This past week has been a rollercoaster, so many highs but far too many lows for my comfort. I’m heading to Mexico on Wednesday for a quick trip and to attend two of my friends’ wedding, and I don’t have anything packed. I’ll only be there for a few days, so it’s not like I need to pack much but I definitely need to have my bag packed by Tuesday evening since I’ll be leaving straight from work on Wednesday.
My flight there is with United and I chose to go the Basic Economy route since it’s such a short trip. For those of you who don’t know, this means that I can only bring a personal item and I plan on maximizing the space in the one that I have. I snagged this small carry-on, and it’s been perfect for these fares! Since I’m going for a wedding I won’t need to pack a ton of outfits, so I should be able to fit all of the clothes I need into some packing cubes. In addition to this, I’ll be sure to bring the following items.
Necessary makeup – In fact, if I wasn’t actually attending the wedding I would have skipped makeup entirely if you want! There’s no need to bring your whole bathroom sink. I tend to stick with my liquid foundation, powder, eyebrow supplies, two eyeshadows, mascara, eyeliner, travel setting spray and maybe 2-3 lippies. I know that might sound like a lot, but I’m able to fit it all into a tiny Vera Bradley traveling jewelry case and go.
Multi-purpose shoes – Pro tip – Wear your heaviest/biggest pair on the plane and pack flats or sandals.
Leave your big electronics at home – It’s a weekend getaway and I won’t be spending too much time in the room on my devices anyway. I always tell folks to pick one or two and leave the rest at home. I tend to only bring my phone, iPad with my Bluetooth keyboard case and necessary chargers with me when I go on my weekend getaways and it works out perfectly! I haven’t done this in the past, but I think I’ll even bring one of my Amazon Firesticks for the trip for the apartment I booked the first night of my trip.
Protect yourself – Sunblock and bug spray are a must. I have a few tubes of sunblock that I’ll be bringing, and one of the vendors that were at the industry expo I went to last week was passing out bug spray, and those coupled with the small bottle I have from Thailand should be enough. Don’t forget sunglasses too! You have to make sure that your eyes are protected whether hanging out by the pool or exploring the city. I’ll definitely be bringing a few of my newer pairs.
Wednesday will be here before I know it so I might need to get started on packing, and I hope you guys follow along with my weekend adventures via Instagram!