One of my guilty pleasures is the What I’m Packing video series’ on YouTube. I’m always so interested in what other people pack in their suitcases for time away, regardless of where they’re going.
I thought it might be fun to start a (semi-series?) around packing, maybe each time I go on a trip – with a break down of my favourite pieces and items that I’ll be taking with me, and why.
In case you didn’t know, Scott and I are taking a trip back to Florida at the beginning of March sort of as a joint-birthday-Valentines-“it was much cheaper than we expected and this is our happy place so just say yes to the dress and book it” trip – which I’m so excited for!
I’m really trying to up my packing game for this trip, too – so I thought now was as good a time as any to start documenting what I’m packing and what I love about each piece!
I hope this gives you some inspiration for your own packing escapades (or if you see me doing something completely backwards, feel free to call me out in the comments and let me know what items I should have packed instead! Ha!)
*By the way, if anybody is interested in what packing cubes I use – because I seem to rave about them constantly as they truly are a lifesaver for space and packing skills – it’s this series from Amazon. They come in loads of different colours too, meaning you can tailor them to whatever palette/suitcase you have!*
In My Wash Bag
Vaseline Aloe Vera Lotion – My favourite post-sun cream! So soothing, and perfect for application after a day in the heat!
Piz Buin SPF Products – My go-to brand for suncream, I love their SPF30 face lotion as it dries instantly and is super-light, and their SPF50 lotion for my body!
St Tropez Tanning Products – My favourite brand of tan! I’m super pale so I usually bring my in-shower cream in case for daily top-ups, then I’ll bring a ‘starter kit’ of the self tan express in case I want to change it up during the trip (also, since the self tan express is a mousse, that’s the only way I can tan my hairy legs hahaha #pleasedontjudgeme)
Chanel Allure Edition Blanche – One of my favourite scents of the moment! Light and fruity, perfect for summer days with that iconic Chanel musk underneath!
Botanics Day Cream – The day cream I’m obsessed with at the moment!
L’Oreal Charcoal Face Mask – This is one of my absolute favourites, especially when my skin isn’t looking it’s best. For a short time, ASOS were giving away promotional packs of this in every order or so, which means I’ve built up a little collection of “travel sized” packs (while also having the tub at home!) This makes it even better for bringing with me on trips (and keeping my skin happy as can be!)
I’m trying to channel some sort of laid-back vibe through my trip, which means I’m hoarding linen shirts, ripped jean shorts and comfortable shoes at all costs! As you can see, I love a more neutral palette, adding pops of colour every now and again rather than having a wardrobe full of vibrancy!
The Daily Essentials
These are the items I’ll be reaching for day in, day out. Scott and I love to document our trips on the GH5, and if you read my February Favourites post, you’ll know that I’m going to start vlogging (hopefully!), starting with our trip to Florida! I’m super excited to incorporate my actual day job into the blog, so I’m praying that the meeting of video editing and blogging will come off well!
What do you think of my packing choices? Anything you’d swap out? I’d love to hear! I hope you’re having a great day!