Saturday, 21 January 2012

Insight My Kit: Barbados: So Many Products, So Little Luggage Space!

I am sure you're quite tired of hearing about my upcoming work trips to Barbados and also Mauritius. I apologise for that, I get quite excited about location shoots abroad as they result in a very different vibe. The light, weather, climate, textures and skin all change according to the surrounding. So it is a nightmare to actually pack for work trips. All the products that I use in cold, wet London all of a sudden might not work that well in the tropical climate of the Caribbean!

I have spent most of today going through all my products, trying to decide whether they make it into my limited luggage limit or not. I have taken out, put back in, tested, contemplated and repacked my kit countless times. I think I have it finalised, I think...

Face Prep
Complexion
Eye Colour Products
Mascara
Pencils
Cheek Colour
Lips
Body
Extras (aka extras that I can't do without usually)

This is the 5th attempt and it is now 16:17 and I have not included my extra bag of lip colours, nail polishes, disposables such as tissues, cotton wool pads and buds and not forgetting my emergency first aid kit. Don't laugh, every trip someone always needs painkillers, anti histamine, bandages and plasters! Now all that's left to be done is to pack my clothes, toiletries and footwear and that's a whole other drama that I probably won't blog about!

If there's anything in the photos you want to know about, please feel free to comment and ask. I shall be most pleased to explain and name the product. I'm pretty confident this kit will allow me to do almost any look I can muster up in sunny Barbados. I think...

47 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Oh dear lord! You see, I knew I forgot something! Thanks Jane! x

      Delete
  2. You're very well organized! Packed like a pro!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When it comes to my kit, I've got bit of OCD, like to pack according to the stages I work on the face! Haha. X

      Delete
  3. bring anti-bacterial hand gel/spray!

    Have fun shooting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kit that is the first thing I carry everywhere! Hehe thanks and see you soon! x

      Delete
  4. I have no idea why the pencils are making me laugh, I think its because its more than double the pencils I own, never mind what I'd take for a trip away. Even though I know they aren't for your face. Loving all the plastic wallets of YSL! Have a fab trip x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha well I'm a professional innit?! I'm just an obsessive who panics about not having the right texture of black pencil! Crazy I know but hey I get the job done. Hehe my OCD packing of same brand products! Thanks I'll speak to you when I'm back! x

      Delete
  5. Love this post! So great to see products in there and think 'I have that'! Means I am nearly ready to go to a hot sunny climate! (Well in my dreams!! In reality I am in rainy England!!) Seriously though- some great products in here- would be very interesting to see what ones you found performed well (and which ones didn't) when you get back? Might make summer travel packing easier for all of us stuck here in rainy england!!

    Have a great trip and hope no-one needs your emergency first aid kit! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I'm glad we share the same tastes in some products! I've travelled so much, these are products that I wouldn't be without in such humid and hot products. x

      Delete
  6. I just wrote a long comment and I think I deleted it :/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh wow! I live in Barbados. Excited to hear about your projects here

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a coincidence! Do look out for a team of people rushing around looking flushed and trying to do a photo shoot! LOL! x

      Delete
    2. Well I was looking but it seems I missed you :)

      Looking forward to a blogpost on your trip ? (crossing fingers)

      Delete
    3. Oh we were all over the island, Speightstown, Belair etc. Incredible island. I will definitely go back! x

      Delete
  8. I love looking at your kit, its an opportunity to compile a shopping list :p he he

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, always glad to encourage shopping! Lol x

      Delete
  9. Interesting to see all you take with you. Have a great time in Barbados xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Smart and brilliant packing. I loved the way u organised everything and its funny to rethink so much. I do the same thing and then panic coz I haven't got a that brown I wanted and then crib about it throughout the day. Have learnt to pack light with a hope that it works. Btw are those Inglot eyeshadows in the pans? And also Inglot blushes?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha yes luggage limit is a pain but we make do. No I don't really use any Inglot products, no reasons why but I didn't really get the textures when I tried it tears ago.

      Delete
    2. Same here but now a days their formula is really improved dramatically...its as soft and buttery as MAC...I would suggest just eyeshadows though....liked nothing else from the brand.

      Delete
  11. Btw u must try MAC's zoom fast lash mascara. Its the blackest I have come across and even if it clumps ridiculously u still end up getting fatty lashes. Any ideas on Laura Mercier's full volume mascara?

    ReplyDelete
  12. WOW! Great to see this post! Love seeing what we both use :)
    What Suquu powder is that? And what is the powder to the left of it?
    Thanks x
    http://liana-beauty.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the SUQQU powder in Natural with no shimmer. The powder to the left in YSL Poudre Sur Mesure. Thanks for the comment x

      Delete
  13. Where did you get you pencil case? Brilliant...Too many mascaras but again...Have a great trip! Cheers, Marie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I got the cases from an art supply store. You can never have too many masaras!

      Delete
  14. i would love to see a post on face prep! most women dont realize just how important skin care really is. xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right, I spend almost as long on skincare prepping as I do on makeup. I'll definitely try to do a post about it soon. Thanks for the comment x

      Delete
  15. Where did you get the pencil holder Kenneth? Fab packing, love your style x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just any art supply store will stock these. They're pencil or brush rolls. X

      Delete
  16. Thanks for sharing, I looooove to look into your kit hehe. I can see my fav Voluminous mascara:) Impressed with pencils, what a great (and simple!) idea to organise them. Looking forward to the post on skin-prep!
    PS: What brand is the rectangular blush palette?
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Martita, the blush palette is from Shu Uemura. Thank you for the comment! X

      Delete
  17. Wow I've just found out about your blog and I love it! Thank you for all the hard work. :) I especially like those 'Insight my kit' articles as they are such an inspiration! I was wondering what the brand of the eyeshadow palette was.
    X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gaya! That's very kind of you. Do you mean the open palette? If so that's a Shu Uemura one. I hope that's helpful. X

      Delete
    2. Yes that's what I meant. Thank you! X

      Delete
  18. I'm loving your blog... I am going to buy a pencil roll holder immediately BRILLANT Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amanda. That's very kind of you. X

      Delete
  19. Oh I missed this post before and love it! What's the bottom left Chanel powder in the Complexion pic please? Looks like a light bronzing powder? If not could you possibly recommend a lovely light coloured bronzer for me? (with no sparkle or orange please!)

    Nic x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Nic! The Chanel powder is a pressed powder. If you're after a light Bronzer, I would suggest either the Shiseido Bronzer or wait for the YSL summer Bronzer, it's a beaut! Thanks for the comment x

      Delete
    2. Thanks darling I've meant to check back on this so many times - I will look out for both of these, really appreciate the recs!

      Nic x

      Delete
  20. What's the Radio Days Vintage Light Browns?

    I live near a shop called Radio Days in Waterloo and wondered if they're connected?

    Beautiful kit, btw.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! Haha yes I got that postcard from that exact shop! Well to explain it simply, I arrange all my palettes according to colours and shades and tones, so in order to make it easy for me to recognise them, I find postcards all over the world that have similar shades to the actual shadows in there. Quite basic common sense, nothing fancy. Thank you for the comment x

      Delete
  21. Where do you get those brilliant pencil holders from? Need! Love your organisation levels btw!

    ReplyDelete