Monday, November 25, 2013

What's In My Weekend Makeup Bag?

Welcome back to my happy little blog. Today we are going to discuss what's in my weekend travel bag. Since the weather has turn downright dreadful with temperatures near freezing and a winter mix falling from the sky. I decided it was best to stay in the city rather than drive the 20 miles back home in questionable weather conditions. So we are currently staying at my parent's house. We are actually sleeping in my childhood bedroom and sleeping in the bed (though the same mattress) that my father slept on as child. 

I decided to do a what's in my weekend makeup bag after my beauty friend Jackie from Five Two Certified did this post a few weeks ago while staying at her sister's. Now granted Jackie's a New York City girl and travels on trains, subways, taxis, etc. I'm just a simple Okie girl and drove myself here in my car. So I don't have worry about traveling light like she does. She is aces at traveling light. I am quite the opposite. I always pack too much stuff; so, I really tried to pare it down this time. 

Let's get the boring stuff out of the way first.

Basic Necessities 
Dove Body Wash  
HSI Professional Argan Oil Leave In Hair Treatment 
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream 
AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion
EOS Lip Balm 
Lady Speed Stick
Alcon Opti Free Replenish Contact Solution
and my contacts.

The HSI Treatment is from my Ipsy bag this month. The Ahava and AmLactin were both free samples. The deodorant was free with coupons. No shampoo or conditioner as I will use Mo's. I am not entirely certain why I call my Mom Mo but she calls me Jo; so, it works for us. 

Facial Skin Care
Clean and Clear Acne Control Moisturizer 
Clean and Clear Acne Control Cleanser 
Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-on
Clean and Clear Fast Clearing Spot Treatment 
Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream
La Fresh Makeup Remover Wipes 

I seem to be having a stress related break out so I pulled out the Clean and Clear Acne Control set. The Clean and Clear trio was a prize I won from a CVS contest on Twitter. The wipes were from an Ipsy bag. I am trying to finish the last of the Garnier so it came along too. 

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Extensions
Chella Eyebrow Color
Physician's Formula Nude Eyes Palette
Wet n Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Palette
Revlon Colorstay Cream Eyeliner 
L'Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon
L'Oreal Age Perfect BB Cream Samples
Philosphy Highlighter (mirrored compact)
Revlon PhotoReady Powder
Physician's Formula Organic Wear Blush/Bronzer 

This is where things start to get interesting. I have discovered this lovely pencil holder for packing some of my brushes to go. The cool thing about this pencil holder is that it becomes a standing 'cup' for your brushes when you are applying your makeup. The majority of the brushes are MAC from the Tartan Tale collection 3 years ago. There are also some Eco Tools and some ELF Studio Brushes as well. Having the opportunity to change this zip up pouch turn into a cup is very convenient. 

In A Hurry Air Dry Top Coat
Ridge the Ridge Filling Base Coat
Nailtini Polish in Caviar Cocktail
I am in the process of a reviewing of the top and base coats. They are made by American Classics who also make Gelous. This is where I pack too much since I am just going to throw my bag in the car. Plus since I have a quiet weekend at my parent's house it is the perfect time to catch up on some blogging. 

Initially, I wasn't going to post this but this is my reality. This is what every day and every night looks like for me. It's frustrating but this is what I must do in order to combat the side effects of my condition. 

Lastly, on to what I didn't pack. Although they did a great job of looking cute and trying to get packed. 

• Boyet is enjoying his new job. He will have to work Thanksgiving as they do an all you can eat banquet for $49.00 a plate. 
• I am going to dinner and small girl's night party for a friend's birthday. We are going to play Just Dance 2014 on the Xbox One. This should be interesting. 
• Beauty Crown has taken off well. We hope to continue growing it, ultimately we would like to see hundreds of bloggers participating.