What’s In My Travel Wash Bag?

As you’re reading this, I’m on holiday (I’ll share where I am in the next post when I’m home – just in case!) and this is the first of the five travel posts you’ll be seeing from me over the next few weeks. I thought for the first one I’d share with you what’s in my travel wash bag, probably something you don’t see too often. I just find this kind of thing really helpful for when I’m travelling to make sure I’m packing all of the right things and also just because I like to see what other people like to use and travel with. I’m not going to include every single thing in my wash bag because we all know I’ll be taking a toothbrush and I’m sure you don’t want to know what toothbrush I have! I really hope you enjoy this and let me know if you’re going anywhere soon.

  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Dry Touch SPF50+, £16.50 – It is extremely important to protect your skin from the sun and it’s also extremely important to have a different SPF particularly for your face. I actually did a post last Summer talking about the importance of sun protection. I am quite pale and burn quite easily so using a high SPF is very important for me.
  • Soltan Kids Hypoallergenic Suncare Lotion SPF50+, £9 – For the rest of my body I also got an SPF 50. I have a kids one just because it’s harder to find very high SPFs that aren’t for kids. It’s also hypoallergenic and very water resistant which is helpful.
  • Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Fair to Medium Skin Body Lotion, £7.79 – I am definitely not going to get a tan as I’m using such high SPFs so I’m taking a gradual fake tan. I really like this tan a lot as it gives such a pretty, natural and sun kissed glow.
  • Mitchum Advanced Women Powder Fresh Deodorant, £2.99 – I needed to take a deodorant with me and this was just the first one I saw.
  • Chanel No5 Eau De Toilette Handbag Size, £75.50 – This is one of my favourite perfumes ever and it is a 20ml bottle in the handbag/travel friendly black plastic packaging.
  • Yes To Cucumbers 30 Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes, £3.99 – I needed to bring some face wipes with me and to me, a face wipe is a face wipe, they’re all the same. These were just the first ones I saw.
  • St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub, £4.19 – This is the face scrub I’ve brought with me. I’m currently just trying it out and I’m quite happy with it so far. It contains salicylic acid which I personally find really benefits my skin. I’ll give you my full opinions soon.
  • Foreo Luna Mini Skincare Device, £85 – This is the skincare device that I use. I love it and I could not last a day without it therefore it just had to come with me. It deeply cleanses my skin yet it’s so gentle.


  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Mini, £1.99 – This is my favourite micellar water and I always travel with the mini version. It just gets all of the makeup off of my face so quickly and it’s so travel friendly.
  • Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel, £5.99 – This is the product which has just totally changed my skin (see how in my review!) so I had to bring it on holiday with me. It is also supposed to be amazing for sunburn so if by chance I do get sunburnt, then this should help.
  • E45 Cream, £2.35 – This is what I use as my night time moisturiser so I obviously had to bring it with me.
  • Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut & Pear, £3.69 – Burt’s Bees do my favourite lip balms ever. This is the one that I’m currently using and I always need to have a lip balm with me.
  • Piz Buin in Sun Lipstick SPF30, £5 – I also need a lip balm for wearing during the day with an SPF in it and this was the highest one I could find. A lot of SPF lip balms feel horrible on the lips but this is really nice.
  • L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Air Shampoo, £2.89 – This is one of my favourite shampoos and it makes sense to share a shampoo with my Mum and we both really like this one.
  • L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Air Conditioner, £2.89 – Again, this is a really nice conditioner which I really like. As the word ‘air’ would suggest, it’s really lightweight which is great.
  • Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, £5.99 – My nails are awful at the minute to the point where I can’t even paint them so I’m using this to try and help them as it has all natural ingredients.

Love Sarah x

Autumn/Fall Makeup Must Haves

I’m going to be sharing with you what some of my Autumn makeup must haves are. Generally the lips get less pink, the eye colours get warmer and I love black liquid eye liner. Let me know what some of your Autumnal makeup must haves are.

I think it’s the shimmer and the not too Summery looking bronze colour that makes Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in ‘Pink Glow’ one of my go to products through out Autumn. And I also feel like Autumn is the most appropriate season for blusher, and I love Collection Blush in ‘Bashful’ because of it’s dusky rose pink colour.

As I said, I love black liquid liner kn the Autumn and my favorite has to be L’Oreal Super Liner Black Laquer Waterproof because it is so easy to use. I also love adding a bit of colour sometimes with my AVON Glimmerstick Diamonds Eye Liner in ‘Emerald Glow’ which is so easy to blend if you want. I love the colours in the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (‘Factory’ & ‘Mugshot’ specifically); it’s my go to. In addition to that, the Stila In The Moment Palette (‘Wonder’ & ‘Whim’ are especially Autumnal) are perfect. 

A colour I’ve not worn in ages because of it’s not so Summery vibe is Clinique Colour Pop Lipstick in ‘Nude Pop’ however it’s great for Autumn. One I’ve been waiting for Autumn to get use out of is NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Abu Dhabi’ and I’m excited to be using MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Honeylove’ more often. My only non-nude lip product (sorry!) is Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in ‘Raplumzel’ which is a beautiful purple. And lastly my new and probably all time favorite gloss, No7 BB Lips Beauty Balm in ‘Ballerina.’

Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly Nail Paint in ‘Chai’ is one of my favorite greys. I also can’t wait to start wearing reds again and two of my favorites are Revlon Nail Enamel in ‘Revlon Red,’ which is a classic red, and also Revlon Nail Enamel in ‘Raven Red’ which is slightly darker and more purple in tone. I also love Ciaté Paint Pots in ‘Gold Digga’ for a gold metalic and for something more natural I love Ciaté Paint Pots in ‘Golden Sands.’

I love Chanel No5 Eau De Toilette and to me it smells alot more appropriate for Autumn and Winter. Another favorite of mine is Vera Wang Lovestruck Eau De Parfum which is a little more day time appropriate and less strong than Chanel No5.

Love Sarah x

No5 Chanel

No5 Chanel purse spray and 2 refills, £75.50


This has 3 x 20ml bottles of the eau de toilette and a super practical twist up purse spray.


And the scent is amazing. I can’t describe scents very well, but I’m sure you could find a good description online. It’s deffinelty a favorite I’ll be wearing for the rest of my life!