All posts tagged: Travel

10 Rules: Long-Haul Flights and Traveling

For those of you who don’t know or are new to my blog, I recently went on a 3-week-long vacation to Hong Kong to visit a lot of family, and to in turn, celebrate Chinese New Year. It is not my first time going – I have been countless of times but I am still not perfect in what I pack as much as I have gotten used to long-haul flying and the 3-hour coach journey to and from Heathrow Airport. But this time round, I was happy in a couple of new steps that I took because trust me – I have made so many mistakes before. So here’s me, letting you in on the 10 rules that can help define a comfortable (but not unfashionable) long-haul journey, not just on the plane but when you’re at your far-away destination too. Leggings will be your best friend I know. Such an easy one. But I’m that idiot who prior to this trip, had never worn leggings or athleisure-wear on a plane. From London Heathrow …

Pack With Me | Beauty & Skincare Pt.2 ft. What’s In My Makeup Bag?

This segment will cover the preparation and makeup aspects of my travel beauty to Hong Kong. I want to be thorough and informative on why I have chosen these particular products to take with me. If you haven’t yet, you can catch up with the first segment here which explains the skincare aspect and how I intend to look after my skin whilst I’m away. Otherwise, let’s get on with what I’m bringing makeup-wise! Note: To make it easier, I’ll split this segment into two parts – one being more of a What’s In My Makeup Bag and the other being My Base Makeup, Brushes and Tools. Featured in this post: Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25 Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in ‘Light’ Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact Real Techniques Contour Brush (as part of Core Collection Set) LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm Eyebrow Tweezer (Unsure of brand) NYX Micro Brow Pencil in ‘Expresso’ Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Duo in ‘#1 Dark Brown’ Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer For Perfect Lash …

Berlin Travel Diary – Potsdam | Day 2

It feels weird to be writing about Germany when I have just come back from Hong Kong. The timeline is therefore not right but oh well, you live you learn, and now I am paying a price for writing an experience that’s no longer as fresh in my mind but still a wonderful memory, so here goes! If you missed my first segment, then you can catch up on it here. In my previous post, I mentioned that we had bought multiple day travel passes for the tube and trains known as the U-Bahn and S-Bahn. These travel passes, which can be bought directly at the airport, are called Berlin WelcomeCard and comes with a free booklet to help you navigate around Berlin. From there, that’s how we knew to come to Potsdam. Potsdam is not central Berlin at all – no, you really have to travel away from Berlin to see some amazing scenic views. In fact, Potsdam is considered another city. I don’t think it took a full hour in total to reach but …

Pack With Me | Beauty & Skincare Pt.1 What’s My Travel Skincare?

I still haven’t packed for Hong Kong yet, so the idea of me also writing a post about what I’m packing with only a few days to go is quite ambitious isn’t it? Still, I think this will be really helpful and I know that I’m getting better at this. For one, I’m not stressed about what to pack this time – I’ve already worked out in my head what makeup and skincare essentials that I’m bringing. Last time, I actually overpacked on makeup that I didn’t even end up using so I almost know that this time, I will be smarter and more productive with my choices. I will also take photos of what fashion pieces that I will be packing but chances are, I won’t have time to write about that so I’ll just have to hold onto the photos and write a follow-up another time! Let’s start shall we? Note: I have a feeling that this will be a very long post so get comfortable! Research and Analysis I typically don’t know …

Berlin Travel Diary | Day 1

To be honest, this post is so incredibly long over-due but I still want to write about it. It is now officially February. I have less than a week (!!) till I’m in another country for a few weeks, so now really is the time to get this post up and running!  FYI – I went to Berlin in mid-September. Although it’s definitely not in the moment anymore for the things that I’m about to write, I really would recommend Berlin. It was overall an unforgettable experience. 🙂 We spent five days in Berlin. The first day when we arrived seemed quite long since there were delays on the train track towards the city centre from the airport. We were waiting for a good half-hour to forty minutes. Afterwards, it was probably a good forty minute journey overall to reach the hotel which I think is quite standard. TIP: If you decide to buy 2/3/4 day passes at the airport for the train and underground, make sure you stamp the tickets at the machine by …