Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Marrakech packing ~ toiletries


The days are finally into single figures before we leave for Marrakech & today, as I look outside my window at the snow falling, I could not be more excited to be heading for the sun & warmth!!

My many, many lists are now coming into their own as I know exactly what to pack, what to wear & what's left to buy & the case is out of the cupboard waiting to be filled!

I picked up the last of my toiletries last week so I though I'd share what I'll be taking.  Warning - there may be a few of these 'packing' posts coming up in the next few days - sorry!! ;) 


I'm not overly fond of sun creams as I always find them a bit too gunky, I prefer sprays & have used the Ambre Solaire spray for a few years now.  I picked this up in Asda at the start of the year for about £3 when they were having a clearance, it's currently £12.99 in Superdrug but there's a BOGOF deal.

I bought an SPF30 Solait face cream (£3.99) which I haven't used before but it says it's non-greasy so here's hoping it'll be fine & doesn't break me out!  As it was BOGOF, I also picked up the Solait aftersun (£4.99) with tan prolonger, which sounds like it works in the same way as a gradual tanning cream.  I'll take the whole bottle as the 4 of us can all share this.


My other toiletries are mini versions, which I don't usually buy as I have empty bottles which I decant products into but a lot of these were bought at Christmas when they were on clearance shelves!  The only product I'll decant into a pot is my Curl Cream by Trevor Sorbie but the mini bottle of Frizz Ease I picked up for 99p is ideal! 

In the end I decided to get new contact lenses rather than take prescription sunglasses so I don't have to carry my normal glasses around with me all day to use when we're inside.  I can just stick on a pair of sunnies & be done with it!  These lenses (in the black box, top right) are the new Vitrea range by Specsavers & offer a slow-release moisturiser so are very comfortable to wear & I'd imagine will be much better in the heat.  I'll just need to take 4 or 5 pairs with me rather than the whole box.

So these are my toiletries sorted, I now have to whittle down my makeup & choose my nail colours!




10 comments:

  1. Sarah, you are so organised! I do like lists when it comes to going on holiday, it really helps me to feel more in control. I tend to start them about six months before we go anywhere though, so they usually end up twice as long as they need to be because I have too much thinking time!!

    You must be sooo excited now, I'm very jealous! Can't wait to see how you get on xx

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    1. If I wasn't keeping busy doing all this, I'd be bouncing off the walls by now! My friend is picking me up at 7.15am on the day we go but she jokes I'll be sat on the pavement waiting at 4.30am!! ;) x

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  2. I'm so excited for you Sarah! Enjoy & I can't wait to hear all about it! Happy travels! x

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    1. Thanks Andrea, Instagram will be in full flow while I'm away!! X

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  3. I love to hear what people pack and any extra tips are always welcome! I need glasses for reading, and its such a pain when you are in the sun and need sunglasses and want to read a book! I haven't tried contacts because I am essentially lazy about getting it sorted. , but I think definitely for my next holiday I will! Have a fab trip, can't wait to see the outfit posts if you get a chance ! Helen Xx

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    1. Thanks Helen! I'm going to be more brave with my outfit shots as I'm very conscious that I'm not a particularly 'slim' person but hey, why the hell not!! ;) x

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  4. I’m in love with your blog! I like your photos and style of writing! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
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    1. Hi Diana, thanks so much for your kind words! I'll be sure to pop by your blog ;) x

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  5. Ooh sun and warmth Sarah - I'm so envious! I've worn disposable contacts for years - mainly in the Summer as they're so convenient. Can't wait to see the rest of the packing posts - good luck with the make-up - I usually want to take everything and the kitchen sink! xx

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  6. I love seeing what other people pack. I always take mini travel versions too. Have a fabulous break. Lynne xx

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