December 31, 2016

[Monthly Project] #1 What's in my travel pouch? Skincare + Makeup

Monthly Project (December 2016)

#1 What's in my travel pouch? Skincare + Makeup


"Monthly Project" is a new segment whereby I will be writing about different topics related to skincare and/or makeup end of each month - to bring more content in a dynamic way, which hopefully could be more applicable and relate-able to you.

Unlike "Weekly Product Review" which only features one product, "Monthly Project" will cover multiple products either by brands, categories, favourites and etc.

Hope you enjoy reading!


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Hello there! :)

For the very first time, I am going to reveal my travel pouch and to share with you what items do I actually carry while travelling.

Well, the items I am bringing with me differ according to the place I am heading and the duration of the stay. Usually I will bring two travel pouches to separate skincare and makeup products. One of the reasons is simply because my pouches are rather small in size - not enough to stuff everything in one (heh). Besides, of course it will keep my stuffs more organized and tidy this way.

Alright, what we have here today are the items I brought along during our recent trip to Penang. Chap chap chap, lemme show you what's in my travel pouches now, shall we?

What's in My Skincare Travel Pouch?

my skincare travel pouch


To avoid bag-drop traffic, we usually do not check-in our luggage for domestic flights. But there is a weight limitation for hand-carry luggage - not more than 7kg (for instance, AirAsia). So, I will try not to bring unnecessary stuffs in order to stay within the weight limit.

In this case, travel-size bottles and product samples come in handy. Here are the 11 skin-and-body care items in my travel pouch:-
  1. Nature Republic Snail Solution Emulsion (sample)
  2. Benefit Instant Comeback Facial Serum (sample)
  3. Innisfree Canola Honey Lip Balm - Smooth Care
  4. The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water - Green Tea (travel bottle)
  5. Bausch + Lomb Contact Lens Holder
  6. Complete Contact Lens Holder (left-Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Essence; right-Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Watery Cream) (see photo below)
  7. Bausch + Lomb Renu Fresh Multi-Purpose Solution (120ml)
  8. Innisfree Broccoli Clearing Toner (150ml)
  9. It's My Cleansing Foam (150ml)
  10. Tony Moly My Sunny All-In-One Sun SPF45 PA+++ (100ml)
  11. Enchanteur Paris Parfum Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 72H (50ml)
Note: Skincare travel pouch is by Innisfree X Chris Uphues "Fall In Love" series.

As the original packaging are too heavy to carry, I scoped-out the solution into unused contact-lens holder, which are far more easy to carry. Plus, I didn't need much, but just the amount enough for 5 nights.

my skincare travel pouch
Left-Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Essence; Right-Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Watery Cream

The idea of packing travel pouches is too keep items that are essential only. Besides, I am rather lazy when it comes to skincare, so I will try to keep it as simple as I could. Hence, my morning and evening routines will look like this during travelling:-

a. Morning - cleansing foam > toner > serum > emulsion > suncream
b. Evening - cleansing foam > toner > essence > watery cream

We can always do intensive skincare when we are at home - where things are at our easy-reach and we are at our comfortable environment. Basically, that's my philosophy. Shall we move on to makeup pouch then? :3


What's in My Makeup Travel Pouch?

my makeup travel pouch


During travelling, I would like to look stylish and glamorous as I could for photos. To achieve that and at the meantime to avoid bringing much products, I would prefer to have an eye-palette which has a few basic colours which are easy to mix-around. My favourite is Aritaum's Fatal Burgundy (below) consisting Brown and Burgundy as the main colours.


aritaum fatal burgundy


Below are the 15 makeup items in my travel pouch:-
  1. Witch's Pouch Selfie Perfect Concealer No.21
  2. The Face Shop Designing Eyebrow Pencil 05. Dark Brown (0.3g)
  3. Missha The Style 4D Mascara (7g)
  4. VDL Cheek/Contour/Highlighting Slanted Brush
  5. Abba Mart Flat Definer Liner Brush B053L
  6. Innisfree Medium Eyeshadow Brush
  7. It's My Base Eyeshadow Brush
  8. Olive Young Make-up Sponge
  9. Daiso Multipurpose Compartment (Earrings Travel Box)
  10. Aritaum Styling Eye Palette No.2 Fatal Burgundy
  11. Missha M Perfect Cover B.B Cream SPF42 PA+++ No.21 (50ml)
  12. Tony Moly Backgel Eyeliner 01.Black
  13. Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint RD03 Merlot Burgundy
  14. The Saem Saemmul Luminious Multi-Shading
  15. The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Angel Skin Powder Pact NB21 (10g)
Side note: I was wearing Taiwanese-brand Solego (舒力康)'s Cosmetic Disposable Fort-weekly Soft Contact Lens (Gray) (see photo below). The lens were lovely, but probably because my eyes are more sensitive, I felt quite uncomfortable if wearing for long hours. Thou, it may differs for others.


solego cosmetic disposable fort-weekly soft contact lens (gray)


solego cosmetic disposable fort-weekly soft contact lens (gray)


And that's all for now. I hope this could serve as a reference for you while preparing for short travelling.

Please do look forward for next Monthly Project where I will be sharing "November. & December Empties".

'Til the next time. Cheers! ^_^

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