Hi there everyone, I hope you are doing great!
Today I am really happy to have another guest here on my blog. My guest is Meera, from escapesandepiphanies.com . Make sure to check out her blog because I did a guest post there too! She is going to share with you guys her top 5 traveller beauty and fashion hacks. That sounds amazing right?
First, here is a little bit about Meera:
Hi I’m Meera, a 19 year old who loves to travel. I originally started my blog to document my gap year travels however, in addition to these posts, I now use it for conversational topics, sharing my fashion sketches & hand made clothes, and various other lifestyle bits. So if you love travel, creativity, and deep conversations, maybe go take a lil wander round my blog?
If you travel around a lot, chances are, you know the absolute horror that comes with packing a backpack. That 4-hour long process that most likely ends with you staring in desperation at your overflowing backpack, wondering where you went wrong. I actually remember pre-first-time-solo-travel Meera, sitting on the floor of her room, contemplating whether to just throw out the backpack and get a ma-hoosive suitcase instead. I was pretty thankful however, that I did decide to take my backpack in the end. I can tell you now, no one wants to be wheeling around a suitcase in torrential rain on what was basically a river of mud. So, in an attempt to lighten your packing load, here are my top 5 traveller beauty and fashion hacks.
1. Research where you’re going
You’re probably thinking, well duhh… I’m not going to just turn up and look like a complete noob. But I can assure you it happens. Example, having just left tropical Asia for the east coast of Australia, I was blissfully oblivious to the fact that it was actually winter in Australia. I turned up with a bag full of bikinis, airy trousers and an array of bum shorts. Cute, sure, but definitely not ideal for the south eastern Australian weather at the time. This can help you cut down on useless clothing, like jumpers if you’re going somewhere hot, or, pretty halter tops if you’re going to the arctic…
Alongside this, it’s probably a good idea to know the kind of country you’re going to. Is it conservative? If so, you might want to pack more long-sleeved tops and long trousers. As I travelled to more conservative countries, I basically lived in baggy lightweight trousers and thin shirts. Again, this can help cut out items of clothing you’ll never be able to wear.
2. Lightweight make up
In simpler terms, take all your makeup and chuck at least half out. Honestly, all that should be in there is one lightweight, high SPF, BB cream, a powder, a moisturising lipstick and, maybe, a simple eyeshadow palette. I think in the entire time I was away, I only wore a full face of makeup twice. And, to be honest, the first time was the day I arrived in Bali and the makeup was quite literally melting off my face. If you’re going somewhere tropical, chances are, even if you do put make-up on in the morning, it’ll be gone even before you sit down to breakfast.
3. Buy simple, staple clothes
Obviously, this depends on the climate of your destination, but in essence, buy things you can just throw on. For example, I found that, despite packing my fancier tops, I’d always gravitate towards the simple white t-shirts. This meant I didn’t have to think about colour matching/creating outfits too much. I’d suggest at least 2 or three simple white t-shirts and (if you’re going to a tropical destination) a couple of baggy lightweight trousers. This means that while one set is being washed, you can use the second set. I would also avoid big logos or designer items, if you’re backpacking they’re probably just going to get ruined, and/or never get taken out your bag. If you’re going somewhere hot avoid heavy materials, and instead opt for natural lightweight fibres.
4. Travel cubes/bags
These will literally be your best friend. If you’re like me and you need everything to be neat and tidy, travel cubes are the best choice for you! Not only does it keep everything separate and neat, but it also compresses your clothes, creating more space. Although, very useful, travel backpacks generally don’t have many little inside compartments, making travel cubes even more essential. They’re also good if you’re going somewhere rainy and you want to keep your clothing dry.
5. Leave space in your bag
DON’T PACK TO THE BRIM. I made this mistake and ended up giving away half my clothing just so I could buy new stuff there. I know, maybe a little counterintuitive, but what can you do. Having space in your bag for souvenirs, cute patterned scarves, and various random bits is a must. Plus, I can’t say it’s bad not having a backbreaking weight on your shoulders…
Thanks for reading, and happy travels!
And there you go, that was Meera’s guest post! If you want to read mine, just go over to Meera’s blog here.
I wish you a very nice day/night and I will talk to you in my next blog post!
All the love,
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