Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Holiday Countdown: 4 Weeks - Packing Beauty

Hi my names Rosie, and I'm a serial planner. My anxious temperament means that I cannot truly relax if I know there's something I still need to do, but can't quite do it YET.
For example; you are all packed for your weekend away which starts tomorrow - apart from your toothbrush. You can't pack your toothbrush until you've used it in the morning, so you won't relax properly the night before... How would I solve this? Buy a new toothbrush to pack. And that's exactly what I've done for our holiday!
If you don't already know (I keep going on about it, you probably do), Ash and I are going to San Francisco and Las Vegas in a months time! We booked it up last April so it really feels like we've been waiting forever for the weeks to pass by. Now we're down to 4 weeks, and I am starting to get things in place - beginning with beauty! Don't get me wrong, what I am putting together now is more of a pile of stuff in the corner of my room, or some clothes thrown in the suitcase. The official packing will take place during the days leading up to our departure.

ghd V Pink Diamond Styler
On the day before my birthday I received the best email from Catherine at Not Dressed As Lamb who informed me that out of almost 10,000 entries, I'd won her ghd giveaway! I couldn't quite believe it, until these beauties arrived on my doorstep at the weekend. Although I do use ghd's at the moment, they belong to Mum, and I don't think she would have been very impressed if I tried to smuggle them to America! So now I have my very own gorgeous pink pair of stylers, I can straighten and curl to my hearts content :)

Colgate Total tooth paste. Colgate Max White tooth brush. Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk razor. Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette. Urban Decay Primer Potion. Urban Decay 24/7 liquid eyeliner in Perversion. Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer. Norwegian Formula Fast Absorbing hand cream. Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves mascara. Simple eye make up remover. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory. The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream.
The rest of the beauty bits photographed above I have been stashing away for months. The Body Shop BB Cream was one of my discounted purchases at my Body Shop at Home party at the beginning of December, whilst the Naked 3 palette and Primer Potion were birthday gifts last week. I've taken a few risks with the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation and concealer as I haven't used either of them before but read really amazing things. I counterbalanced that with my favourite Urban Decay liquid liner and trusty Norwegian Formula hand cream which I can't be without these days. Make up wise, the only other things I'll pack are a couple of lipsticks/balms, a blusher and my brushes.

I placed a big order to get our shampoo, conditioner, suncream, and a few other bits, so once that's arrived I'll be able to tick beauty off my list of things to do before we go. Ash think's I'm a bit mental planning so far in advance, but I just like to be prepared. Of course, I already have my first aid kit in my suitcase... ;)

Are you a planner like me, or can you pack your bag on the same day you leave??

Rosie x


  1. Gosh I love you GHD hair styler, this has been on my wishlist for years. I don't even straighten my hair but every time I see one I want to go and get one!!

  2. Those GHD's are perfect! So lovely and amazing that you won! :)

    Steph xo | Influence Blog