Packing Post Holiday Guide

It's that time of the year again! Whether you're flying across the pond, hitting Spanish sands, taking a stay-cation or even camping in the garden (in which case this may be a tiny bit elaborate- but hey, you can never be too prepared)- I've decided to put together a tiny packing post to help get you started for any trips you may have planned! Plus, I'd also love to hear any tips you have for making the dreaded packing process all the smoother! Happy Holidays!

Packing Post Holiday Guide The Travel Minis:
There's a reason why these little bad boys pack such a big punch on holiday- who can fit in three shampoo bottles literally as long as your leg? There's so many brands that have made seriously awesome travel sets this year (which come in super handy carry-on clear cases) such as REN (packed with shampoos, conditioners and cleansing waters), Clarins (with some seriously desiable skincare) and Aromatherapy Assosiates- which tick off all of the relaxing body treatments! Plus, at a fraction of their normal price, are a great way to sample hotly coveted beauty products, without having to lug your beauty cupboard with you on holibobs- huzzah! Plus, how adorable is this make up bag? Way to perk up a bad hair/face day!


Packing Post Holiday Guide The Obviously-Essentials:
Wherever you're heading a sassy swimsuit and sunhat is ever necessary- and the more it makes you feel like Amy Adams the better, meaning this Agent Provacateur swimsuit is the most timeless and beautiful swimwear piece I'm sure I'll ever own- plus being high waisted means it'll look absolutely rad with some pin-up style high waisted shorts- phwoar! I'll also be packing some staple flip flops from Gandys- which were my holiday go-to last year (as well as being super cute, 10% of sales go to an amazing cause- which you can read about here)- plus they also have a Liberty collection- which I strongly recommend you have a nosey at. Finally- don't forget your passport, and make it all the more memorable if it's in a cute personalised holder- you won't want to leave it at home when it looks this cute (or, so, y'know- you don't miss the plane).


Packing Post Holiday Guide The Collect-All-Year-Rounders:
Okay, so these are kind of an extension of the holiday minis I mentioned above- but most of these were freebies or things I've just kept handy from the year. You know those magazine mini perfumes they tuck inside the pages? Amazing! Keep 'em and keep fresh without a big bottle. Free lip balms with your magazine? Hold on to them and throw them in your hand luggage, you'll be laughing when you realise you haven't spent a single extra penny. Plus, if you're a nervy-b flyer like me invest in a bloody good deodrant- I saw this 'Stress protect' one in Sainsbo's and it seems to do the job (TMI?).


Packing Post Holiday Guide The Memory Makers:
For goodness sake, don't forget the camera! If you're taking 4 disposables for surprises when you get hoe, or taking your special DSLR- make sure it's charged, loaded with an empty SD card and ready to go. I'm also trying to get back into some digital photograph after using it on holiday last year, so may even be taking my OM10 with me too- after all, who needs to waste time on holiday deleting snaps when you can be making memories in an instant?



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Packing Post Holiday Guide

It's that time of the year again! Whether you're flying across the pond, hitting Spanish sands, taking a stay-cation or even camping in the garden (in which case this may be a tiny bit elaborate- but hey, you can never be too prepared)- I've decided to put together a tiny packing post to help get you started for any trips you may have planned! Plus, I'd also love to hear any tips you have for making the dreaded packing process all the smoother! Happy Holidays!

Packing Post Holiday Guide The Travel Minis:
There's a reason why these little bad boys pack such a big punch on holiday- who can fit in three shampoo bottles literally as long as your leg? There's so many brands that have made seriously awesome travel sets this year (which come in super handy carry-on clear cases) such as REN (packed with shampoos, conditioners and cleansing waters), Clarins (with some seriously desiable skincare) and Aromatherapy Assosiates- which tick off all of the relaxing body treatments! Plus, at a fraction of their normal price, are a great way to sample hotly coveted beauty products, without having to lug your beauty cupboard with you on holibobs- huzzah! Plus, how adorable is this make up bag? Way to perk up a bad hair/face day!


Packing Post Holiday Guide The Obviously-Essentials:
Wherever you're heading a sassy swimsuit and sunhat is ever necessary- and the more it makes you feel like Amy Adams the better, meaning this Agent Provacateur swimsuit is the most timeless and beautiful swimwear piece I'm sure I'll ever own- plus being high waisted means it'll look absolutely rad with some pin-up style high waisted shorts- phwoar! I'll also be packing some staple flip flops from Gandys- which were my holiday go-to last year (as well as being super cute, 10% of sales go to an amazing cause- which you can read about here)- plus they also have a Liberty collection- which I strongly recommend you have a nosey at. Finally- don't forget your passport, and make it all the more memorable if it's in a cute personalised holder- you won't want to leave it at home when it looks this cute (or, so, y'know- you don't miss the plane).


Packing Post Holiday Guide The Collect-All-Year-Rounders:
Okay, so these are kind of an extension of the holiday minis I mentioned above- but most of these were freebies or things I've just kept handy from the year. You know those magazine mini perfumes they tuck inside the pages? Amazing! Keep 'em and keep fresh without a big bottle. Free lip balms with your magazine? Hold on to them and throw them in your hand luggage, you'll be laughing when you realise you haven't spent a single extra penny. Plus, if you're a nervy-b flyer like me invest in a bloody good deodrant- I saw this 'Stress protect' one in Sainsbo's and it seems to do the job (TMI?).


Packing Post Holiday Guide The Memory Makers:
For goodness sake, don't forget the camera! If you're taking 4 disposables for surprises when you get hoe, or taking your special DSLR- make sure it's charged, loaded with an empty SD card and ready to go. I'm also trying to get back into some digital photograph after using it on holiday last year, so may even be taking my OM10 with me too- after all, who needs to waste time on holiday deleting snaps when you can be making memories in an instant?



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59 comments:

  1. You have a ridiculous amount of AMAZING stuff? Can I please just come and steal it all for starters? I love that full swim suit! To die for.
    Secondly, you have THE MOST beautiful blog I have come across. I like alot, I am definitley subscribing to you my lovely :)
    Rebecca xxx
    www.queenbeady.com

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  2. these are some seriously great tips and seeing as I'll be traveling here in about a week, perfectly timed. thanks so much for sharing. I love that little tip of keeping all your samples for when you travel. you're brilliant!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  3. You have packed some great items!! Love the shoes. I also have the Aspinal of London travel set ;) great taste haha! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  4. Ooh I love that straw hat! Your case looks perfect and full of everything needed for a fabulous getaway! Have a wonderful holiday!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  5. Although I will of course be taking my digital camera, you've just given me the idea of getting a disposable too - they're so fun because you don't have a clue what to picture will turn out like (usually rubbish)... Great packing tips :) xx

    Pillarbox Post

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  6. The stress protect deodorant is lovely!

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  7. i loveee the make up bag xx

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  8. Hi Olivia, Just wanted to ask a quick question...do you have gel nails. acrylic or natural because they look fab!

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  9. Such great tips! I love the make up bag, I really need to try some Clarins skincare! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  10. I love the idea of taking disposals. I might go buy some before my hols! x

    Lizzie's Corner

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  11. really great post!

    http://www.aboutacloset.com/

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  12. Amazing picks! All those products look great, loving that pink passport case! =)
    Please, check out my blog!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  13. you've got all the essentials - always need good skincare and a camera when on holiday :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. You have the cutest travel accessories! I love your passport holder. Great list x

    Charlotte's Web | The London Project

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  15. Great picks! Minis are the best to have when traveling!

    Sophia | sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  16. awesome!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  17. Great!:) x
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  18. I love those sandals, they're gorgeous!

    laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk : Student Box Swap

    xx

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  19. Yep always more than one camera!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Travel minis are my fave, who ever invented them is a life saver!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  21. I'm heading off on holiday on Monday! Hope you have a nice time, love the post xo
    loveheartsandfairydust.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. The mini's section looks incredible!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I love the makeup bag! So pretty! Mini's are brilliant for holidays, weekend breaks and festivals, but I always misplace them when I get back home and have to buy more :(

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

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  24. Amazing post! The photos are so gorgeous!

    Lauren x

    www.thefashionramblings.blogspot.com

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  25. Lovely post I'm off to LA soon I may have to purchase that passport cover !! ๐Ÿ˜

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  26. I'm forever jealous of you and your blog posts and all your wonderful little things, have a great holiday lovely!
    love jen // jennifer's journal xx

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  27. Cute! I love that passport case:)
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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      YES to that Stelle clutch!! I just received one a couple weeks ago and I'm absolutely in love with it - the sound is soooo good!

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  28. love these pictures and products!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  29. What a great post! It had to take time to write it. Thank you for sharing;-)
    XX
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  30. Minis are always the best for travelling! Thanks for the tips!

    xoxo - http://swingingforties.blogspot.com

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  31. lovely post great pictures!

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  32. Love this post! The make-up bag is so cute xx

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  33. I love that make-up bag! x
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  34. Love the passport holder and all those miniatures <3
    KKKIRANXOXO
    xoxo

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  35. Thank you so much for this post, and for the absolutely amazing photography that went with it. I'm actually in need of some new flip-flops (even though I've just come back from holiday haha!) and I am now on my way to buy some Gandy's!

    Absolutely oving your blog, following on GFC & bloglovin' xx
    http://glamourtricks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. I love your swimsuit!

    Sim
    polarizedsoul.blogspot.com

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  37. This is such a lovely and helpful post.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. That makeup bag is so cute! =)
    Please, check out my blog!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  39. that post was so good ! We can tell you put a lot of time into it :) Thanks Olivia !
    Love from France, Victoria

    http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr

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  40. I love that swimming costume, so pretty and such an amazing shape!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  41. that is such a lovely bag with the quote. I want one like it! Also, I'm in love with that swimsuit! :)

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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  42. Love your swimming costume! x

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  43. That passport holder is amazing! And the swimsuit is really pin-up esque :) I reckon it'll look gorgeous! Have a lovely holiday xx Lara
    www.seven-days.co.uk

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  44. *gasps* that swimsuit is beautiful! looks so flattering too!
    Thanks for the tip!

    Ekaete xx

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  45. I love seeing what other people pack! I love that swimsuit <3


    CAT xo
    What Cat Says | BlogLovin'

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  46. I loooove the mirror floral bikini set! And where did you get that pair of shoes in your last picture? -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  47. I love this post and seeing all the different things people are going to take, I've been wondering where those "you look lovely" bags are from so now I know I can go buy one :p so thanks!

    www.violetdaffodils.com
    xx

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  48. I often make a list before packing and tick everything off as I go along, I find it really helps!
    Such a great post with some really beautiful photographs

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  49. Gorgeous make-up bag, it'd put a smile on my face each time i'd see it!

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  50. That makeup bag is so cute!!! I wish I saw this post earlier since I just came back from vacation!

    marjorievie.blogspot.com

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  51. You've shared so interesting and helpful packing ideas in this post! I also like the pictures! Keep going with the interesting blog!

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  52. Oh my God! The Agent Provocateur piece is to die for!! You have great stuff, it's a pleasure to see someone with a true taste, I mean it! Thumbs up from me!

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