Jet Set & Ready to Go: What’s in my Beauty Bag for a Weekend in Paris

If Instagram hasn’t yet updated you, my absence was due to a quick jaunt to my favourite city on this planet, Paris. I hold this city near and dear to my heart; it is home to some of my greatest memories since my first visit in 2006. Since then I have travelled to Paris a few times a year, and even had the amazing experience of living there with one of my best friends. When said bestie told me she was going to be in France over the weekend, I was on a plane in a heart beat. After her departure, the bf flew in to keep me company on the terraces of the grande boulevards.  It was the perfect blend of a girls’ weekend and romantic getaway in the City of Lights.

Bon Voyage, Naturally

While I tried to get this post out before I left, time wasn’t on my side. Still, I figured that a “what’s in my bag” was relevant with summer on the way and getaways on the rise. With that, I leave you with my travel naturally beauty bag essentials. Some of these you’ve seen before, and others are new to the stage, but what they all have in common is that they are effective and natural.

What’s in my Bag

Here’s a run down of what was in my travel beauty bag (all under 100 mls, so OK for air travel) – the purple links are to previous articles I’ve written on the product (if applicable) and orange links give you an example of where to buy the product.

  1. Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hair Spray – Shop for $12 USD for 2oz (Travel Size)
  2. Estelle & Thild Rose Otto Eye CreamShop for $45 USD for 20 ml – It’s about time a Scandinavian brand made it on my list, isn’t it? A new player on my roster, this lovely organic eye cream is packed with antioxidants from rose otto, blueberry and sacha inci, which are great for protection and reparation.
  3. Dr. Hauschka Stone Eye Shadow Palette Shop $45 USD for 4 versatile tones – perfect for travel
  4. Travel Size Yucatan Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner – These were given to me by a sweet friend who knew I was in need of some organic travel sized hair care. In a few weeks time I’ll be posting a blog on the best in natural hair care, so stay tuned for that. In the mean time, fill your travel containers up with your favourite natural haircare products and avoid the toxic crap hotels provide
  5. Shiseido Eyelash Curler Shop $19 USD – comes with 1 replacement rubber pad
  6. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Mascara Jumbo Lash Shop $11 USD
  7. Kibio 50 SPF Facial SunscreenShop $20 USD
  8. LaVanila Roller Ball in VanillaShop $19 USD
  9. Soapwalla Deodorant CreamShop $14 USD
  10. Dr. Hauschka Liquid Eye Liner in BlackShop $18 USD
  11. UNE Cosmetics Eye Brow Pencil in B02 – Shop $9USD 
  12. Honeybee Gardens Lipstick in Soft Kiss Shop $8 USD ***I LOVE this lipstick, it’s my favourite at the moment
  13. Koh Gen Doh HD Aqua Foundation in PK2Shop $64 USD 
  14. Lulu Organics Dry Shampoo Hair Powder (talc free) in Lavender + Clary SageShop $30 USD for full 4oz size & Shop $9.50 USD for 1 oz
Below are some shots from the ORGANIC Farmer’s Market in Paris – my favourite spot for shopping and people watching. I ordered a veggie juice with a wheatgrass shot to start my day – find the fresh veggie juice stand on the 3rd stall from the top of the market. Check out the Organic Raspail Market on Sundays from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM – Metro Stop Rennes (Blvd. Raspail between rue de Cherche Midi and rue de Rennes)
From Paris, with love.

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  • Caz

    Love the eye shadow palette! I need to find more UK alternatives (that I can afford to buy for my whole family, not just me!). And yes, it’s always worth decanting your own shampoo & conditioner.

    • Check out some of the products on Love Lula, they have a “gifts under” section and sale section. Products change there, so it’s good to check them out often. Also check out the Organic Pharmacy http://www.theorganicpharmacy.com/ xx

    • Also try Zuneta: http://www.zuneta.com/

      • Caz

        Oooh, lovely, thank for the tips. I will have a browse with my green tea this morning! Xx

      • Caroline

        Thanks again; I have earmarked some products for me (!) and then made a list of all the toiletries I buy for my husband & 2 girls… maybe one thing at a time!

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