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PACKING FOR HAWAII

Packing for Hawaii | cat-elle.com What to pack to travel to Hawaii (in winter). By Catriona Gray

I’m currently packing for Hawaii! Here’s some of the things that made it into my suitcase along with some advice that helps me out with some packing predicaments!

Packing is such a precarious task, especially when one plans to be both active, maintain a sense of style (and make others oblivious to the fact that I’m living out of a suitcase for 5 weeks) and to leave some empty space so that I can pick up a few goodies along the way. So here’s some of the things that made it into my suitcase along with some advice that helps me out with some packing predicaments!


1/ Surfs Up! I’m planning to finally! get to know a surf board. And it’s about time too. I’m also going to spend my time hiking and walking a lot of trails and experience the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands up close, so active wear is a must. Keeping health goals up especially during holiday season can definitely prove to be a challenge but bringing along your gear makes sure you have no excuse to slack off. I’m packing about two to three sets of active wear plus my sneakers. Can’t forget a good old surf guard to avoid awkward tan lines.
Roxy Rashguard / Roxy One-Piece Surfguard / Triangle Bikini / Instax Polaroid Camera / Aldo Sunnies

Packing for Hawaii | cat-elle.com What to pack to travel to Hawaii (in winter). By Catriona Gray

2/ You Beaut’ I’m keeping my beauty products to a bare-minimum. For everyday, I’m going for the bare faced look using a concealer (using a foundation as a concealer gives a more natural finish), a mineral powder foundation, eye-lash curler, blush and lip tint. For a bit of pampering a face mask or face oil is my go-to. I’m also including a bold lip and eye shadow palette for special occasions (such as Christmas, New Year etc).
Hat from Tryst Studio / GlamGlow Hydrating Face Mask / Benefit Lip Tint / HappySkin Foundation and Blush 

Packing for Hawaii | cat-elle.com What to pack to travel to Hawaii (in winter). By Catriona Gray

3/ Tote-ally. My carry-on tote is always filled with reading material! It’s my favourite thing to do on the plane especially long haul flights. Of course, I can’t go without updating my iPhone with new music, games and applications to keep me occupied (it is after all a thirteen hour, non-stop flight to Honolulu from Manila). And since I’ll be sitting in airplane air for such a long time its so important to bring some extra layers for warmth and comfort – such as a scarf. And of course, a rich hand and face moisturiser and lip balm to combat the drying aero-environment.
Charles&Keith Backpack / Aldo Sunnies / KateSpade Wallet / Typo Travel Wallet / DayLong Sunscreen / VeroModa Scarf 

Packing for Hawaii | cat-elle.com What to pack to travel to Hawaii (in winter). By Catriona Gray

4/ Stay Golden. I don’t know how much I can expect from Hawaii in winter but if the sun shines at least I know I’ll be prepared. I’m keeping my accessories, like my beauty products, to an essential minimum. I wish I had a travel size of my perfume cause I can’t get enough of this scent! I find that bringing a mixture of statement and subtle accessories is the best option when traveling. Mega-tip: to pack tangle-prone pieces like necklaces, use a piece of tissue paper and place one item in a corner and then fold (repeat). That way each piece is separated in a convenient little parcel.
Victoria Secret Bikini / VeroModa Golden Tattoos / Veloci Watch / Lovisa Parrot Earrings / Typo Travel Journal / Viktor&Rolph Flower Bomb Perfume 

Can’t wait to share another chapter of my travels with you all!

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