I’m off on my holibobs today so I thought I’d share with you what I consider to be wash bag essentials. I’m not going far, I’m only going down to the Isle of Wight and then spending a night in Winchester with some friends, so this is just enough for 4 nights/5 days.

Travelling is a great chance to try out and use up those travel sized items you have lying around from PR samples, goody bags and magazine freebies. As you can see, I’ve got quite a few travel sized products which I’ve put in this mesh bag from Muji. Other things I haven’t photographed individually include razors, cotton pads, deodorant and soap.

Percy & Reed Colour and Shine shampoo* – I’ve had this shampoo lying around in my box of samples for a while as I’m quite happy with the shampoo I’m currently using but it’s a great size for me to take away. As it’s for coloured hair, that’s also a bonus as I dye my hair and want to keep the colour from fading as much as possible.

Lush American Cream conditioner – This conditioner is one of my all time favourite Lush products. As well as doing a fantastic job of keeping my hair soft and shiny and in great condition, it also smells amazing! The scent lingers in my hair until I next wash it and I can’t help but sniff my hair all the time after I’ve used this!

Macadamia Oil* – I usually use a serum from Umberto Giannini but this little bottle is a third of the size and to be honest, works a lot better than the serum does! I only need a few drops and I apply it to towel dried hair before I blow dry it. This helps to keep my split ends smoothed down and keeps my hair frizz free.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil* -Usually I’d use my Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser to remove my make up, but again, this deep cleansing oil is less than a third of the size so it’s so much more convenient! It melts away my make up and leaves my face feeling super clean.

Green People Fruit Scrub* – I actually haven’t used this product yet but it’s an organic facial exfoliator with marshmallow, mandarin, bergamot and apricot seed powder and it smells divine. I can’t wait to use it and I’ll definitely be reviewing it!

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo – I’ve already reviewed this here but it’s a product that I cannot live without. This little tube is the reason why my face is no longer a dry, spotty mess and I use it every day morning and evening.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. – Another one that I’ve already reviewed over here and again, I can’t live without it. When I get any blemishes I pop a tiny bit of this cream on before bed and in the morning they’re visibly reduced!

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream* – I’ve had this sample for ages now but I’ve only recently started to use it as I’m not getting any younger and I’m starting to worry about wrinkles. It’s quite thick for an eye cream but it sinks in quickly and really helps to brighten up my eye area.

The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit body butter – This is one of the smaller (50ml) tubs and it’s in my all time favourite Body Shop scent. I adore anything that’s pink grapefruit scented and this body butter is so moisturising. After living in Hampshire for 3 years, I know that the water down there really dries my skin out so it’s essential that I take a good body moisturiser. I love how the scent stays on my skin all day as well.

Elemis Tranquil Touch body wash* – This is another product that I haven’t used yet but I’ve been wanting to try Elemis products for a while now as I’ve heard so many good things about the company. It smells great and I will make sure I review it when I get back!

What do you take in you travel wash bag? Have you tried any of these products?

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