I can’t sleep and since it’s already 5 hours since the clock struck 2013, I thought I might as well post something. I’m at my parents’ place and as I was doing my nightly hygiene routine, I came up with a bright idea of sharing what I bring with me when I go out of town for the weekend or to a staycation.

This is what my weekender vanity kit looks like. As you can tell, I don’t bring a lot.

The bag is actually the packaging of aquazorb towels. One of the sides is mesh which makes it perfect to be used as a vanity kit. It doesn’t get that foul-smelling damp dishrag odor.

Here’s what I bring:

Toothbrush and toothpaste (of course). The deodorant–I put that somewhere else in my bag.

I usually bring samples. Currently, I have samples of Obagi Gel Cleanser, Skinfood Gold Caviar Toner, and Gold Caviar Moisturizer.

I also bring cotton pad for the toner. I place that in that plastic pouch that used to be a packaging for sanitary pads. In 2012, I made a decision to reduce waste and re-purpose many of the stuff around me.

I bring a tinted complexion product with SPF, and a cheek stain. This time I brought Shiseido Sun Stick but I’ll be running out soon so I’ll probably bring Mary Kay Timewise tinted moisturizer of Maybelline bb stick (both has SPF).

I don’t usually bring (or use) a lip balm but since I’m trying to use up all the lip balms I have, I brought one with me as a moisturizer for the hands and feet. The Nivea Pinkish Boost lip balm is not sticky so it works just fine.

I leave out shampoo and liquid soap coz it’s impossible that hotels (and my parents) won’t have them. But if I’m going to stay at a friend’s house, I’ll bring a travel-sized shower gel for hair and body (as I said, I don’t bring a lot of stuff). My favorite hair and body gels are from Lush and Human Heart Nature.

I enjoy reading staycation/ vacation kikay kit posts, so feel free to share yours in the comments section. I particularly remember reading Genzel’s Palawan Kikay Kit and Jill’s staycation entry (unfortunately, I couldn’t find the link), but it was when she went to a japanese-y spa place.

P.S. Here’s my workday kikay kit.


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: scatterbraintures@gmail.com | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. The Skin Food caviar moisturizer makes me sooo curious! :) Will wait for your review of it if you'll have one :)
    I like this entry, Im thinking of doing it also since my husband and I usually go to his parents' house some weekends! Thanks for the idea :)

    The Misty Mom

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    I love travelling kits! weird as it may seem but I am fond of collecting small bottles that I could place portions of lotions, etc.,

    Happy New Year and thanks for visiting my blog! :D

  3. Happy New Year Rae! I'm also using colgate optic white for my yellowish teeth.

  4. Thanks Jill!

    Hey Popblush, it is! Like an actual mini-version.

  5. The sample size Skinfood skincare is super cute! Like that you travel quite lightly.

  6. Thanks for the mention Rae! I believe that this is the link you were referring to: http://kikay.exchange.ph/2012/01/31/channeling-my-simple-girl-vibe

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