Packing Tips for Divas


If like me you are a bit of diva, and what to pack can be a little tricky here are my tips.  Let’s start with the easiest scenario:

  • Option 1: Staying In Only One Hotel for One or Two Weeks

    • Take the biggest case you can (ensure it has wheels)
    • If you are taking hair straighteners and hair dryer then make sure you have the correct plug adapter.
    • Don’t take any more evening outfits than evenings you are going for.
    • Try and take only one pair of heels in a neutral colour that go with everything (they always take up the most amount of space and add weight)
    • Take a pair of flat shoes for evening for when your heels start to hurt.
    • Avoid clothes of heavy material, they’ll just weigh you down.
    • Fill your case with anything you think you may feel like wearing.
    • DSCF5253Take waterproof make up for wearing when by the pool
    • Option 2: Going Away For a Long Weekend

      • If included in the flight and others are checking in a suitcase then follow guidelines for Option 1
      • If you are taking carry on luggage:
        • Ensure your case adheres to the airline regulations
        • Ensure case has wheels
        • Only if you’re travelling with someone who doesn’t have high quality straighteners you can borrow, take your own if they can fit.
        • Consider packing dresses that you can wear in the day and the evening.
        • Check with the airport the limits on liquids you take on a plane.
        • Take miniture everything for all your skincare needs.
        • Consider balm cleansers, this may not count towards your liquid limit.
        • Take powder foundation
        • Pack one pair of heels and travel in comfy daytime shoes to save space.
      • Option 3: Moving from hotel to hotel

        • If there is no chance that you will have to carry your case at all and no chance you will have to wheel it for more than 5 minutes, and there is no restriction on any of the transport between hotels, then go to option 1.
      • Option 4: Travelling – Suitcases Not Allowed!

        • Warning this bit is scary – yet I’ve managed it several times now!
        • Diva’s still don’t do rucksacks!  Get a duffle bag on wheels just make sure you are able to carry it too, mine is bright pink and makes it easy to spot at the airport at baggage reclaim.
        • No heels!  Have a lightweight pair of flip flops that go well with dresses.  I love my sketchers memory foam flip flops.

        • No straighteners (and certainly no hair dryer!)  Straighten your hair just before you leave, in the hope this will give you nice looking hair for a few more days.
        •  Buy some good quality hair products and put them in small travel bottles.  Consider taking dry shampoo.
        • Take hair accessories to put your hair in a bun and hide it in a hat if need be.
        • No perfume.  It only attracts mosquitos anyway.
        • Light weight dresses that you can wear in the day and night.  They normally take up less room than shorts anyway.
        • One nice lightweight evening dress – you never know!
        • Skin care in miniature bottles – no need to risk bad skin.
        • The basic make up, you can go away with to make you feel comfortable.  I love bare minerals foundation, as it’s quick to apply, gives a good coverage and has spf in it.  If you want lipstick, take your favourite shade and that’s it.
        • Leggings and light weight shirts to wear with dresses if need to cover up in a mosquito area.  Light weight shirts are also good, if you are fair and need to cover up from the sun.


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