Sweater Weather Tag

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be doing the Sweater Weather Tag that I’ve seen floating around this fall. I wasn’t exactly tagged to do it by anyone, but I’m going to be a rebel and do it anyways ;)

1. Favorite candle scent?

To be completely honest, I don’t really know! I didn’t bring any candles with me to London, and I haven’t gotten around to picking up any for my flat here, so my life has been empty of candles for the past month :( When I was still back home in September, my favourite candle was London Calling by Bath and Body Works. It smells deliciously of tea and lemon, and was very appropriate at the time, as I was getting ready to leave for London!

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

Definitely tea! I don’t like coffee, and although I enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate every once and a while, tea is definitely my favourite hot drink! Recently I’ve been drinking a loooot of tea – at least 3-4 cups a day, and I think even up to 6 cups one day!

3. What’s the best fall memory you have?

Gah this one is hard! I don’t think I have any particular fall memories that really stand out for me, but I’ve always loved jumping into leaf piles, so I have a lot of happy memories of that!

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

I don’t really wear either of these trends, as I usually keep my makeup fairly simple and natural, but I think I’m going to say dark lips. I feel like winged eyeliner is popular year round, while dark lips are definitely more of a fall/winter trend. I don’t think I’ve ever worn a dark lip, but I think that it looks amazing when paired with a cozy fall outfit, so I may just have to go pick up a dark lipstick to try out! If you have any recommendations for what brands / colours I should check out, tell me in the comments!

5. Best fragrance for fall?

Fragrance as in perfume, or a smell in general? Since I’m not a huge perfume person, I’m going to go with the latter! I really love the smell of leaves in the fall, like when you’re walking through a forest or park and the air is just filled with the smell of leaves <3 Oh and also the smell of a fireplace burning is also really comforting! Oh! Also! Maple syrup being made! Around where I grew up there were a lot of maple sugar bushes, and sometimes we would go and the smell of maple sap being turned into maple syrup was just heavenly!

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?

Definitely mashed potatoes and turkey. I just love mashed potatoes all of the time because they’re so delicious! As for turkey, I used to only ever eat the white meat, and I didn’t love it, but then I tried the dark meat and omg it’s so much better! It’s so juicy and tasty and ahhh now I’m craving turkey :P

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?

Back in Canada, autumn weather is cold, I guess? Once the leaves start falling the temperature drops as well, and it’s time to bring out the jackets and long pants and boots! This week in my hometown, the daily high temperature is supposed to range from 3-9*C, and it’s going to be fairly cloudy and rainy. Thankfully, I’m not living there this year, and autumn in London is looking to be a lot nicer! This week in London the daily high ranges from 13-18*C, which I am very happy about! I don’t like the cold :P

8. Most worn sweater?

My most worn sweater is definitely my oversized blue cardigan that I got from a thrift shop in the men’s section. It’s so comfy and cozy and warm and I just love it <3 You can see me wearing it in my travel outfit post.

9. Must-have nail polish this fall?

My nails have (surprisingly) been bare for the past few weeks, but I’m looking forward to pulling out 350 Wined Up from Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri line. It’s a lovely shimmery wine colour that I featured in my Holiday Nails x4 post last year.

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Definitely jumping in leaf piles! As I mentioned before, jumping in leaf piles is one of my favourite things to do in the fall, whereas I’m not a huge football lover.

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?

Usually I would say leggings, as they’re super comfy, but recently I’ve been wearing skinny jeans a lot! I find that people in London dress a lot smarter than in Canada, so I’ve been inspired to switch my regular leggings or sweatpants for skinny jeans. Which still isn’t super smart or anything, but it’s progress!

12. Combat boots or Uggs?

I’m not a huge fan of either of these styles, but I’m going to say Uggs because they’re comfier and warmer!

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

Personally I don’t really like the taste of pumpkin, so I’ve never tried a pumpkin spice latte or anything, so I don’t know if it’s worth the hype. I think I’m just going to stick to my chai tea lattes <3

14. Favorite fall TV show?

I haven’t really been watching much TV lately, so I don’t have a favourite fall TV show! Although Agents of Shield has started up it’s second season recently so I definitely need to get on watching that!

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

I don’t really change what I listen to based on the seasons, so I can’t really think of any songs that feel really ‘fall-y’ to me :/

So there you have it, the Sweater Weather tag! I’m not going to tag anyone in specific, but if you want to answer these questions then post a link to your post in the comments so I can read it!

XO Simytoe

 

Inspiration

Hey guys! Recently I’ve been feeling a bit lethargic, so I thought I’d write a little post about how I’m trying to motivate and inspire myself!

I don’t really know how to describe it, but I find that I just feel very ‘bleh’ in the mornings, and I have a hard time getting out of bed and I don’t often feel very excited about the day. And then once I do haul myself out of bed, I’ll spend an hour or two making breakfast and catching up on social media and watching youtube videos. And then by the time I’m dressed and ready to be productive for the day, it’s already past noon!

As someone who religiously writes and completes daily to-do lists, and who enjoys getting things done and having productive days, I was a bit confused as to why it was suddenly so hard to get myself going in the morning. After pondering it for a bit, I think it comes down to not having a routine. This is the first time in my life I haven’t been at school or at work or on vacation, so I don’t really have any previous experience to tell me what I’m ‘supposed’ to be doing. Now that I’ve moved into my flat, I’m mostly focused on finding a job, and when my main ‘to-do’ for the day is job hunting online, it’s a bit hard to build a daily routine.

However, I’ve found that my favourite days of the past few weeks have been days when I’ve had to go outside. The simple act of going outside – to hand out cvs, do some grocery shopping, or even for a walk around the neighbourhood – seems to just magically brighten my day. That first breath of fresh air never fails to put a smile on my face, and the neighbourhood around me is so interesting and gorgeous (so many old houses! and rose gardens! and parks!) that I feel inspired every time I walk somewhere.

So I’ve started a little routine of going for a walk every morning. I’ll get up, eat breakfast, get dressed, and head out the door. It’s a great way to get some exercise, to explore my new neighbourhood, and whenever I return to my flat I’m always in a good mood and ready to be productive for the day! Plus I’ve found it’s a lot easier to get out of bed when I’m thinking about all of the gorgeous houses I’ll see on my walk, instead of all of the job applications I’ll have to fill out :P

On one of my more recent little walks I decided to take my camera along, so I have some pictures to share with you!

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What are some ways that you motivate and inspire yourself when you’re feeling down? Tell me in the comments below!

XO Simytoe

Aveeno Positively Radiant Review

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be writing up a little review of a few skincare products that I’ve been using for the past few months.

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Aveeno’s Positively Radiant line is a drugstore skincare line that aims to ‘naturally even skin tone and texture’ as well as ‘leaving your skin looking radiant’. Their products are alcohol free, oil-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic, and use soy extract to deliver the promised benefits. I picked up the toner and daily moisturizer from the line and have been using them for a while so I thought I’d share my opinions on them with you guys!

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Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Toner

I’m going to come straight out and say that I don’t love this toner. I use it every night after taking my makeup off with a cleansing wipe, and I just find that it doesn’t really do much. It just feels like I’m wiping off any remaining dirt or residue from my face with some nicely scented water. I would even say that this toner leaves my skin feeling a little tight after I use it. I also haven’t really noticed any improvements to my skin tone. That being said, I already have fairly good skin, so there isn’t really much to improve on. My skin is normal to dry, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend this toner to people who have dry skin, but it might be more effective for people with combination or oily skin! Either way, I definitely won’t be repurchasing this once I use it up.

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Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

Fortunately I like Aveeno’s moisturizer a lot more than their toner! I’ve been using this as my daily moisturizer since the summer, and I’m quite impressed with it. I picked it out because it had SPF 15 which was important for me as I was working outside a lot and wanted extra sun protection for my face! I find the formula quite lightweight and easy to apply, and it sinks into the skin fairly quickly. It does smell a bit like sunscreen, but I guess that’s to be expected!

The finish it leaves on the skin is quite dewy and I find it does a good job of giving you that healthy, ‘fresh faced’ kind of look. As far as how good of a moisturizer it is, I would give it a thumbs up. I haven’t had any issues with my skin being dry since I’ve started using it, and I don’t usually moisturize in the evenings so it keeps my skin moisturized for about 24 hours. Now, of course, I don’t have particularly dry skin to begin with, and I’m not too sure how well it would work for oily skin, so all I can tell you is that it’s been working well for my skin! Overall I think it’s a good, solid product. It hasn’t done anything magical for my skin, but it does it’s job well! When this bottle runs out (which probably won’t be for a while, as I still have about half!) I will probably want to try a new brand, but I wouldn’t have any reasons to not repurchase it.

I hope these reviews have given you a better idea of whether or not Aveeno’s Positively Radiant line would be something that you might like! If you’ve tried any of the products from the line tell me in the comments below :) Also tell me what your favourite toner is, as I need some ideas for when this one runs out!

XO Simytoe

Fall Fashion Wishlist

Hey guys! Somehow I’ve managed to not buy any clothes since coming to London, but that is soon going to change as I’m going shopping tomorrow! So I thought today I’d do a little bit of brainstorming to figure out what sorts of things I want to pick up. Enjoy!

Fall/Winter Jacket

The only jacket I brought over from Canada is my bright red skating jacket that is too warm to wear outside right now! Also it’s super casual, so I want to pick up a slightly smarter jacket that is light enough to wear when it’s warm outside, but that I can layer stuff under.

Trousers

Shockingly, I’ve never owned a pair of pants(trousers) that weren’t either jeans, sweatpants, leggings, or yoga pants! Partially because everyone in my school dressed very casually, and partially because I have such a tough time finding pants(trousers) that fit my long legs! But hopefully I’ll be able to find some here in London!

Fall Jumpers

Since jumpers are so big and bulky, I didn’t really have any room to bring any in my suitcase! So I want to pick up some nice cosy ones for the upcoming winter :)

Ankle Boots

My beloved ankle boots were another item that sadly had to be left behind in Canada, so I’m looking to pick up a new pair! My old ones were suede, but I’m thinking I should probably pick up something a little more rainy-weather appropriate :P

Fall/Winter Tops

I think I might have been a little sleep deprived or something when I was packing which clothes to bring to England, as I’ve seemingly mostly brought tank tops and tshirts! Which are no good for the upcoming cold months, so I’m going to have to stock up on some longer sleeved tops.

So those are the main things that I’m going to be looking for when I’m out shopping tomorrow! I’m planning on going up to Oxford Street, where there are loaaads of shops, and I’m so excited! I can’t wait to go shopping in Primark, Miss Selfridges, New Look, and all of the other British clothing stores!!!

What are some of your favourite stores to shop at? And what trends / items of clothing are you loving for the fall? Tell me in the comments below!

XO Simytoe

Food Diary

Hey guys! Today I’m going to do something a little bit different, and write about food! A week ago I moved into my apartment in London, and part of settling into my new life has been figuring out what I’m going to eat. I think that moving into a new place is a great time to sort of ‘start fresh’ with your eating habits, as you have to stock up your pantry from scratch. I want to try eating less sugary, packaged foods, and try eating more natural, healthy foods! So to see how I’m getting along with that goal, I thought I’d record what I ate for a day, and share it with you guys too! Enjoy :)

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For breakfast, I like to try getting in some protein as well as some fruits or veggies, to make sure that I have enough energy for the day! Yesterday I had a bagel, with a fried egg on one half, and peanut butter on the other. I then had an apple and some cranberry raspberry juice, and, of course, some tea! You’ll notice that every time I had a cup of tea, I also had a biscuit to go with it, which probably isn’t very healthy. However, I made this little ‘rule’ for myself that I get one biscuit for every cup of tea, but I only get one, because otherwise I will eat the entire packet of biscuits in one go!

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Later on in the morning I was doing some work on my laptop, so I made myself another cup of tea! I like having sugar and cream in my tea, but I’m trying to cut down on the sugar, as I feel like 2 teaspoons of tea in every cup of tea is waaay too much!

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Around lunchtime I was still working and applying for jobs online, so I decided to eat lunch at my desk. For lunch I had half of a delicious ham & cheese quiche that I ate cold because I still don’t really understand how to use my oven! :P I also had a double chocolate muffin that I impulsively bought on my last trip to the grocery store… I always look at the muffin section to see if they have any banana chocolate chip muffins (which are my fav, and still relatively healthy) and then if they don’t have them I just end up buying the much less healthy double chocolate muffins.

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After another few hours of filling out job applications online, I finally moved on to paper applications, so I decided to reward myself with another cup of tea! And some chocolate…

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For dinner, I had planned on cooking myself some pasta and vegetables, but by the time it came to actually preparing dinner, I was too tired and hungry to spend more than 10 minutes on food prep. So instead I went with cereal and an apple with peanut butter. Maybe not the most ‘put together’ of meals, but at least it’s kind of healthy, right?! Since I haven’t had a lot of time to build up a stockpile of different foods, I kind of have to get a bit creative when putting together meals. Hence why I ate 2 apples, and had peanut butter for breakfast and dinner yesterday.

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I then had another cup (or two!) of tea in the evening while watching some youtube videos and catching up on blogs! I just have a weakness for black tea with cream, in case you couldn’t tell :P

So that’s everything that I ate yesterday! Looking back on it, I’ve realized that almost all of the foods that I ate were foods that I could prepare quickly and easily. I think that this ‘habit’ is left over from my two weeks spent living in hostels, where I often didn’t have access to a full kitchen. Also, as I’ve mentioned, I’m still working on filling my fridge and pantry, and haven’t really been buying in bulk because British food is a bit different and strange, and I don’t want to end up buying a huge pack of something only to find that I don’t like it. So I’ve been sticking with simple foods that I know I like, but I’m sure I’ll start branching out soon!

I think it would be interesting to do another one of these posts in a month or two, to compare how my eating habits have changed! What do you guys think of this kind of post? Does it interest you to read what kinds of things I eat? Or would you rather I stick to my regular posts? Tell me below in the comments!

XO Simytoe

Sephora Haul

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Hey guys! Before coming over to England I did a little shopping at Sephora and picked up some things, so I thought I’d do a little haul post today! I was returning/exchanging some products so I even managed to not spend loads of money :P
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First up I picked up my first ever high end lipstick! Since I have really dry and chapped lips, I find that most lipsticks dry out my lips super fast, but I was on a mission to find one that was super hydrating. I ended up trying on about 5-10 before finding one that had a formula that I felt was moisturizing enough for my lips. Plus the colour is absolutely gorgeous! So this is the YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 17. I want to do a more in depth review on this lipstick once I’ve tried it out a bit more, but so far I’m loving it!
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Next I decided to pick up a blush, as I only really have one blush in my collection. This one is from the Sephora Collection, and it’s a cream blush in Golden Spice N*4. I’ve never really used a cream blush before, but I find that it gives a nice subtle finish, and doesn’t go on too heavy. The colour I got is like a reddish pink with a tiny bit of gold shimmer.
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I also picked up two makeup brushes from the Sephora collection. I got the Pro Flawless Powder 40 brush, and the Crease Shadow 73 brush. I haven’t tried the crease brush yet because I don’t usually wear eye shadow, but the bristles feel really soft, and I like the shape of the brush. I’ve used the powder brush a few times, and although it does have really soft bristles, I feel like the handle is a bit too long for my liking, and I kind of want a bigger brush for my powder. I think I’ll probably end up exchanging the powder brush next time I’m in Canada.
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Lastly I picked up a rollerball version of Georgio Armani’s new perfume, Si. After going around smelling all of the rollerball perfumes in Sephora, I decided that I liked the smell of this one the best. It’s a bit of a heavier, richer fragrance, so probably more appropriate for night time, but I just really like the scent. I do find that it doesn’t last super long, and I would have preferred a spray nozzle to a rollerball, but I guess that’s what I get for not wanting to pay for the big bottle ;)

So those are all of the things that I picked up at Sephora when I was back in Canada! Tell me in the comments below if you’ve ever tried any of these products or if you know of any lipsticks that are super hydrating that I might want to check out!

XO Simytoe

So I moved to London…

Hey guys! Two weeks ago I landed in London, and today I want to tell you guys a bit about what my life has been like since then. It’s so weird to think back on my first day – when I stepped off of the plane onto British soil, when I rode the tube for the first time, when I had my first Primark experience – and to realise that two whole weeks have passed since then. It’s crazy to think how much can happen in two weeks. Normally when we think of two weeks, it doesn’t seem very long; after all, what’s two weeks when compared to a year, or 5 years, or a lifetime? But so much has happened and I’ve had so many new experiences in the past two weeks that it’s felt like a lifetime.

First of all: London. I still have moments when I’ll be doing something normal like walking down the street, or eating breakfast, and suddenly it’ll hit me that I’m in London and I’ll have a mini freak out. I’ve never been to London before this trip, and it’s one of those places that I’ve heard about so much on the television or in movies or from other people that it kind of stopped being a real place in my mind. If that makes any sense. London just always seemed so far away and abstract and unobtainable, that it’s taking me a while to wrap my head around the fact that the city I’m in is the same city that people are talking about when they talk about London. Just today Ed Sheeran was tweeting about how he’s doing some shows in London, and it took me a while to realise that he wasn’t referring to some far away city in another country – that he was actually referring to the city that I’m in right now. It kind of blew my mind.

London is also incredibly vast and fascinating and beautiful. You could spend years living in London and still not have explored every part of it. I love that every new area that I go to is so different from everywhere else I’ve been before. Until I moved into my flat yesterday, I’d been staying in hostels in various parts of the city, and I loved getting to discover a new part of the city every few days. First there was Hammersmith, with its abundance of shops, then Caledonian Road with its gorgeous park, and finally Earl’s Court with its rows of incredibly beautiful townhouses. I’ll admit that I haven’t done a ton of sightseeing, but I’ve been down around the Trafalgar Square area and there are just so many large, impressive buildings around there. In Canada we don’t really have that many buildings that are actually old, so it’s really cool to be somewhere that has old buildings everywhere. Also I get a little bit of that ‘pinch me’ kind of feeling every time I see Big Ben or the London Eye because those buildings are in London and oh my goodness I’m in London. Which is slightly insane.

Now that I’ve moved into a flat and finally unpacked my suitcase for the first time in two weeks I’m sure that things will start to be different, but up until now it’s kind of felt like I’m on holiday. I haven’t had to do much cooking or cleaning, I’ve spent far too much money on unhealthy foods (cupcakes, cheesecake, macarons… the list goes on), and I haven’t pressed myself too hard to do anything very productive (this blog being a prime example). I’m not going to lie, it’s been pretty great. Most days I’ve stayed up late and then slept in, I’ve spent a lot of time reading and watching movies, and, for the first time since I was 4, I haven’t had to worry about school. Pretty soon I’m going to have to start worrying about a job though, which might even be less fun than school, but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

For now though, I’m going to continue to marvel at the fact that I’m in London, and that I actually live here now. To end off this post I’m going to share with you some of the memorable parts of the past two weeks:

- Starbucks. Is really freaking expensive here. I mean, Starbucks is overpriced to begin with, but the prices are straight up ridiculous here in London. My go-to drink at Starbucks is a tall chai tea latte, which in Canada costs maybe like $2-3. Imagine my surprise when I ordered one in London and it cost £2.75, which is $5. Literally $5 for a small cup of chai tea latte. I think I’m going to have to say goodbye to my Starbucks addiction while I’m living in London. :(

- The London Zoo! A friend and I went up to the zoo in Regents Park the other day, and it was really fun! Despite the weather being a bit rainy and miserable, we still ended up having a good time looking at all of the animals. The monkeys were absolutely adorable, and I saw an aardvark for the first time and wow it was not what I expected it to look like. I don’t really know what I thought aardvarks looked like, but it was definitely nowhere near what they actually look like. If you’ve never seen an aardvark before, I dare you to go google it right now but be warned that they look really, really strange. We then ended the evening by going to Pizza Hut where I ordered a delicious pizza (the stuffed crust is amazing omg) and then couldn’t eat it all so I got to enjoy it’s deliciousness the next morning too. Overall a pretty great day.

- Shopping. Oh my goodness the shopping. I’ve managed to not buy very many things so far (mostly because I didn’t have any extra room in my suitcase) but I don’t think that’s going to last very long. One day I needed to buy a specific piece of clothing (a longsleeved black cotton button down shirt) but no clothing stores seemed to carry them, so I ended up spending about 4-5 hours on Oxford street, going into almost every woman’s clothing store trying to find one. And although many stores didn’t have what I was looking for, they all seemed to have other gorgeous pieces of clothing that I very much want in my closet. I can see my closet soon being populated with clothes from the likes of Topshop, Miss Selfridge, River Island, and Primark.

- Macarons. Somehow, until yesterday, I had not tried macarons. I don’t know how this happened or why, but it was a situation that needed to be fixed. So yesterday when I was meeting up with someone in Covent Garden and we decided to get some tea at the Ladurée café there, I knew that I had to get some macarons. I ended up getting two caramel ones and one chocolate one (all mini sized) and ohmygoodness they were amazing. I can’t even tell you how absolutely delicious they were. I’m getting chills just thinking about it. The only downside of them being so amazing is that now anytime I eat a macaron I’m worried that it won’t live up to how good the ones from Ladurée were. *sigh*

So those are my thoughts on London after being here for two weeks! Thanks so much for reading :)

XO Simytoe

We Were Liars Book Review

Hey guys! Recently I read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and I really really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d do a book review on it! I don’t usually do book reviews because I don’t often have many interesting thoughts or opinions on the books that I read, but I just really wanted to share this book with you guys. Here’s the video:

Thanks for checking out my book review! I hope that the review wasn’t too spoilery, and I think you should definitely read We Were Liars and then tell me what you think!

XO Simytoe

Travel Outfit

Hey guys! I’m in London! It’s been a crazy few days since landing here on Sunday, but I’m absolutely loving it so far! Today I’m going to be showing you all what I wore on my trip over!

My flight was overnight, so my two priorities for my outfit were comfort and layers. I don’t understand how people can sit on a plane for several hours in a dress or jeans or something – I’m always either in sweatpants and leggings! For my top I wore my new favourite tshirt from Brandy Melville, which is loose, super soft, and super comfy, with an oversized cardigan that I found in a thrift shop a few years ago. I then just wore my plain black leggings from Garage, and my trusty converse! As you can see, my hair ended up going through a few different styles – first in a bun for getting through airport security, then into a french braid so I could sleep comfortable on my flight, and when that fell out I just left my hair down!

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I hope you guys have enjoyed this quick post! If you want to see what I brought in my carry on, I wrote a post about it here. Since I’m still settling in here in London, I’m not too sure how often I’ll be able to write new posts, but I’ll try to make time!

XO Simytoe

What’s In My Bag: Travel Carry-On Edition

Hey guys! Today is the day that I leave for London, and I’m so excited! I have an overnight flight tonight, so I’ll be landing in London in the morning, and then my adventure begins! I absolutely love traveling and airports and airplanes and it’s even more exciting because this will be my first time flying alone! Overall the whole thing has gotten me very excited, as you can probably tell :P

For today’s post I’m going to be showing you what I’m bringing in my carry on bag! I might also post a ‘travel outfit’ kind of post, but I’m not sure when I’ll have the time (or the wi-fi!) to post it. Until then, enjoy a little sneak peek into my travel bag :)

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First off I have a magazine to read while I’m waiting in the airport or if I get bored on the plane. I then have a small notepad incase I need to write something down, and a cute little pouch that holds my passport and important documents! Next up is a waterbottle and umbrella, which I obviously won’t need on the plane, but England is known for being rainy, so I want to be prepared! Even though my flight is overnight and I’ll be served breakfast, I think it’s always important to have snacks on hand just in case!

I then have some basic handbag essentials – my wallet, some tissues, my earphones, a little bag with hair elastics and bobby pins, and some pens. My little tan pouch holds a mini-sized deodorant, some tylenol, bandaids, and gum for on the plane! The pink bag has all of my in-flight beauty products, which I’ll show you in detail below. Lastly I have a pair of sunglasses, to wear if it’s sunny in London when I get there!

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In this little pink bag I put all of the beauty products I’ll need while I’m travelling. Since my flight is overnight I’ll want to take off my makeup when I get on the plane, put on a moisturizer during the flight to keep my skin hydrated, and then reapply some makeup for when I land. Going clockwise from the top left, I have: a Nivea hand cream, my Olay eye cream, some Philosophy moisturizer, a rollerball of Giorgio Armani’s Si perfume, my Maybelline the Falsies mascara, my Garnier concealer, some homeopathic pills to help with jet lag, Burt’s Bees cleansing wipes, a Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer, and some scope mouthwash! I tried to only pack the very basics, as I don’t want to do a whole beauty routine on the plane or anything.

So there’s everything that I’m bringing in my carry on! Oh, plus my phone, which isn’t in the pictures because I was using my phone to take the pictures ;) I hope you guys enjoyed this post and that it’ll help you out a bit if you’re going travelling anytime soon!

I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to post on here in the next few weeks, as I’ll be pretty busy getting settled in London, and I’m not too sure how often I’ll have a wifi connection. I will try to keep you guys updated on how things are going, but I’m not going to make any promises about uploading frequently!

XO Simytoe