Packing the Essentials


Packing. Does anyone else find this chore the bane of going on holiday? Currently I should be popping my belongings into a suitcase but shock horror I’ve found another way to procrastinate – blogging! I’ve managed to pretty much pick out all my clothes for my upcoming trip (personally the worst part of packing) and then I tend to leave all my beauty bits until the last minute as otherwise I will end up packing every single item I own. I am a creature of comfort and habit so trying to think what I might want to wear each day when in an unknown country proves to be a little taxing. What if I wake up one day and hate everything I own? Dramatic, I know.

We are so used to everything we need being in arms reach that when you are thrown into a new location, you worry you might leave an essential item at home. Who knows when the urge might strike for a deep purple smokey eye with a hint of blue liner? From my time working in Bournemouth I became a packing pro. Weekends back to the city meant that I knew what the essentials were and could scrummage them all into a holdall quicker then you could ask why I was packing three types of root boosters.

This time around I’m trying to be a good packer and only focus only on those items I use in my daily routine. I doubt this trip will be the defining moment that I succumb to a need for pastel chalk colours in my hair so I’m hoping I can leave that inciting looking pink hair colour at home. I also have a thing for decanting so currently in my sight line are about 10 bottles filled up with various potions and lotions. As long as the bottles are small it doesn’t matter that I’m taking a lot of them…right ;) When you travel what are your essentials? Do you hate having to choose what to take away with you?

  • Maria Hussain

    I really hate it when it comes to choose items to take away with me…..I love to try different things every day and it’s hard for me to get limited to 8 9 products only….:/

    • I’m exactly the same – I switch up my products so often it’s hard to know what to take away with me!xx

  • Love shower oil and paw paw ointment! x

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  • franklyn lupus

    did you study at Bournemouth? I will be there in September for my masters for a year long and I already started thinking about what make up essentials I should bring with me (:

    • I did! Lived there for about 7 years and loved every minute of it :) You will have a great time!xx

  • I absolutely hate packing beauty products to go away because I always end up packing too many and taking up so much room. Thank god for minis. That L’Occitane shower gel is a great mini!

    Love Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty

  • Jade

    I actually love packing, gets me all excited! I think I started packing for Florida like 3 weeks before my actual trip haha! Which Glamglow mask is that? x

    • It’s the normal one – not sure of the name sorry! I used to be like that with packing but now I’m older I leave it to the last minute and just want to take everything!xx

  • I am hopeless with packing but hubby is brilliant at it so he usually take charge. LOL!

  • Rachel

    I hate packing. Always forgetting something! Stresses me out big time!

    • Me too! I thought I did so well this year but nope – come away with hardly anything to wear!xx