Saturday, 19 February 2011

Travelling with Cosmetics

I am a real traveller at heart and love nothing more to go to foreign lands and explore however a large proportion of your luggage space is always taken up by bulky cosmetics.
 I prefer to travel light and what with summer round the corner I thought I would talk about the best space savers I have come across.
 Hope you find it useful!

 One of the best high street shops to visit for a multitude of travel containers is Muji.This a global chain and is also available online at
 Its so cheap and has pretty much everything you could need.
Some of my favourite tried and tested purchases include the following.

P.E 50g TubeThe 50g plastic squeezy tubes priced at £1.50 ($2.43usd)
These are ideal for any liquids or pastes but I love to decant my shampoo and conditioner into them.They are nice and soft and its easy to squeeze oUt the product.
 Because they are slim and long you can easily slip them into your wash bag or suitcase without them taking up to much space.
These are also good for suncream too.

30g Cream PotThese 30g pots priced at £1.75($2.84usd) are perfect for all moisturisers, serums, eye creams,concealers,foundation..yep practically anything that is cream,liquid base(not alcohol based). Due to the size you can take them onto aircraft no problem and they screw up really tight so no worries on leakage!

TPU PouchesTransparent travel pouch at £2.50-£3.95.These travel pouches are great as they are transparent so you can easily see what your looking for.They are slim, lightweight and are perfect to store your products in when carrying in your hand luggage as the pouch is clear so full fills all airline regulations of having liquids in a clear bag!
 No more scrapping around in your bag for your liquids to then put them in a plastic bag!

No believe it or not but I don't actually take loads of make-up away with me but we all have those favourite eye shadows that we want to take just in case!!

Mac do some great products that make it easier to transport.You can buy these in stores globally or online at

 These are the ideal way to transport your MAC eyeshadow.(No good for other brands)
The pallet allows you to carry 4 shadows but also comes in a pallet of 15 for those of you that want to take more!
 When purchasing your eye shadows you need to ensure you ask the artist for the shadows to fit the pro pallet, NOT the normal eye shadows.
 The pro pallet shadows have a magnetic bottom so they just snap into the holes!
 It is possible to get out the little metal pan from the normal eye shadows however this does take time and patience!

Hinge Top Containers, Yellow Pill PodsIf you have other powder eyeshadow or blushes you can get these cute little plastic hinge top containers form
 They come in different colours and you can easily scrape some of your shadow into these little pots.
This website is awesome for all kinds of other containers to suit your needs so check it out.

paper planes washbagYour going to need something to store these products in too once on your holiday.Check out these cutest little cosmetic bags.
 They have a few different styles of wash bags and cosmetic bags all with a travelling theme.
 Every traveller needs one!!
 You can find these on

If you guys have any other wonderful finds on getting your prized possessions from A-B then please comment and let me know.

Happy travelling.


1 comment:

  1. That little bag is adorable...I wonder if they ship to America ;-)