I hate packing for short trips.
It always makes me really irritated and I end up being in a bad mood during and after. Case in point my poor attempt at packing for my weekend trip to Toronto this weekend.
For longer trips, 2 weeks+ I always seem to wing it just fine, but the weekend trips always leave me dissatisfied.
Closet bursting with clothes yet I always have a hard time... and what do I end up doing? Reach for the same 5-6 items that I know are foolproof, which is nice and all but I end up looking the same every time I'm supposed to enjoy all these special new places. Leather leggings? Check. That one gray loose muscle T-shirt that I've worn so much it has holes in it? Check. Black blazer? Check... you get the point. This only means one thing - that I need to do some serious closet cleaning. It's also not helping that it's borderline winter outside and I always find it near impossible to look chic when every time the wind blows my eye starts twitching and/or watering.
Anyway one small thing that I am happy with, however, is fitting all my jewelry, belt, skincare, brushes and makeup into my cute cosmetic organizer.
For skincare I brought Liz Earle cleanse and polish cleanser and cloth. Skincare - a little sample of La Roche Posay Effaclar M and Effaclar K. A quad I made of MAC shadows including Charcoal Brown which I use for my eyebrows, Brule, Wedge and Print... all rather matte shades to go with the 2 "shimmery" shadows I brought for nights out: Le Metier De Beaute "Corinthian" and Armani Eyes To Kill Intense #15. Shu Uemura gel liner, a primer, Dior bronzer, 1 blush and shock horror it's not Tarte Exposed... it's NARS Mounia. Foundation (Bourjois Healthy Mix serum), concealer (Laura Mercier secret camouflage) and powder (Chanel Mat Lumiere)... all we need is a little mascara and brow gel!
It's still overkill but I'd rather be safe than sorry. In the summer I'm a lot better but in Fall/Winter I am so indecisive it hurts!
Hope your weekend is going well :)
Are you a better packer than I am? I hope so.