Sunday, August 04, 2013

what's in my carry-on bag

I feel a little immature admitting it but my favourite part before a holiday is packing my carry-on bag! I think as a child my mum made a big deal out of it, you know so we'd get excited about travelling, and so she would buy us a few magazines and books and I even remember getting those little magnetic travel games. 
I felt like a little girl again yesterday (in a good way, of course!) when I went to Easons to buy things to read on the plane & on holidays.

Anyway I thought I'd make a little post about what I take in my carry-on bag as I'm leaving for Portugal in a few hours (no seriously it's 2am and we're heading off to the airport at 4am!)
Like many people I read while I'm on a plane so as you can see in the photo above I bought Seventeen and Red magazine. I've never bought Red before but my mum has picked it up a few times and I loved last month's issue so I decided to try something new. 

Looking For Alaska by John Green has been on my wish list for so long now! I read a few pages and so far I'm in love with it. I'm really looking forward to reading it by the pool. 

I'm also taking my Samsung netbook, a DVD player that attaches to my laptop & a few DVDs (Taylor Swift Journey To Fearless, 500 Days of Summer and Bridget Jones's Diary) with me. I obviously can't watch them all on the plane but I'll probably watch a movie at night or during the long drive from the airport to our apartment. 

I'm taking two pairs of sunglasses because I don't know which pair suits me better. I personally prefer the white cat eye pair from River Island but I'm conscious they may be a little too big for my face!
Lip balm, moisturiser and waterproof mascara are also packed - you know in-case my lips are chapped, my skin is feeling dry or my eyelashes are looking a little... invisible?
Lastly I took my phone. Honestly I'm not really a phone person - I charged it yesterday for the first time in a month. And it's been 5 months since I last had credit (So to all of those people I haven't replied to, I'm not trying to be rude!) But I guess it's nice to have it in-case there is no wifi (the horror) and I want to talk to people.

Well that's everything.
Of course there will probably be a pair of shoes or something thrown into it later because our suitcases will most likely be too heavy but you get the idea of it!

Do you bring anything different in your carry-on bag? 

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  1. I love your sunglasses! + have fun on holiday :) x


  2. I love these kinds of posts! Have fun on holiday! Where is your bag from? X

    1. thank you! I can't believe I'm only getting back to you now (woops) but I got it from Topshop xx

  3. Have fun in Portugal! I normally just bring money and clothes haha x

  4. definitely going to take on this review to think about what my essentials are for my carry on!! made a 2nd blog post so check it out!!

  5. I always get excited about doing my carry-on bag! :) I normally have sweets in my carry-on, but most importantly, my earphones! Hahah :) I love this post!


    1. Yay so I'm not the only one! Yeah I always buy loads of food at the airport after security - and I lost my ipod just before my holiday :( I'm usually addicted! Thank you very much xxx

  6. Thanks for sharing..
    U have so many things in your bag..


  7. I love briget jones dirary it's one of my favourite films!

  8. hey! brilliant movie collection! love them all!! even the concert one! i have it haha... and I love ariana grande who's on the cover of one of the magazines!hahhaha, anyway I have an advice/inspiration blog... you know 'your not alone' situations :) Mainly for teens :)
    This one is more private so i can really express myself without getting stick in school and stuff! I'd appreciate it if I got a follow?
    thank you xxx

    1. Thank you! That's a really cute idea I'll check it out xx

  9. Looking for Alaska is such a good book, I am sure you will enjoy it! Have a great holiday:) x


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