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1 April 2010

Ciao Bella Travel - Beauty Case

I have already talked about how I am a very inexperienced and ill-equipped traveller.

I always find myself in such a disorderly jumble every time I go travelling! My organisation style would revolve around putting things in zip lock bags and plastic shopping bags. Well no more!

I thought I’d review a Beauty Travel Case, because they looked so handy, and would be an excellent gift.

Plus I will be going on a trip in a few months, so I wanted to see whether it could really hold all my GIRL STUFF.

Top Flap – Delicate items: My silver mesh jewellery pouch and a few essential makeup brushes.

Top Case – Facial care products: Facial wash, toner, day cream, night cream, pore minimiser, facial suncream, body suncream.

Middle Case – Make up: Foundation primer, liquid makeup, powder makeup, cheek and lip rouge, blush, 2 eye shadow palettes, eye liner (pencil and liquid), mascara, eyelash curler, lipstick, 2 lip glosses.

Bottom Case – Wet Stuff: Shampoo, conditioner, mouse, comb, shower scrub, shower hair clips + hair ties, tooth brush, toothpaste, floss, facial scrub towel… and still room for more!

On the right, I have shown what the beauty case looks like when it is all folded up. Super neat!

Also I have a very stylish passport + documents wallet. Love the stylish black and white design.

Ciao Bella Travel - Love My Sole Fold-Up Ballet FlatsI also tried out these Love My Sole Ballet Flats, as seen in Vogue March 2010.

They are ballet flats that fold up, fit into a little case and are small enough to pop into your handbag.

You wear them when your feet are feeling sore from wearing high heels. You can take them travelling, shopping, clubbing, or just leave them in your car for some emergency foot relief.

I like the example of needing to run through an airport or run to catch a bus – in high heels. How many times have I done that? Too many!

I must admit that I’m quite organised these days. With 3 kids, I have to be.

I’m the kind of person who stores 2 pairs of shoes in my car boot – high heels and walking flats. Because I always seem to be caught out.

I also have a spare set of clothes for my kids, and myself. Not to mention I have extra jumpers, extra hats, sunglasses, suncream, a first aid kit, towels, a picnic rug, and some emergency food (muesli bars).

So… portable shoes are SO my kinda thing!

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