Beauty Favourites: Norway Travel Edition

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Sadly I'm back home in Manchester instead of cruising down the stunning fjords of Norway *cries* but todays post is all about the products I took with me and what I actually used. It also contains some of my August beauty favourites too! I think a lot of us, especially beauty bloggers, always take too much on holiday and I'm no exception but I do think that I was restrained this time round...or maybe not.

Let's start with some of my favourite skincare from holiday and while I've been back home! My current favourite moisturiser is the Antipodes Rejoice Light Moisturiser which is very moisturising and nourishing so it was perfect for chilly Norway. Even though it was chilly, I still used SPF and my go to is this mini Mimtika SPF that I received in a LookFantastic box a few months ago. A number of products I've been loving in the couple of weeks since I came back include: La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water, Rodial SPF Day Cream and the RapidBrow Eyebrow Serum.
Next up a few perfumes that I've been using constantly in rotation! I only took the Ghost Sweetheart Forever perfume on holiday with me as it is a large bottle and I didn't want to weigh my bag down even more as it was SO heavy! I reviewed the Ghost perfume on the Really Ree website if you want more information.

I'm also loving the Yves Rocher Evidence perfume which is a great autumn fragrance as well as my all time favourite perfume which is Prada Infusion D'Iris - it is heaven in a bottle and for me it is so nostalgic. If you haven't tried any of these then you should definitely give them a sniff if you can.
Now onto some of my beauty essentials including tools, brushes and one of the best primers I've ever used. We all love Real Techniques and I received this adorable candy striped set a while ago and I have been using them constantly since then so I obviously took them to Norway with me. My favourite brush from the set has to be the contour brush!

Sticking with the beauty tools, I needed to take my Tweezerman Tweezers with me as they are so effective, tiny and adorably cute. This pair is from the spring/summer range 2016 but you might still be able to get them online somewhere.

Lastly, the primer which is the fantastic Too Faced Hangover Primer! I have been using this primer for over a year and it's still going strong as you only need a tiny amount. It doesn't irritate my skin, it helps keep my makeup in place all day and it doesn't have a silicone feel *can I get a hallelujah*.
A few more essentials and haircare products that I took on holiday with me so let's get the boring one out of the way. I only use the Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant as it's so effective and I'd definitely recommend it. Another essential is a detangling brush especially as my hair is long, thick and prone is the worst tangles. This is the finishing brush from Tangle Teezer but all of their brushes are fantastic.

The final haircare item is the Colab Dry Shampoo which is the ONLY dry shampoo that actually works on my dark hair. It is a miracle in a bottle as it dramatically reduces the oily and greasy look/feel, it doesn't leave my hair heavy or matte and it doesn't add a white or grey cast to my hair!
The final items in todays post are the products I used the most while on holiday *apart from my Bourjois Sleep Effect Foundation that I forgot to photograph...*. For the makeup, I've been loving the whole Eylure brow range, they've become my go-to products as well as my Tweezerman rose gold eyelash curler and the Real Techniques foundation sponge for foundation/powder.

While I've been loving the Antipodes moisturiser, I've been switching it up with the Nivea Sensitive Moisturiser too. Lastly, for skincare is the famous Bioderma H2O Sensibio and I have this cute tiny version which is perfect for travelling! I managed to take some of these photos just before going which I'm glad I did as I now only have a tiny amount of Bioderma left. I've actually bought at least three full size bottles of Bioderma over the past few years.

Last but not least a couple of fantastic, long-lasting lip products include the amazing Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita which is pretty much a little stub now! I also love TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Reliable.

Have you tried any of these products? What beauty products have you been loving recently? What are your travel go-to products?


  1. Great picks, and wow your pics are stunning x

  2. That Sure is by far one of the best I have ever used! I just feel so clean and you know it's safe for the whole day! Such a lovely post! At the moment I'm loving Pixi Glow!

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  3. Great post! I think we all wish vacations can last a little longer than they do. Love to see the products people use & why they use them.

    x Ashley

  4. I used to love the Tweezerman tweezers, I definitely need to pick up a new pair soon. The lip products sound lovely too.

    Kristy |

  5. Oooh I love reading about what products people take with them x

  6. I've wanted to try the hangover primer for so long. Fab post x

  7. So many great products here, and lovely photos! Xx

  8. Ahh those brushes are so funky! I haven't seen them around before! X

  9. I love Ghost fragrances for daytime. Is this new? I have to go try it out!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  10. Your holiday photos were incredible - loving this selection of products x

  11. So many wonderful products - I love the Antipodes Rejoice cream and also the vanilla pod yummmmm x

  12. I love tbe candy striped Real Techniques brushes! Are they still available? I've never seen them becore.

  13. All I can think is how much I love your blanket, its so pretty! the brushes are lovely too I love RT brushes! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  14. These photos are beautiful and I love that you didn't over pack!


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