Guest Post: Summer Vacation Guide: Style & Makeup Ideas

Thursday, April 21, 2016


No matter whether you are planning on a summer vacation somewhere exotic, or maybe a road trip with your best friends – you should know that there is an optimal amount of clothes and other necessities you need to bring. Here is a useful guide on how to avoid rookie mistakes and pack with style, so check out our tips and plan on your next vacation carelessly.


Plan out everything in Advance

If you plan on a stylish vacation, this certainly doesn’t mean that you have to pack a pile of unnecessary clothes just in case. On the contrary, travelling like a pro means that you are able to avoid over-packing, which is essential for many reasons – the first one is definitely saving lots of dollars on an airport taxes. Besides that, if you are staying 10 days, you certainly don’t need 10 different shirts – after all, you will spend most of your trip in a bikini, right? Basics are crucial in this case – a pair of jeans, maxi dress, T-shirts with different prints, denim shorts, sunglasses, maxi hat, gladiator sandals, and fabulous high heels – that is pretty much it. Just don’t forget a clean pair of socks and underwear for every day.

Should I Roll or Should I Fold

Stuffing the essentials in your suitcase is when the real struggle begins; however, it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it always gets. There are two ways of getting this done – rolling and folding. Rolled clothes will inevitably take up much less space, but they will wrinkle if you store them inappropriately. On the other hand, folded clothes will take up more space, but are less likely to wrinkle. In fact, you can use both of these techniques – rolling for tougher materials, such as wool and cotton, and folding for delicate items, such as collared shirts.


What about Makeup?

When it comes to your makeup, it is always a good idea to compartmentalize your collection by dividing it into different categories – blush, eye shadows, lip products – and grouping them up into separate Ziploc bags. This will also solve the problem of leaking in transit. As for your powders, you can prevent them from shattering by placing them in a plastic bag together with makeup sponges. The puff which comes with your pressed powder can be a true lifesaver, even if you don’t use it – it will absorb the shock of your suitcase being tossed in the plane, that’s for sure! Also don’t forget about all those beauty products that will help you maintain your summer skin glow!

Don’t Forget the Jewelry

We cannot imagine a stylish vacation without the jewelry, so make sure that you have brought interesting pieces that will make a true fashion statement even in casual outfits. Just store them properly in order to prevent knotting, tangling, or even losing them somewhere among other things in your suitcase. Fasten your earrings through buttonholes before packing – you will keep track of them much easier this way. When it comes to necklaces, you can string them through a straw, which will prevent the chain from tangling.


Start Packing

Everyone knows that a high-quality suitcase is required when talking about summer vacation, and fashionistas always give advantage to high quality leather goods, which are true symbols of timeless style. Grab yours and start packing! First come the shoes – stuff them with socks and place at the bottom of the suitcase. Then add heavy rolled items, and add fragile pieces on the top of them. Light rolled items go next, and then folded ones. Toiletry bag concludes your packing.

As you can see, travelling with style can be a piece of cake – just make sure that you are following these simple rules that will make you pack like a pro. Needless to say, it is not about the quantity of clothes you will bring, but about their versatility. As soon as you master this, you’ll be good to go!



This article has been written by Peter, a beauty & style editor at HighStyleLife magazine from Brisbane, Australia! Beside writing he worked as a beauty consultant for many fashion events around UK & AUS! You can find him here: peter@highstylife.com







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20 comments

  1. What a great guide! Thanks for sharing! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  2. I really liked Peter's article written on Saadiah's blog. This one is very useful too. All the tips are very helpful. I just didn't get the idea of high heels! Won't they be troublesome? Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, I read that one too and I liked it a lot as well. Yes, these tips are indeed very helpful. Well, about high heels it actually depends on the person, if they feel comfortable with it, then that's okay with them. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  3. This is a lovely post,only we could even think of summer vacations, it is so hot out there.
    GlamupGirls

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    1. Yes, you are so right. We totally cannot enjoy these terrible summers. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  4. Very helpful post. I really liked the idea of using makeup puff to protect makeup from damage/shocks in the plane. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Oh yeah, makeup puff really helps in such situations. Thanks for stopping by. :) <3

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  5. These are seriously great tips and we use both roll and fold techniques for our clothes. Good idea on keeping makeup in ziplock bags, why didn't I ever think of that.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yes, when I read the part about ziplock bags, i thought the same. It is indeed a very interesting idea. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  6. I always (and I mean always) overpack... Not sure why, but I take everything... just in case :D I usually don't even take out of the suitcase half of the clothes I take with me :D But just in case... This time around, I will try my best and do better :D Great tips xx

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    1. Well, over-packing is the problem of many females even me too, lol. Yes, do try these tips and thanks for stopping by. :)

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  8. I think planning everything in advance is so important, I started doing that a couple of years ago and it makes such a difference! Instead of wearing the same things over and over I actually had some choices for what to wear.

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    1. Yes, you are right, planning everything beforehand makes us aware of the things we have and have not. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  9. Nice helpful and perfect post for this summer season.

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    1. Yes, indeed! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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