Shopaholic Goes On Vacation🛩🐒🐯🦁 !

Hello lovely peeps! 💞
So I had the most fantastic time this past week in beautiful South Africa ✨which explains my absence from blogging . I was too busy chasing lions🦁 , elephants🐘 , rhinos trying to get a selfie without being eaten.

Now here’s the thing usually I don’t enjoy traveling because I hate living out of a suitcase. If I could somehow manage it I would bring my entire wardrobe 👢👡👠👗👚and toiletries along with me .
However since I’m strapped for cash 💸most of the time and would rather use my piggy bank💵 stash for shopping🛍instead of paying the outrageous luggage fees. It all comes down to packing smart to make the most out of your luggage allowance. So here are some tips I learned on my trip that I’m sharing with you hopefully you can utilize them on your next trip 🛩.
👙A multitasking wardrobe as I learned on this trip a few key pieces that you can mix and match to create different looks is the way to go. Here’s my summer vacation packing list:

👙black maxi dress( old navy) a staple item that looks chic day or night , drapes beautifully and hides all the lumps and bumps ( read bloated belly post breakfast buffet 🍧🍮🍿🎂🍰🍰🍫🍩🍥🍕🍕🍳🍤🍖🍗🧀)🤐 .

👙A denim jacket( banana republic) in-case the air conditioning is turned up to rival the chill in Alaska ❄️🌬.

👙A cardigan (banana republic) in case the ac starts spitting hail stones and snow flakes and the jacket isn’t keeping me at 98 degrees 😒

👙A multi color scarf(banana republic) to change up the black dress for a second wearing ,

👙Cargo pants ( loft) for occasions where I don’t want my dress/skirt up to my head read zip lining 🌪at 130km 😳

👙Skirt (forever 21)and sleeveless top(loft) , just another floaty rotation for the week, the top can be worn with the cargo pants as well .

👙Shift dress , it doubles as a swim coverup and since it’s summer I try to avoid jeans- read legs feeling like boiled sausages in a glued on casing 🌭hot dogs anyone? 😳

👙Sun hat (ripcurl ) keeps the sun’s baking rays off my face and head and looks pretty cute too 😘 { p.s skirts and dresses take up very little room unless you happen to insist on packing a hoop skirt 🙄}.

👙Jeans – yes I know I said it I avoid them, except on flights, emirates airlines always have the air conditioning on super high and my legs get cold I know I’m weird ☹️what can I say . ( lucky lolita, flatters my awkwardly shaped booty like nothing else).💞

👙Shoes – Toms all the way ✨I have walked miles in my toms and they are the most comfortable shoe bar none! And since every shoe I have worn since birth feels like putting my feet in a pond of snapping pirañas 😱trust me these shoes are 💖love for your tootsies❣

👙Flip flops for the pool or beach and one pair of glitzy sandals incase I get an invitation to the red carpet ( like that’s happening 😒) . Shoes take up a lot of room so pack wisely.🤓

👙Toiletries – so on this trip i forgot to pack my shampoo and conditioner and body wash I couldn’t find any travel sizes in the mall and later it totally slipped my mind. Luckily the hotel I was staying at had all Molton Brown products! 😍

The Indian Cress Shampoo and conditioner are the best I have used 😍 Usually the stuff hotels provide is a spin-off of dish-washing liquid and leaves my hair looking and feeling like a bale of straw 😖.


The pink peppercorn body wash smelled divine and left my skin soft instead of parched and itchy. 💞 I know their products are pricey💰 but do try these if you can you will 💖 them !

👙Try buying travel sized sets Sephora usually has a good selection and you can try brands without paying full price 💸yay!

👙Rechargeable shaver , because body hair will go into overdrive mode on a vacation even if you’ve spent ages plucking yourself like a turkey before leaving 🦃.


👙Dry shampoo , personally I hate not being able to wash my hair but sometimes you just have to make do , living proof dry shampoo $22 lives up to the hype .


image👙Makeup , looking gorgeous on a vacation is a must 😍 pack items that do double duty . I love 💖 the it cosmetics vitality flush stain stick that doubles as a lipstain and a blush.
My burts bees lip crayon goes with me everywhere to brighten up my pout in a snap 💋!

If I need extra coverage I carry the it cosmetics celebration foundation it’s small enough to fit in my cosmetics case and goes on without a ton of blending ( a must when you have to make it to the free breakfast buffet on time looking flawless 😁🍳)!
I don’t usually bother with eye makeup so a little liner goes a long way the it cosmetics naturally pretty palette has easy to blend colors that can be applied in a few brush strokes and I can be out the door ✨!

👙Sunblock is a must since I tan horribly, not the glowing golden tan of a goddess 🌟more like a blackened ,burnt toast that gets tossed out 🌚. I slather on Moogoo sunblock in spf 40 liberally before I head out .

image👙First aid kit, pain killers,( headaches from lack of sleep, menstrual cramps yes they will happen when you least expect it{sanitary napkins}😡)bandages, Neosporin ,gauze ( trust me I fell down the stairs leading to the pool and grazed both knees and elbows😳 ).


👙Wipes, baby and anti bacterial , you can’t wash your hands everywhere. The wipes can also be used to freshen up your face and underarms 😁. I’ve tried this and it’s a great way to freshen up sweaty underarms midday 🌞 when you can’t get to a shower.💧

👙A hanging toiletry kit ( mine is from Victoria’s Secret) if you can find it makes things way easier if you are stuck with a small bathroom read airplane toilets 😠.

There you have it peeps my travel tips for a casual summer getaway 🛩👙😘!
Share your travel tips with me right here!
Until next time xoxo💋

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