I’m taking a little break off somewhere lovely and sunny (I hope) – plans are to lie by the pool. That’s the entire plan for four whole days!
I’m the master of packing light – waiting for a suitcase to appear on the carousel isn’t something I do very often anymore because I’ve got carry-on to an absolute T. I have a carry-on size hard-cased Tumi pull along (rather battered now but still going strong after five years) that holds everything I need (although you might find a book stuffed in a jacket pocket).
Beauty wise, I hoard and hoard tiny sizes because that’s the biggest challenge – you can’t fold a bottle of sun screen into something teeny-weeny. I decant my Institut Esthederm sun lotion into a 100ml bottle and if I run out, I just buy something cheap and cheerful to see me through although I don’t bake in the sun so 100ml does me three to four days quite nicely. Hotel amenity shampoos and conditioners are notoriously rubbish so I’m always on the look out for sachets of those to hoard. I also pick up a budget after-sun at destination and I’m madly generous with it but quite happy to leave any left-over behind. Thereafter, it’s pot-luck on what little samples I have and it’s always a good chance to try something new.
Make-up wise, I take a lot of powders and sticks because they don’t eat into your liquid allowance and take up little room; glossy sticks are handy – all the shine of a gloss but in a solid form.
If you’ve got any handy tips for packing light, please do let me know.
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I love those travel sets with empty bottles – they let you take your shower favs without having to pay extra for travel sizes (which are mostly expensive) 🙂
I am traveling in One Month to London from Germany and i am very happy to stay at the Hilton Hotel.
I love the Thomas Peter Roth Toiletries at the Hilton Hotels. I also want to Pack light and want to buy everything from London 🙂
I need space to take the nice uk Things back to Germany.
I love minis so SO much! I recently realised that liquid eyeliner pens don’t eat into my liquid allowance either because it’s just like bringing a pen onboard!
I also use these large vacuum pack ziplock for my clothes, the ones I have don’t need a vacuum, you just press on it and the air comes out of a special valve (no idea how it works, looks magical to me!).
I love travel size things! I usually get the little pots from Primark that have like 5 for £1 and decant everything into those. I soon want to get Naked Basics for my travels!
I love dinky travel sizes too. I love going to superdrug and stocking up on those teeny products, especially shaving foam, nothing worse than carrying a massive can (obv cant go in hand luggage *huff*) but the alternative is using the hotel shower gel to shave my legs and bleedy knee caps on the beach are not a good look!