Friday Faves – Europe Bound


Europe Bound.

I’m heading to Europe!!

I didn’t actually get any posts scheduled.

Packing for a trip gets crazy towards the end.

So I’m writing en route to D.C.

I wanted to share some of my faves this week.


So I’ll go ahead and let you in on a little secret.

We didn’t end up taking only carry-on bags. Everything did fit in them, but I needed more space for my camera and wanted to be able to bring things home.

In the end, we have 2 medium suitcases and 3 carry-on size bags that will be checked.

Each of the three teens and the hubby brought a backpack for the plane.

I have a purse and the carry-on suitcase.

The carry-on has our raincoats and my camera bag and a few toiletries.


Carry On toiletry flatlay

Toiletries, accessories & makeup

We found a dual voltage flat iron. Yay!  I’ve not had luck with dry shampoo in the past, but I’m going to give it a try. I’ve heard great things about Wet brushes. I have the hardest time brushing my hair when it’s wet. I also got Travel size Buxom mascara, some Peter Roth moisturizer, and a Smashbox palette with eyeshadow, blush and eyebrow powders all in one container. 


This is my bag for around the city. It holds my camera.

If you need your camera padded, this wouldn’t work. It’s by Kipling and has a cute monkey keyring.

Isn’t he just adorable?!


Books and Backpacks.

Some reading and some backpacks that fold up nice and small!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might know that one of my faves this week is some new Converse.

They aren’t coming to Europe though.

The black Converse are the ones that are making the trip.

Pink Converse.

I’m sure that these pink ones will see lots of use when I get home.

They are one of my absolute favorites this week.


Reading and Snacks.

What’s a plane ride without some snack, some good reading, and some shut-eye.

I also picked up a rechargeable power source.


Of course, I can’t leave you without a song:

Check me out on Instagram for stories while I’m away. :).

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

Let your light shine!


13 thoughts on “Friday Faves – Europe Bound

  1. I like your Friday Favs.
    I have Living Proof Amp which I love. I haven’t tried dry shampoo, but daughter loves Detox so I bought her and future daughter in law a can for their Christmas stockings. Daughter said I can try hers, but I haven’t.

    I’m looking forward to your IG stories. Bon voyage!

  2. I’m so excited for you! i haven’t been further than Australia so will be excited to hear of your adventures. Love the pink converses. And the monkey is gorgeous.

  3. I like dry shampoo very much, since I have long and thick hair. It’s very difficult to wash my hair and dry them on a trip. I carry Tresemme dry shampoo

    1. I keep trying to use dry shampoo. I have thick hair, and drying it takes WAY too long, which is why I almost never do. I have a tendency to run my fingers through my hair to brush it out of the way and that makes the top get oily way too fast! 🙂

      1. I understand, even I have very thick hair and if I wash my hair I have to blow dry it, otherwise my sinus gets infected.Its a long at least 3 hours process for me. So I have to plan even washing my hair

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