What's In My Carry On Bag.

4 Aug 2014

When you're reading this, I'll be on my jolly holidays so I thought I would show you what I will be carrying in Carry on bag during the many train journeys and plane journey back.
Starting with the bag itself, I was so happy when this came up on Asos as I have been looking for a bag like this for a while now. While I bought it off Asos, it is a mango bag called the Mango Great Faux Leather Bucket Shoulder Bag. As it says in the bag name, it is faux leather but it's amazing quality and I was shocked at the price of this bag being only £30 when bags similar in Topshop and River Island were a lot more expensive so I think I've done well with this purchase. It's a great, big bag with only one side pocket which isn't the best but it's still a great hold all for the amount of stuff I will be carrying with me. A feature I do love, is how it fastens; to get the shape (shown in the pictures below), there are poppers from opposite ends of the bag which can come together to secure the bag as well as giving it the shape I love!

Onto the contents; from the photo, it looks like I'm a light packer but I can assure, when it comes to it, my bag will be packed with snacks,magazines and another book.
Starting with the few beauty related products I will be including in my bag. I'll be keeping it simple with a powder and concealer. I can't go any where without hand gel and hand cream and I feel hand gel is a great one for journeys.
Instead of taking a big purse with cards that I won't be using, I'm again keeping it simple with a one zip purse which I got a few years back in France- It's the perfect size for a travel purse! Of course, I'll be taking a book and I might even take two in my bag in case I'm on a roll with my reading. I decided Paper Towns by John Green will be the first book I'll be reading on holiday. A basic travel essential, for me, is my portable charger and with my phone and IPod battery lasting only a few hours, this will be perfect for the long journeys so I can listen to as much Bon Iver as I want! It's summer so of course I'll be taking sunglasses. The ones shown, I got from Asos a few years ago and only recently I've been thinking that I should buy a cheap Primark pair because I'm not sure the ones I own are that strong and actually protect my eyes where as I know that all Primark sunglasses do protect my eyes from the sun. I keep them in this small zip pouch from Topshop that says "Sunny Days" on it and I love this little pouch for protecting my sunglasses.
A notebook and pen is a great thing to carry in any bag at any occasion as you never know when you'll have a stroke of genius or when they'll be a good opportunity to play numerous games of noughts and crosses.
So I can listen to music, of course I'll need some earphones! I'll also be taking my camera with me but I would have to be a magician to include that in the photo as well as taking a photo of it. As I'm writing this, I'm still indecisive as to whether I should take my film camera also but we'll soon find out if I decide to take it or not!
So along with some snacks ad magazines, that's all I'll be carrying on my journeys! I hope you enjoyed this post. What are some of your carry on essentials?
Hope you're doing great,

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