Saturday, 18 June 2016

What I'm Taking To Corfu


Hello lovelies!

As some of you may know, I'm off to Corfu for a week on Monday! I couldn't be more excited. I wanted to share with you what I'm taking with me, this post actually helped me so much when I came to pack & I needed a check list. Hopefully it'll give you a few ideas on what to take as well if you're jetting off on holiday this Summer.

I'll start off by saying I'm terrible when it comes to packing. What usually happens is I'll start packing a week before I need to go. This will include all the clothes, sun cream etc. that I won't need in the run up to leaving. Only problem is it gets to the day before & I have to un-pack everything because I'm convinced I've forgotten to pack something! Silly really, but this year I made a tick list & as items go in, I marked them off & know they are safely in my suitcase.

So firstly;

Hand luggage

- iPhone
- Camera
- Passport
- iPod
- Kindle
- Headphones
- Headphone splitter
- Multiple ended charger
- Purse (with euros, pounds, travel insurance & my debit card)
- Ear plugs
- Eye mask
- Inflatable travel pillow
- Gorilla pod
- Lip balm
- Moisturiser
- Shorts
- Pants
- Puzzle book
-Pen
- Tissues
- Sweets
- Sunglasses
- Perfume
- Deodorant
- Comb
- Tablets
- Glasses
- Contact lens pot & solution

So firstly, the ear plugs, travel pillow & eye mask I actually got in a set from Tiger & they were such amazing value! They come in a range of colours, I bought mine last year in pink & I bought James the set in black this year. Yes, I enjoy being one of those couples with matching accessories, James does not share my enthusiasm..!

I couldn't live without my gorilla pod. I picked mine up from Amazon, they seem to stock loads & in all different colours. Perfect for holiday as I'm planning on vlogging our trip!

Ok, you might be thinking I'm a bit weird carrying pants in my luggage, but my worst nightmare is for my main suitcase to get lost & have no clean underwear! Shorts are a must as well, as I'm travelling in the early hours of the morning (our flight is at 5.55am so we'll be leaving the house around 4am!) so I'll be wearing jeans / leggings on the plane, but I know it's going to be extremely hot when we land & nothing beats the feeling of changing into cooler clothes on arrival!

& I don't know about you, but my ears pop & hurt like crazy when I'm flying & sweeties seem to help a lot so I won't ever fly without them.

& finally, there is nothing worse then feeling ill or headachy on a flight, so I always bring medication just in case along with my contact lens solution & pot, in case my eyes get dry. I'd be completely blind without my glasses, so they have to come too!

Suitcase

Clothes

- Bikini x 2
- Swimming costume x 2
- Shorts x 3
- Tops x 4
- Day dresses x 3
- Evening dress x 3
- Pants x 10
- Bra x 2
- Socks x 2
- Jeans x 1
- Kimono x 2
- Sandals / flipflops x 2
- Jumpsuit
- Jumper
- Cardigan
- Leggings
- Pjs
- Trainers
- Heels / heeled sandals
- Sunhat

All of these are self explanatory & you might think there is a lot of items here.. but I have seriously cut back to what I usually take! I'm planning on wearing shorts most days with a top, or depending what we're doing, maybe a day dress. A lot of the time I'll just be in my swimming stuff as we have a pool at the villa, but will need bras & possibly a cardigan if it gets chillier in the evenings. We're going for 7 nights, so will wear the evening dresses for two nights each, then I have a spare jumpsuit / playsuit for a final night.

I've decided to only take 4 pairs of shoes! Shock horror (I always take too many & never wear them!) One black & one white pair of sandals / flip flops, pair of trainers for when we go exploring & finally some heeled sandals for the evening.

The sunhat is a must of course, whether I'll be able to squash that into my suitcase is another matter.. it might have to come with me in the hand luggage.

Makeup

- Foundation
- Concealer
- Face power
- Blusher
- Highlighter
- Bronzer
- Eyeshadow
- Mascara
- Lipstick
- Lip gloss
- Lip liner
- Eye liner
- Brushes
- Nail polish x 2

Again, pretty standard, I've just got to try to narrow it down & only bring one of each!

Jewellery

- Watch
- Necklaces x 2
- Bracelet
- Earrings x 3
- Rings x 5

My day-to-day jewellery is pretty bog standard, I always have my watch, a bracelet, (usually Pandora) a necklace, my 5 rings & some earrings. I've recently purchased a pill holder, which I saw on Pinterest in a recent lifestyle hack. I'm going to use it to store my necklaces & earrings in, as I'll be wearing more formal ones for the evening meals. I thought this was such a clever idea!

Other

- Sun cream
- After sun
- Hair ties
- Hair brush
- Deodorant
- Hairspray
- Dry shampoo
- Shower gel
- Shampoo
- Conditioner
- Heat protector spray
- Straighteners
- Toothbrush
- Toothpaste
- Makeup remover pads
- Garnier Micellar water
- Iglu mouth ulcer gel
- Razors
- Moisturizer
- Sanitary towels
- Face wipes
- Nail varnish remover
- Nail kit; scissors, nail file
- Plasters
- Cotton buds
- Contact lens solution & spare pot 
- Beach towel
- Salt (after-care for my new piercing)

I purchased some adorable little travel pots from Primark (only £1) & these will be perfect for taking small amounts of shower gel, shampoo & conditioner. Realistically I only wash my hair twice a week, so a small pot is perfect size.

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So, I think that's it! I hope this post gave you an insight into what I'm taking with me this holiday season. Please let me know if you think I've forgotten anything! : )

I'd also love to hear where you're going on holiday or if you have been already! I'm always up for finding new holiday destinations!

16 comments:

  1. I hope that you have a wonderful time in Corfu lovely, I know that you will have the best time! Corfu is one of my favourite holiday destinations :)

    Corfu Town is so beautiful and definitely worth a visit! There's lots of history and so much to see and do along with modern shops too!

    Have a wonderful holiday dear!

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou so much El. I had the most amazing time!

      Corfu town was lovely, so busy & buzzing with shops, people & of course food!

      Hope you're well xxxx :)

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  2. Looks like you're super prepared! Have fun on your trip!

    Aisling | anthologie.

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  3. Hope you have an amazing time lovely, sounds like you're really organised! I'd never even considered pants in my hand luggage in case my suitcase got lost, thats such a good tip!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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    1. Haha thanks babe! Thankfully I didn't need them x

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  4. I love making lists of things I need so I don't forget necessities! Remember to be careful with liquids in your hand luggage, don't want your perfume taken off you!! Jealous you're off to Corfu though, always wanted to go xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Thanks babe! Luckily they let me through with it ;) xx

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  5. Such an amazing idea for a blog-post and I totally love that you used this as a check list for packing, what a fab way to remember all your essentials ;) I love everything you've listed here, I'm useless when it comes to packing, always leaving it to the last minute so I'm definitely coming back here next time I jet off on holiday haha :)

    I hope you have a wonderful time in Corfu hon, it sounds like the most stunning place! We went to Portugal in April which was amazing, so dreamy! I think we'll probably do two UK holiday breaks throughout the summer which'll be good <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Awwh thanks so much for your lovely comment babe, glad you had a lovely holiday as well! :) xxx

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  6. You will have the best time, so jealous! Love this post.. it's pretty helpful to other people heading away on holiday. I love your blog too by the way, would love to follow each other and stay in touch.. let me know! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  7. This is such a great post, I always over pack! Your lists are so detailed! Apart from de potting toiletteries are they're any tips on how not to phave an over weight suitcase? You manage to get so much in your cases! :) C x

    www.thelifeofcandh.com

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    1. Well, I'd always advise having a light weight suitcase to start with as I used to have a heavy one that was 4.5kg (that's almost a quarter of the allowance gone already!) & just take what you know will need.

      I've cut back on so many items as I always take way to much stuff! x

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  8. Have an amazing time lovely! Corfu is gorgeous x
    http://www.britishmermaid.com

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    1. Thankyou babe, it was amazing! x

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