In my hand luggage

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I have been on the road so often lately that my suitcase is just sitting open on the floor and gets emptied and refilled again on a regular basis. I also never have the patience for waiting for suitcases at airports, so I have been honing my talents of traveling not only with a capsule wardrobe but also with a little transparent bag instead of a sponge bag.

I thought it could be fun to share with you my little “capsule” transparent bag, so here is a list of some of my favourite things I always travel with:

  • Uriage facial wipes because they are the best: efficient, great for sensitive skin and one wipe is enough to get your face squeaky clean.
  • I actually am now French enough that I feel like I am missing something if I leave the house without perfume. Esther gave me this perfume stick recently and I am addicted, it is teeny and is not classified as a fluid and it also smells heavenly.
  • Klorane Dry Shampoo: This stuff is genius, especially if you have to get up early, jump on plane and then  go straight to a meeting.
  • I actually often do not take a foundation when I travel but only a tinted moisturizer. This Caudalie one is great, as it makes my skin look fresh and natural and also moisturises very well which basically makes it a two-in-one.
  • This Burt’s Bees lip balm is actually not available in France so I scoop it up every time I am in the UK or the US. I get very dry lips when I travel, so I love the fact that it moisturises and also adds a little colour to my lips.
  • I always have an eye mask with me as I like to sleep in the dark and I never know where I might pitch up for the night. Especially in Northern European countries in the summer I hate getting woken up when the sun is rising! This eye mask from Muji is super soft and machine washable.

Do let me know if you have any tips, I would love to hear!

– Emilie


Comments (11)

August 4, 2015

Great list (I love your suitcase btw!) Hadn’t seen the burt bees tinted lip balms before… I can’t wear normal lipstick as Im a bit allergic to the perfume/colour but just seen these are 100% natural and really good value! Perfect! Have just treated myself to a couple colours! 🙂

August 4, 2015

Do you mind sharing the link for the perfume stick again? The current link just goes to the full site, not the product. Thank you!

August 17, 2015

Just checked looks like the website is closed now until the 5th of October. So sorry about that.

August 4, 2015

Aveda’s Lip Saver is the best ever. Also, we picked up a few sun sticks for the summer, and they are really great. xx

August 4, 2015

please could you let us know where your suitcase is from? great list.

August 17, 2015

I got it at a shop here in Paris called Merci and here are the website details:
I love them because they are all ready all banged up, so there is a limit to the damage I can inflict on it…

August 5, 2015

Love this! Just so you know Le Bon Marché now sells Burt’s Bees in their new upstairs beauty section 🙂

August 17, 2015

Ha, I did not know this! That is great news. Monoprix seems to have some stock, but not my coloured lip balms..

August 5, 2015

That was great, thanks!

September 8, 2015

Hello, really helpful entry. Thank you.And where is your beautiful handbag from?Lucie

December 6, 2018

Hi Emilie, I came across this old post and love it. I want to buy some of that stick perfume because I often travel. Which scent did you get? Thanks so much!

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