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Sunday, 30 June 2013

What's in my Bag? Travel Edition

As you may know from my last post, I have recently been on holiday to Spain and seeing as 'What's in my Bag' posts are SO popular I've decided to update my own and show you what was inside my hand luggage whilst travelling.

Boohoo Bag.

Forget passports and boarding cards, reading material is my ultimate holiday essential and even though I usually won't even finish reading a magazine on a single flight, for some reason I insist on taking all my reading material in my hand luggage. This time round I elected Cosmopolitan, Elle and Company plus my trusty Kindle. And the eager beavers amongst you may realise that these magazines are from last month and outdated but I have a lot of magazine catching up to do! I also keep a small notebook in my bag just in case I get an idea in my head that needs to be jotted down in the moment.

Of course all liquid cosmetics have to be under 100ml so I always bear this in mind when packing-I couldn't bear to throw a perfectly good cream away! In my hand luggage I tend to stick to the absolute minimum with a uniform of quick fix products for touching up pre-landing. Amongst these are 17 Shimmer Brick in 'Golden Bronze' for a golden flush of colour and shimmer to cheeks, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in '16', a peachy shade that instantly perks up a tired face, a waterproof mascara, lip balm and Rimmel Cocktail Collection Nail Polish in 'Shirley Temple'. I also pack a moisturiser to keep skin hydrated.

The rest of my hand luggage is usually made up of everyday essentials like my phone, iPod and purse. Also when travelling to a hot destination I always pack my sunglasses because they a) hide tired eyes and b) are a must for facing the sun. I usually take a hairbrush with a few extra bobbles so I can do a quick updo as my hair often ends up static when I'm on a plane! And you can never resist a sweet treat for the ride!

What are your hand luggage essentials?

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NG <3



  1. nice post! :)

  2. This was such a fun post, you're bag is so organized! Great round up of essentials, I carry a similar amount of makeup and yes, there always needs to be a sweet treat in there somewhere.

  3. I love reading these posts - I'm jetting off to the south of France on Saturday so this was so useful. I'll definitely be taking my kindle, I love getting lost in a book on the aeroplane, and sweets are a must have! xx

  4. i really loved this post <3 really cute. love your sunnies by the way!

    followed on instagram!

  5. Great to see what you take with you as hand luggage when travelling. I am always torn between travelling light and having "essentials" (which I don't need most of the time) with me... For my next trip travelling light will be my priority though.

  6. Love reading these posts, even more exciting when they're travel posts! :) Made me want to go on holiday so badly though! I always have to carry round a notebook too, inspiration always seems to strike when you're not looking for it...
    Sinéad xo

  7. I definitely love these posts- I'm super nosy! I can't believe all that stuff fits in your bag! That's a lot! I really like that notebook, by the way! :) I really need to start carrying a notebook as well (they have really cute ones at TJ Maxx, which I believe is similar to TK Maxx...?).

    My travel bag essentials are my iPad, phone, camera, lip balm, water, tinted moisturizer, mascara, and glasses. So much to remember when packing for a trip - it gets a bit stressful especially if I'm traveling on a plane (which I try to avoid at all costs, haha)

  8. Awesome. I'm afraid I'm not going anywhere..but I love having my Kindle with me in bag.

  9. Definitely, some wonderful things in your bag. Love your bag too!

  10. Oh! I Love this bag. Great magazine collection too.

  11. Rimmel's Cocktail Nail Polish Collection sounds fabulous - loving that color! :)

  12. I really enjoyed your bag post - your bag itself is lovely! I can't resist those fizzy cherry cola bottles from Asda - they are one of the very few sweets I actually like (I'm a chocolate girl all the way!) xx

  13. I love your bag. It's so pretty! :)

  14. I agree, magazines are a must!

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  15. lovely post! the sunnies are awesome

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  16. Love your bag and sunnies :)

  17. great post!
    xox, J. (your follower, follow back? c:)

    (lower case is for the lower class!)


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