Thursday, October 18, 2012

I am an Over Packer... Help!

I am a notorious over packer, no matter where I'm going I feel the need to take anything and everything with me just in case I get stranded somewhere and my life turns into an episode of Lost... 

It's a hard habit to break and since I'm going to be in Michigan for a whole month I'm having trouble not taking my entire makeup collection along with anything and everything else I own. This is what I'll be taking in my giant purse that doubles as my carry on because I like having everything I would be upset about loosing on my person. I'm also going to check a bag...
This is what I've complied so far to take with me, since we can only take 3ml or less bottles of liquids and gels on the plane I've put some of my sample moisturizers in the clear quart sized bag. Along with my Travalo's (which I'll be telling you guys about sometime in November), Mascara, Lip Gloss, and something I never leave home without Hand Sanitizer!

In my makeup bag I'll put my EOS Lip Spheres and some of my favorite lipsticks and floss I don't go anywhere without floss... 

I'm also going to bring my brushes and brush roll with me, I know it sounds a little odd but I'd rather have them with me in case anything happens to my luggage mainly because they would be pretty costly to replace. Again this comes back to me wanting to take everything...

What do you guys think should check my brushes or keep them with me?


Lastly my smaller camera the Canon G10 instead of the giant Nikon I would need another bag if I wanted to take that one and as tempted as I am to take it I just don't want to carry all that. I'm also going to bring along some books, my notebook and I'm sure I'll pick up some magazines while I'm in the airport too. I get really bored on flights so I'm hoping if I bring all this I'll be able to entertain myself. Did I mention it's only a 5 hr flight...?

Am I over packing again, let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. I always just pack the things I know I will be using again and again and stay clear of filling my bags with the items that I think well I may use that once. I think you did a great job this time:)
    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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  2. Better be an overpacker than an underpacker like me!

    LUXESSED

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    1. haha you think so? ;) I'm not so sure lol

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  3. I always have the same problem :/

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  4. Haha, you're so funny. I think you should only carry-on the things that you cannot easily replace when you are at your destination. Things like shampoo, lotion, floss, etc. can be checked - since you will probably be able to buy things at the hotel. Hope that helps and have a safe and fun trip! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. Hooray for another over-packer! I always pack way too much for trips. I'll go on a weekend trip and take 3-4 blushes with me. It's really sad. In comparison, your carry-on doesn't look to bad. :-)

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    1. Over packers unite! See that is my problem too I feel like I need it all.

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  6. Im glad im not the only one who over packs. Every time i travel i insist on bringing three outfit per day cause i never know what mood i will be in. my family and hubby hate it. i would say to carry your brushes with you. I always pack all my expensive stuff in my carry on that way i have them with me at any time and nothing happens to them! Hope this helps

    Xo

    glammedbytarin.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for you input! I'm the same way I can never decide what to wear so I bring it all haha

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  7. i always overpack - but a girl's gotta have options!!
    as for your brushes - if it's something i'd worry about then i rather just keep it with me. haha as for your books and other reading materials, i'd often bring a book and 2 magazines and i find i'd get through half of 1 magazine. and they are heavy! so maybe lessen the load and save your shoulders :)

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    1. That's what I'm saying I need options ;) lol

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  8. I am a serious overpacker and when though I over pack I feel like I haven't packed enough once I get there. I hate forgetting something or not packing enough. Good luck.

    Cody @Solemn Sound

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    1. Haha I do the same thing I'm hoping if I forget anything I can just use some of my sisters stuff to make up for what I forget!

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  9. I am a light traveller but have never been gone for q month so I wouldn't even know where to start.

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    1. Yes but no matter what you put on you always look fabulous. So I can see why you get away with packing light your such the multi tasker when it comes to fashion :)

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  10. Lol! I always over-pack, but end up leaving key things, like contact lens solution!

    Thanks for linking up with the Friday Chaos! :) Be sure to come back later and link up with the Weekend Blog Walk, too!

    Jillian
    Hi! It's Jilly

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    1. That's what I did last time I left MI I left my keys on my sister's desk and she had to have them fed ex'd back to me it was quite the ordeal lol

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  11. Hey omg I'm the same way with packing. Check your brushes! I'm a freak about carrying on all my beauty things I'm so afraid they will break in checking. I have heard too many horror stories! Pack warm clothes the Midwest has been chilly :)

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    1. That's what I'm afraid of too, I'm like paranoid I'll have to carry everything so it doesn't break lol! Thanks I sure will

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  12. I wouldn't be the one to ask. haha! When I went to my parents on vacation last year and had planned to stay for a month through Thanksgiving I felt like I took the whole house. :P

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    1. Aww your an over packer too Melissa?! I guess there are more over packers than I thought lol Glad I'm not the only one though.

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  13. I'm a norturious over packer...but some things really aren't necessary. Make-up things are good, just don't bring more than necessary, and the camera is a must! :)

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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    1. Yes for sure I'm going to be gone for a hot min so I need to not take my whole collection lol

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  14. A month long trip? I think you can take your brushes- assuming you use them consistently! Either way, I agree with the previous comment- cameras are a must!

    -Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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    1. Yeah I haven't seen my family in almost 2yrs so I'm going to stay for awhile I miss them so much. :) OH yes the camera is for sure coming that would be one thing I wouldn't leave behind haha

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  15. Im worst then you when it comes to over packing. I have to over pack or i will not feel complete. I need extra outfits to pick from and everything else. I travel a lot so its time to make some much needed changes. Lol

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    1. I feel you! I haven't even showed you guys what's going in my checked bag (aka my whole closet ;) lolol

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  16. lol this made me laugh because I used to over pack to everything! I think what you have seems fine. I would be worried about my brushes too...I don't know whether it would be better to keep with you or to check them in...
    Oh man, your post made me think about what I would need to bring with me if I was going anywhere soon...lol

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    1. Yeah I can't decide I'm still not sure where I'm going to put them!

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