Far Away Places: What’s In My Carry On?

Everyone loves a ‘what’s in my bag’, right? I know I do. It’s an opportunity to have a good old snoop! And what I’m giving you here, isn’t just any old snoop. Oh no! This is a snoop into my carry on luggage, so not only do you get a good nosey, but you might also pick up some tips for stuff to take in your own hand luggage. You might. You might, of course, also wonder why I insist on taking so much c*ap. Either way, I hope you enjoy…

Dress_Bikini_and_Flip_Flops

Bikini, dress (Primark (old)), flip flops (www.ipanemaflipflops.co.uk)

When we travelled to Madrid last year I learned an important lesson. Always be prepared. And always pack a spare change of clothes in case your luggage doesn’t turn up on the same day you do. So here are my ‘in case of emergency’ garments for Sri Lanka.

T-shirt_and_scarf

T-shirt (Primark), Star print scarf (ASOS)

When we arrive in Sri Lanka we will have been travelling for approximately sixteen and a half hours. To say I’ll be a hot mess would be an understatement. I’ll be packing a fresh T-shirt to change into just before we land and this nice scarf to jazz things up a bit so I look half decent during our transfer and when we arrive at our hotel.

Beach_Bag_Shades_and_Flight_Socks

Flight Socks (Boots), Prescription Shades (Boots), Tote Bag (Primark), earphones

Slightly random combination of items on this photo… flight socks as I have cr*p circulation, prescription sunnies for safe keeping and a tote bag that will double up as my beach bag as it’s always handy to have an extra bag in case I buy lots of stuff at the airport. Oh hello there duty free! Oh and earphones too so I can listen to my music.

Liquids_bag

This is a poor photo, but this is basically all of the ‘liquids’ I’ll be taking o the plane. So…. a REN Vita Mineral Day Cream moisturiser, 2 x L’Oreal Revitalift BB Cream samples (in case I want some coverage on my face when I arrive), L’Occitane hand cream in Cherry Blossom (this was also a free sample), Soap and Glory Hand Maid Hand Cleansing Gel, Caudalie Beauty Elixr to refresh my skin in-flight, Body Shop Born Lippy Stick Lip Balm in Plum (also a freebie), a toothbrush and a mini toothpaste for pre-arrival refreshment (and so we don’t make our transfer driver pass out with our bottom-of-a-hamster-cage-breath).

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Baby wipes (Sainsbury’s), Jogging Bottoms (Republic) and Prescription Glasses Case (Red or Dead at Specsavers)

Baby wipes for an in-flight ‘festival wash’, jogging bottoms so I can cosy up on the flight and try to get some kip and my glasses case so I can take my glasses off and keep them somewhere safe whilst I’m kipping.

Passport

Passport holder (Radley)

My passport and relevant documentation – ’cause I ain’t gonna get very far without it!

Handbag

I’ll fill this tiny shoulder bag with anything I need to get my hands-on quickly and then pop it into my hand luggage. Then I can empty the contents and use it as a small day/evening bag when I arrive.

Books

In flight reading material. My Lonely Planet guide to Sri Lanka and The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom.

Pens

Pens, er, for writing stuff. I will also take a notebook and my camera, but they haven’t made their way into my bag just yet.

Carry_on

Ear plugs (to block out the noise on the plane so I can (hopefully) sleep), a nail file, my purse, some painkillers, a small mirror, some hair bands and kirby grips, a teeny make-up bag containing tissues, my phone, a mini Tangle Teezer and a pantyliner (for freshness).

Wanna see what I’m lugging this all around in? Take a look at this video.

What are your in-flight essentials?

 

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