The other night I went away on a last minute trip to Manchester with my mum. We got the train in the evening, stayed the night in a hotel and then spent the next day exploring Manchester. Because the next day everything that I had with me I would have to carry all day around Manchester I needed to pack as light as I possibly could. I wanted to fit everything in just my small new black handbag.
The only clothes that I took where clean underwear and socks for the next day and a pair of thin pyjamas. I took the usual beauty items than I carry around in my handbag like my hand cream and sanitiser and my purse. I also packed a magazine and some chocolate for the train journey. The majority of space in my handbag was taken up by my new spotty wash bag which I managed to fit all of my wash stuff and all of my make up in. I transferred a lot of my wash stuff into these little pots so that I didn’t have to carry around massive bottles. To save more space I also took a travel tube of toothpaste and dry shampoo so that I wouldn’t have to wash my hair until the next evening.
In terms of makeup I really tried to pack the minimal amount. I decided to skip the foundation and BB cream and just use concealer and powder instead. To save even more space I took one eyeshadow that I could use to fill in my eyebrows a bit as well as for a bit of colour over my eyes. Then I just bought my other regular makeup such as mascara and eyeliner and only allowed myself one lip colour choice.
Hope this helps if you are just packing for a night away. My top ups would be to transfer things into smaller bottles and to not allow yourself any choices for makeup or clothes etc; one option is enough. Wondering why I went on a last minute trip to Manchester? You’ll have to wait and see! Or if you are following me on Instagram then you might already know! 🙂 xx