Friday, September 6, 2013

Up in the Air

Travelling abroad in September seems to be turning into something of a tradition for me. Last year was all about experiencing New York, this year's agenda involves a few more stops and a more foreign flavour. If all goes well, I'll be seeing the sights in London, Paris, Rome, Florence and Milan, all in the space of 3 weeks. I haven't ventured very far outside of Australia in terms of places I've visited internationally, so needless to say, I'm looking forward to exploring parts of Europe like the blatant, inexperienced tourist I am.

As usual, I'm hideously underprepared, with no itinerary sorted, no concept of how to read maps or navigate myself around, not even a rudimentary grasp of any language apart from English, and doubts about the weather-appropriateness of the clothing I've packed. I did give some thought to my makeup travel bag (and this year, slightly more attention to skin care as well), but in the end, settled for 90% of the same stuff I brought with me to New York. I figured adhering to an elaborate makeup routine isn't a huge priority while on holiday. With the Australian dollar tanking somewhat, I'm not anticipating any mega cosmetics spending spree like in the US, but we'll see what happens when I get back at the end of the month. See you in October!

40 comments:

  1. Buon viaggio Lena! Hope Italy and France and England treat you well! Take the usual tourist precautions against gypsies and people peddling their wares in your face while in Italy. Hope you have a good trip and take a billion photos so you can share when you get back! :D

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  2. You are going to Paris and your not thinking of hauling? Gotta be crazy! I'm really jealous, I'd love to go to all the french pharmacies and take over Bioderma.. Will be looking forward for your updates x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com/

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  3. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself! get lost often and enjoy!! =D

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful time! Have fun and best of luck! xx

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  5. Nice staples you have there. Have a great time! xxx

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  6. You are going to have such an amazing trip, 3 weeks will fly by so quickly! Be safe!

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  7. So exciting! Hope you have an amazing trip!

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  8. Ooohh how exciting! I'd like to visit Europe too! Enjoy yourself! :)

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  9. Have a blast, so very jealous of you! :)

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  10. oh, i'm pretty sure you'll end up with a huge haul to show us. have fun! :)

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  11. enjoy your trip lovely!! :))
    relax and enjoy urself there !!

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  12. Have a wonderful time, don't get lost! :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  13. Oh my!! I'm so excited for you! Europe is definitely not about hauling but enjoying all the breaktaking sites! Although i'm sure you'll pick up lots of french pharmacy skincare products :3
    Can't wait to see your post-holiday posts.

    Bon Voyage!

    à la foliee

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  14. Bon Voyage! I am the same way when it comes to travel planning. No specific plans of visiting specific tourist spots. Just go with the flow. That's what I call my holiday :) Don't bring too much makeup as you can always buy more in Europe. More excuses that way(wink wink!)

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  15. Wow! This trip sounds amazing! I've been to Rome, Paris and Florence and you will love them all! Can't believe I still haven't been to London since it's so close to Dublin! Have a great time and we'll be here when you get back! :)

    Emma x

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  16. have a great trip! looking forward to your haul afterwards ;P

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  17. I would LOVE to go to Europe! I also love how you decide to keep it simple because simple is always best! I hope you'll have a lovely trip. :)

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  18. Have a great time in Europe! Looking forward to your posts after you come back. :) My itinerary is almost the same in December; I'm going to London, Amsterdam, Paris, Florence and Rome. Enjoy! xx

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  19. Have a good trip! I'm going to London in exactly a year, providing my results are favourable. =D Stay safe and shop shop shop!!

    M.May

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  20. Bon Voyage!!!
    I have just come back from a 4 day trip to paris. it was wonderful! my recommendation is to go to printemps beaute and lafayette beaute. there is dolce&gabbana make up in lafayette and the counter is a dream! i wanted to buy every single thing!! the staffs are very nice as well :) have fun in europe!! <3

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  21. Have fun!!!

    http://bigbeautybag.blogspot.com/
    New huge Sephora haul ♥

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  22. Hope you have a great trip, have fun and discover new places but take some time to discover yourself too, I hope you enjoy a lot, I hope to read you in October.
    xx

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  23. I certainly hope that you'll haul something from all those motherlands of glorious makeup brands. Have a good time! ;)

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  24. Have a lovely and safe trip, can't wait to read posts on your adventures to Europe!

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  25. Have fun in Europe! I'm horrible with directions too but try to stay safe and have a good time :) See you in october!

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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  26. So jealous! Have a fun and safe trip! :)

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  27. Maybe I'll see you in London. I'm making the jump myself in two days :) Have a fabulous trip!

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  28. I absolutely love seeing what's inside other bloggers' makeup and travel kits!!
    The LM TM is always a staple in most bloggers and I'm not surprised why!

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  29. My usual makeup is pretty minimal... which makes it much easier to take it on the road. Skincare however, is a different matter entirely.

    7% Solution

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  30. I miss your posts, hope you're having a great time! (:

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  31. Wow! Happy travels and stay safe!

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  32. Ahh, have a good trip! Can't wait until I can go travelling hehe :)

    http://emaerie.blogspot.com.au

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  33. For some reason my blogger didn't show this to me -.- (He's been eating posts lately! Such a shame!)
    Anyway, I hope that you have/Had (you'll probably be back home by the time I post this) s great time here in Europe!!
    Please take care, have a nice day!*

    beauty-with-love.blogspot.pt

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  34. Sounds like it's going to be a fun trip since you are going to so many different cities! Have a great trip~~

    Liz
    www.lizchewy.com

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