For the last few weeks I’ve been killing myself in the gym, drinking water by the bucketload and even opting for vegetable skewers over a burger when eating out (okay, that was only once, but it haunts me still) – of course I’ve lost no weight whatsoever because that is the cruelty of life, but none of this really matters because MY HOLIDAY IS FINALLY NEARLY HERE. The length of that sentence alone should show how borderline hyperactive I am to be jetting off.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be flying out to meet some friends in Marbella. I’m only there for a few days, but plan to pack as much pretentious Marbella-ing into my time as possible (yes, I’m going to wear a full face of makeup and false eyelashes to Ocean Beach. When in Marbs…)
In an attempt to try to force myself to bring some sort of order to my packing, I thought I’d share with y’all a quick ‘What’s In My Holiday Bag’ post. I’m only taking hand luggage so, as we all know, the packing struggle is REAL. Decanting your moisturiser into those little pots and having to seriously limit your makeup is nightmare enough, and that’s before you even start the impossible task of deciding which shoes to take. So, here’s what I’m taking with me…
First up, we have the obvious holiday necessity of swimwear and cover-ups. I’ve actually been really sensible this year (*cough* only because I’m skint *cough*) and haven’t bought any new bikinis – the two monochrome ones here are both from last year. The stripey one was from New Look, and the Aztec-printy one is Primark. The one thing I did buy new is the plunge neck one-piece from ASOS, which is for the Ocean Beach pool party. I’m then taking away two kimonos, a white crochet cover up and yes, that is a pair of crochet flares you see before you. I’ve got no idea how everything ended up so black-themed this year, but it’s a little late to do anything about it now. I’ll just have to embrace my new role as the Goth of Marbella.
DAMN YOU, LIQUID RULE. I know it’s for our own safety but how annoying is it?! In my little placcy bag of doom I’ve managed to stash my trusty Clarins foundation, my new Urban Decay BB cream for the daytime, travel-sized Urban Decay Perversion mascara, mini hairspray, hair oil and some mini pots of various creams. In my beaut new Primark rose-gold toiletry bag, I’m packing my non-liquid beauty essentials: facewipes, Batiste dry shampoo powder, powder products, makeup brushes, and LOADSA LASHES.
Marbs is all about the part-aying, so I’ve of course had to buy some new going-out clothes for the occasion. After some NIGHTMARE delivery disasters and lots of last minute running around, I’ve finally found three dresses and a playsuit that I’m happy with. From left to right, these are from eBay, Boohoo, Boohoo and Miss Selfridge.
When you’re limited on the shoe and bag front, the best thing to do is to opt for the neutral delights that are black, white and nude (as if I would ever stray from these anyway). I’m planning to wear the nude mules to travel in so as to save space – everyone keep their fingers crossed that I don’t fall flat on my face in front of all the hunky señors getting off the plane.
There is of course plenty of other things in my suitcase, but I decided not to bore you with photos with travel adaptors (and no you are not seeing my underwear, pervos) and so I AM READY TO GO. Now just to try to get some sleep before my 3am wakeup call. Let’s see how that goes…
Are you off on holiday this year? What will you be packing?