After an almost two week jaunt here there and everywhere delivering Christmas presents and eating my own body weight in mince pies (just call me Father Christmas), this weekend has mostly beeen spent getting reacquainted with the best bed in the world and unpacking,Â groan, which just about has to be one of the most laborious and drawn-out tasks ever. However in my emptying of my umpteen bags and holdalls I remembered a snazzy little space-saving beauty idea that came in very handy indeed over the festive period. Usually whenever I travel it’s only for a few days so a condensed set of beauty essentials does the trick, but as my journey this time encompassed a fancy dinner or two, lazy days and a bit of dancing around in a schwety club, I needed to lug more than my usual amount round. But luckily in the nick of time I remembered a trusty little stacking pot I had hanging around and the ‘Face Base Stack’ solved all my woes…
The pot in question was purchased as a mistake in Boots for a couple of pounds, I thought they were individual samplers, but it turns out that were all stacked together, “damn” I thought and threw them to my back of my drawers. But it turns out this tower had just the right amount of space for the five face base products I decided to bring along with me. Three foundations made the cut. The Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in Pearl* for lazy days, Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation in 2 for when my skin was a looking a little more worse for wear after devouring the tin of Quality Streets and Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation in 6 for when I was going to dance the night away. I’m not usually a powder gal but as I knew they’d be a few makeup longevity-testing situations I thought I’d better throw two in just in case; Laura Merciers Mineral Powder in Natural Beige and By Terry’s Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder*Â - my powder of choice if I do ever throw one on.Â And here’s a little tip: start at the top with lightest coverage and work down to highest so you don’t forget what’s in each pot!
And even after this decanting marathon I still had a holdall that could work as a weightlifting object on Worlds Strongest Man. I’m surprised I managed it home with both shoulder sockets still in place and yes, I did have to have a lie down after dragging my bloomin’ bursting bag up numerous flights of stairs, wedging it into the last morsel of space on the train and navigating the tube. Dramatic? Who, me? Never…Â