Packing For Iceland, France, and Greece!

This autumn is one of the busiest seasons as I am travelling not once, not twice, but three times in the span of just under a month! This also means that I’ll be celebrating my quarter-century outside of Canada – my first ever! Planning for three back-to-back trips is outrageously daunting (not to mention expensive!) but the prospect of celebrating my quarter-century, and accomplishing my goal of hitting 25 countries before turning 25 is worth the effort!

You’ve seen a few of my What’s in my Travel Bag posts in the past, so you’ll be seeing a number of repeats – I’ll be linking them throughout the post as well!

If you’re interested in other posts where I talk about what I packed for my adventures abroad, and general packing tips check them out here:


Everything I’m packing makeup-wise is fairly standard, and similar to what you would have seen before. My foundation of choice remains to be the Make Up For EverMat Velvet+ in #40 ($47, available here) which can withstand any sort of activities, and is a product that require minimal effort to look good. Ever since I brought along the MACPatentpolish ($24, available here) with me to South Africa back in May, I can’t live without it! It replaces my lipbalm + lipstick combination as it makes my lips hydrated (Important when going somewhere as cold as Iceland!) while providing that excellent colour pay off.

I’m packing the Make Up For EverAqua Shadow ($28, available here) just in case I need to look a little more awake and more put together. I forgot to include them in the photo but I will be bringing along my essenceMake Me Brow ($3.99, available here) for filling in my brows (Always important to frame your face!) and the Estée LauderHigh Impact Mascara ($22,! I brought along the NarsOrgasm/Laguna duo ($27, to round up all the makeup bits. I love that Laguna looks great as a crease colour on my NC25 skintone, so


I’m packing along only things that I can throw away once I’m done with it as I will be flying with Ryan Air, which I’ve heard can be quite strict with their carry-on limit. I’m packing my BiodermaPhotoderm Sunscreen in a travel-sized bottle for my excursions in Greece, the BosciaCharcoal Black Cleanser which with charcoal as its active ingredient, will suck out any impurities leaving me feeling fresh to start each day!


The other items that I brought are fairly self-explanatory – I packed along a deodorant (so you can always feel fresh post-flight and because, really!) a few of my daily contacts, and a couple packets of the Emergen-C, just in case! I started packing these because I’ve always felt like I stretch myself during my trips, and end up feeling too exhausted by the end of the trip. That always sets me up to coming home with a bit of a cough / stuffy nose and aside from a slower pace, I’m bringing these for emergencies!

What do you usually pack in your travel makeup bag?

Your blog will always be the one I go to if I’m needing help with deciding what to pack, always amazing tips. A must have is deodorant haha, will never forget it.

Perfect Shade of Mauve

Thank you Kelly!! I hope you find this helpful <3

So funny you pretty much have everything I have!!! I love the Emergen-C. That is a life saver!! Love you blog ???? following of course!

Great minds think alike I suppose!!

As an expat I travel a lot and I am sooooooooooo sick of packing. It has become a bit of a habit now and I’m definitely better at it now than I was before, but still, it’s always such a challenge to decide what to take and what not.

I agree – I get so frustrated with packing, and repacking so I’m always looking for ways to make it as simple of a process as possible for me! Plus all these restrictions around the sizes and what you can bring gets to me all the time!

Gorgeous items, have you tried the Water Blend foundation from MUFE? I am wondering how you think it compares to the Mat Velvet, and which one you think is better. I love Makeup Forever and Nars. I always pack my Bare Minerals Ready To Go Kit for travelling because it contains a mineral foundation (SPF30), a bronzer, highlight, powder and 2 brushes. Plus, it’s nice and compact so that’s everything I need for my base. I usually take 2 eyeshadow palettes, a separate contour kit, mascara etc. SPF of course! I buy little things like toothpaste and shower gel when I land. Really great post xxx

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I actually have written a review of the Water Blend foundation (! I’m not as much of a fan of it as the Mat Velvet, mostly due to coverage! For me, the Mat Velvet is the more practical choice due to the packaging (plastic and slimmer than the Water Blend)

I think it’s a great idea to purchase the little items when you land if you’re trying to save space!

That’s a really well packed girl ????

Thank you! Glad you liked the post!

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