Packing for a week away…

*some of the products in this post were sent for review purposes*

…when I went to Korea in September.

You see, I hadn’t flown since my last trip to Korea in 2010. So it was important to me to get the necessities, while ensuring I didn’t have too much bulk. I opted to take a 22 inch bag, as I had plans that would make it difficult to maneuver bags that were too large. After coming back home, I regretted not taking something a little bigger…but we will get to that later.

So, what did I end up packing in terms of makeup and other stuff??

To Korea I Go!

To Korea I Go!
Was feeling a little sick, so I packed night time cold medication. Packed the Motrin because of potential headaches that could happen. You see the black ring near the lid? I actually put hair elastics around it. From stalking Instagram, I knew that it was still warm enough to wear shorts and dresses, so I packed the Venus Snap Razor* and the Satin Care Shaving Cream*.

To Korea I Go!
Mirror is always needed. Tweezers for stray hairs. Skin Food Eyebrow brush, Make Up For Ever Aqua Brows. The fact that it is waterproof is important as I figured I would be sweating a bunch. I took the Revlon lipstick, the EDM Flat Top Kabuki, and the Annabelle CC Compact. I use it heavily over my sunscreen, so it covers enough. I got a 7 day sample of Ole Henriksen from Sephora (one of their promos), and took that for my daily and nightly regimen. It was nice, because it was a decent amount of product, and I could toss out the packages once I was done. The Vichy Sleep Masque was used for the plane, to try and ensure that I was properly hydrated. The Biore Cleanser was for the days I needed an extra boost. I got three uses out of it. Lastly, MUFE Full Cover Concealer, to cover up the little things on my face. Good thing I took it, because the flight to Korea totally messed up my face -____-

To Korea I Go!
I actually ended up repacking this, because I had missed the X3 Clean Sanitizer (which ended up being a HUGE help on the plane and in Korea while out and about). I also needed to pack in the other liquid stuff that I wanted to keep with me, just in case my luggage was lost.

To Korea I Go!

  • floss picks
  • Fresh Soy Cleanser (not my favourite, but needed to use up the sample)
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Spray
  • Aquafresh tooth paste
  • Bioderm moisturizer sample
  • I decanted a bit of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery into the little dropper container
  • Glamglow sample for a masque while I was there
  • Oil blotting film
  • Urban Decay Deslick
  • CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous*
  • Olay moisturizer
  • Shiseido Sunscreen
  • Carmex
  • Perfume sample vials (I had three that I put in a little ziplock baggie, but two popper on the way over -__-)
  • Visine for my eyes
  • B brand highlighter, tint, primer
  • Tarte Lip Surgence
  • The Body Shop Tint
  • MAC Cremesheen gloss
  • MUFE sephora birthday sample lipstick
  • Hourglass primer sample
  • MUFE Aqua Cream (for all over eye colour/lining my lower lash line)
  • I also took mascara, but not in the picture

To Korea I Go!
I thought I would be perming my hair in Korea, so I packed the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo. I didn’t want to buy it in Korea, as it was expected to be a little pricey. Besides, this was about $2.50 when Walmart Canada has its rollback. I packed extra glasses to wear. I bought the men’s watch from Aldo. I wanted something that didn’t matter if I scuffed up…but I came to really REALLY like it over the travel. It is now a daily staple :P Best part was that it was only $10 on sale. Mini brush is needed for my crazy hair. I also packed various chargers and such in the black glass case. I picked up the Monopod online for about $6. I took my old digicam to take a few videos if needed. Then there is music, and then a pencil case for makeup pencils and pens to write.

To Korea I Go!
I packed UD liners, Annabelle Brow Pencil*, MUFE Shadow Pencil, and the black Marcelle Eyeliner. That was it for my pencils.

You will notice you don’t see a tooth brush. Or body wash…yeah…I totally forgot them -___- I ended up having to buy them from a 711 lol.

Anyway, I tried to keep things simple, and yet, it was pretty over packed. I mean I didn’t need so many lip products, seeing I was only there for a week. I also ended up not using the liners because I just used the MUFE Aqua Cream every day instead. I did, however, moisture like a nut on the plane…but unfortunately once I got off, my face was still a mess. It was breaking out like MAD. I had so many comments from my cousin about it…almost drove me insane lol.

So, that was the stuff I ended up taking over with me. Since I got that out of the way, I can start releasing the posts from the time I was there. Hopefully get the first one, about the flight over, in a few days.


Is there anything you end up forgetting when you pack?


On a side note, it is my brothers birthday today. Another year he gets older…reminds me of how far we have come from being the fighting little brats.


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