Let's be realistic here, I'm not going to want to spend ages painting my nails, now am I? Unless I do it while I'm sunbathing....maybe I should take more...ah! Anyway these are the ones I'm definitely taking, O.P.I On Stranger Tides and Done out in Deco.
Sorry this was such a long post! If you made it this far treat yourself to something nice and if you just skipped to the bottom, I don't blame you!