Shopaholic Goes On Vacation๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ !

Hello lovely peeps! ๐Ÿ’ž
So I had the most fantastic time this past week in beautiful South Africa โœจwhich explains my absence from blogging . I was too busy chasing lions๐Ÿฆ , elephants๐Ÿ˜ , 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 ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘šand toiletries along with me .
However since I’m strapped for cash ๐Ÿ’ธmost of the time and would rather use my piggy bank๐Ÿ’ต stash for shopping๐Ÿ›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 ๐Ÿ›ฉ.
๐Ÿ‘™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:

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๐Ÿ‘™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 ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿณ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿง€)๐Ÿค .

๐Ÿ‘™A denim jacket( banana republic) in-case the air conditioning is turned up to rival the chill in Alaska โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒฌ.

๐Ÿ‘™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 ๐Ÿ˜’

๐Ÿ‘™A multi color scarf(banana republic) to change up the black dress for a second wearing ,

๐Ÿ‘™Cargo pants ( loft) for occasions where I don’t want my dress/skirt up to my head read zip lining ๐ŸŒชat 130km ๐Ÿ˜ณ

๐Ÿ‘™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 .

๐Ÿ‘™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 ๐ŸŒญhot dogs anyone? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

๐Ÿ‘™Sun hat (ripcurl ) keeps the sun’s baking rays off my face and head and looks pretty cute too ๐Ÿ˜˜ { p.s skirts and dresses take up very little room unless you happen to insist on packing a hoop skirt ๐Ÿ™„}.

๐Ÿ‘™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 โ˜น๏ธwhat can I say . ( lucky lolita, flatters my awkwardly shaped booty like nothing else).๐Ÿ’ž

๐Ÿ‘™Shoes – Toms all the way โœจI 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 piraรฑas ๐Ÿ˜ฑtrust me these shoes are ๐Ÿ’–love for your tootsiesโฃ

๐Ÿ‘™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 ๐Ÿ˜’) . Shoes take up a lot of room so pack wisely.๐Ÿค“

๐Ÿ‘™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! ๐Ÿ˜

The Indian Cress Shampoo and conditioner are the best I have used ๐Ÿ˜ 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 ๐Ÿ˜–.

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The pink peppercorn body wash smelled divine and left my skin soft instead of parched and itchy. ๐Ÿ’ž I know their products are pricey๐Ÿ’ฐ but do try these if you can you will ๐Ÿ’– them !

๐Ÿ‘™Try buying travel sized sets Sephora usually has a good selection and you can try brands without paying full price ๐Ÿ’ธyay!

๐Ÿ‘™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 ๐Ÿฆƒ.

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๐Ÿ‘™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 .

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image๐Ÿ‘™Makeup , looking gorgeous on a vacation is a must ๐Ÿ˜ pack items that do double duty . I love ๐Ÿ’– 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 ๐Ÿ’‹!

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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿณ)!
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 โœจ!

๐Ÿ‘™Sunblock is a must since I tan horribly, not the glowing golden tan of a goddess ๐ŸŒŸmore like a blackened ,burnt toast that gets tossed out ๐ŸŒš. I slather on Moogoo sunblock in spf 40 liberally before I head out .

image๐Ÿ‘™First aid kit, pain killers,( headaches from lack of sleep, menstrual cramps yes they will happen when you least expect it{sanitary napkins}๐Ÿ˜ก)bandages, Neosporin ,gauze ( trust me I fell down the stairs leading to the pool and grazed both knees and elbows๐Ÿ˜ณ ).

 

๐Ÿ‘™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 ๐Ÿ˜. I’ve tried this and it’s a great way to freshen up sweaty underarms midday ๐ŸŒž when you can’t get to a shower.๐Ÿ’ง

๐Ÿ‘™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 ๐Ÿ˜ .

There you have it peeps my travel tips for a casual summer getaway ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ˜˜!
Share your travel tips with me right here!
Until next time xoxo๐Ÿ’‹

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