Ok so I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not really the camping type. I’m more of a ‘take me to a luxury hotel and shower me with chocolates’ type. But in the spirit of family and adventure, I’m ready and willing to go on our camping trip, and have a great time while we’re there!
Just to explain, my other half has a brother who lives in Japan, he has a wife and kids out there and they’re coming over to visit! Fred is really excited as one of his cousins is a similar age to him so they can play together. I was informed the other day that we’re all going on a family camping trip when they arrive (after they’ve gotten over their jet lag obviously) I’m not sure of the details yet – and I’m pretty sure my husband isn’t either, but I know we’ll be in a tent (hopefully a nice one) and it’s likely to be in the middle of nowhere.
So I’ve been running through my head thinking about what we need to take, and trying to imagine every eventuality. Will there be toilets? I have no idea. Will there be shops close by in case we need anything? I don’t have a clue. I’m going to leave the planning and camping equipment side of things to the boys to sort out, and I’ll just concentrate on what Fred and I need.
Ok so apart from the usual clothes, food, drinks, toiletries etc, what else will I need to pack? Here’s my ‘Camping Survival’ list!
Let’s start with my favourite thing – makeup! When it comes to makeup, I want to keep it minimal, with just the bare necessities in my bag. I’m not going to be spending much time at all on my makeup so I just want to take the bare minimum I think a BB Cream, small eyeshadow palette, eyeliner and mascara should do the job to keep me looking half decent without overdoing it.
I also need to take my Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturizer. You may have seen this mentioned on the blog before, it really is my holy grail lip balm! The formula is a hydrating gel that contains fatty acids to prevent dryness and chapped lips as well as acting as a treatment to restore and replenish already dry lips. It’s really fantastic!
Continuing on the skincare route, I’ll also be taking my new Garnier Moisture Match Illuminating Light Lotion SPF20 – this weightless lotion contains Vitamin B3, Lemon extract and light reflecting pearls, to give a healthy-looking glow. Also containing SPF20 UVB sunscreen filters, the daily moisturiser protects as it hydrates without leaving any residue. And not forgetting my La Roche Posay Micellar Water to remove makeup.
On the subject of sunscreen, I also have a fantastic La Roche Posay one, the Anthelios XL SPF 50 Comfort Cream has a super high SPF of 50, as well as being specially formulated for sensitive and sun intolerant skins. It’s just perfect for me and Fred!
And next – wipes! Wipes are literally the handiest thing in the world to carry around with you. I’ve just started using the The femfresh Daily Shower Wash, but I have no idea if there will be showers available, so I’m covering all eventualities and taking some Freshening & Soothing Cloths just in case. They don’t really need much of an explanation, except that they have a specially formulated low pH balance for intimate, delicate and sensitive skin. And baby wipes too, they’re just an all-round handy thing to have – especially when travelling with kids!
On to hair now, I think dry shampoo is going to be a lifesaver for me, so I’ll be packing my Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush – Floral & Flirty to banish any oily roots, and add body and texture when my hair needs it.
And lastly, in case of emergency I’ll be taking my Benadryl Allergy Relief Tablets, a packet of Paracetamol, and Cushioned Plasters, just in case!
Have I missed anything important? Let me know!
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx
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