Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Packing light

When it comes to packing I tend to overdo it and end up with everything bar the kitchen sink in one suitcase all to myself.

Clothing is a big issue and is not an area I can afford to bring too little of however with beauty and skin care I can downsize a little.

Every year i've made the mistake of lugging about full size bottles of everything and with limited luggage weight allowance, it's not the way to do things.

This time I'm going to organize myself properly and attempt to pack light.

As part of my mission I bought several travel size products including tiny bottles of Tresemme shampoo and conditioner and mini Sensodyne toothpaste all of which can be purchased from Superdrug.

Now unfortunately my skin care regime isn't available in handy sized bottles so as an improvisation I picked up an empty travel set from H&M for £2.99.

How cute are they?

Included in the set is a squeezy bottle and two small plastic jars with screw off lids which are embossed with Hello Kitty's head.

My nail varnish remover has been allocated to the bottle and i'm thinking of filling the jars with moisturiser but i'm wondering if that will be enough to last me for 2 weeks?

I get overly excited when it comes to packing and become a tad OCD, I make lists of everything although i'm undecided what to do with my MAC palettes and how to travel safely with them.

What is the best way to pack them so that none of my shadows break in transit?


  1. I love the Hello Kitty stuff! sooo cute :) xx

  2. I would leave my Mac shadows at home for fear of them getting broken. There is a lot of value in those palettes lol! Can you take a cheaper palette that will do for your hols? A Beauty UK palette or something? The Hello Kitty stuff is so cute:) I decanted some stuff into bottles for the first time ever this year. It does save a lot of space and I found I had loads to last me the whole holiday.

  3. I always take the pre-soaked nail varnish remover pads in the little pots, they're very useful and don't take up much space. xx

  4. @clemmie I'm surprised at how much Hello Kitty stuff I actually own x

  5. @Jenny9119999 My mentality is if I pack less I can buy more when I'm there :)

  6. @Jo I used the wipes last year and they were really good, though if I buy them what should I put in the bottle? Any ideas?


  7. I have these little containers too - i used my little one for udpp.. v cute x

  8. I'm the same too, i thought i was being sensible with my packing this year (i went on holiday 2 weeks ago) i like you even bought the travel size bottles, toothpaste etc and i still got charged £88!!!!! Grrr x

  9. @Sadie Thankfully i've never been charged and I'm usually over the limit now I put the heavy items into my bf's case lol