5 Things to do before a short trip

1. Hair removal
Not the most glamorous but the last thing I want to worry about whilst I’m away is if I have shaven my legs or not. I like to get all my waxing, threading and shaving done before hand but if I’m going for more than a few days I’ll still pack a razor and tweezer just in case.

2. In-depth Skincare
Of course I’m not suggesting that I leave all my skincare at home but If I am only going for a day or two I make sure I have a pamper session; face masks, exfoliators and intense oils before I go so that I don’t have to take this away with me but also so that my skin can look as good as possible whilst I’m away.

3. Teeth whitening
I don’t whiten my teeth regularly but a little top up before I leave is always nice if I have time.

4. Paint your nails
I think a pedicure and manicure are essential especially when I’m going to be wearing sandals but I make sure I do it no more than a day before I leave to get the most wear from it. If I’m away for longer than a couple of days I’ll go for a at home gel top coat such as Leighton Denny Top That!

5. Fake Tan
Not everyone loves fake tan and I tend to skip it if I’m off somewhere where I’ll get a natural tan but otherwise it’s a must, makes me feel so much happier, look slimmer and I just prefer the look, especially in photos.

5 More things….
1. Set your ‘Out of Office’
2. Clear memory cards and space on your phone
3. Charge all electronics
4. Grab some travel entertainment (music, films, magazines, books)
5. Clear out your handbag.


  1. 11th July 2015 / 7:59 am

    These were some really helpful tips and ones that I'll definitely be taking into consideration before I go away in a few weeks – thanks! 🙂


  2. 11th July 2015 / 8:34 am

    Such great tips and ideas 🙂

    emily xx


  3. 11th July 2015 / 9:09 am

    I'm going to a wedding next week and spending 2 nights away so this was helpful 🙂 x

  4. 11th July 2015 / 10:15 am

    What a great post………. great tips!


  5. 11th July 2015 / 11:22 am

    These are some really great tips, very helpful. x

  6. 11th July 2015 / 12:56 pm

    YES! This was spot on, I always pack extra headphones and triple check that all of my charging equipment is packed up, haha! Now you have me wanting to indulge in a little getaway 🙂
    Beautyosaurus Lex

  7. 12th July 2015 / 5:21 am

    These are also things I do before an interview or hot date. LOL Great post! I only wish you would've put links to the products in your picture.

  8. 12th July 2015 / 10:28 am

    I'm going away this week so this was SO well-timed! Great tips, especially loved the 5 more tips! Definitely clearing out phone memory storage cause I tend to take SO many photos!


  9. 14th July 2015 / 4:35 am

    If it's a short trip (less than six days) I also make sure to buy a bottle of milk and a can of coffee so that my first morning home is stress free.

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