Sunday, 1 June 2014

What's in My Travel Wash Bag?

Hey there shopaholics!

As I write this I am sat in the free wifi zone of Parkdean's Cherry Tree holiday park while Nathan takes an afternoon nap, Stacey has a play on the park and Oscar is happy to just sit playing at the side of me :)

The weather is absolutely gorgeous and we had a walk into Great Yarmouth earlier today to enjoy the sunshine!

Anyway, while I was here I thought I'd do a post on what I've bought with me in my travel wash bag. I love reading posts like these as I'm uber nosey. I hope you guys enjoy it too ...

A few weeks ago I went on a little spending spree in Boots and picked up this gorgeous floral print PVC wash bag from Ted Baker. It should have been £8, but I had a coupon which entitled me to £5 off a £30 spend so I actually got it for just three quid! I think it's absolutely lovely and it can actually fit a fair amoun of stuff inside it. I always buy mini versions of my favourite products when I go on holiday, but I think I could have fit quite a lot of full sized ones in here. Brilliant :)

Ted Baker PVC Wash Bag - £8  ||link||

As Nathan and I share a tube of toothpaste, I decided to bring a regular sized one on holiday with me. We always use Aquafresh 'Fresh & Minty' Triple Protection as it makes our teeth feel lovely and clean and it tastes good as well. I can't stand toothpaste that tastes foul ... yuck!

Aquafresh 'Fresh & Minty' Triple Protection Toothpaste - £1.05 ||link||

The toothbrush that I'm currently using is the Colgate Max Fresh Medium one and I really like it because it has quite firm bristles and a soft rubber tongue cleaner on the back of it. So far I'm very impressed with it.

Colgate Max Fresh Medium Toothbrush - £2.65 ||link||

I've been using the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser since the end of December last year and I still absolutely love it! It's really easy to use - you just apply some of the product over your dry face, and rub it in in circular motions. You then rinse the muslin cloth that comes with it in warm water to 'polish' your face and remove the product. In my opinion it does a great job and is well worth the money. It really leaves my skin looking bright and glowy. I think I'm going to give some other Liz Earle products a try in the near future :)

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - £3.25 - £26.25 ||link||

I'm sure you'll have heard me talk about Simple's 'Kind to Skin Facial Toner' many times before ... it's the only toner I ever use! I love this particular one because it doesn't have any fragrance to it. I absolutely hate it when a toner has scent to it as I find it lingers all day, leaving me feeling quite annoyed. I think I've used this particular toner for the last 3 or 4 years and I can't see myself switching to a different one any time soon.

Simple Kind to Skin Facial Toner - £2.99 ||link||

As well as Simple's toner, I also love their 'Kind to Skin Hydrating Moisturiser'. I tend to pick up the light version (pictured) in the summer, and the richer version in the winter. Although I do chop and change my moisturiser (I know, I know, I should just stick to the one that suits me), I always come back to this one. I think that's a real testament to both the product, and the brand.

Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Moisturuser (Light) - £3.99 ||link||

I love to use a face mask when I'm having a pamper session (usually on a Sunday evening), and I thought I'd give this mask from Urban Retreat* a whirl while I'm away. It seems to be called 'The Mask' and it says it's a weekly deep clean mask for dull, lifeless skin. I got this as a sample when I purchased something else from the Urban Retreat website but I can't seem to find it on the website so I'm not sure if it's something that's in their regular line or if it's something they're currently trialling.

I got this Extra Care Radiance Face Oil from Balance Me in one of my Latest in Beauty Glamour Beauty Editor boxes and thought I'd bring it with me to try as a night product. I thought that if it happens to be quite warm while we're here, my face may need a little extra moisture and this product will be able to deliver that. I used it last night after my cleanser and toner and before my moisturiser and it seemed really nice. It didn't leave my skin looking or feeling greasy, which I was worried about, yet it definitely seemed to help brighten up my skin somewhat. I hope I still like it as much after a weeks worth of use!

Balance Me Extra Care Radiance Face Oil - £30.00 ||link||

For shampoo this week I'm trying out Tresemme's Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo. I've used Tresemme shampoo's in the past and been really impressed with them so when I saw this in travel size I thought it was worth a try. I actually used it this morning and found it smells really nice and definitely seemed to enhance my highlights! I'll let you know how I get on with it over the course of a week once I arrive home!

Tresemme Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo - £4.99 ||link||

And after years of wondering if this product is worth the hype, I finally caved and picked up an Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, which is a deep conditioner for damaged hair. With my hair being coloured on a regular basis I often find it needs a little TLC, and this product seems to be doing it the world of good. It smells really good and isn't too heavy. I just use this on the length of my hair and not the roots, and I keep it in for around 2-3 minutes before rinsing it out. The best part is that I actually picked up this decent travel size from Poundworld!

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor - £4.99 ||link||

I couldn't resist picking up these two dinky anti-perspirants from Sure! After all, nobody likes to smell, do they?! I usually bring a full sized bottle on holiday with me so I wasn't sure how many mini version's I would need for a week. Hopefully two will be enough. I picked up the Aqua and the Cotton versions and this morning I used the Aqua one, which smells really lovely and protected me all day.

Sure Anti-Perspirant - £2.10 ||link||

I got this Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel in a Latest in Beauty Glamour Editor's box (yep, I buy a lot of these LOL) and thought it was the perfect size to pack in my holiday wash bag. I actually used this once before we came away and was super impressed by it. It lathers up really well, smells great and is just an all-round great product. I love it and can see me repurchasing it in full size very soon!

Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel - £8.50 ||link||

And last but certainly not least, I thought I'd pack my Sanctuary Spa Hand Cream. I'm not usually a fan of Sanctuary Spa but I absolutely love this! It's the most gorgeous, velvety hand cream known to man and it sinks into my hands super-fast, leaving them feeling soft and smooth throughout the day. Fabulous!

Sanctuary Spa Hand Cream - £3.00 ||link||

And that is everything that I've packed in my wash bag and brought with me. I'd love to know what you think of what I've got and please let me know if there's any products that you'd like to see a full review of!

What do you pack in your travel wash bag?
I'd love to hear from you :)

Louise xxx

This month my Platinum Advertiser is Leighanne,
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*Sample received when I purchased another product


  1. Replies
    1. It's lovely, isn't it? I think I'm gonna use it at home all the time as well as for travel :D xx

  2. How cute is that wash bag. Very lady-like :0) Luv your selections inside

  3. No I....want that wash bag!!. I love anything Ted Baker creates, their product and clothing ranges are pure luxury.

    1. They have some fab stuff in Boots at the mo - I'm saving up for loads!!!xx

  4. your wash bag is cute! I love the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser.


    1. I really want to try the limited edition summer hot cloth cleanser at the mo!!xx

  5. I love posts like this:) i love my travel size liz earle so good to take away for a few days rather than the full size! My travel back usually includes very similar items!

    meimei xx

  6. That bag is so beautiful! I love simple and aussie products, they are in my bag too!

    Two Hearts One Roof

    1. Thank you :) Simple and Aussie are both great aren't they? I have tonnes of Simple products in my stash!!xx

  7. Im quite impressed that you fit all of that in one bag!


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