Hi, everyone! I write you from my hometown, where I've slipped off to for the long weekend. I decided that I simply couldn't wait until Thanksgiving to see my niece (and the rest of my family too, hehee), so I packed my bags and took the train south. I didn't want to cram my toiletry bag to the brim, so I only brought the essentials to keep my skin and hair in check.
As for skin care, I have a my brand new mini Mild Oil Cleansing from Muji. They are not famous for their skin care, but perhaps they should be! After a few uses, I've been pretty impressed. For a second cleanse, I brought my trusty (now on my second bottle) Odacite Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, which is incredibly gentle and effective and one of my new staples from The Detox Market. To smooth out my eye area, I have the Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream. I'm almost done the pot, which says a lot, as I'm totally fickle with eye creams. It plumps up fine lines and tingles ever so slightly, which I find incredibly addictive. To keep breakouts at bay, I have the Kiehl's Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Cream Treatment. It features salicylic acid, which my skin loves, and never, ever leaves my sensitive compelxion red or dried out. And, last but not least, for moisture both day and night I have the Antipodes Divine Face Oil. This is my third bottle of this oil and with good reason- it hydrates deeply, soothes, and never leaves my oily skin shiny!
As for hair, I brought a few faves, new and old. I grabbed my go-to lazy-but-effective styling cream, Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, which doubles as a leave-in conditioner and smoothing treatment. To add in volume and texture, I brought a mini of the CoLab Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo in the London** scent (instantly gives serious oomph to my roots with a classic scent) and the R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray, which smells fresh and fruity and enhances my waves wonderfully.
So far, this small but mighty arsenal has been serving me well! What hair care and skin care products do you bring with you on a weekend away?
Have a fantastic long weekend, everyone! xo