What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?

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I'm so glad it's the weekend! I was really frustrated after yesterday's post, so I'm looking forward to my friends coming up for the weekend to cheer me up. And I'm always looking forward to my next trip--my birthday is on the 18th! Speaking of travel, a few weeks ago I shared a What's In My Bag post while I was on vacation at Sandestin. Since I was beachin' it (that's officially a word now), the contents in my bag were slim, which left several of you disappointed. And so I am now sharing what skin care, hair care, body care, and makeup that I packed. Check it out in the video below:

Can't see the video above? 

Allow me to entice you to watch the video by sharing a few of my items below (I was originally sent these for review but have repurchased or would repurchase them all):

For my hair, I brought Wen Fall Tuscan Pear Cleansing Conditioner (obviously I moved it to a travel container but I wanted y'all to see the container!). I love this because it's everything I need to cleanse my hair in one product and it makes my hair, specifically my beachy hair, all nice and soft. And it smells so good!

I've not had great success with natural or even healthier deodorants, until this one from Lavanila. This one is in Vanilla Lavender, but there are 6 scents to choose from. Not only do I like the scent, but it works!

I loveeee a cleansing brush and am a huge fan of Pulsaderm (see orig review here). But I admit, I usually didn't pack it for travel because of the size. Enter the Pulsaderm Buddy. It's just a couple of inches so it takes up no room in your bag. Don't let the size fool ya--it is small but mighty and travel-friendly. And it comes in 6 colors, which I love. The Buddy has 2 speeds, comes in the bag pictured above, 2 brush heads, cleanser, and a charger. Love! You need this!

I know I'm not the only one who carries a small container of laundry detergent when I travel, right? I had a chance to sample these (this is the travel sampler) from Roux Maison, a company based out of Nashville that makes all-natural and fabric-specific laundry detergents/stain remover. While they have fragrance-free scents, they also have sweet tea and ambrosia scents. I have really loved the delicate detergent and the stain remover.

Pür Minerals has a new flawless foundation, the Air Perfection Cushion Compact.  It's a lightweight mousse that gives skin sheer to medium coverage without looking oily or greasy. I was excited to receive this because cushion compacts are so big right now. Add some concealer and I'm ready to go.

I thought I'd share some swatches--the far left is quickly blended in (my arm is a different shade than my face), a swatch in the middle, and then a swatch using the puff. You can see me wearing it in the video. 

Not a week goes by that I'm not asked what I use to get my teeth white. I have this obsession that my teeth can never.be.white.enough, so I've talked about the products I've used (feel free to search), but not my toothpaste! It's the Colgate Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste. It helps with my slight coffee addiction.  

To see everything I brought with me (there's so much more!) check out the video I linked in the beginning of this post. And before you go, I urge you to enter my giveaway for $100. You don't have to follow any blogs. You don't have to do a thousand steps, just leave a comment on the linked post with your email. That money could go towards gifts for the holidays, bills, charity, or whatever you'd like. Thanks for entering.



  1. I think you've talked about that deodorant before and I meant to look it up. I would love to try it. And I don't bring my own laundry detergent when I travel but that's a great idea! Have a great weekend!

  2. That Pur Minerals foundation sounds amazing. I might have to try that out! And I've never travelled with my own detergent but that sounds like a pretty smart idea!

    <3, Pamela

  3. I've been looking for a cleaning brush! I'll have to check put that pulsaderm! Happy Friday!

    <3 Shannon

  4. i love wen products! i really want to try the pear scent! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  6. I didn't know Wen made a scent like that!!! Good to know!

  7. Pulsaderm Buddy sounds like the best since I don't really like to take my Clairsonic with me when I travel!

  8. The Wen scent sounds divine! I always pack some Oxi Clean now when we travel (I have a baby, reason enough!)

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  9. That was interesting to know what u pack while travelling :)

  10. I always love seeing what people pack! I travel all the time for work or on the weekends to see friends so I am always looking for tips!!

  11. I have heard great things about Wen but have yet to try it! Love these kinds of posts!


  12. I'm always interested in what people take with them. I don't know why, but I am! I'm going to do a few what I pack things when I go on vacation in December.

  13. you do have beautiful teeth (that sounds kinda creepy), so i might do a search to see how i can get mine whiter!

  14. That Lavanilla deodorant sounds great! I would love to try that pur minerals foundation too!

  15. Great products! I always take full size bottles of cleansers and shampoo, I have this fear that I'm going to run out of it while being on vacation... like I couldn't go buy more at a CVS on every corner. Silly me! My birthday is the 15th, yay for Libras! :)

  16. What a fun post! I just started using Wen and I'm loving it. That scent sounds wonderful!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  17. I'll have to check out that deodorant. It's hard to find a healthy one that works and doesn't leave an awful smell.

    Sidenote: the mirror behind you was perfectly lined up so it looked like you had a tiara :) haha

  18. Oh mini laundry detergent, I need that:)

  19. I've never seen that Wen scent! I've been trying the cleansing conditioner again, I didn't like it the first time. I'm liking it a little more this time around :)

  20. Cutest little travel face brush ever! I'll be on the look out for that. Happy weekend :)

  21. I really want to try the Wen products. I hear such good things. I am obsessed with whitening things too.

  22. I love seeing what people take along when they travel! I haven't used Wen in a couple of years, but it's good stuff!

  23. I love seeing what people pack in their Beauty bags for vacation! Can't wait to see the video later

  24. That deoderant looks way too cool, we're going to have to find it and give it a try. Thanks Elle!!

    xx 365hangers

  25. I dont think I've ever seen any beauty products in pear!

    Corinne x

  26. Cute travel bag. Interesting products too.

  27. I've heard so many good things about Wen and cleansing conditioners. My friend really likes them for her dry hair! And those laundry detergents sound awesome! I love the scents you mentioned!

  28. hey elle ,
    you look great in the vid as always :) pulsaderm sounds really interesting. It would be great if you could do a detailed review on it.

  29. wow the Pulsaderm looks so cool. I used clarisonic once and the battery dies so bad.. btw great post darl! :) x

  30. I have never carried laundry detergent when traveling, but that is a really good idea! I basically end up using shampoo in a pinch...

  31. My computer's being a jerk and won't let me hear your video :/ You look great, though, my gosh I'd kill for your hair! And that said, the Tuscan Pear Cleansing Conditioner sounds lovely.

  32. Oh this was really enjoyable to watch and read. Love that cute Pulsaderm ! I have been eyeing the Clarisonic but now I shall look into the Pulsaderm. :)

    ~ Lu

  33. Those are must-haves for traveling.
    I bring my own toothpaste and hair products when I leave
    because it will ruin a little part of my day
    to look for the products I use when we're in a different
    place and they're not available. You can say I'm a loyal
    product user... ♥

  34. Great post :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks.

    Camille xo


  35. I'll have to check out that Colgate toothpaste. My daughter is always wanting to whiten her teeth, and I keep telling her that it could cause damage to her enamel. Maybe this toothpaste would be good for her. Have a very Happy Birthday!

  36. Love your photography! The products look great. Take care x


  37. Watched the video this morning while enjoying my java. Fab tips and products, Elle! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  38. Love it all! :) I have the same toothpaste and I love it so far (only been using it for two weeks)!

  39. I actually just bought that toothpaste. I love Colgate so I figured I'd like that one. Plus I had a coupon.

  40. I'm definitely want to try that travelling laundry detergent. :)


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