By the time you’re reading this blog post I’ll be in Thailand! I’m currently writing this blog post in anticipation of departing for Bangkok. I still can’t believe that I actually booked a solo vacation on a whim. It was one of my self growth goals that I set in my 30 before 30 list but saying is easier than doing sometimes.
Now the thing is, I booked the trip fully intending to travel solo (on a group tour), but a friend of mine who loves to travel decided to take the same time off and book the same tour. The important thing was that I was willing to take a big leap, but I’m relieved to have a friend along with me.
I won’t be able to respond to your comments as easily over the next two to three weeks, but I’ll get back to you guys as soon as I can. Today I wanted to share my Backpacker Beauty Routine! Every time I travel my beauty routine changes because of climate and itinerary. My Thai adventure will have a little bit of lounging at the pool, and a lot of adventuring so I made sure to pack for both!
My Backpacker Beauty Routine
– Makeup –
I decided to pack a more expensive foundation on this trip, but only because all the other ones in my collection either don’t match me or are stick foundations. I prefer a liquid foundation for travel because of the ease of blending them. And my Stellar foundation matches me pretty well.
- Stellar Limitless Foundation
- Covergirl Trublend Concealer
- Pixi Beauty Gilded Bare Pixi Glow Cake Face Palette
- Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick
For the eyes I’m taking my Double Entendre Eyeshadow Palette. I was planning on taking the Brown Sugar Palette but a few of the shades randomly broke and I couldn’t repress them. I’ve also thrown in a mascara, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and single shadow.
- ColourPop Double Entendre Palette
- Essence Melted Chrome Shadow
- NYX Micro Brow Pencil
- Essence Super Fine Eyeliner Pen
- Butter London Double Decker Mascara
I don’t travel anywhere without my Mac Velvet Teddy lipstick. It’s one of those shades that flatters any makeup look. It’s one of my favourite nude lipsticks which is why it will be in my carry on travel bag with me.
I’m also loving my ColourPop Lip Crayons and I’ll be taking the shades Cherry Pickin’ and Maui Wowie with me on the plane.
- Mac Velvet Teddy
- ColourPop Lip Crayons
How do you choose what makeup to travel with?
I hope you’re all having a lovely week! This is my last planned post at the moment. I’m not sure when I’ll have another up, it might be a week, two, three. I’m not working on content while I’m on vacation and honestly? I’ve felt so free since I removed the deadlines from my blog.
You can expect a looser schedule going forward. I’ll be around, but I won’t be buying makeup specifically to review anymore. In fact I’ve come to a conclusion about what I should be doing with my life and it turns out, this isn’t it. This blog will remain a hobby for me. I can’t waste time anymore pouring myself into something I’m not passionate about. I’ll write an update in the future about what I’m up to!