I’m breaking up with my overpacking tendencies by bringing these essentials

Planning and going on a summer vacation is always fun until you get to the part where you have to pack for it. I have wasted too many hours (maybe even days, but who’s counting anyway?) just packing for a three-day, two-night trip. It’s an endless cycle of overanalyzing outfits, imagining worst case scenarios, and taking an hour-long social media break to “refresh” my mind.

After trying different tips and hacks over the years, I’ve finally figured out how to pack for a trip without worrying or overstuffing my bag.

Prepare a different day for errands

Avoid rushing by finding time to schedule all your pre-vacation appointments. This way you won’t end up doing errands during your trip. At least two days before you leave, get your waxing session done and drop by a nail salon as well for freshly manicured nails. After all, you’re a strong and independent person who will hand-model your own dirty horchata by the beach.

Choose your fighter: Check out Happy Skin’s newest gel polish colors. Goddess, Wanderer, and Hero all seem like universally-flattering summer shades. P.S. The polish is durable enough to survive the waves of La Union.

Prioritize convenient pieces of clothing

Dresses and rompers are always a good choice because they can save extra space in your bag and easily make you look dressed up as well. Avoid bringing extra versions of things you already have in your bag and be smart about your outfit. Wear sneakers on the way to your destination so you don’t have to pack them, and remember to bring slippers. Your feet will thank you for bringing a pair after a long day of walking.

Back to basics: A slip-on dress, a sling bag, and a pair of comfy slippers are the only things you need to party at the beach. Look simple but very cute with this gingham dress and wooden bag from ForMe. Match it with the ever dependable lightweight slippers from Havaianas.

Use multi-functional items

Keep the contents of your vanity kit simple yet still functional. Tinted moisturizers and lip and cheek tints are the ultimate multi-purpose lifesavers. Another multi-purpose product you should try using aside from virgin coconut oil is aloe vera. It’s not only good for the hair and skin, but it’s also lightweight and almost never sticky.

Keepin’ it cool: The aloe line from Bench Organics includes must-haves for your next beach trip. Their hydrating Aloe Face and & Body mist can be your make-up setting spray or your go-to body refresher. Aside from protecting your skin from the sun, their SPF 50 PA +++ Aloe Cool Sunblock can lighten your skin while keeping it moisturized.

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