My Summer Travel Essentials

Hey guys, I'm currently on holiday in France and I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of my travel essentials with you. Also, I know a lot of you are getting away this summer too so I figured I’d share my essentials and some useful tips about the stuff I like to bring with me. I hope you're having an awesome summer!

 - Equipment -

As a blogger, I like to bring some of my blogging equipment with me whenever I travel just to get some work done when I'm away, so my Macbook is my number one essential! I have all my photo editing programmes as well as iMovie on this laptop - I'd usually pack my Canon 70D as well but it's really heavy so I decided to bring my new Olympus Pen E-PL7 on this holiday instead - the perfect little camera for my travels. The image quality is amazing (I took almost all the photos in this post with my Olympus) and it also has a built in WiFi that lets you remotely control the camera, as well as transfer and edit photos on your phone. I also got this really handy little tripod just in case I want to film a video. So, when you're bringing along your camera, phone, laptop etc. the last thing you want to do is forget your chargers. I keep all of the chargers for my electronics in a small makeup bag so I can make sure that I have everything in one place.

- Toiletries -

Airplanes are literally bacteria festivals so I always bring a little hand sanitizer to disinfect my hands, phone etc. I also like to bring mini sized products like cleansers, shampoo, eye cream & moisturizer. Balea Makeup Wipes are my go-to ones when I'm traveling - they're cheap and do the job. Balea also do some amazing face masks so I decided to get some for a little pamper evening. I got a Clarifying Mask, and a Hyaluronic Mask for eyes & lips (both were absolutely brilliant!

- Makeup -

When it comes to packing makeup - less is more. I usually just bring one little clear makeup bag filled with the beauty products I use everyday. Because let's be real, as much as I'd love to bring everything from my makeup stash I won't even use half of it, so only pack products that you need. For me, a good tinted moisturizer or light foundation works best when I'm on holiday - especially when it's sunny, so I packed my BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Foundation (27€). Concealer is a must have (gotta hide those under eye circles) I brought my Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (3€) with me - the shade I have is slightly too dark for my skin tone so I can only use it when I'm on holiday. I also love to pack little palettes like the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette (31€) - you basically get a bronzer, highlight and blush in one, so it's definitely space saving in your makeup bag. I'd also recommend that your makeup products may be best coming with you in your carry-on as powders like blushes or eye shadows can shatter.

So these are a few of my travel essentials! Now I'm off to town to take some photos for some upcoming blog posts! Are you currently on holiday? If so, what are your travel essentials?

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