What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag?

Welcome back to my blog, or if you are new here I’m so excited you decided to stop by. I hope you like, comment and subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future posts.

Today’s post is all about what is in my travel make up bag. I recently was reading an issue of US Weekly and became fascinated with the “what’s in my bag” feature article they do with random celebrities. For some reason I’ve always been fascinated by what other people are using and loving or hating. I have also always found it to be challenging to know exactly what beauty products to pack when traveling because I’m a beauty/makeup addict and have way too much stuff to choose from.

Up until recently I was packing a huge makeup bag when I traveled every single time.  A huge bag of just make up, as that didn’t even include the additional bag that I would pack that included my toothbrush and toothpaste, skin care products, night cream, shower stuff, hair stuff etc. It was insanity I tell you!

So in an effort to minimize my bags when I travel I have been a lot more thoughtful on what makeup I am packing. My plan of attack is to try to choose the things I know are tried and true and that won’t let me down.  My one golden rule is to never bring a brand new product that I’ve never tried before because trying a new look or product can be risky when traveling. No one wants to end up looking like a hot mess when they are away from their full makeup arsenal now do they?

Here is what was in my bag on my most recent trip out of town…

I’ve included links below so you can check them out. Obviously not everything fit in the photo but you get the idea! 🙂

For the details on what made me choose said items check out my vlog post below as well.

Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish

Concealer: Younique Skin Perfecting Concealer (color Organza)

Under eye concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin  (color Warm Light)

Foundation:  Younique Mineral Touch Powder Foundation (color Organza)

Bronzer: Physcians Formula Butter Bronzer

Highlighter & Blush: MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact (Tutu/At Dusk) – this was limited edition and is no longer available unless you buy it on eBay.

Eyeliner: Jordana Easyliner retractable pencil (color Jet Black) – this is available at Walgreens

Mascara: Benefit Roller Lash & Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir 

Brows: Younique Moonstruck Precision Brow Liner and Brow Gel

Lips: MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (color In Control), Urban Decay Cream Lipstick (color Naked), and Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss  (color Peach Fuzz)

Eyeshadow: L’Oréal Infallible in Endless Pearl and a Bareminerals duo called Curtain Call (colors Matinee and Opening Night) – this duo has been discontinued and is no longer available sadly


Luxie 522 Tapered Highlighter 

Luxie 504 Large Angled brush

Luxie 205 Tapered Blender

Luxie 237 Blending

Luxie 229 Tapered Blending 

Dior 15 Flat Top Powder Brush

Marc Jacobs The Shape blush brush

In the effort of full disclosure I must admit that I went back and forth on a lot of these items countless times and couldn’t make a decision because naturally I have sooooo many favorites!

What’s in your travel make up bag?  Do you pack everything but the kitchen sink when you travel like I used to or are you good and just choosing the bare minimum to take with you?  How do you decide what to take?

Until next time,

XOXO Crazy Jess

L’Oréal Infallible Eye Shadows

86174f63-be36-4c1c-9c7f-864d57e4464d-jpg-w960Welcome back peeps!  For today’s’ post I wanted to mention my obsession with the affordable L’Oréal Infallible individual eye shadows. I recently found one on clearance at Target and I had a coupon (naturally) so I decided to give it a try.  After using it the first time I was instantly in love.

When I recently become a foster mom I don’t have the time to get ready like I used to because I was on a demanding three year old’s schedule not mine.  Because of that, I perfected the art form of putting on a full face of makeup in 10 minutes or less as quickly as possible with whatever products I could quickly grab.  Some days this get ready as fast as you can beauty routine turned out great, other days I didn’t look quite as much of a hot mess and at least looked half-way put together.  If you are interested I put together a video of this get ready as fast as you can beauty routine.  Check it out on my YouTube channel below!

So back to the eyes hadows…  They are buttery smooth and go on so easily. They are very pigmented and the ones with shimmer aren’t overly shimmery which I like as well. What I mean by that is that it doesn’t look like I’m on my way to a Ke$ha concert when I wear them. I’m 33 and too old for that mess.  I also like that I can apply them with any number of my eye shadow brushes easily OR I can just use a clean finger and gently apply them.

After quickly becoming obsessed with the first shade I purchased on clearance from Target, I started stocking up with whatever colors I could find that were on sale and that would work for my skin tone.  All of my shades have been purchased at Target or Ulta so far as that is where I have been able to score the best deals.

So far I have:

#892 Amber Rush

#890 Bronzed Taupe

#556 Smoldering Plum

#899 Endless Pearl

Here are some swatches of them on my arm:

These are in order from left to right (amber rush on the far left and endless pearl on the far right). The flash was on so they look more sparkly and glittery than they really are.

I really love these eye shadows.  Since they are super affordable and can be found at any drug store or major retailer (Walmart/Target etc) it doesn’t hurt to give them a try if you haven’t already.  If you have tried them however, what did you think? What are your favorite shades?  Comment below and let me know!

Until next time,


Crazy Jess 😘

Photo sourced from http://www.Ulta.com where you can purchase these amazing shadows!

10 Under $10 | Drugstore Favorites ðŸ’„

Hey y’all, there have been a couple tags I’ve seen recently on YouTube specifically regarding your top 10 makeup favorites under $10 and also your drugstore makeup favorites so I kind of combined the two together and posted a vlog on my YouTube channel tonight.
The link is below if you want to take a look. Don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe so you will be notified as I post future videos. 😘

Also, please comment below and leave me the link for your 10 Under $10 or Drugstore Favorites blog/vlogs if you posted them so I can check them out! 

Until next time,


Crazy Jess 😘