Camping beauty essentials
Hi gorgeous bubbles, how was your week? There were two public holidays in Japan so I was pretty much MIA. Last weekend was a long one with Monday as Respect The Elderly Day, so I took off to Niigata, northwest of Tokyo, for a camping trip at a three-day music festival in the boonies.
I love nature but I’m not sure if I’m a hardcore camping girl. I could pull through it all but not without some discomfort and longing for my own powder room. Though I would definitely go camping in the Japanese countryside — it’s just so beautiful!
As promised, I’m going to show you what I brought with me to this camping trip.
From left to right: Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream, Körner Body Cream, Night Cream, Facial Mist Spray, crystal deodorant, The Body Shop Shea shower cream, Kerastase hair serum.
From right to left: contact lens solution, Pantene Clinicare shampoo and conditioner (I know the bottles say Lux but I re-used them), The Body Shop White Musk body lotion.
Facial wet wipes — these are awesome!
More wet wipes (it was quite muddy so these came in handy to wipe grubby hands), ear plugs (it was very noisy at night, ie. other people talking, drinking, rain, wind, dogs barking etc, so very essential), and pocket warmers (these are heat pads that keep you warm in cold weather; although daytime was very summery, the night was freezing cold but I didn’t break these out in the end).
From top left clockwise: DHC olive oil, Sekkisei lotion, L’Occitane night cream, contact lens, ear buds, Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel.
From left to right: sunblock, bug spray, and Berroca (effervescent tablets with vitamin C and B; great for hangovers).
Almost everything fit snugly in my Marc Jacobs tiny tote bag, except for a few things which I stuffed into pockets in my big travel tote. I thought the handles on the mini Marc Jacobs were great for grab-and-go situations.
In short, this bag contained what a city gal needs in the country for three days and two nights.
On hindsight, I liked everything except for (surprise, surprise) the Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream which did not cleanse as well as I had hoped. In fact, my skin felt a little oily after so I had no choice but to use some of my shower cream to get rid of the grub on my face. The Körner products were great, though I had never tried them before. My, ah-hem, future mother-in-law gave them to me sometime ago so I thought I should use them during a short getaway. I read up more on Körner (here) and it’s a French brand that uses marine and mineral ingredients and exudes a futuristic and clinical image…Interesting…
Needless to say, I made a beeline for my bathroom when I came home, took a long hot shower, washed my hair thoroughly, and scrubbed myself well and good. Ahh….
Before I go, I just want to let you know our mini-giveaway, a Kose Clearturn Royal Jelly Essence mask pack, is still going on! Come join!
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