Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NYC Bound ~ What's in my travel beauty bag?

Hey beauties!

Today I have an exciting post to share with you guys!  Eve and I are heading off to the Big Apple tomorrow and can't wait to go!  We'll definitely do some good sight seeing, eating, and of COURSE shopping.  I can't wait to share our future hauls as we should have a ton to share with you guys since NYC is one of the shopping capitals of the world.

 Today I'm super excited to be showing you my travel beauty bag!  I picked up this bag from Marshall's recently for around $12.00.  It was an amazing deal considering how much I can store!  I absolutely love this bag for travel as it can fit a ton, but can fold to take up minimal room in my suitcase.

Read more to see what's inside!

Top Pocket

In the top pocket that's plastic I like to keep my brushes and tools in there.  The plastic keeps the brushes from getting dirty or getting the other products filthy with excess makeup.  For my trip I'm bringing my Eco Tools Brush set that has my eyelash comb and my blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and concealer brushes.  I've also brought my Elf powder brush that is my go-to foundation brush at the moment.  I also have my Elf eyelash curler and a travel pack of Q-Tips in the top pocket.

Middle Hair Care Pocket

For some reason I've forgotten to take a picture of the middle pocket but you can probably see in the picture above that it is netted.  Here i keep my two brushes, hair ties, and a mini bottle of hairspray.  The small bottle is perfect for a quick trip and has lasted me weeks, despite it's size.  I've also brought my Wet Brush (Review coming soon!) and Conair paddle brush.  I absolutely LOVE my Wet Brush for getting out tangles and of course, combing my hair when it's wet.  I use my paddle brush for mostly styling and doing finishing touches.

Bottom Makeup Bag

Foundations:  Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup and Physicians Formula  Healthy Wear Powder
Eye Shadows:  Wet n Wild Palettes in "Comfort Zone" and "Blue had me at Hello", NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in "Milk"
Bronzer:  The Balm Bahama Mama
Eye Liners:  Wet n Wild Gel Liner in Black and WNW Pencils in Black and  Sky Blue
Nail Polish:  American Apparel Summer Peach
Lip Products:  Smith's Rosebud Salve, Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee, Loreal Le Gloss in Pink Amethyst
Blush:  NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal and Physician Formula Blush in Rosy Glow

Concealer:  Neutrogena Concealer Stick in Correcting Yellow, Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Light

Mascara:  Maybelline One by One Waterproof in Blackest Black,  Great Lash Lots of Lashes In Blackest Black

The last section is less of a pocket, and more like a separate makeup bag.  It velcros onto the rest, making it super easy to travel with and convenient to work with when I need to do my makeup in the hotel room since it unattaches from the whole thing.  Reviews on some of these products will be coming up soon!

Inside scoop on the makeup:

For my foundations, my Neutrogena healthy skin is a must-have for a natural, dewy look.  With all the New York summer heat, my Physician Formula's powder is essential to blot the sweat.

I feel like I can get a ton of day and night looks out of those two eyeshadow palettes that there is little need to bring more.  Also, a must-have is my NYX jumbo eye pencil as it acts as an excellent base to prevent creasing in my shadows.

For bronzer, the only one I really need is Bahama Mama.  Since it is matte I can contour, and also sweep it across my face for a more natural look.

My eyeliners are a must have as well.  I prefer gel over liquid for the top and use pencil to line the waterline.  I brought the blue pencil so that I can add a cute pop of color to the bottom corner of my eye.

I only brought one nail polish which is the one I am currently wearing so that I can do quick touch ups.

For lip products, I brought my rose salve to moisturize and then my lip butter and lip gloss for a touch of color.

For blush I brought my super natural Physician's Formula blush (Full review here) and them a more vibrant NYX cream blush.

For concealers, I chose my Neutrogena cover stick for concealing under eye dark circles and then my Hard Candy Glamoflauge to disguise acne scars  (Full review here).

Finally, for mascara I decided to bring my Maybelline One by One for a great everyday look that will last the sweat and humidity of NY and my Maybelline Great Lash LOL for a perfect nighttime dramatic look.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post!  Have you every been to NYC?  Dying to check it out?  How do you pack your beauty supplies for a big trip?  Leave a comment down below!

xoxo Kaylie  <3


  1. can one of your girls do a travel toiletries post? I'm having a hard time finding a good face wash and lotion. my skin's really sensitive! good job girls!

  2. That bag is so cute :)
    I should get that nail polish, it would be so great for summer!

    Great post <3 Phoebe

    1. thanks so much! Yes I LOVE american apparel nail polishes! Summer peach looks great with a tan:)

  3. love it! you've got a great collection, so cute, could you do a what's in my bag post?

    1. thank you!! a what's in why bag post is definitely coming soon!:)