At 4am on Thursday morning I’ll be waking up, drinking lots of tea and getting ready to head off to St Pancras Station where I’ll jump on the Eurostar with one of my best friends to spend four days in the city of Paris! I am hugely excited about going back to the City of Lights, I haven’t visited since I was a child so I’m really looking forward to experiencing all the city has to offer including food, shopping, Disneyland, sight-seeing, more food and more shopping.
Along with the standard things I’ll be packing for this trip like everyday make-up and toiletries etc there were also a few extra special things I’m throwing into my travel bag for this trip and I wanted to share them with you.
First is my beloved Lush Tea Tree Water spray. I can’t go a morning or evening without using this product now as it just makes me skin feel so clean and fresh. I wrote a whole post dedicated to this awesome product which was basically just me going on about all the incredible things this product can do so if you want to know more then click here.
My trusty Bourjois Paris 123 Perfect CC Cream will also be joining me for the trip. Choosing one foundation is tricky when you’re only away for a few days but this product is one of my absolute favourites because it’s lightweight enough for the daytime and I can also add a little more for a fuller coverage in the evenings when we go for dinner and drinks. This CC cream also targets tired looking skin, redness and dark spots so after a 4am start on Thursday I’m gonna be needing as much anti-fatique as I can get!
I’m a sucker for a book to read when I’m away even though I don’t think I’m going to have much time to relax and read, I will need something to distract me during the 2 hour Eurostar train journey from London to Paris. At the moment I’m hooked on Joe Sugg’s graphic novel Username: Evie. Not only is it apt because the best friend I’m going to Paris with is called Evie but it also happens to be a bloomin’ good read which I really recommend even if you’ve never bought a graphic novel before!
If you can’t wear fancy, brightly coloured lipsticks in Paris then when can you? This was my thinking behind packing these gorgeous two shades from MAC; Candy Yum Yum and Vegas Volt. Both are bright, daring shades that I’m very excited to wear as I usually stick to much more muted, nude shades such as Pure Zen or Honey Love.
Finally, I’ll be packing Zoella’s light and lovely Let’s Spritz body mist. Although recently I’ve discovered a real love for perfumes thanks to Vera Wang’s Lovestruck, I’ve only ever really been a body-mist kinda gal after falling in love with the Victoria Secret and Hollister sprays. I like how light and fresh they are without smelling too musky and this one of Zoella’s does the trick perfectly.