What’s in My Travel Skincare Bag | Blogmas Day #16

In case you didn’t read yesterdays post, I am currently in New York! I thought I would take this opportunity to make a somewhat short travel series, and walk you through all the beauty goodies that I am hauling across the Atlantic with me. Today we are talking all things skincare…

It may not be the most travel-friendly option, but I couldn’t not bring the The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil (full post) as it is my ultimate favourite makeup remover. I haven’t found anything that removes makeup quite like this does. For my cleanser, I am bringing a sample size of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish that I got in my You Beauty Advent Calendar – this actually used to be my favourite cleanser, so I’m quite happy to have this back in my life. Next up we have another also slightly bulky product – the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. I reviewed this only a couple of days ago here, and the convenience of them definitely made me take them on my trip. The final basic product I am taking is the Kiehls Ultra Facial Moisturiser, which is just a really simple effective lotion. 

Because I’m a little worried that my skin will freak out after the 8 hour plane journey, I am bringing the big guns when it comes to fighting blemishes and dehydration. The La Roche Posay Effeclar Duo + has become a classic in my routine, and a serum that I constantly use on blemishes because it helps to reduce them without drying out the skin. For spot treatment, I am bringing the Aesop Control Gel which is a personal staple. A product that hydrates, helps any blemishes and is generally a life-saver is the BalanceMe Radiance Face Oil, so this is a must for me. The final product I am brining along with me is the Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm as planes (and cold weather) really take a toll on my lips. 

This isn’t the most travel-friendly skincare bag, but as I’m not too strapped for space on this trip, I was more concerned on bringing products that would really help my skin. I’m also brining a few extras for an in-flight routine, but that’s a whole other blog post…


Nuxe Reve De Miel Review | Blogmas Day #2

Here we have yet another purchase from a Parisian pharmacy. Although Nuxe is by no means hard to access in the UK, it is considerably cheaper in France, being a French brand. I have been meaning to try this cult lip balm for the longest time now, and I thought my trip to Paris was the perfect excuse…

The Nuxe Reve De Miel is a interestingly-textured lip balm. A lot of people describe it as slightly gritty which I get because it’s so thick and almost waxy, but it is very smooth in consistency. It has a matte finish which is perfect for those who don’t like the typical glossy or shiny look that lip balms can give (also making this ideal for guys!). What I love about this lip balm is that you can put it on before bed and you will wake up in the morning and still feel product on your lips, which I haven’t experienced with any other product. It is incredibly nourishing and hydrating and my lips are so thankful for this purchase. I love the anniversary packaging that I picked up, and the glass jar makes it feel very luxurious. It’s actually not too expensive at £9.50, and I personally think it’s worth every penny. 


I can definitely understand why this product has received cult status and I think it is well-deserved. If you struggle with dry lips – especially as we enter the colder months – this should definitely be added to your wishlist, ASAP.