By the time you’re reading this, I will (hopefully) be sitting poolside in Nice for a quick two night break. I went there as a child but hardly remember it at all and for me, living in south east London, City airport is very accessible and it takes about an hour and a half to hop over to the south of France. I’ve got carry-on only luggage down to a fine art so thought I’d give a quick view of what I’m taking. Mr BBB has the deodorant and toothpaste in his bag, don’t worry, and I’m taking a pack of wipes to cleanse because I will literally only cleanse twice. We buy a full size bottle of sun screen at destination so we aren’t trying to eke out something under 100ml over a whole weekend which is asking for trouble.
First up is my new Marc Jacobs palette, Fantascene, which I’ve only had a few days but love already, my Cassie Lomas eye brush, the Clarins kohl that I use almost every day, ditto my bareMinerals Complexion Rescue and Guerlain mascara, Clinique foundation brush, Chanel gloss in 604, Bobbi gloss in Buff and my beloved Laura Mercier Bonne Mine palette. It’s my second of those and I don’t know if it’s still in existence (mine is still marked Gurwitch who no longer own LM) but it covers off highlight, blush and bronzer in creme versions. It doesn’t look like you can still get it so I really wish Laura Mercier would bring this multi-functional palette back again – pronto!
For skin care, I’m taking my Sensai SPF stick and BioEffect which is pretty much all I need for two nights/days. I often take BioEffect away with me because it does everything you need in terms of hydration, especially after sun exposure. I’m not taking shampoo and conditioner – it’s not like I’m going to be surfing or anything- a light dip in the pool at maximum and I’ll swim like my mum – swan neck style!
And that’s it! I think that I’m travelling light – there is room for more in my bag to be honest but I don’t think I need anything else at all. It’s all packed up in the cheap as chips transparent M&S bag. Are you a terrible over-packer or can you travel light?
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