Bracing for a Long Haul | Things in My Handbag

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In another 6 hours we will be on our way to Barcelona! I have a habit to be over-prepared and cautious while traveling. An over packer and fussy traveller, yes thats me! Another beauty blogger cliché is to have a pre-holiday roundup up of whats in the handbag, what makeup what clothes etc, so here I am jumping on the bandwagon, head on!

I won’t go too much in the details, just a few pointers,

1. BIG handbag, I have the Longchamp Le Pliage, in a limited edition design from Korea. I actually have another one on the list this time. The fact that its waterproof also makes it great for the beach. This is also a great everyday handbag for me.

2. Laptop, thank God for the Air in my life or there was no way I could carry a heavy laptop on one shoulder. This fits in the bag easily.

3. Earphones, neck pillow, eye mask, and a pair of socks are other necessities.

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4. Also add in the mix, a hair band, hair clip, face wipes (I wanted to get the gentler, Vitamin E ones, but they weren’t available!), Tooth brush and toothpaste (not shown) and a makeup-cum-medicine bag.

5. Mint box! It also helps me calm down and relax. An extra big tube of hand cream, another of those nerve easing rose smelling ones!

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6. The makeup bits, Bioderma Sensibio decanted, Clarins cleanser smaple, Clinique eye roll on (GWP), Clarins Blue Orchid Face oil decanted, Chanel moisturiser decanted, YSL Touche Eclat #3, Spoolie for bushy brows, Hair bands, hair pins, Chanel Chance and Jo Malone Peony and blush Suede samples, YSL Sheer Candy in Succulent Pomegranate #4, Dior Miss Dior Body lotion (GWP), Loccitane spf lotion sample, Embryolisse sample, nail file, cotton pads, Q tips and garbage bag.

P.S: The Zara roller ball, Bobbi brown Pot Rouge and whatever is left of the shea butter hand cream I decided should go in the checked in toiletry bag. I am also not carrying any spritzes, as I find the bottles too heavy especially the Caudalie one.

7. I keep the makeup bits (whatever fits) in to a clear bag. I have one from Bobbi Brown as part of a GWP which works well. The rest just gets dumped into my Longchamp pouchette.

Clearly, this is a lot of stuff to carry! I like to have everything around as I hate panicking at 35000 ft above sea level! 😛

My clothes for traveling are mostly the same everytime, a Blue Zara skinny jeans, BIG white soft cotton shirt from MANGO, and black Zara flats. No jewelry. I also always have a big stole on me, which is especially useful for long haul flights.

I have plenty of posts coming up for you on my makeup and clothing which I am taking along, so do check back if you’d like a peek.

I hope you have a great weekend!

I will be putting up pictures on my Instagram, so if you are interested you can join me there! There will of course be a photo dump here on TCF! 🙂

Adios! Hasta Pronto!

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