Thursday, 20 June 2013

Minibreak Makeup


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

In May Matt and I were treated to a rather amazing stay at The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire. We had spent the day enjoying the Harry Potter Studios Tour and then Warner Bros sent us off to a gorgeous hotel to spend the night. To add the cherry on the already well iced cake, our rooms were upgraded to mansion suites. Oh my giddy aunt!

I will do a full review of our stay but until then, I wanted to share something beauty related with you.


Travel Makeup Bag Contents

Travel Makeup Bag Contents


I knew we would be having an overnight stay and knew it would be pretty easy going so I felt no pressure packing my makeup bag and in my relaxed state, missed nothing off my list- woop! Usually when we go places I'm planning activities, deciding on all the things Darcy will need and getting myself in quite the tizzy! This time though, plain sailing. Hur-rah.

Since you all love beauty products as much as I do, I though you might like a looksie at what I took. I will happily hold my hands up and say I overpacked but if you can't go a little overboard in a luxury hotel, when can you? I didn't need two mascaras, nor did I need two Mac Paintpots but everything else was used and I felt really nice. I know that sounds like a dumb thing to say but you know when you just feel good about yourself? Well that.

I don't walk round with my head held low and disliking myself, but it's not everyday a woman looks in a mirror and thinks, 'yes, I look really nice'. I don't know if it was the break from mundane habits, the luxury surrounds or my well stuffed makeup bag, but I felt brilliant. More weekends like that please!!

My absolute favourites from this bag are :

Mac Paintpot in 'Vintage Selection'. Described on the website as 'frosted dirty peach'.
YSL Shocking Mascara.
Soap & Glory Lid Stuff in 'What's Nude?'. 

If there is anything here that you would like a full individual review on, I would love to hear it in the comments or if you have any questions, please do feel free to ask them and I'll do my best to answer helpfully. 

What are your top overnight essentials?




Toodlepip!

xx

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67 comments:

  1. Is that the blush/bronzer duo from the line Flower by Dream Barrymore?! If so, I would love if you could do a review on that! I've just tried the lip stain from that line, and I loved it.

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  2. Great products!

    Carina xx
    http://www.carstina.com/

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  3. That paint colour is gorgeous! You have some great products Louise xx

    http://facebeforelace.blogspot.com

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  4. I love seeing posts like this. The only paint pot I've owned is Painterly. Looking forward to seeing the hotel review!

    xo Ashley

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  5. Cannot wait to see your the grove review. It is near us and I have heard a lot about it... My small make up bag is made up of brow eyeshadow, mascara, liquid eyeliner, bourgeois mousse and blush... And if we are lucky there is even some lip balm.

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  6. Haha that is a well stuffed makeup bag but you can be sure what you're gonna want to wear! An overnight essential would have to be a highlighter or Laura Mercier's illuminating tinted moisturiser so i look a bit more awake in the morning!

    xxx

    www.oliviasword.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Love these pictures! Have a nice day Louise! x

    beauteacoffeechic.blogspot.com

    xx

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  8. Love to hear what your travel essentials are! Like if you could only take 5 items what would they be?

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  9. amazing items i love cosmetic work. can some one tell me how can i buy these cosmetics??

    Hair Building Fibres | Hair thickening products | Hair Loss

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  10. What's the black thing with the feathery bit on top on the left side? o.O Looks exciting!
    Love your makeup bay :) I allways manage to forget either my perfume or eyeliner xD why?!?!!?!

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  11. Makeup mess hehe loves it! <3

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  12. A review on the Soap and Glory Lid Stuff in 'What's Nude?' would be lovely, it looks so pretty!

    laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  13. I've heard good things about soap and glory lid stuff and I agree, a review would be awesome :) xxx

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  14. All the products look so nice :) Might have to go shopping now xxx

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  15. Lovely post! I've been to the grove a few times now and its so so gorgeous and luxury as I only round the corner! If I could live there I would!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  16. I love the Grove, my parents live near there and it's always so lovely to stay there! I don't have that particular Soap & Glory quad so if you did a review on that I'd love to see it xxx

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  17. Great post! I always try an cram as much as I can into my makeup bag when I go away! A girl can never have too much :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
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  18. Not sure if you've already done it, but what about one on the Healthy Mix foundation? Or just a general best drugstore foundation post/video! xx

    Holly | http://touchofcrimson.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. ive heard you talk about the soap and Glory duo before think it was on a youtube video and i really want this but always forget about it when i go shopping. Would love to see some swatches on he paint pots as I am wanting to try these.

    Carrieanne x

    http://imjustalittlepixie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Your blush makeup looks wonderful and I like all the colors. The vintage selection to shop looks more vivid than I thought so I guess I like Let's Skate To shop even better. The Mac paint pot is perfect because it blends smoothly over the lids. I am not fond of wearing mascara but I like to try YSL Shocking Mascara in the future.

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  21. I never wear any eye colour but I was really intrigued by the mac paint pots! I agree with Carrieanne, I'd love to see some swatches! :)

    Great post!

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  22. you've just reminded me that i wanted to grab some items from 'soap and glory' with my next pay check.
    thankyou louise, for unknowingly helping me with my 'to do' list.
    x

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  23. oooh i want to try so many of these products!

    sara x

    www.essayelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I reeeeally want to get a paintpot but I just don't know how much I'd use it - I get so dragged in by products that just look pretty! I'm so bad :(


    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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  25. The Soap and Glory Eyeshadows look amazing! I need to get my hands on them... NOW! :)

    BRIGHTON DREAM

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  26. I want to have my own makeups soon. I'll save up for it. :)

    Life's A Beach
    http://kaelccs.blogspot.com

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  27. A review won the Bourjois foundation? :)

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  28. I would love to hear a review on the mac paint pots....they are something I keep getting tempted by but would love to hear a review on them before I went for it!

    http://MillieMagpie.blogspot.com

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  29. I always take A LOT of makeup with me when I go away too, I never know what I'm going to feel like wearing.
    I want that soap and glory palette a lot, love a good naturals palette!

    http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  30. I love this post Louise, I'm so nosey, think I might have to try some of these products! I'm intrigued to know about the Tresame argan oil
    xx
    http://insanityprincesss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. the mac paintpot colour is absolutely gorgeous!
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  32. I so wish there was more MAC products here in the US, and that they were priced so highly, because I love those eye colors sooooo much!
    My overnight essentials always depend on what I'll be doing, but the two things I don't go without are my Aussie Leave-In Conditioner for my hair and my Neutrogena Skin Clearing foundation. Those two things are never out of my bag!

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  33. I have to try more Soap and Glory products! :) great post
    xoxo -B ♡
    http://msberrystylish.blogspot.com/

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  34. Ooo is that the Guerlain Bronzer? I love the idea of the Soap and Glory lid stuff - so handy.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. i really want to try out the soap and glory little palette!

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  36. I'm now desperate to buy that soap and glory palette,
    Would be great if you could do a review :)

    http://topshopperxx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. A good selection! Mascara, the falsies, is my make up essential!

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  38. been wanting to get the soap and glory palette for a while now, think Ill need to treat myself to it soon :)




    http://theunfashionablediaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. I would love to see a review on the Soap and Glory palette, the colours look perfect for everyday and carrying in my make-up bag! The Vintage Selection paintpot is a dream :) xox

    www.beautifullyshallow.blogspot.com

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  40. The bourjois foundation is always my choice haha!

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  41. What I great post. You always will have that little time where you feel extra good with yourself!

    I actually got to questions left, 1. which mascara did you then choose and why - 2. what is the name of the perfume, I have tried a sample once but I have forgotten the name!

    Lots of Love xx
    Christina
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  42. I really want to try the Soap and Glory lid stuff. Looks brilliant x

    blogandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Love the smell of soap and glory stuff! Yum! Check out my blog xxxxx

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  44. I love YSL shocking! Soap and Glory's body mist is a great alternative to taking a perfume overnight. Smells great and relatively cheap!

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  45. i recently purchased the benefit POREfessional, and noticed you brought some with you! How much would you recommend using, cause sometimes I feel like I'm using too much and others not enough!!:( Also am loving the bourjois healthy mix serum its amazing!!!

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  46. Could you review the YSL mascara/other YSL masacaras you have? Heard mixed reviews about them :S

    Thank you Louise! :) :) :)

    diamondsandlawschool.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxo

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  47. Really wanna the soap and glory eye shadow quad! check out my blog please? http://thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk/

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  48. I'd love to get my hands on that YSL mascara! The packaging is the most elegant I've ever seen! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  49. really want to try the soap and glory eyeshadows, loving soap and glory at the moment! do you know any high street/drugstore highlighters? really in need one! x

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  50. I just clicked on your Pintrest link above and it took me to the board of Angelina Bieber via this link http://pinterest.com/babyglitter/

    Thought I'd better point this out to you so you can change it : ) (Unless it's my laptop doing funny things!).

    Laura xx

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  51. I'd love a review on the perfume, it's La petite robe noire, isn't it? I've had a sample of it and really like it, your thoughts on it would be so interesting.

    xx

    kazetime.blogspot.com

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  52. A review of Vintage Selection would be great! I've been eyeing since I saw it in a tutorial! I don't tink you over packed! Sometimes you think you'll want to wear one look and then get somewhere and think noooope, want something different! :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  53. I am completely obsessed with the YSL Shocking Mascara, whenever I use it I just feel that my eyes look amazing!

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  54. I have been so jealous of the whole group who went on the Harry Potter tour! I am a HUGE HP nerd and watching all the vlogs and reading it here has made me super envious! If I ever jump the pond I will have to go :)

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

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  55. I cant wait to read about the harry potter studios tour!
    And love all the make up

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  56. Have a handful of friends who work at the studios as I'm a Hertfordshire girl! Some of the soap and glory makeup products are fab! My top overnight essentials have to be my bioderma, false lash effect mascara and my sugar scrub from soap and glory!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  57. Hi Louise! First of all, I want to let you know that you seem like an amazing person, and I truly look up to you. I get so excited every time I see that you have uploaded a new YouTube video, and I love reading your blog everyday. :)

    I have a quick question about the lip balm you have in these photos! You talked about it in one of your videos, but I can't remember which one! I'm really interested in buying one so that I can compare it to the EOS lip balms, which I use now. In the picture all I can see is the word "balm". If there were any way for you to let me know the name of the lip balm that would be absolutely amazing!

    Thank-you Louise!:)
    -Sophie

    p.s. Darcy is ADORABLE!

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  58. Ahhhh! I love all those products!! I wish I could try the soap and glory products though!!!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  59. I saw your blog post on the Soap & Glory palette 'What's Nude?!' and had to get it. It has become one of my absolute favourite palettes to use!
    xoxo

    http://hannmaree.blogspot.com

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  60. Love the soap and glory lid stuff, the colour looks amazing and something I really want to pick up!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  61. The lid palette looks amazing! xx

    http://chloesstrangeworld.blogspot.co.uk/

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  62. I love the YSL shocking mascara! Would love to see a review on the soap and glory eyeshadows :) x

    http://lifeofablondgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. can u review the YSL shocking mascara please?? :) <3

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  64. The soap and glory lid stuff is my favourite, there really nice colours:)!x

    www.siansbeautybubble.blogspot.co.uk

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