Holiday Travel Beauty Essentails

February 23, 2015

I am currently on vacation so Ill just quick share some of my absolute travel beauty essentials. After years of traveling, I came to realization that I don’t need to bring my entire bathroom vanity along with me! This edition is more for a summer holiday where my main priorities are skin-hydration, sun protection, and last but not least staying photogenic (even with binge eating everyday!)


Skin Hydration

I chose to bring the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil in travel size with me – one of the very few brands that has makeup removal oil in travel size, and I have always been using the green one for traveling. It completely removes every trace of makeup and it’s not so oily but retains the moisture in your skin so it’s just perfect for hot weather. Then I do a second cleanse with any foam cleanser sample I can find with my beloved Clarisonic Cleansing Tool (reviewed here). I did not include the moisturizers in this post, as I am not that greatly fussed about it. I basically just grab a lot of sample moisturizers with me and use them along the way. The SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is an essential item for keeping my skin hydrated during holiday – I use one every night. After a day of exposure to the sun and chlorine, there is no moisturizer that does the same job as good as a nourishing mask for repairing and hydrating purposes.

Sun Protection

Sun protection is my passion now. I love bathing in the sun on holiday but with my current skin condition I have to be extra careful. The Shiseido Anessa Sunscreen is my go to sun protection line which I have been using for many years (my hubby also only wears this one!). It has a really high SPF, feels weightless and non drying, and best of all (for Asians),  this is the best one for tan proofing! I hardly get tanned if I wear this one liberally. The For Beloved One Advanced Whitening Arbutin plus Q10 Jelly is my new discovery. It’s a brightening and anti-pigmentation gel mask that can be used as a sleeping mask. I bought this one because this brand is known for their brightening sheet masks, so I thought I’d give this one a try. So far it’s been great as there is no darkening of any spots on my face even with the amount of outdoor activities that I do.


Taking pictures and selfies are the most important  things we do on holiday for girls. So as a blogger I feel ‘obligated’ to stay photogenic lol! Having a more lifted face shape (the v shape) is absolutely critical to look “better” in pictures and my secret weapon is the 24K Gold Beauty Bar. I am loving it so much as I have been raving about this tool to everyone around me, so I will definitely post a detailed review for it. In short, 5 minutes massaging face with this tool gives a noticeably more lifted and firm looking complexion that beats any face slimming/firming moisturizers in the market. I always use this one before taking FOTDs, and I love how portable this tool is.

Other products featured in the pictures include Celine Nano Luggage and Karen Walker Sunglasses.


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna February 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

Ooooh I’m intrigued by the 24k gold bar,my skin has been looking really bad lately 🙁 I need to clear up my acne scars,I was thinking of trying SK-II products,what would you recommend minus the mask?


Reika February 24, 2015 at 8:46 am

Hi Anna, I recommend the combo of SKII treatment essence lotion and the stem power essence, as they work really well together for skin renewal 🙂
The 24K gold bar is awesome! I’ll be doing a review soon.


Anna February 24, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Thank you so much Reika! I just purchased the essence and the cellumination serum 🙂


Selphia February 24, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Can’t wait for the 24k gold bar review.

I wonder why the bar version is so much cheaper than the disc version.


Hawa February 25, 2015 at 9:29 am

I am intrigued by the 24k gold bar,I’ve really been into facial massages lately,my friend got me a jade roller and it so nice to use,it helps so much with bloating after some salty food,lol.


Jeslynj February 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm

This post is perfect timing since I’m going on vacation next month. I can’t wait for your review on the 24k Gold Beauty Bar! It sounds amazing. And btw, I looove your Celine!


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