Ah me, I just love those trains don’t I? If I’m not commuting to and from work on them in the week, then I’m trekking up North to see friends at the weekend! You can’t tear me away! I’ve actually become quite the expert packer when it comes to my travel suitcase. And when it comes to makeup I now really know what is a must-have and what can be left at home (aka ‘no I do not need four lipsticks for a weekend break’). Let me show you the two things which are always the first things I pack.

The By Terry Baume de Rose is a product that it took me awhile to make my mind up on. I actually even considered including it in a ‘products I regret buying’ post at one point – ah the horror! But now it’s a daily essential for me; something that I always carry in my bag and always remember to take on long journeys with me. It’s a multi-purpose, regenerative rose-scented balm, although to put it more simply it’s a ridiculously overpriced lipbalm. I use this on my lips, and my cuticles as well if they’re looking a little ropey. It may be expensive, but this little tub has lasted me well over a year but it’s not the type of lipbalm that you need to reapply all the time, once every few hours and my lips are silky soft. The next product is Caudalie’s Eau de Beaute, a supposed favourite of Queen V.B herself. They call it a ‘beauty elixir’ fancy right? But it’s a product that sits in-between a toner and a serum. It contains extracts of grape, rosemary, orange blossom, rose, myrrh and organic balm mint to both minimise your pores and pep up the skin. Aside from using this as an occasional toner I use it as a re-energising facial sprtiz on the train. Ok it might get you a few stares, but your skin feels amazing afterwards, the mint leaves a lovely cooling effect. Another thing that I picked up from Lisa Elridge, is to spray some into your hands and inhale the smell before patting into your skin. After feeling a little bit woozy on the train the other day the herbals scent of this means I didn’t have to do a T.C, score (extra points if you know what that stands for!).

The By Terry Baume de Rose can be purchased for £33 from Space NK and I got the Caudalie Eau de Beaute from FeelUnique for £9.35. What are your travel essentials? I’m going to Florida in 10 weeks time so I’d love to hear what you think I need to purchase before I leave!

  • Aisha Jimoh

    I wish I had travel essentials! I’m too laid-back and stick to water, gum and plain old prescription moisturiser! I definitely want to try the Caudalie Eau de Beaute xxx

  • Paula

    The Caudalie Eau de Beaute didn’t do anything for me…I prefer their Grape Water!

  • http://twitter.com/laurzraah Laura Hollier

    Haha, a product that helps you avoid TCing is always good! xx

    • fashionbyalice

      whats TC :(

  • http://profiles.google.com/holol88 Holly Cotterell

    Haha loving the T.C reference, makes me remember freshers year at uni! 
    So many people have mentioned the Caudalie spray now, nearly purchased it after Gemma mentioned it and how its quite good for acne prone skin.. think I definitely have to get it now you’re also singing it praises!  xx

  • Spencer Eckis

    You should try Smith’s Rosebud salve. I think they have it in the UK, in the U.S. it’s around $6. I have extremely dry lips and this is the only thing I will use. Much more budget friendly but still lovely.

  • Kayti Clayton

    I’ve been going crazy trying to figure out what TC means… I must know.

    kaytiii.blogspot.com

  • Marie-Claire Massolin

    I swear by Avene Eau Thermale! 

    I travel a lot as well, and what I usually do is save magazine or mail samples for trips! 
    I have moisturizer, shampoo, toothpaste and others saved and then they take up no space and can just be thrown out after! 

  • Line Norgaard

    The Caudalie product sounds amazing, I will defo look it up!

    http://picturenoergaard.blogspot.com/

  • Sarah S.

    Florida! OMG I adore Florida :D Do let us know where you visited once you return, doll!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=678176952 Victoria Elizabeth Chong

    Dont purchase anything you will get so many interesting and cheaper products in the states youll want all your weight limit to bring them back

  • Bethdoesbeauty

    im going away too! ah cant wait for the weather :) haha! hope you have a good time in florida im so jel! check out my new blog it would mean alot to me :) bethdoesbeauty.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/gottaloveatrier Lauren

    This TC thing has me stumped…. Is the first word ‘tactical’…. ?! Or is this a phrase someone from N Ireland would not be familiar with!? lol

  • http://tryingtomakefetchhappen.blogspot.com/ Natalie

    Ohh the times I’ve TC’d! I love the sound of the Eau de Beaute, and not a bad price either!

    Natalie x
    Trying To Make Fetch Happen

  • Anonymous

    The Caudalie spray is beautiful, so I agree with you there! The ByTerry I have never used so it will definitely go on my “to buy” list xx Happy Easter xx

    Pinkchickclaire.blogspot.co.uk

  • jeniredfern

    Tactical Chunder!! Anna you legend!!xx

  • http://thislovegame.blogspot.com Diane

    Wow looks like the Caudalie spray is something worth checking out!! xx

  • http://stylecandi.blogspot.com/ Hayley

    Tactical chunder!! lol oh god iv been there! :/ lol Im really tempted to try these products, especially the baume, i just dont know if i can part with all that money umm…

    Hayley xo
    http://stylecandi.blogspot.com

  • Clay Beauty

    Was in Florida last month, such a great state ! The Caudalie spray sounds amazing !!! xx

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

  • Treeeesa

    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is a life saver! I have no idea why but it seems to work miracles! Definitely a top travel essential for me. I’ll be taking it everywhere I go this year as I’m off globe trotting :) But I’ll have to check out the Caudalie Eau de Beaute before I go on any long-haul flights – seems like a great pick-me-up for when you’re feeling a bit groggy from travelling. Love your blog!

    treeeesa.blogspot.com

  • Tohottohandle1

    Clinique City Block is great, it has an SPF 25 and helps to get rid of any perspiration on the face and absorbs excess oil, it leaves my skin feeling really matte. Which I need as I get really oily in the summer. 

  • Joanna

    I have been thinking of buying Caudalie Beauty Elixir for a few weeks now, and after watching some of your videos and reading your various blogs (which I loved!!), you’ve finally pushed me into buying it !! I can’t wait to try it !!

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