Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Holiday Essentials You MUST Pack

Going on holiday has to be one of the most exciting times of the year. You've spent all that time saving up, prepping (yes that pre-holiday wax just has to be done) and now it's finally here all you have left to do is pack. But wait, you ONLY have a 20kg luggage allowance - how are you meant to fit all 8 of your essential highlighting palettes as well as those 6 pairs of heels that you probably won't wear in your suitcase?
I've come up with a list of items that I've discovered over the years have saved a lot of time, energy and space when it comes to packing. Enabling you to stay within the weight limit and still slay in your IG photos whilst you're away.

1. Jewellery

Jewellery has to be one of those things that I just possibly can't go on holiday without. I've found that if I get a few basic outfits sorted, I can wear those in the day, jazz them up with some necklaces and rings and I'm good to go for then evening. It's all about breaking away from the "daytime outfits" and the "night time outfits" and just blurring them into one.

2. Flat Gold Sandals

We try to convince ourselves year in, year out that when we go on holiday we will brave the 6inch heel the whole time we're there, when in reality we stick with our flip flops and those clearly over worn gladiator sandals. To prevent taking shoes unnecessarily I always make sure that I have a gold pair of flat sandals. They go with literally ANYTHING, look amazing with a tan, are comfortable and usually pretty cheap. Once again they can be worn day and night which is more friendly for your baggage allowance.

3. Palettes

I love taking my makeup on holiday, just because it's a little hotter than home doesn't mean I still don't want a full face. The only problem is make-up can be heavy and take up a lot of room in you baggage. My advice is to take palettes. They're more compact and offer more than one shade and often have room for a brush inside of them. They usually have a range of shimmers, mattes and a variety of colours. even if you take 2/3 palettes you're still saving so much more room than 50 individual eyeshadows!

4. Pre-Plan Outfits

Rather than an essential you must take, this is rather a tip before you go. I ALWAYS pre-plan outfits before I go on holiday. Even if you get a few evening wear styles, a couple of daytime looks then a sprinkle of t-shirts on top for luck it will help you to not over pack. It also means that you have a full look ready for when you want to go out. No more "I forgot my top, I now have nothing to wear with this skirt" - as you already pre-planned ;).

5. Decent Pair of Sunglasses

There's nothing worse than talking to someone who seems as if their eyes are closed because they forgot their sunglasses. Not only do sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and can prevent wrinkles around your eyes - they are also pretty stylish. Sunglasses can complete a look so invest in some ones you like an don't forget to pack them on your trip!

Where are you going on holiday this year? Comment below or tweet me @PhoebeMoonBlog :)
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