So by the time this post goes up, I’ll already be in PARIS! I personally enjoy looking at videos and blogs on what people bring with them when they are travelling or in their hand luggage, so I thought I’d show you guys what I packed and what I think the essentials are when travelling! 🙂
The first few things in my bag are important documents such as my passport, tickets (for Disneyland and the Eurostar) which I will need to have easily accessible on the train, and my EHIC card. I keep these documents in a wallet (which isn’t shown in the picture) to keep them altogether and safe. I suggest in investing in a document wallet when going away especially if you have many printed reservations and tickets to take with you, this way they don’t get crumpled up or lost in your bag. The next thing is a polaroid camera. This is going to be staying in my backpack throughout the duration of my trip as there is no doubt there will be many things I want to take pictures of. I also have my purse which keeps euros and pounds in, my bank card and other things however once arriving in Paris I’ll be changing over to a smaller and more transportable purse.
The next few things are ESSENTIALS. Nobody travels anywhere without their phone, and there is nothing more annoying than when it dies. So I keep a portable charger in my bag which lasts for 7 days and can charge two electronics at a time (in my case it would be my phone and camera). I keep all of my wires for my phone, camera etc in my Maybelline makeup bag as its small and compact and easy to carry around.
I then have my makeup bag with a few essential bits in for if I need to touch up on the journey. (from left to right): Urban Decay Allnighter Setting Spray, £9 | Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil, £18.50 | Maybelline Matte Maker Powder, £4 | Maybelline Brow Drama Gel, £5.99 | Revlon Concealer, £6.99 | Rimmel Eyeshadow Stick, £6.99 | Benefit Roller Lash, £18.50 | Lucky by Avon, £12.
I also keep two nail varnishes, Maybelline Colour Show in 232, £3.99 and Barry M Coconut Infusion in Skinny Dip, £4.99.
Last but not least I keep these essential items. Accidents can always happen (and I’m defo accident prone) and its super annoying when there is a long line for the bathroom or nowhere to buy pain killers. I suggest always keeping tissues and wipes as well as paracetemol with you at all times, especially if travelling to really busy places such as theme parks or when your in places where these things aren’t accessible.