Sometimes you just need to get away from everyday life and chill out for a few days. That is exactly what I did this weekend. I took a couple of days off work and headed to Portavadie Marina. This is a remote complex in Argyll & Bute, Scotland. This is around a two and half hour drive from where I live. I love having weekends away in Scotland and Argyll is one of the prettiest regions with its hills and lochs.
We rented a luxury apartment at Portavadie which was pretty amazing, coming with a sea view and it's own sauna suite. As any beauty addict will know, going away for a couple of nights requires some serious discipline when it comes to packing. I must admit I think I did a good job!
I recent bought a new cosmetics bag from Shopbop (using the family and friends discount). It was an Erikson Beamon for LeSportsac Brooke Cosmetic Case which I fell in love with at first sight. The jewellery brand collaborated with the classic luggage brand LeSportSac to produce the most gorgeous jewel printed cosmetic pouch. I love the design and girlie colours....it is literally me in a cosmetic bag form! Plus it came with lots of pouches and compartments which appealed greatly to my geeky side...and not to mention the adorable jewelled ring zip pull. This was perfect for carrying all my beauty products for my weekend away.
Makeup wise, I managed to narrow down my make up to my most used products. Here is what I brought with me-
I love taking my Tom Ford Orchid Haze eye palette with me when I travel as I can do a few different eye looks from the one palette.
One our first night I had a lovely bath using the Scottish Fine Soaps Sea Kelp Bath Gel. The apartment was stocked with lots of Scottish Fine Soaps products. The deep bath made it perfect for relaxing in. I popped on one of the Origins Clear Improvements Masks to Go and caught up on a few of my fave YouTubers. I really like the Origins Clear Improvements masks as it really helps to clarify the skin yet leave it feeling soft and nourished. The Masks to Go version is perfect for travelling.
I did bring a few other beauty products with me including
A travel sized Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
....and some L'Occitane travel sized hair products.
The next day we took in some of the beautiful Scottish scenery, although in true Scottish style the weather was rubbish! That night I decided to relax in our private sauna suite and pop on another face mask; this time the Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Face Mask.
After a truly relaxing, chilled out weekend I didn't want to leave to come home. I could have happily stayed there for a couple of more days but 'c'est la vie'!