Beauty Packing: London Bound

I ended up doing more travelling than I ever really expected last year. I wasn’t flying around the world, but it definitely wasn’t me in my bunny slippers, with a cup of tea watching Eastenders either. So going forward, I do solemnly swear (that I am up to no good? Always. But no…) that I will empty the contents of my makeup bag out – in an organised neatly fashion – and show you guys what’s coming with me.

As with most one night-er packing scenarios, i’ll more than likely wear more makeup than this up to London. I’m staying with Luce and will either be too lazy for a lot of makeup tomorrow morning, or I’ll end up stealing hers – any takers as to which one? I digress. You can never go wrong with a tinted moisturiser, and I’m loving the Nars Pure Radient Tinted Moisturiser at the moment. A full review is on it’s way, but to seriously sum things up: I like. A lot. I’m still quite dry around the eye area so the Origins Planscription concealer is coming along, as well as the YSL Touche Eclat for some extra glow giving.

For eyes I’m packing the Clinique High Impact mascara for a subtle but defined flutter to my lashes and the L’Oreal Super Liner, just incase I fancy going the extra mile (unlikely, but you never know). As always with brows, the Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows is coming along for the ride, as well as my Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curlers. For lips it will most likely be a swipe of the Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm, but just incase, the Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Red Square has been packed. It’s so long lasting that I can be sure it will see me through the endless eating I tend to do whenever I visit Luce.

So I’m off to the big smoke once again, and this is just the first of a few overnighters i’ll be doing this month (next weeks could be very interesting indeed). You know I’m sure as hell making a pit-stop at Libertys, so tell me – what should I pick up?


  1. Maddy
    03 Jan 2014 / 9:21 am

    You're trips sound so perfect, shopping, makeup …. everything you packed looks amazing and I hope you have a great time! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  2. Chloe Walker
    03 Jan 2014 / 9:21 am

    Everyone has these whilstles bags!, I adore them I'd love one in rose gold!

  3. Olivia Boros
    03 Jan 2014 / 9:46 am

    I have the High Impact Mascara, but I really want the Superfine Liner for Brows, hope to buy it soon. What shade do you have?

  4. Olivia Law
    03 Jan 2014 / 10:07 am

    Have a good time! I love your makeup bag and watch xo

  5. Sybil Mae
    03 Jan 2014 / 10:16 am

    The Whistles clutches are gorgeous! 🙂 I recently just purchased a green one, I love it 😀

  6. Sandra
    03 Jan 2014 / 10:26 am

    I really need to get a Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil!

  7. Steph Ellis
    03 Jan 2014 / 10:29 am

    I LOVE that bag. Super cute. Am going to have to get me one of those! xx

  8. Emma Payne
    03 Jan 2014 / 10:31 am

    Sounds like a lovely trip! I really need to invest in a couple of Nars lip pencils.

  9. Talisa Tossell
    03 Jan 2014 / 11:01 am

    That watch is amazing!

  10. Stephanie Tang
    03 Jan 2014 / 11:04 am

    Everything you've packed looks great! I'm obsessed with the Kevyn Aucoin lash curler but for the time being the new Shu one has stolen my heart. I hope you document your trip with Luce – I always love those posts!
    Stephanie | Love, August

  11. alliejayne
    03 Jan 2014 / 11:17 am

    Great picks and I love that make up bag! xx

  12. Gemma Talbot
    03 Jan 2014 / 11:21 am

    Your whistles bag is amazing! I really want to try the Nars moisturiser too x

  13. Lauren Parker
    03 Jan 2014 / 11:28 am

    love you clutch from whistles, its so sleek and cute!


  14. Eloise .D
    03 Jan 2014 / 11:31 am

    Hope you an Luce have a lovely time, I love Libertys, pretty much everything in there is worth a purchase! Love your Whistles bag!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

  15. hannah maggs
    03 Jan 2014 / 11:32 am

    so neat suzie!! im starting to think the whistles clutch may be a must have, everyone seems to have one now! Have fun in London 🙂 xx

  16. Laura Crawford
    03 Jan 2014 / 11:45 am

    The NARS tinted moisturiser is already on my wish list! And the red square lip pencil.. Mmmm why must January be a saving month 🙁 x

    03 Jan 2014 / 12:57 pm

    I never manage to pack so lightly make-up wise when I go travelling. I always end up taking far more than I need 'just in case'.
    Bea x

  18. lolakate
    03 Jan 2014 / 1:29 pm

    I love your watch it's gorgeous x

  19. Emily Allen
    03 Jan 2014 / 1:31 pm

    Looking forward to your review on the nars tinted moisturiser as I've never read one and am curious about this product :p I really need that lip pencil if it can withstand you tucking in to whatever food you want xx


  20. Emily McCue
    03 Jan 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Gorgeous collection of stuff! I really wanna try a lot of stuff from NARS this year..

  21. Tiff
    03 Jan 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Great post, ma makeup bag during travels is always to heavy et finally i only use half!

  22. Liv
    03 Jan 2014 / 2:41 pm

    I'm desperately searching for that Marc by Marc Jacobs watch and I've hit a wall. The web link in your New Years Outfit post works, but the picture of the watch looks slightly different to the actual watch in your photos. I'm just wondering if it's in fact the same watch or a different make or something like that, and which size it is also (the 28mm or the 36.5mm).



    • HelloOctober
      04 Jan 2014 / 7:38 pm

      Hi Liv, it's the exact watch I linked to on the E.J website. I'm not sure what you mean by "which size" though as on the page I linked to I can't see a size option, sorry! x

  23. Emily Golding- Beauty By Emily
    03 Jan 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Have a brilliant time!!

    Emily xx

  24. Alis Tougher
    03 Jan 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Beaut collection, love the Whistles bag as well

    Tiny Alis.

  25. Lillian ParisianToBe
    03 Jan 2014 / 3:18 pm

    Awwww–I love Luce and I think it's adorable that you're such good friends. I can't wait for your review of the NARS Tinted Moisturizer; I've been coveting it recently and can barely get it off my mind. Beauty blogger problems, I tell you…. xo

    Lillian from

  26. Alessandra D'angelo
    03 Jan 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Love the shade Nars! So excited to see what 2014 has in store for you xx

  27. Ana Leote
    03 Jan 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Love the makeup bag!


  28. Amber Hunter
    03 Jan 2014 / 4:05 pm

    You did such a great job at keeping your packing simple–while I don't overpack clothing I always tend to overpack beauty items. I hope you enjoy London!
    Lovely Notions

  29. Emily Magee
    03 Jan 2014 / 4:07 pm

    For sure you'll end up stealing Luce's makeup! You should do an instagram of your fotd after the inevitable stealing process has occured!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

  30. Claire
    03 Jan 2014 / 4:14 pm

    Good choices, I got the Nars mini lip pencil set and abslutly love the shade Cruella!

  31. Sorcha M.
    03 Jan 2014 / 5:15 pm

    I always love to see which beauty products others pack for short trips as I'm terrible at packing light myself and it's something I really, really, really want to get better at. I'm much too lazy to keep hauling around all the unnecessaries!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

  32. Chelsea Leigh
    03 Jan 2014 / 5:18 pm

    I'd love to see a full review of that Nars tinted moisturizer!

  33. Maggie
    03 Jan 2014 / 7:08 pm

    Love this post Suzie. What kind of watch is the Marc by Marc Jacobs that you've been sporting? I'm in love!

    • HelloOctober
      04 Jan 2014 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you, It's the Baker ladies watch xx

  34. Victoria
    03 Jan 2014 / 7:17 pm

    I want that watch, it´s so pretty!

  35. Beth Bradley
    03 Jan 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Have a great time Suzie, you've packed some great essentials.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  36. Rosie Cumberlidge
    03 Jan 2014 / 8:31 pm

    You make me want too much stuff! I've been eyeing up those Nars Matte Lip Crayons and I'm definitely going to cave very soon…


  37. Kelly
    03 Jan 2014 / 8:51 pm

    Nars lip crayons look so great. I want all of them.

    Kelly | secondhandspring

  38. Siska
    03 Jan 2014 / 10:45 pm

    stunning bag!

  39. Jessicalaar
    03 Jan 2014 / 10:47 pm

    great picks, i loveeeeee that whistles bag

    jess x

  40. Mads
    04 Jan 2014 / 2:39 am

    Great picks ! So versatile

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World | Check out my MAC lipstick giveaway

  41. Simplybeautifulelegant
    04 Jan 2014 / 5:18 am


  42. Tween Berrie
    04 Jan 2014 / 6:44 am

    Ugh! I want everything in this post! Great post! 🙂 xxx

  43. Fashion Mumblr
    04 Jan 2014 / 12:35 pm

    I'm also obsessed with the Origins plantscription concealer – since moving to London my lack of sleep makes it a makeup bag necessity!
    Josie xoxo

    Fashion Mumblr

  44. colourful kiya
    04 Jan 2014 / 5:10 pm

    Lovely post and I can't wait for the next one to come as I'm always looking for the best way how to downsize my "overnight/weekend" make up bag. PS – I want to say that I love the photography on your blog. They're amazing quality and I love your style.

  45. Vicky M
    05 Jan 2014 / 5:48 am

    Those Nars lip pencils keep following me, I swear!
    I would get one, but I already have so many lip crayons like that.
    Oh well, in that case, it'll just take an extra few weeks to cave!

  46. Tabitha
    05 Jan 2014 / 9:27 pm

    I love that watch! Understated, but gorgeous nonetheless! And you can never go wrong with a red lip 😉

    – Tabitha at Scared Toast x

  47. Khadeeja Osman
    06 Jan 2014 / 7:48 pm

    Put off getting the Nars lip pencils but honestly I think I'm going to have too! The watch is so gorgeous too! Love your blog!

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  49. Mona Foster
    24 Aug 2015 / 1:07 pm

    Great list! Not too many products, only essentials. Mine was sooo long and my make up bag was so heavy when I finished packing. I wish I've read your article first. It was a short move I was preparing for and I took tons of luggage with me, a great mistake.Greets!

  50. Bella Linette
    12 Oct 2015 / 2:28 pm

    This article is great. I care a lot about my look and therefore I have a lot of make up for packing. Thanks for sharing this post.