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What's in my Hand Luggage?

A post about hand luggage can only mean one thing...yep I'm going on holiday! I'll actually just have got back from Milan by the time this post goes live, but I'll have extremely important things to do (such as sleep) so more on my actual holiday next week when I've woken up. It's a slightly spontaneous trip with two work friends and I can't wait! 

Now, when I say hand luggage, I mean this is the only luggage we're taking as we got this holiday as cheap as we could. We're only going for a couple of days so that's obviously completely manageable, it just makes squeezing in all those liquids (and shoes) an interesting challenge. 

small suitcase laid out on floor surrounded by clothes, shoes and toiletries

Clothes and toiletries ready to be packed into a suitcase

My case is one of those nifty little ones on wheels and it makes me feel a lot cooler than I am! It was £13.49 from Argos which I'm pretty pleased with, although I'm sure I won't be saying that when it breaks on first use. But enough about the boring case, here's what's in it:

I'm taking two pairs of shoes, as well as the ones I'll be wearing to travel in. My leopard print pair are for walking around in during the day and my lace up flatforms are for drinks in the evening (as long as the weather is nice!)

Because we don't really know what the weather will be like I've packed layers and am taking outfits that will work with an extra layer over the top if it's cold! I've also packed a nice top for evenings. 

I can't go on a plane without some form of entertainment so I'm taking a book and a magazine for the flight (although I'm really hoping that I'll be able to sleep!) and I've also got an Italian phrasebook, which will hopefully help us slightly while we're there and don't understand anything anyone is saying.

It wouldn't be hand luggage without the ugly plastic bag of liquids included would it? Luckily I didn't need to buy anything new apart from the mini deodorant and mini toothpaste as I already had minis from gift sets and sample sizes of things, which I always save for such occasions. I also had free samples of moisturiser, shampoo and foundation already which was very handy! I'm also taking some anti-bac hand wipes because you never know when you might need them!

Going away means I get to use my lovely little Cath Kidston make up bag, which has got all my non-liquid make up products in. I'm also taking a separate little plastic bag with my jewellery and little extras in like cotton pads and a nail file. Prepared eh?

I'm taking two bags - one bigger one for the plane, which is from Accessorize and another smaller one for walking around during the day, which is from Primark. Obvious essentials are my passport and some Euros! 

I can't wait to show you some photos from the actual trip, but until then, ciao (I actually had to look that up in my phrasebook! Great start Amy...)

Amy x


  1. Love those leopard print shoes they are gorgeous! Such a good idea to think to just use hand luggage on a short trip, i couldn't do that though I'd come back with shopping ;) xx

    1. Thanks! Yeah I always try and just do hand luggage when I can but it can be a bit of a struggle to get it closed on the way back! Xxx

  2. I use samples when I travel too! They are so small and get lost in a daily routine otherwise.

  3. Lovely post! I also do short trips with handluggage only quite often (well... Ryanair). Packing for these can be quite challenging so packing tips are always welcome. Thank you so much for sharing!


    1. Yeah we flew with Ryanair! Glad you found the post useful, thanks for your comment :)

      Amy x


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