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Sunday, 1 March 2015

My Travel Essentials

Okay so it's no secret that I love a little holiday. I'm always willing to spend my money on a trip away and this time it's Rome that Karl and I are headed to! Yup two weeks today we'll be on our way to Italy for a few days of eating lots of carbs and sightseeing and I cannot tell you how excited I am! Anyway I thought I'd just show you a few of my travel essentials for when you're packing light. Cases are so expensive to add on to already pricey flights so we always try to stick to just our hand luggage when going away for a few days meaning we really do have to be careful with what we pack!

1. Liquid containers: Everyone knows all too well the pain of the 100ml liquid rule in hand luggage (most. annoying. thing. ever.) meaning we have to be careful what we take, otherwise we risk it being thrown out no matter how much it costs us, and if going by the blogger standard, that could be a lot when it comes to skincare! I got these little bottles with labels from Primark for a mere pound; so handy for putting a little bit of shampoo, cleaner or whatever else in. It means we don't have the risk of it being thrown out at the airport and we don't have the extra weight of carrying the heavy full bottles! I may be committing the cardinal sin of beauty blogging here but I also like to take make up wipes on my travels rather than trying to pack my micellar water. They're just so much more convenient and I'm sure that a few days of using them won't do that much harm?!

2. An essential palette: Make up can take up a lot of weight if we try and take our whole collection so I always stick to taking one of my essential palettes like the Naked palette. This means we still have a range of shadows to choose from without the hassle of digging out 20 pots of eyeshadow from the bottom of the bag which may have gotten smashed somewhere along the way (biggest form of heartbreak...)

3. Camera necessities: A camera is my number one travel must - I think I'd cry and bawl and maybe miss my flight if I forgot my good ol' camera (which I couldn't put in the photos here for obvious reaosns ha...) and of course, 2014's top invention and Christmas present - the selfie stick. Mine is actually made for the camera rather than my iPhone meaning I'm good to go with my camera remote! I cannot wait to use this to snap some selfies of me and Karl wandering around Rome!

4. Plane entertainment: Okay as much as I love the excitement of flying and the plane, it can be extremely boring, especially if the flight is more than a couple of hours. I always make sure I've got plenty to do on the plane whether it's a book (got to be Game of Thrones at the minute!), a handheld video game (yes I am a nerd and love a bit of gaming teheh) or a few snacks and your headphones don't let the plane ride feel ten times longer than it is!

What are your travel essentials? Have any of you visted Rome before?!

Amy x

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  1. These are great essentials! Enjoy your holiday! x

  2. I'm so jealous I hope you have a great time in Rome! I've been loving these posts/videos lately as I'm going on holiday in june after my exams. Still quite a while away but best to be prepared. Music, snacks and a book are my essentials for the plane journey x


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  4. Lucy1 March 2015 at 09:12
    Hehe, I'm off on my hols next weekend and have already written and saved an almost identical blog post to this! Rome is one of the destinations me and my boyfriend were looking at this year, I'd love to go, have a fab time!

    Lucy x

  5. I've been playing Majoras Mask! It's incredible! x


  6. Oh my word I didn't need to know about mini party rings! Dangerous! But great essentials!

  7. ohh have fun in Rome ! love your passport case, the pink colour is amazing x

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  8. I've been to Rome once with family and once with school and I loved it both times! There's a really chilled vibe there and it makes me really happy just just wander the gorgeous streets, seeing the sights and eating a lot of pizza and ice cream!
    Have a wonderful time!

  9. Italy is definitely on my list of places that I need to visit, it looks beautiful! Please post pictures from your trip!

  10. I'll die if I don't take my camera too! Have fun in Italy!


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  11. love this post! i always love to read these lists


  12. I have been to Rome twice and I loved it! Although last time I went (august 2014) the trevi foundation and spanish steps were being restored and had scaffolding around them but hopefully its gone now x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  13. have an awesome time in Rome - I've never been but always wanted to go. great post x


  14. i'm so jealous that you're off to rome, i love italy! my number travel essential for entertainment is without a doubt my nintendo ds!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

  15. Have fun in Rome, I hope it's a good deal warmer than England will be around then, and I look forwards to photos, if you're going to be sharing ;)
    Love the essentials, I'd never get on a plane without my psp, necessary for any length of flight in my book!

    little miss fii || Fii x

  16. I always bring my camera with me everywhere too! :)

  17. Your pink passport holder is especially cute!

  18. All good options. I try to have a system down too, but I always end up forgetting something or other. Helpful!

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  19. Great post ah Im so jealous you're going to Rome! I hope you have a good time! :)


  20. Great post! Enjoy Rome - it's such an amazing city! x

  21. Have fun in Rome!

    Lydia // http://lxdia.blogspot.co.uk

  22. I've always wanted to go to Rome - have a fab time!
    I'm going away for a few days at the end of this week and this post has reminded me to start packing.
    I can't be without a couple of books, lots of mini products to keep my skin hydrated on the plane, my eye mask (in case I want to have a quick snooze) and lots of games on my phone!

  23. Sounds like it's going to be an awesome trip! I love your tip about the eyeshadow palette I need to find a palette I love!


  24. Looks like a great trip! I have very fond memories of Rome myself, such a wonderful city! And the ice cream, oh, the ice cream;)

  25. Do you seriously have a pink passport!
    That is so great. And that liquids baggy is really handy.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  26. Rome is gorgeous! The restaurants around the Trevvi fountain are particularly nice. Have a great trip.

  27. Great post! I'm traveling soon and this has definitely helped me out :)



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