We’re going on holiday on Friday! YAAAAY! We’re leaving early on Friday morning (very early, like 3am) and driving down to Cape Town. Now, I know a lot of you are thinking: “This poor girl, why on earth would you drive from Centurion to Cape Town!?” But it’s not like that at all, we love driving down to Cape Town (for those of you who aren’t familiar with South Africa, it’s about a 14-hour drive). Taking a road trip down is part of the fun, Neal LOVES driving (have I mentioned his obsession with cars and racing? Not drag racing, don’t worry) and I like packing ‘padkos’ to nibble on and seeing the beauty that is South Africa. We’ll be in Cape Town for 2 weeks and I’m actually drooling at the thought of this holiday – boy, do we need it!
Another reason why we’re taking the car, is because we are going to do a little shopping at LUSH. Travelling down by car means ample space for LUSH goodies and wine from the wine farms. I can’t wait!
So I thought I’d give you guys a sneak peek into what I’ll be packing for our trip. Taking the photos for this blog post actually really helped me, because now I have all my things in one place ready to be packed into my vanity case. I’m the type of person who leaves packing until the very last minute. This causes stress and frustration, not a good combination. I’ll be doing a separate post for my makeup items because I always over-pack on makeup (so there will be a ‘Part 2’ to this blog post).
I try to only pack ‘travel sized’ products when we go away on holiday. I feel like a total nut-job because I keep all my little travel-sized products reserved for holidays only. And when we get back from holiday, I won’t finish using a specific product (unless it can go off, obviously), I’ll just keep for the next time we go away. Does anyone else do this?
In addition to the products I photographed, I will also pack tool-y type things like earbuds, cotton rounds, brushes, a hair straightener (I also use my straightener to curl my hair), a shower scrunchie, toothbrush, a razor, shower cap, nail set etc. I won’t go into too much detail why I’m packing each product because it would be a very loooong blog post.
All are sample / travel sizes except for the Balm Balm body oil, Nivea deodorant and LUSH lip scrub.
TRESemmé Conditioner (this one is in the right category, I like to use conditioner as shaving gel) | Balm Balm Relaxing Bath & Body Oil in Rose Geranium | Refillable Travel Perfume Atomiser (filled with Miss Dior Cherié | The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish | The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter | Clarins Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate | The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel | Nivea Stress Protect Deodorant | Vaseline Blue Seal (this is for my lips, I always travel with vaseline for my lips) | Various sample-sized perfumes (only one photographed) | LUSH Sweet Lips Lip Scrub
All are sample / travel sizes except for the It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In spray, Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine spray and LUSH shampoo bar.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush | John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo | John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner | It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-in For Blondes (this is also a heat-protectant, amongst other things) | Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine | LUSH American Cream Conditioner | LUSH Godiva Shampoo Bar | Moroccanoil Treatment Oil in Light
All are full-sized but they’re so tiny, I think they can pass as travel sizes – haha! I’m also not packing any glitter polishes because I don’t really feel like packing tin foil.
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength (used as base coat) | Essence Nail Art Nail Polish Remover Ultra (best nail polish remover in the world!) | Essie Nail Corrector Pen (for clean-up, as I’m not packing any brushes) | Essie Cute As A Button | Essie Splash Of Grenadine | Essie Van D’Go | Essie Mint Candy Apple | Inglot #671 | OPI A Butterfly Moment | Mavala Quick-Finish Top Coat (fastest drying top coat I’ve tried, thanks to Chicara for the recommendation)
All are sample / travel sizes except for my Clarisonic Mia.
Clarisonic Mia | Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream | Sisley Floral Toning Lotion | Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules (there are 2 silver Skin Illuminating Night Capsules in there too) | Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream | Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Foaming Cleanser | Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover | Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser | Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Eye Cream | Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum
So that’s what I’m packing on my holiday – it’s not that much, is it?