Travel Essentials: Cruise Edition
Getting ready for your next getaway? Packing is always a tedious task, and I’m still left wondering, have I packed everything I need? Under normal circumstances I could just purchase anything I’d forgotten; however, this trip I was on a four-night cruise onboard the P&O Pacific Explorer. I packed the right amount and here are the items I couldn’t be without:
Swimwear is a must when you’re on a summer cruise because your days are spent poolside with a cocktail or swimming in the ocean on your day trips. I packed a pair of Funky Trunk Shorty Shorts because they’re super comfortable and are made of quick-drying polyester which is super handy – nobody enjoys walking around in wet shorts! For added convenience, these swim shorts also feature a built-in brief for added support, deep side pockets, coin pocket and drawcord to fasten. This print is called Navy Bondage and what I love about this pair is the colour scheme and sexy print. Funky Trunks Shorty Shorts 40 AUD.
I don’t go anywhere without my music, so the Soundlink Micro was a must! What I love about this product is its compact and doesn’t take up valuable packing space, and it’s light enough to take with you anywhere. The Soundlink Micro features a water-resistant design which means you can take it to the pool or beach without worrying it will get ruined. It also offers big sound so you don’t have to compromise on music quality. This product must be heard to be believed! Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker 169 AUD
From casual days at sea to refined dining experiences and everything in between, packing a fragrance to suit all occasions on a cruise is impossible. I packed the Amouage Men’s Sample Set which features 12 x 2ml fragrances that suit any occasion cruise life sends your way. The set features much-loved classics including Reflection, Honour and Journey, and the collection is housed in a luxurious box keeping each vile safe. The sampler set is also compact and lightweight and means you’re not packing heavy bottles into your luggage especially with the on-board weight restrictions. Amouage Men’s Sampler Set 99 AUD available from City Perfume
Sun exposure, salt water and alcohol all contribute to dehydrated skin. I kept my skin well-nourished with LAB SERIES Solid Water Essence. This gel to liquid formula is rapidly absorbed by the skin and provides an instant boost. It’s formulated with caffeine, ginseng and bamboo infused water to help energise skin cells to fight dehydration and dull, fatigued-looking skin. I apply this product morning and night and has been my savour this summer! Place two pumps of your hand and gently tap. The gel melts into a liquid – press it on and your good to go! LAB SERIES Solid Water Essence 67 AUD.
Anyone who’s been on a cruise knows you’re separated from your belongings for quite some time until your luggage is loaded and passes security. My Mahi Leather Classic Duffle came in super handy! Large enough to hold the possession you can’t live without such as laptops, skincare a change of clothes…well, everything you see here really! Constructed of 100% leather, this large and rugged duffle measure in at 53cm long, 28cm high and 28cm wide making it big enough to carry all your essentials. Best of all you can get your duffle personalised so it can’t be mistaken. Apart from its practicality, it also features a stylish design with brass fittings, vintage brown leather and khaki lining. Mahi Leather Classic Duffle approx. 180 AUD. Available online from Mahi Leather.
In summer I enjoy nothing more than spending time outdoors, and this is no different while I’m away. While cruising, you’re also exposed to higher amounts of UV as the rays reflect from the ocean. I kept my skin protected with Skinstiuit’s Age Defence SPF 50+. This light and hydrating sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays which induce premature ageing and sun damage. It’s also 2 hours’ water resistant and formulated with antioxidants to keep skin nourished. What I enjoy most about this product is that it’s quickly absorbed by the skin without making your face appear white. My skin tends to be on the oilier side, and I don’t like heavy feeling products. I don’t face that problem with this product. Skinstituit Age Defence SPF 50+ 55 AUD.
Long days and late nights can reap havoc on your skin. I know I’ll be enjoying myself while I’m away but that doesn’t mean I must look like rubbish the next day. This cult beauty product by YSL instantly adds radiance and perfects skin giving the appearance of 8 hours sleep. With a few strokes dark circles, fine lines, and signs of fatigue are banished leaving you looking your best even though you may not be feeling it. YSL Touche Eclat 68 AUD
I love a good multi-purpose product while I’m travelling because it means fewer products, lighter luggage and more shopping! This vibrant hair and body wash includes notes of zesty grapefruit and lemon which are fused together by sensual amber. The refreshing scent is excellent for summer! This cleansing Hair and Body wash produces a nice lather and leaves both skin and hair feeling soft and refreshed. Body Shop White Musk Sport Hair & Body Wash 19 AUD.
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