I have just come back from a week in London! I was SO excited and ready to relax and have fun after a long and stressful year. I tried to keep my toiletries to a minimum, but I am a woman (and first and foremost a beauty-lover) so it’s still quite a bit if you see it all together.

I tried to bring mini packaging as much as possible. I also purchased some travel bottles which you can fill up with your own product of preference. Because why would you carry full size products with you? Left to right: L’oréal Elvive Color-Vive Shampoo, L’oréal Elvive Color-Vive Conditioner, Gliss Kur Hair Repair Oil Nutritive, Taft Volume Mousse, Schwarzkopf got2b Anti-Frizz Lotion in an empty Lush moisturizer, L’oréal Elnett Hairspray.

Face & body: Random waterproof eye makeup remover, L’Occitane Cleansing Gel, L’Occitane Face Toner, Kneipp Douche, random body lotion/hand cream, Embryolisse Moisturizer, Yves Rocher Lip Balm.


Others: Rexona deodrant, random anti-bacterial hand gel, Colgate Max  White One, YSL sample perfume.

As you can see I did bring quite a lot of travel sized items with me. I can definitely recommend putting your products in travel size bottles as it saves you so much space and weight in your suitcase. I will probably finish most of these products during our vacation which means that I don’t have to bring them back with me. It’s easiest if you put these liquids in your big suitcase as you don’t have to take it out of your carry-on luggage on the airport, I always find that so stressful.

As we arrived in London I discovered that my friend brought WAY more products with her. I thought I was the one who slightly overpacked ha! We had a really good time, even though the hotel was crap and I can’t really cope with summer. I will share some photos with you soon!

Manouk -x-