It is ALMOST the start of my SUMMER!! FINALLY!
I am packing to go to Croatia and Germany until September and moving into a new flat so I thought packing was a good theme to write about this time.
This post will highlight some of the items that are essential in every summer suitcase!
I LOVE SUMMER CLOTHES! They are just so much cuter than winter clothes and I feel much more comfortable in them. As I was abroad for most of last summer I already had quite a good summer time wardrobe but another few dresses and shorts won’t put me above my luggage allowance right?! This year I loved shopping online at PrettyLittleThing for pretty dresses and bodysuits.
A little bird told me that palm leaves were trending this summer and I found a gorgeous dress on boohoo.com
Health & Beauty Essentials
I’m not going to bore you by writing a big list of everything I have related to health and beauty in my case but here are some of my MUST HAVES!
This year I have gone with boots own brand factor 50 face lotion which is a great alternative to an extra moisturiser and the Nivea factor 30.
Who wants panda-eye photos?! I have brought with me my Maybelline Volume Express Waterproof mascara which was only £7.99 in Superdrug!
Maybelline Superstay Matte Lipstick
I hate having to constantly reapply my lipstick for every photo while travelling so this really is the ANSWER. It comes in gorgeous colours and really does stay on ALL DAY from ONE application!
This is the perfect solution for girls who want slight coverage without having to worry about it becoming patchy during the day from the sun. I like to use the Garnier BB Cream that you can get in most large supermarkets as well as Boots/Superdrug.
I love being in hot temperatures but hate the insects that come as part of the package! The trick is to be prepared before you go….I learned this the hard way last Summer.
I would recommend a repellent that you can plug into your bedroom wall as well as a roll on/spray.
As per usual I cannot recommend the brand SandCloud enough for beach accessories!
If you love the look of my towel use my personal code CatrionaKe15 for 15% off all orders at the checkout! A percentage of all Sandcloud’s profits go into saving marine life by supporting conservation charities. #savethefishes
Make sure you pack enough travel adapters for you electronics. If you forget to pack these on occasion like myself you can easily pick them up at the airport.
I love taking pictures of my new surroundings with my Sony DSCH400B Digital Compact Bridge Camera (£162 on Amazon). This has been my favourite present ever and really steps up my photography game with the 64 optical zoom feature.
One of the only times I can spend hours reading in chilling by the pool on holiday. The Kindle is a great way to take advantage of your portable bookshelf and purchase books on the go!