Ever since I graduated my friends have sprinkled themselves all over the country, meaning that at weekends I often find myself clambering back onto trains and spending a not-so-glamourous night in a spare room, or worst still – the floor! I’ve become quite a pro at packing for these occasions so I thought I would share what I took to London with me this weekend for my friends housewarming party.
This was a ‘party late, early exit’ kinda trip, so in terms of overnight essentials I threw in a toothbrush, toothpaste and my rollerball version of Lady Million by Paco Rabbane. Then for once the party had winded down I brought a mini bottle of Bioderma H2O Crealine Solution to take my makeup off and then the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum to throw on after. As a bit of an emergency product, the Caudalie Beauty Elixir comes in handy for spots, toning and nausea so that came with! In the morning I gave my face another swipe with the Bioderma and then applied a healthy layer of the Origins Vitazing moisturiser, I’m really getting back into that stuff at the moment. For makeup I kept it really simple; the Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation in 03 with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, for some amazing coverage I packed the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 3, for cheeks I had the Real Techniques Multi Task Brush with NARS Laguna Bronzer and Laura Mercier Second Skin Blush in Lush Nectarine. My eyelash extensions are still going strong four weeks on, so I just combed them through with an eyebrow comb, and for my lips I bought the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 02 as it gives a nice peachy lip but doubles up as a lipbalm too.
See for a beauty addict like myself I don’t think that is too bad! Plus, I’m pleased to report that I used everything, which is always a sign that you packed effectively! What essentials do you pack in your overnight bags?