A Girl's Guide To Overpacking: The Makeup BagTuesday, 11 March 2014
Oh boy, where do I even begin? Me? Holidays? Pack lightly? You'd make me laugh. Sit down, let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, I went backpacking. For three months. Pack lightly, they said. Three t-shirts is all you need, they said. I came home with 22kg on my back, and I mailed home 4kg and donated half my clothing to The Salvation Army in Boston two months in. I can't (read: won't) pack lightly, the idea sends me into a bout of anxiety. But doesn't everyone pack five different pairs of shoes? And so what if I need two concealers - they do two different things! I need two jackets, duh - one warm and...one not so warm, but definitely stylish (amiright?). I mean, really though. It's just logical, right?
So, if you don't follow me on Twitter (and if you don't, you should!), I am heading off to America on Friday for two weeks with my best gal pal, and it's currently Tuesday night and I'm sitting in my room staring at my makeup drawer, deciding whether I reaaally need to take three blushers with me or not. I know, big decisions here guys. Having to narrow down the best of the best to take away with me is really killing me. I am not the type to use the same three or four products on a daily basis - even for work, I alternate blushers and foundations and eyeshadows everyday. So, having to choose just one or two? Proving harder than I thought. #FirstWorldProblems
Realistically, I should take the minimal amount considering I plan on shopping up a storm in Sephora, but apparently that's not helping. I honestly think the biggest question for me right now is, do I take my MAC Palette? It's not ideal, and I really wish I had purchased the four quad palette when I had the chance, as that would have been perfect. Alas, I didn't, and it's most likely that the MAC Palette will be plopped on top of my suitcase in a hasty, last minute decision.
The definite I-Didn't-Have-To-Think-Twice winners, ladies and gents - no surprises, of course I was taking the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation and Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara with me. These two are my trusty pals, I don't think I ever go anywhere without them. Tagging along is the Anastasia Brow Wiz (although, looking forward to popping the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil into my basket), the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, and the ol' Nars Blush in 'Deep Throat'. My chest tightens at the thought of the loss of my Nars 'Douceur' from my life briefly, but I do plan on picking up the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in 'Exposed' which I hear is quite similar, so...deep breaths.
Well, I'm off to go fulfill my OCD tendencies and make myself a full fledged packing list complete with boxes to check - I learn't from the best...