Pack With Me! City Break Travel Essentials ft. Au Chat Bleu

Hi honey, I’m home! (And catching up on everything I missed. I feel like my entire life is me catching up on things I’ve missed.) If you guys weren’t aware because your life doesn’t revolve around me and what I’m doing at any given time, I just got back from the beautiful Italy.

Which sucks because, guys, have you seen the British weather we’re having? It’s fucking freezing, I want a refund and a flight back out please.

Today’s post is the penultimate post in my Collab Month. Yes, I’m aware we’re now in May – but two of my posts last month (my giveaway and my collab month announcement) were both non-collabs  . . . so technically I had two spaces spare. Plus, I didn’t manage to get my last week worth of collabs out. We’re really just making up for lost time.

I’m bringing this post to you with the absolutely wonderful Brooke from AuChatBleu, so go and take a read of her Travel Essentials. All her posts are so aesthetic and well-crafted; her blog is highly worth a follow.

My Travel Essentials For City Breaks

So I know that you guys are probably sick of my videos by now  . . . but here’s one last video for the moment. One thing I have really enjoyed about creating more videos is the feedback on my editing. A lot of you guys have left me lovely comments and I massively appreciate them. I’m starting to find a style of editing that I like, so it’s good to know you guys like it too!

Anyways, without further ado . . .

  • Facial sun cream (because I have oily skin and normal sun cream on my face will just break me out)
  • Sunglasses. Perfect way to finish an outfit and they protect your vision. Plus, mama don’t want no eye wrinkles from squinting in the sun.
  • Basic shirts and camis because we can all plan our outfits before we get there, but I can all-but guarantee you’ll end up using some of your basics. I bought a bunch of really nice dresses with me . . . I wore 2.
  • Basic jeans – same rule as above. For me especially, I thought Italy was going to be like Paris (as in, dressy as fuck) so I bought some of my fancier items. It was actually super casual, so I ended up rocking jeans a couple of times.
  • Jewellery to finish off your outfits!
  • Small backpack and satchel. When you’re out and about, you’ll usually need to carry some things with you – I bring a slightly bigger backpack for days that I need to carry a coat or larger items with me, and a small satchel for the days I only need my purse and sunnies.
  • Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit. I like this because it a. works really well (read my review here!) and b. is all travel sized. Super convenient.
  • Comfy shoes – trust me, you’ll need them.
  • Facial cleansing brush to get out all the gunk your skin will collect on holiday. Especially during city breaks, you’ve got suncream, pollution, sweat and makeup all on your face. You want to be able to get all that shit out.
  • Leather jacket. Leather jackets are a universal essential – just like jeans – so they’re a perfect way to blend in (and keep warm) wherever you go.

I hope you guys enjoyed this ‘lil post – don’t forget to check out Brooke’s travel essentials too (her post is cute as fuck).  What are your travel essentials? Also, can we please discuss how cute my suitcase is? (River Island, baby.) Did you enjoy the video? Let me know your thoughts below!

Peace,

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50 thoughts on “Pack With Me! City Break Travel Essentials ft. Au Chat Bleu”

  1. stickysituation – An expressive soul who indulges in poetry, art and music.

    Lovely editing on the video as always, I really enjoyed reading this post! This is definitely a solid list of essentials and tips.
    I feel like I should just add that DAMN MIA THIS COLLAB MONTH SERIES YOU DID WAS THE SHIT. Such a brilliant yet simple idea, I can’t congratulate you enough on it. xxx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      oh my god fiona I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THAT! I’m writing a whole post on my findings but it was so much organisation and so little time that I was really worried the posts weren’t as enjoyable so I’m really glad you enjoyed it 🙂 xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      I bought it last year and have got SO MUCH use out of it! And thank you lovely 🙂 xx

  2. anoekreintjes – Hi my name is Anoek, I am a Dutch girl who loves being creative, cooking healthy, nature, enjoying the small things in life and so much more. This is a place where I would like to share my ideas, experiences and interests with you. I hope I can make a smile on your face and get a chance to get to know you better. Keep Dreaming Anoek

    I absolutely loved the video, it is so cute! These collaboration posts were so much fun and such a great way to find new blogs to follow.

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much lovely girl! And I’m really glad you enjoyed the collab posts, it’s awesome to be able to share some other creators 🙂 x

      1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

        I do that ALL THE TIME lol x_x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you lovely! Glad you enjoyed the challenge 🙂 xx

  3. I love your post so much! You definitely had some very great essentials, and OMG your video is so cute! Your collaboration month was truly so interesting to read and I’m glad I got to be apart of it 🙂

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aww thank you so much lovely girl! I really enjoyed your post too 🙂 And I’m so glad the feedback on the collab month is all so positive! xx

  4. Diva Named Dom – Just a girl on a full time journey of procuring the best version of myself. I consider my hometown, South Florida, paradise. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay a while! www.DivaNamedDom.com

    This video is so cute! I love the special effects and the song is so vibe-y! I am so jealous; the UK is so centrally located to all of the most magnificent vacation destinations!

    The people wanna know—did you meet an Italian Stallion on this trip?

    Dom | http://www.DivaNamedDom.com

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Why thank you lovely! And to be honest, the UK is located in such a great place because it’s such a bloody boring one that everyone needs to be able to escape easily ;-;

      And girl I wish, but alas I did not 🙁 x

  5. seaofwordsx – Christina, 27 years old, blog about my journey in life, loving yourself and mental health 🌸

    I loved the flower suitcase and bag So beautiful! I want it too Loved this video so much!

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    Welcome back beauty! Also it is your blog and you can do what you want! :p But no seriously love this so much! Your videos are goals girl and these are the epitome of travel essentials! <3

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      You’re just the sweetest thing ever! So much love for you <3

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you girly! I got them from ROMWE for like £4 lol xx

  7. Basically Lulu – Hello there i am Lucricia. Welcome to Basicallylulu where i share my love for fashion, food, travel and everything thats a close passion of mine.

    that bag looks beautiful

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      I honestly used to be the exact same and now I can’t live without them! xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Oh girl you would be ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. I went to work this morning (ie: I got soaked on the way to work this morning) and was just like….. this time last week I was in florence :'( xx

  8. C – crepuscular activities is the time of day

    Damn, I could have really used this a few weeks back! HAHA Great post as usual, and I can’t wait to read about Italy too! Please write soon heheh!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aww thank you lovely! And don’t worry, I’m writing all the posts about it up now 😉 xx

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    Those shirts are anything but basic! Love all the outfits and the sunglasses! Even your suitcase is cute! I’ll be wishing with you that the sun manages to reach England. It’s all sun – rain – sun -rain xx

  10. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at simple_serenity@outlook.com.

    Loved the video girl. Nicely done. xx

  11. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

    Did you ever wear that leather jacket? Surely it would have been too hot unless it’s a fairly thin leather jacket. xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      I did quite a few times actually! (One of my upcoming OOTD posts features it 😉 ) It’s perfect for days when you’re out in the early evening xx

      1. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

        I look forward to reading those posts! xx

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