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HOW TO PACK: THE 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GUIDE

HOW TO PACK: THE 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GUIDE

11th June 2015

As time goes on, I continue to reassess how much you actually need when you’re travelling. My recent ten day trip to Greece saw me take only carry on luggage, quite funny given that I was the fashion blogger amongst a range of different media personalities – most of which had 2 checked bags! But with 7 flights and 3 ferries in less than 10 days, I knew an adaptable wardrobe in a carry on bag was the best option. And man was I glad I did that!

To celebrate the release of a gorgeous new range of silk styles fromGrana (check it out, there’s sooo many lovely new styles and colours!), andthe fact that many of you are probably planning your summer holiday packing lists, I’ve created a formula for packing light. I based it on the fact that when packing you should try to pick essential and wearable pieces so you have lots of choice – which is exactly the type of pieces you’ll find over at Grana.

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HOW TO PACK: THE 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GUIDE

11th June 2015

As time goes on, I continue to reassess how much you actually need when you’re travelling. My recent ten day trip to Greece saw me take only carry on luggage, quite funny given that I was the fashion blogger amongst a range of different media personalities – most of which had 2 checked bags! But with 7 flights and 3 ferries in less than 10 days, I knew an adaptable wardrobe in a carry on bag was the best option. And man was I glad I did that!

To celebrate the release of a gorgeous new range of silk styles fromGrana (check it out, there’s sooo many lovely new styles and colours!), andthe fact that many of you are probably planning your summer holiday packing lists, I’ve created a formula for packing light. I based it on the fact that when packing you should try to pick essential and wearable pieces so you have lots of choice – which is exactly the type of pieces you’ll find over at Grana.

The perfect holiday wardrobe is simple, adaptable and streamlined, and these Grana silks are perfect. Because nothing looks as good as carry on luggage feels… Right?

The guide is pretty simple and laid out in the diagram, but here’s a bit more detail for you. Obviously when planning your suitcase these rulesstill apply (so make sure to think about culture, climate and colours), but the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 formula is a natural progression on from this for this of you who, like me, like to be mobile.

The 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Rule

5 Tops

Choose 5 flexible and adaptable tops which go with all the other pieces you’re taking with you. A couple of silk camis (or perhaps shell styles or asilk tee if you prefer to be a little more covered) are the perfect foundation for a huge number of amazing outfits.  These five include outerwear (which is fine for your summer holiday), so chose a piece that will get you onto the plane and through any chilly evenings in style.

4 bottoms

Throw in 4 bottoms including shorts, skirts and jeans (the spread will depend where you’re going). Make sure to go with complimentary fabrics and colours – I love a soft pair of silk shorts that can be worn to the beach or with a heel for a more evening look.

3 Dresses / Rompers 

Dresses and rompers are the easiest pieces to throw on, although they do limit your mixing and matching options, so stick with a maximum of three of these. For these pieces, you’ll want to make sure they suit the colour palette of your accessories like your bags and shoes, as that’s all you’ll be wearing them with.

3 Pairs of Shoes

Shoes are where a lot of us become unstuck when it comes to packing, but the trick is to pick very, very wearable shoes that go with everything you’ve packed. When travelling you’ll want to opt for more flats than heels, sometimes I don’t even bother with heels at all and just take an extra pair of more dressy flats.

2 Bags

For bags, you’re going to want a large bag that will act as your travel one (backpack or tote is good) when you’re on the plane or wander the markets, and have another smaller one for evenings and when you don’t want to carry too much. Pick these in two different shades, and match each with a pair of your shoes.

2 Bikinis

If you’re heading on a summer holiday you’re going to want atleast two bikinis (but not too many more than that), so that you have choice when one set is wet.

1 Hat, Watch and Sunnies

Stick with one of each accessory, . I take a couple of pairs of sunglasses, but in reality only ever wear one or two so try to limit those – it’s less to lose!

Unlimited

For underwear, socks and jewellery, feel free to throw in as much as you can manage, squeeze them into your shoes the other gaps in your luggage!

Read on to see my 5,4,3,2,1 packing guide IRL, including some examples of how you could style your carry on wardrobe. And if you have any thoughts about his guide or tips please do share!

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Oops! I overslept: Get Gorgeous In Just 10 Minutes

Love hitting your snooze button in the morning? Do you always end up being in a rush, no time for a decent breakfast and a quick visit to Starbucks for a dose of caffeine.
Even if you have the best intentions to wake up early, make a huge breakfast, and get the day started right, if you’re anything like me, chances are you’ll end up hitting the snooze button a couple of time.
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With this 10 minute make-up routine, you’ll create a flawless face within in ten minutes! Oh and don’t forget to check out or evening beauty tips, which will save you even more time in the morning.

0.00 – 1.00 minute: BYE-BYE DARK CIRCLES
Step 1: Use a concealer to apply a full-coverage liquid concealer under your eyes. Start at the inner corner and, use short, quick strokes, continue all the way to the outer corner, blending right up to your bottom lashes. Don’t forget to read our popular article about quick concealer tips we all should know.

1.00 – 3.00 minutes: FLAWLESS SKIN
Step 2: Rub two drops of foundation, CC cream or tinted moisturizer between your hands, then swipe your fingers on the apples of your cheeks, sides of your nose, and across your forehead and chin. Finger-pat to blend everything in.

3.00 – 4.00 minutes: ROSY CHEEKS
Step 3: Next, use a peachy nude blush. It looks more natural than pink, on the apples of your cheeks and blend well.

4.00 – 5.00 minutes: PERFECT LASHES
Step 4: Put on a volumizing mascara, pulling the wand straight out in front of you and then up. This prevents lashes from drooping during the day.

5.00 – 6.00 minutes: KISSABLE LIPS
Step 5: Swipe on a light pink or berry red lipstick.

6.00 – 8.00 minutes: FILL IN THOSE BROWS
Use a brow pencil one shade lighter than your brows (blondes, use a taupe shade), fill them in using feathery strokes, and angle the pencil so you’re drawing with the side of the tip. Finish with eyebrow gel to tame unruly brows

8.00-9.00 minutes: KEEP IT NEUTRAL EYESHADOW
Dust a neutral eyeshadow can make you look tired) on your lids to the crease, swooshing the brush like a windshield wiper to blend.

9.00-10.00 minutes: EYELINER
Step 8: Then, line along top lashes with brown (if you’re fair) or black pencil, gently pulling the skin taut at your eye’s outer corner to help make the line even. Bury the pencil tip right in your lashes–don’t draw above them, which leaves gaps.

Continue reading “Oops! I overslept: Get Gorgeous In Just 10 Minutes”

What Your Gray Hair Says about You… (Mercola.com)

Gray hair, according to new findings, is caused by a massive build up of hydrogen peroxide due to wear and tear on hair follicles. The peroxide winds up blocking the normal synthesis of melanin, your hair’s natural pigment.

All hair cells make a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide, but as you age, the amount increases. Essentially, you bleach our hair pigment from within, and your hair turns gray and then white.

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All hair cells make a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide, but as you age, the amount increases.

Continue reading “What Your Gray Hair Says about You… (Mercola.com)”

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