Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Packing For A One Night City Break

When it comes to packing, the words 'light weight' mean nothing to me. I'm a lady who enjoys multiple options and all the luxuries. However, as you're reading this I'm in London for a little overnight getaway with Adam (Hello - Cats The Musical! The boy did so good this Christmas) and this time I'm determined to put together a lighter than usual over night bag! -After all, we're only talking one night - we don't come home until late tomorrow and hotel checkout is early, so I'll be lugging the contents of my overnighter around London - so a girls gotta downsize. If you're a heavy packer also, I've wrote down a little check list to help the hoarder within us - mine is crying out for an extra pair of fancy theatre shoes... 

1. Simplify Skincare.
When it comes to skincare, I'm pretty much on the lighter side of things anyway, but for one night away I'm cutting down to a simple Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise. I've also picked products that I can use AM and PM. This is also a great time to bring out cute sample sizes that have been knocking around in your draws! Which leads me to...

2. Decanter Products.
As I'm off to the theatre in the evening I'd like a couple of options for my base - fuller coverage in the evening, lighter in the day. Little empty pots from samples are super handy for situations like this, and I've popped a little bit of base in a couple. I've also de-cantered some product from my Neals Yard Beauty Balm. Carrying the whole cleanser when you only need a tiny amount? (Which I have done before!) Nooo thanks! 

3. Step away from the straighteners.
As a teen, my straighteners were my best friend, but I've recently learned to embrace my natural blow-dried barnet (it sits somewhere between straightish, but with slight kinks) and I've learnt that a little texturising spray adds awesome definition to them pesky kinks and a lot of bounce to my thick hair! If your hair plays ball - ditch them appliances! 

4. Switchable Style.
Keeping it simple on your bottom half and switching up your top half is a great way to save on weight, especially when its only a short break away and you don't need too many outfit choices - she says. I'll be donning a pair of black jeans for the 2 days and working my outfits around them, swapping my comfy day time jumper to get fancy for a date night with a smarter shirt, a dusting of eye shadow and a clutch - a new black Whistles offering that needs it's first outing!

Stay tuned for some London posts - I'll be snapping shots whist I'm away!

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