My Current Favorites! What made the vacation bag?

My Current Favorites

 My brain is full of idea's right now but, none of them were ideas for the last few posts I needed to write up before taking off for vacation. I've only been able to think about things I'm packing and trying to figure out whether or not I feel anxious about flying for the first time since I was 3.  But, today the day before I leave I finally thought of something. What are the favorite things that I just have to bring with me?


This might make me a little extra but, I'm currently a mix of shades in my favorite foundation. Do they probably have a shade that would match my sunkissed skin? Probably but, I'm not buying one right now. 
The Ordinary. Foundation


I've still been loving the Les Chocolats By L'Oreal Paris. Both Candy Man and a Dose of Cocoa are coming with me. For gloss (in case I just don't feel like taking the extra time for a liquid lip) I'm also bringing with me the super wearable Urban Decay Hi-Fi shine in Fireball.

Les Chocolats By L'Oreal Paris
Urband Decay Hi-Fi Shine in Fireball


I really tried to keep most everything else either a mini or small size but, I really just wanted to bring this one. It's pretty and if I actually feel like doing a full makeup routine this is what I will reach for.


This is technically a bronzer but, it is also a perfect contour for me. This came from an ipsy bag back before I even subbed and is now unavailable on the Glamor Dolls website. I picked mine up from eBay (in a bundle with the ipsy bag and brush it originally came with). I paid about $15 for the bundle. 

Revolution Liquid Highlighter in Champagne
Glamor Dolls X Lisa Frank Matte Bronzer


I'm kipping it kinda simple with this one. I picked the antiqued gold shade of the Glitter Liners I reviewed here and Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal liner in 005 Nude.

You can see my full review of the glitter liners here but, this shade of the Rimmel seems to be discontinued (you can still find it on Amazon here). 

Skin Stuff

I've got four things I had to bring. First is the Purilisse Coconut Oil & Coffee Scrub. What says vacation more than coconut? The second is the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum cream (See my review here). The third is something my skin doesn't like me to go without. Eucerin Original. Lastly, Clinique Pep Start. This seems to be a staple sample in every subscription box besides BoxyCharm


No, I will not be wearing this on the plane but, I love both of these scents and having them in a duo makes it even easier to take along. 

Juicy Couture Malibu Surf & Malibu La La
Kohls still has these here but, I got mine from 
TJ Maxx for only $5.99! See my other finds here!

Eye Palette

It is really hard for me to pick one favorite but, I narrowed it down to two and then finally one took the cake. It was between the Too Faced Life's a Festival palette and the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette. The Chocolate Gold ultimately made the bag because it had a black. I've been using a black shadow to press into my upper lash line instead of liner most of the time. If you have not seen this technique check out this video by Wayne Goss. 

Too Faced Chocolate Gold

I'm also testing out a few new things while on vacation. Tarte Smooth Operator powder was in my very last ipsy bag and is a very small .07 oz. sample. The KVD Tattoo Liner (mini), the Benefit Pore-fesssional (very mini), and the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara were all in the Sephora play box I ordered specifically for mini products to bring. 

I also am trying out JamBerry Nail Wraps for the 1st time. I tried to gel my nail but, thanks to my natural oils and the heat the gel came off the next day. I don't want the maintenance of regular polish well on vacation. It seemed wraps were the way to go. I've had them on for 13 hours now and no problems. Hopefully, they will last me until I get home next Thursday night. 

 Side note yes, I'm aware of the drama around KVD at the moment and do not buy her products but, it was in Sephora Play so I'll use it but, won't buy it. 

Thanks for checking out my favorites. What are some of yours? Leave me a comment or 20 below. <3 Amanda

Disclosure: Some links are affiliate links and some are not. By buying from these links I may make a small commission. I did receive a discount on the Glitter Liners for review purposes as disclosed in the original post. Most of these things were purchased by me at full price and my opinions as always are all my own. 


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