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What’s in my travel bag? | July 2018

Since it’s vacation time and a lot of people are going to sunny vacation destinations, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the things I take with me on vacation.

I really love traveling to sunny destinations, because normally we don’t really have a  good summer in the Netherlands (this year, the weather is amazing!). Every summer (July or August) we went to places like Turkey, Spain, and Italy.  Most of the time we don’t really do anything at all but just sunbathing and visiting little cities in the evening and I love it! But what do I take with me? I thought it would be fun to let you guys know what I always take with me.

My Handbag 
I always have a handbag and a suitcase with me. In my handbag, I put things that I need during my travel. Of course, I have my passport and airplane tickets with me and every other document like a medical dossier (if something happens, people in the hospital can see which medicines I use and things like that) that could be useful. I love reading magazines or a book during a flight so I make sure I have enough with me to read but not too much, so my handbag isn’t too heavy. I used to bring multiple books with me but since I have an e-reader it’s so much easier and lighter! I bring earbuds with me so I can put these in my ears during the flight. It’s always a good idea to put earbuds in your bag because you might have some noisy neighbors at your destination. Moreover, I always have some makeup in my bag. Most of my products are in my suitcase but I need to have a mascara, lipstick, and eyeliner with me in case my suitcase gets lost or I just want to refresh my makeup.

My Suitcase 
I always bring too many clothes with me haha, but I try to make sure I have at least 16 sets of clothes (and panties lol) for a 14 days holiday. Just in case something is dirty and I can’t clean my clothes. I make sure I have enough sets so I can mix and match and I love to wear dresses so I always have these with me as well. Then I make sure I have like 3/4 bikinis with me and of course a lot of sun protector!  Don’t forget to use sun protector, it’s really important! It’s nice to have a hat and sunglasses with you as well if you just don’t want to have much sun in your face.
Then we have the nicest part: my makeup bag! I always have 2 bags with me: one with skin products such as makeup remover, face wash, day/night creme, after sun lotion, toothpaste, etc. For traveling, I really like minis so I try to find as many minis as I can.  Such as shampoo, shower gel, deodorant and mini perfumes.
I always try to not bring much makeup with me during a trip. Especially when I’m sunbathing and swimming most of the day. I failed everytime lol. I end up bringing as much as possible and that’s quite a lot. I can’t travel without concealer, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, mascara, setting powder and spray, highlighter, bronzer, eyeshadow, and lipstick. Most of the times, I bring multiple eyeshadow palettes, highlighters, and lipsticks with me so I can choose which look I want to create.  During the day, I mostly wear only mascara because it’s too hot for much makeup.

Are you going somewhere this summer? Please let me know in the comments!

Hope to see you next time loves,

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