Friday, October 05, 2012

going on vacation! what i'm packing

I'm going on a mini-vacation from Saturday to Wednesday to Kyushu, which is the southern most of the four main islands. I live about 2 hours north of Tokyo, so I've never ventured out there before, and I'm really looking forward to my trip!

Since it's a five day trip and we'll be walking around and travelling from place to place by ourselves, I want to pack light. This is what I'm bringing:

Since it's a mini-vacation, I only want to bring one bag and probably my cross body purse (oops! forgot to take a picture of that), and I'm having trouble deciding which one of these to take... The top two are definitely cuter, but I have to wear it on one shoulder whereas the backpack would be more comfortable to carry around, especially if I'm out walking a lot!

Outfits: I tried to choose outfits that are comfortable, that I can mix and match, but at the same time not look like a slob. To minimize what I'm carrying, I'll be wearing the T-shirt with the tank over it, the leggings and the shorts over that, and then the cardigan over everything. That way I won't be cold on the plane plus I'm only carrying two dresses in my bag!

The tank will be layered under the black dress for one outfit, the T-shirt can be layered under OR over the green dress (that's two outfits!), and depending on if it's warm or cold I can always forgo or wear the leggings and the cardigan.

Shoes: I'm going to bring my Ked-lookalikes for comfortable walking, and my flip flops for those days when we're in hostels and I don't want to walk around in shoes!

Make-up (left to right): Visee Glam Pink in PK 1, Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Brown, Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara, Sweets Sweets Eyeliner in Beige, WaterLip chapstick with SPF20, Canmake Cover&Stretch Concealer in Light Beige, Elsia Pencil Eyebrow in Grey, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, My Beauty Diary Lip Essence, Benefit Benetint, Shiseido eyelash curler, Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel

I'm not a big fan of heavy make up, especially not on vacation! Sunscreen is of course, a must. I think that small eyeshadow palettes are the best to bring on vacation, since there are so many different looks you can do with them! I usually wear Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner, but it's a pain to clean the brush every single time I use it, and I would rather not on a I bought the Dolly Wink! Also, I might not bring the mascara even though this is seriously the best mascara I've ever tried on my stick straight lashes, it's super hard to remove and if I'm tired I don't think I can be bothered. I'll probably bring buy makeup wipes at the train station when we get there.

I moved my Skinfood Red Orange Jelly BB Cream into this small sample jar--never throw these away when you get samples, they seriously come in handy!--my Mandom Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover (this gets EVERYTHING off) and my Isofurabon moisturizer into small sample containers.

Lastly, my super cute Totoro towelette, a Sephora mascara (that I will probably replace the Heroine Make one with), my H2O+ eye moisturizer, a sample Bobbi Brown facial cleanser, and some hair ties/bobby pins.

Surprise! It can all go into the Totoro towelette, since it has a little pouch. Isn't it handy? I saw it at the Studio Ghibli Museum and couldn't resist.

The earrings I'm bringing.

Oh right--and I mustn't forget my Kindle for those long train rides. My friend made the cover for me. Isn't it cute? I wish I could sew!

I'm so excited for my trip! I'll try to take pictures of my outfits, so you can see the clothes in action.


  1. Great essentials to pack for a trip! Have a great time on your travels!

    Suzie Q

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    1. i always pack really light, but it usually means sacrificing a couple of things!