Travel Essentials

As you know, I’ve been travelling around Europe and the UK, during these travels I’ve learned what items I NEED to bring with me. Whether it’s on the plane, in my purse or in my checked luggage. I’m legit obsessed with reading blogs and watching videos on travel essentials or flight essentials, so I figured I would create my own version and share with you guys! There’s a mix of everything in here; fashion, beauty, toiletries and more. Hope you enjoy and find some new items to bring on your next adventure!

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  1. Sunglasses have many purposes, the main purpose, of course, is to protect your eyes from UV rays. However, the more important purpose is to make you look good, duh. Everyone is obsessed with Quay sunglasses and for good reason, every single pair they have looks amazing. I picked up a pair from Topshop in London and took them everywhere with me. Another purpose is hide those jet lagged eyes/ dark circles, I gotchu girl.
  2. My camera also went everywhere with me, so now it’s well travelled with a lot of pics on it. We all have phone cameras but sometimes it’s worth it to bring along a good quality digital camera so you can take great pictures and videos.
  3. I usually put all of my makeup in my checked luggage and kept a few items in my carry on with me. Concealer was something I could use to touch up makeup throughout the day or to just add a little something to your face after your flight.
  4. Another essential makeup item is some brow gel, or in my case, brow mousse. I feel that even if you don’t have any makeup on, filling in your brows, even just a little, can make a world of difference. I’ve been using the Clinique brow mousse and it adds subtle colour and keeps your hair where you want it. The brush is also really small so the mousse only goes where your brows should be.
  5. Headphones are a 1000000% must-have on any trip. They can block out the snores of your family while at the hotel or you can have your own little jam session on the train. I personally use Beats and my iPhone headphones.
  6. I’ve been in love with the Smashbox primer water, it gives your face a boost of freshness before applying makeup. I think it’d even be great to use to freshen your face up after a long flight.
  7. Another staple, a leather jacket can be worn with every single piece of clothing you packed and it also keeps you warm. For most of my travels, I just wore a leather jacket around London (the coldest place) and even while in Paris and Germany, I hardly ever left without it.
  8. My new fav sneakers, the Adidas Originals. Not even kidding, I wore these every day and they are still in great shape. An added bonus, they are so comfortable and I didn’t have a problem matching them to my outfits.
  9. I discovered Carmex in Germany while in Urban Outfitters and thought I would try it out. My sister said she used it all the time, back in the day. Any chapstick you have will do the trick but this one leaves your lips feeling tingly and smooth.
  10. For this item, a memory foam or beaded neck pillow is the best option. I made the mistake of buying a blow-up neck pillow and I wish I didn’t buy it. It was annoying to have to blow up, although it saved me space in my hand luggage, I will definitely be buying a foam one for the trip back home in December.
  11. Rollerball perfumes are the best thing to bring on any short or long vacation, they add just the perfect amount of scent and you don’t have to worry about it breaking in your luggage. My favourite perfume at the moment is the Nirvana by Elizabeth and James. However, since I am staying in Scotland for a few months, I brought the full size as well.
  12. One very important snack to bring on a plane is gum. I sometimes try and pretend my ears don’t feel like they’re going to explode while descending but man, I need that gum. Besides being your ears best friends, you can also freshen up your breath and have a clean feeling mouth.

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