What to pack for a short city break

I’m sure you haven’t failed to notice that we’ve been on our anniversary minibreak in Oslo… It’s not like I’ve been posting about anything else! Anyway, as far as I’m concerned, the holiday begins when I’m packing my bags. There’s something so exciting about the anticipation involved. What will we do? What will I need?
So I thought I’d share just a few of my favourite things to pack for a very short “city break” – this is by no means all that I brought with me – just a few bits and pieces that I thought would be worth sharing! I took these photos as the morning sun streamed through the window of our attic hotel room, and Dan was shaving his face in our tiny ensuite. At the very end of the post, I’ll let you know where everything came from, so stay tuned!

Headphone tidy – Yesstyle – Cute if not super useful…
Portable eyelash curler – MUJI – Use this very carefully as it is quite different from a normal eyelash curler!
Hairclip – Boots – Useful in-flight and for putting on makeup.
Tea dress – Dorothy Perkins – See previous post! This is a great casual date dress.
Plastic travel pouch – MUJI – All my liquids were in here because we only took carry-on luggage.
Analogue camera – Pentax – This used to be my mum’s camera!
Light pyjamas – Primark – The top has one of those useless ‘built in bra’ things, but if you can get past that ridiculousness, it’s great. And the trousers are super comfy. I’m wearing them right now.
Makeup wipes – Boots – makeup wipes are perfect for short breaks and carry-on luggage holidays.
Eyeshadow duo – Bare Minerals – Again, this is tiny and great for a ‘basics only’ approach to packing!
Dehydrated sheet masks – MUJI – OMG these are amazing. A splash of water or toner and they unfurl into sheet masks to refresh your face. Dan and I both used these in the evening before our little dinner date.
What are your packing essentials? What should I take with me next time I go away? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be sure to respond! 🙂

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