My Travel Essentials

After a lovely time in Portugal last week, I’ve been thinking about those of you who still have your holiday yet to come (you lucky ducks!), so today I’m sharing with you my travel essentials, which as the title may imply, isn’t just for Summer holidays but valid for any travelling you may have coming up!

My Travel Essentials

I’ve flown alot in my life so I’m actually a pretty great packer, but my goodness it is an arduous task, so getting me to do it is painful (just ask Himself, he has to hear about it when I don’t want to do it!!). The other pitfall for me is the fact that once I’m “in the zone” I pack very quickly – which is why when Mom used to ring me just a few hours before my flight and say “you all set?” what she was really asking was “have you actually packed yet?” – more often than not the answer was no, but I was only going from London to Dublin for the weekend, it was FINNNNE!

I would like to say in my adultness I’ve gotten better, well I have-ish, wellll… ok, really I just know what my must-haves are, so everything else is a bonus if I remember to pack it!! So, without further adieu, the below are my must haves – hope it’s helpful!

Electrical

Headphones – I usually bring two types, these and these because you’re not allowed to wear over ear headphones during take-off or landing

Kindle – because books are life

Phone & Charger

Camera & Charger

Hairdryer & Curly Wand

Adapter(s)

My Travel Essentials

Skincare & Eyes

Suncream – this one, cause there be no messing when it comes to my skin come Spring, Summer, Autumn OR Winter (yes, Winter!)

Contact Lenses

Sungalsses & Glasses

Eye cream

Micellar Water

Moisturiser (body & face)

Lip balm

Deodrant

Perfume

Make Up (Foundation, Concealer, Mascara, Blush, Lippy, Highlight/Contour)

FirstAid Kit

Plasters

Hayfever Tablets

Painkiller

Muscle soothing gel (especially on a city break when we’ll be walking around lots to explore!)

My Travel Essentials

Clothes

Bikini – because even in the dead of Winter I will sniff out a hotel with a pool thank you kindly!

Daywear  – skirt, nice tops, jeans/shorts, day dress, shoes

Eveningwear – fancy dress, playsuit, trousers & top combo, heels

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Just realised I’ve now covered myself for all future travel – no longer will I have to think what to pack – this may well be my favourite blog post yet!! Win!! 🙂

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16 Comments

    • peppermintdolly
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Thanks so much Eni!

      Rxx

    • peppermintdolly
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 5:30 pm

      I’m delighted to hear it, thanks Eleonora!

      Rxx

    • peppermintdolly
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much Izzy!! I totally agree, the AC is so drying – so I’ve got to have some eye cream ready to combat the issue!

      Rxx

    • peppermintdolly
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      Great choices Shelley!!

      Rxx

  1. August 21, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    The things I always forget when I go away – toothpaste, hairbrush and aftersun!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    • peppermintdolly
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      I never bring toothpaste with me because I opt to buy the little travel sized one in the airport, I use it for the duration of the trip and then don’t return with it. I have forgotten my hairbrush once before, but thankfully I was travelling with my family so my Sister sorted me out – but I hear you, sometimes it’s the most used/everyday things that we forget!!

      Rxx

      • August 21, 2018 / 8:08 pm

        I think it’s because you don’t pack it with everything else because you use them everyday… and you make a note to pack them on the day.. then you loose the note.. and then you don’t pack them! haha

        • peppermintdolly
          Author
          August 22, 2018 / 7:37 pm

          Haha! Yes Katie that’s so true!!

          Rxx

  2. August 31, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I have to always remember to bring pain killers in my suitcase. I always tend to need them, and never have any. I’m going away in two weeks, so I’ve written down a big list of things that I need to take with me so you’ve reminded me a few extra bits. x

    • peppermintdolly
      Author
      August 31, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Great stuff Laila – lists are lifesavers and I’m so glad to hear that mine has helped yours! Enjoy your time away!!

      Rxx

  3. September 10, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    I always forget makeup remover wipes. As I read your post, I kept thinking “what country is she from?”. I could tell by the way things are said differently from where I live in the US. Plasters instead of Bandaids, for example.

    Love for the States.

    Kelcy | passportbydesign.com

    • peppermintdolly
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Oh me too Kelcy!! Also – I’m from Ireland!! 😀

      Rxx

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