Saturday, 1 March 2014

What I Would Pack For a Weekend Away

Weekend trips are something that I do quite frequently; whether it's in search of new excitements for a night out with the girls, or a chilled and cultural getaway with my other half, I'll never turn down the chance to escape my sleepy hometown for a couple of nights. 

I'm sharing with you today the beauty, make up, and body care items that would make their way into my bag preparing myself for three different themed weekends, ranging from full on party glamour to low-key and fuss-free. 

Whether I'm heading off to experience new city nightlife, to enjoy a romantic getaway, or to see the sights, I'll always be prepared.

City Nightlife 
Theme: Glamour - All about being camera ready and able to last all night long.

Hair: For hair that's in for a rough ride with a blasting of heat and tugging and pulling to create the perfect style, I'd take my Redken Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner for extra tensile strength, Lee Stafford Argan Oil Heat Protectant Spray for obvious reasons, and VO5 Dry Backcomb Spray to get that oomph at the roots.

Make Up: For a full coverage, long lasting and shine free base I'd pack my Clarins dream team - Ever Lasting Foundation and Ever Matte Powder. I'd also stash away a reliable eyeliner: Seventeen 'Make Your Mark', and a show stopping red lippy: Mac 'Russian Red' - of course!

Skincare: With a predictable hangover for company the following day, a cooling face mask like the Vitage Vitamin C Radiance Mask should help to calm and refresh drained skin and bring things back to life.

Bodycare: What better to increase confidence on a night out (..other than a few glasses of wine!) than a fresh layer of fake tan? For quick, natural looking colour Cocoa Brown's 1 Hour Tan would definitely earn a place in my overnight bag.

Don't forget!: Eyelashes! Millie Mackintosh 'Shoreditch' Lashes are my current flutters of choice. 

Romantic Getaway
Theme: Pretty - Perfected soft focus make up with a sensual vibe.

Hair: For extra bouncy and smooth looking curls I'd want my hair to be in silky soft tip top condition so would take along my Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner and Lee Stafford Argan Miracle Oil for an extra finishing shine.

Make UpThink romance, think enchantment, think magical settings and candlelit dinners. For a luminous complexion I'd rely on my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation with soft romantic eyes using the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette and a hint of pink blush using Topshop 'Flush' Cream Blush and Benefit Watt's Up to illuminate the cheek bones.

Skincare: To keep skincare simple (because let's face it, I'd be hinting for spa treatments if you wanted to go the whole hog with this getaway), just a Hot Cloth Cleanser (NSPA) to remove make up at the end of the day, and Origins Gin Zing moisturiser to keep things perky and fresh.

Bodycare: Wanting to keep your body perfectly soft and irresistably smooth? For that I'd take my favourite body butter - The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter to keep me soft and touchable, while smelling delicious! 

Don't forget!: Perfume - For me, my date night scent of choice is always D&G L'Imperatrice.

Seeing The Sights
Theme: Practical - Forget the fuss and the frills, it's all about long lasting comfort and durability.

Hair: For a 'get up and go' hairstyle I'd wash using Redken Smooth Lock Shampoo and Conditioner so that hair looks presentable with absolutely no time or effort spent on it, and then just a quick spritz of Lee Stafford Sea Salt Spray and you're good to go.

Make Up: The make up stays as low maintenance as it gets, with a simple, light base coverage using Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, a quick curl of the lashes, and a sheer tinted lip balm (Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me) to bring a bit of life to the face in just seconds.

Skincare: An essential for being out and about is a good sun protectant. I'd recommend Alpha H Daily Essential Moisturiser with SPF 50. 

Bodycare: With a good companion in tow, I'd be expecting a foot massage at the end of the day to relieve the tension of having walked for miles and miles through city streets. To help with this massage I'd be pulling out the trusty Nip+Fab Stiletto Fix foot cream.

Don't forget!: Deodorant. The last thing that you need to be worrying about when you've got culture to experience, is having sweaty pits! An old favourite is the Dove Maximum Protection roll on.

Thanks for reading!
What would you pack for a weekend away?
This blog post is an entry for Trek America's #Blog4Trek competition
with the question 'What Would You Pack For A Weekend Away?'
Find out more about the competition here.
You could win a 2 week trip around the west coast of America!
Twitter Bloglovin | Instagram | Advertise
Check out my March Gold advertiser, Elysia, and her amazing blog:


  1. I love Lee Stafford Sea Salt Spray. Its absolutely amazing and makes my hair look so nice!

    Thank you for sharing :)
    Lovely post x

  2. This is such a great post! It has helped me out loads as I'm planning a weekend away in April, so thank you lovely :) I will be bookmarking this post!
    Daniela xo // danielascribbles // click here to enter my MAC giveaway

  3. Lovely post, the second options sounds like a dream <3

  4. I haven't tried Millie's lashes but I really want to, lovely post btw very helpful xxx

  5. That Lee Stafford heat protection spray has tempted me - great post I was looking for a bit of hair inspiration!

    H, xo

  6. This is such a great post, love how you have broken it up into separate kinds of get always. I really want to try the cc cream xx

  7. Lovely post! I've heard so many positive things about Millie's Lashes but haven't given them a go yet X

  8. Lovely post, I really want to try the sea salt spray!


Thank you all so much for visiting Cosmetic Crave, and thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment. I read and appreciate every single comment that is left and I do try my best to reply to comments (I'll admit I'm not the best for keeping on top of this). If you leave a comment with a direct and specific question I will often use Twitter to respond to you so I know you see it.

Minimal Blogger Templates from pipdig