What’s inside my makeup travel bag


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I don’t know about you, but I love seeing posts of what people carry on their bag (little creepy right?). In my defense it is just kind of fun to take a peak and see if they are organized, what products do they carry around, what can’t they live without. It is fun.

I have shared the “what’s in my bag” post and “what’s inside my travel carry-on” post and after taking a look at those two posts I need to add some similar posts with more appealing pictures. Let us called them the “updated” ones.

Next week I am going to be out-of-town for a small business/pleasure trip and (obviously) I am going to share it the week after with you guys so you can see how lovely the place I am going to is. It is a short trip so I try to fit as little makeup as possible in my toiletries bag.

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  1. Smashbox photo finish primer water
  2. Duo lash glue
  3. L’oreal Infallible 24 h-mat (20 sand)
  4. Make up Forever full cover (waterproof)
  5. Too Faced “Better than sex” mascara
  6. Tarte “The sculptor” contouring crayon
  7. Brow brush from E.l.f
  8. Concealer and eyeliner brush from M.A.C
  9. Morphe M433 Brush
  10. Collistar black kohl pencil
  11.  Stila “Stay all day” waterproof liquid eye liner
  12. Maybelline lip liner (20 nude)
  13. Face brush by E.l.f
  14. L’oreal color riche matte in 640 (all time favorite)
  15. Catrice matt bronzing powder
  16. Ardell demi wispies (you know I can’t live without lashes)
  17. Make up Forever Step 1 primer
  18. The beauty blender
  19. Make up Forever Pro sculpting palette
  20. Revolution ultra contour palette (I used it as eye shadow too)
  21. Dead Skin Origins under-the-eye patches

This makeup bag is fantastic because it’s small, practical and has plastic coverage so is something spills, it won’t ruin my things (let’s add that is cute too). I bought it from Forever 21 two years ago.

I would love to know, what’s do you guys put inside your make up travel bag?

New home, once again

It has been a year since I was packing and unpacking stuff from and old home to a new one. I have changed beds four times in the last four years. Maybe it’s my lucky number.

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It was not a pleasant experience searching for a new apartment here in Madrid: for some reason everything we saw was either too old or too expensive, until we found the current place where I’m now typing from.

We were supposed to be in Barcelona right now but a turn of events made us reconsider our decision. We are still recording our album here and it was kind of precipitated to leave it mid way and move to another city.

So here I am posting from our new home. I am proud to say I packed and unpacked everything in three days. I cleaned and organized pretty much like the little OCD freak I am in one day and oh… you have no idea how excited I am to start decorating. I will try to find a balance between that and the recording.

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As soon as I am settled in I will show more before and after pics!

P.S: Nina is absolutely in love with the big balcony.

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Big and small boxes: hectic couple of days

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I promised myself I would never stop posting unless it was a very rare situation. Well that very rare situation is happening right now.

Remember this and this post? So big changes are coming my way indeed.

I will tell you guys all about it next week with all the juicy details.

For now, I am taking this week to organize everything that has to be done for this big change. I don’t want to give anything away yet, but all I can say is that I am surrounded by big and small boxes…

Organizing with trays

If you come in into our apartment you will find a tray (or two) in each and every room. They help me organize and also they look lovely. I keep my beauty products tidy in the bathroom and I put Jimmy’s things in another tray so it’s much easier when we are looking for something.

Our coffee table has one that I made and it looks pretty cool. I would love to share a tutorial in a future post of the DIY version. My office and our room has two trays where I keep my little trinkets that seem to have no place anywhere else.

Here some inspiration for you guys:

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What’s inside my travel carry-on

I hate to have tons of things in my carry-on bag every time I travel. It’s uncomfortable, annoying and normally you end up bringing things you don’t need. That’s why I like to keep it simple and practical. I am going to give you a peek inside mine.

I always carry my handbag with the essentials for the airport and a small square travel case that is practical and fits under the front seat in the airplane. When I travel overseas I usually add black sweatpants and a cozy long-sleeve sweater inside my carry-on that I use as a “pyjama” because I hate sleeping in jeans or pants. I always change before landing.

These are the items I normally take with me. I didn’t add them to the picture but I also take a small purse with travel documents, my Kindle and a travel-size makeup bag.

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1) You really need these. Sometimes you arrive at the airport with a fabulous face other times with a no-friends-face after a long flight.

2) My purse and my travel documents purse.

3) Sleep mask. I can’t sleep if everything is not pitch-black, so these don’t leave my bag.

4) My Iphone.

5) Planes get chilly, so I learned to a-l-w-a-y-s bring a shawl.

6) Face wipes. I take my makeup off on long flights and re-apply it before landing. So these are really helpful.

7) A pair of socks. I like to wear them before I fall asleep. Never walk on the airplane with bare-naked feet. Just don’t.

8) Bobby pins, hair clip and ear plugs.

9) Band-aids, toothpaste and toothbrush (missing from the picture above), travel-size perfume, sanitizing hand wipes, travel-size Nivea cream, sugar-free candy, lip balm, face lotion and Tide travel-size.

10) The case where I put #8 and #9.

11) Small hair comb and a pen.

12) My passport (well, obviously).

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Everything fits here. I also have space for some granola, magazines and my camera.

Do you guys have any travel essentials?

Organizing my “baking shelves”

There is no doubt I like to be in the kitchen. I cook, bake and keep it clean. The problem is sometimes, when I am in a hurry, I leave a mess after my cooking tutorials. Yesterday I was searching for my piping bag and found a terrible mess in my “baking shelves”. This particular place in the kitchen is supposed to be for storing my utensils but lately is has become the place where we “hide” most of the things lying around.

If I take a longer look at this picture I am going to have a heart attack. (What the hell is the rubbing alcohol doing in there??)

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I took everything out, cleaned the space and rearranged everything. (Not to mention I put the rubbing alcohol where it belongs.)

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Now I can continue living my life in peace. (Seriously, who on earth could store the rubbing alcohol there??)