What's in my Travel Make-up Bag / the Beach

This post is something very different for my blog but I only just started so I thought I’d give it a try!

Today I’ll be talking about what I brought in my beauty bag for a trip to the beach! And I’ll be honest I haven’t worn any make up during the day while here. It’s around 100 degrees F! It’s too hot to wear any sort of make-up and I think when I was packing I was a bit too optimistic about the heat. Plus I’ve been swimming and whatnot.

I’ll start off with the bag I choose to bring. I think my mom gave me this make-up case from Clinique as one of her free gifts but I thought it was adorable and perfect for the summer! It is pretty large but since I wasn’t flying I didn’t have to bring all travel-sized products.

For example, my daily moisturizer is quite a large product. It’s just a basic SPF daily moisturizer from the Target brand Up & Up. So it’s cheap and works really well! I find it to be very lightweight but still moisturizing and it doesn’t break me out at all! I also brought along a travel sized Clinique moisturizer for when I didn’t want something with SPF at night. This is not my favorite moisturizer by Clinique – I find it a bit sticky. But it was the travel size that lured me to bring it along.

Next – the eyes. I was definitely a bit too optimistic with these products! I brought along a sample Clinique (so much Clinique! I don’t know why!) eyeshadow quad. I really like these three shades and I find them to be perfect for summer. The first lighter shade is a lot more of a champagne color than the photos might suggest but I think it is perfect for summer! This quad is also perfect because it comes with a blush! So convenient.

I also brought along a Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner pen. I really enjoy wearing eyeliner but it just melts off my face at the beach so I haven’t worn it at all. I really haven’t worn it at all this summer. I also brought along my trusty Clinique High Impact Mascara. It’s expensive but it doesn’t irritate my eyes and gives my lashes length and volume!

As for brushes I stuck with my three Ecotools brushes I use everyday (well everyday I wear make up!). The first is a big powder brush, which normally I use for powder but I also use it for blush. The second is for eyeshadow and the third is supposedly a concealer brush but I just use it for eyeshadow all over my lid.

For my lips I kept things light with a few different chapstick options. One is just the normal moisturizing chapstick brand and another is Burt’s Bees. I also put in a few Maybelline Baby Lips if I wanted some color on my lips but nothing heavy. And I added my Nyx butter gloss in “Strawberry parfait” from my Taget beauty box just if I felt so inclined!

I also brought along 2 Essie nail polishes. I brought along the lavender (full steam ahead) because that was the color that was on my nails and also a bright orange (Vermillionaire) in case I wanted to paint my toenails.

Thanks so much for reading! I'd love to hear if you're going on any vacations soon! Or what products you'd bring to the beach?



  1. Yess I love Baby Lips, so nice for Summer! Great post :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

    1. aren't they the best!? and thank you! :)

  2. That makeup bag is so cute! Great picks x


  3. Love the nail polish! I'll have to try Burt's Bees too!