What’s in my liquids bag

I’ve never travel just with hand luggage but last week on my two day trip to Glasgow I was unable to take a check in luggage and therefore was restricted on the liquids I could take. I was quite strict with myself but thought I would give you a very quick tour.

I started by packing my basics a mini toothpaste and my full size deodorant as I didn’t have a large one. I decided against packing my shampoo and conditioner even though I typically wash my hair almost everyday as I decided dry shampoo was an essential wether I washed my hair or not for the volume. I also decided to take some John Freida Volume Spray just incase I really wanted to wash my hair and decided to use the hotel shampoo and also sometimes I like to blow dry my hair to add some shape even if I haven’t washed it.

I then picked up the Muji Acrylic stacking pots which turned out to be quite useful but mainly made me fill like a pro-packer. I filled one with body cream, one with face cream, one with foundation and another with This Works In-Transit as it’s a great three in one product as it works as a primer, mask and moisturiser.

Finally my Barry M Concealer, Benefit Speed Brow, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, The Organic Pharmacy Balm cleanser and my Guerlain Petite Robe Noir perfume which I took without the lid as it was bulky and unnecessary.

Everything was prepacked in this clear bag as it means I just have to remove it from my luggage and place to go through security and I don’t have to worry about rummaging through my bags.

As I was travelling for a short period of time packing liquids wasn’t too difficult but I would probably struggle if I was away for more than three days with this limitation. What I do like to do though is split products with a friend and share perfume, shampoo, toothpaste or other products as it really helps save space even on a trip where I can take luggage.

I must admit I did give myself a little tap on the pack for my rather tame packaging this time round, I’ll share my Paris makeup bag soon where I wasn’t quite as controlled.


  1. 17th June 2015 / 7:48 am

    I am going on a long haul flight later this year and have been worried about what to take on board, so this gives me a really good idea! The stacking pots it such a great idea. x


  2. 17th June 2015 / 8:55 am

    That is packing like a pro! I actually have some of those pots, and never thought about decating some moituriser etc! I shall do that tongiht, before I jet off 🙂 Excellent blog post!

  3. 17th June 2015 / 9:58 am

    Hand luggage only sends me into complete blind panic! I went to Edinburgh back in January and that was 2 days, 2 nights worth of 'beauty' stuff I needed to pack into hand luggage and one of these small bags. It was stressful… how people manage for a one or two week break I don't know!

    Victoria x

  4. Stephanie Bell
    17th June 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Great packing there, enough for you trip but not overboard – Good control. The stacking pots are a great ideas and perfect for a short break away.


  5. 19th June 2015 / 8:21 am

    You def pack well. How I wish I got that patience and discipline in packing things. For most of the times, it took me long hours in packing things up especially on long vacay.

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