Friday, August 5, 2011

Superficial Travels

Am I the only one who make lists (and lists.....aaand lists) before taking a trip?
Am I the only one who uses more than one suitcase/bag for a trip that's only seven days?
Am I the only one who is crazy? Perhaps.

Here I am, you wonderful readers, you! Here to present you with my "travel" post, because, well....I have been in a painstakingly awful spending freeze so I have nothing new to report on...for shaaame, I know, but I hope you can find it in your superficial heart to forgive me ;)
NOTE: I fell off the spend-freeze train again. I had to buy a lot of last-minute items for vacation (including snacks!), but also took it upon myself to buy an e.lf. waterproof mascara, Burt's Bees Radiance Day Lotion, and Revlon's Coralberry Lipstick during my Target trip yesterday. Spend-freeze train is officially off the tracks and will not be running again for quite some time.

So, yes, the packing post. The travel tidbits. My beach many alliterations can she do?!

Photos anyone?

So my entire family goes....and of course we cannot live without our better halves, so they come along for the trip, as well. Oh, and we drive there. OH, and it takes twelve hours. Yeah. You read that right, sisters!
My boyfriend and I got stuck driving alone in my car so we have to split the trip every three hours or I may drive myself off the road out of sheer boredom. "Why are you telling us this?!" Because here is my CAR BAG hopefully hinder my desire to do the aforementioned!
Tommy Hilfiger Bag from Marshall's (Beach Bag doubles as a "Car Bag" - smart!)
Books & Magazine, Blog Notebook
iPod & Headphones
Charger (iPod & iPhone)
Snacks (what up Mario Kart fruit snacks!)
Neck Pillow & Baby Blanket (duh)
Eye Mask (naps in a sunny car are brutal)
Normal MBMJ Purse (with normal purse essentials)

Next, the big boy...the clothes! I try (operative word: try) to pack light, but we all know that never (ever) happens.....because a girl has gotsta have her options at all times, am I right?
I won't list all that I packed, but the breakdown is like this:
Zipper Section : All bathing suits (about six), Cover-Ups, & Sandals for beach
Left: Skirts, Shorts, Dresses, Tops
(I packed three shorts, one short skirt, two maxi skirts, one maxi dress, and TONS of tanks and blouses.)
Right : Undergarments, Extra Tops
Bottom (& Right Side) : Wedges/Shoes
*My hats are shown, but they just get packed in the car, wherever they can fit.*

Lastly, the "extra" bag....pretty much anything else that doesn't fit in the previous suitcase but I still deem "absolutely positively necessary" for my beach survival week.
Bag from Gap (Summer 2006)
Black Coach Clutch (holding necklaces), Glitter Clutch (holding rings, bracelets), Orange Makeup Case (holding sunglasses), Hairdryer, Body Lotion, Shower Bag (clear), Skincare/Haircare Bag (Black), and Makeup Case (floral)
.....somehow it all fits!

So, there you have it, you now know how the sista-sista behind Superficial Sanctuary packs her shiz for a beach vacation! Overpacker? Yes (but not as much as I usually am). Always prepared? You bet your ass I am!

I am leaving tonight at midnight (so, technically, Saturday....not tonight....but whatever) so wish us all luck! I'll be posting throughout the vacation, some already scheduled and some not, so don't think I'll be on hiatus for a whole week....that'd just be ridic-donk-ulous!

I'll be sure to bring home plenty of beach fun pictures for your viewing entertainment - try not to be tooooo jealous of my week away from kiddos and all things stressful :)

I leave you with a photo of my first attempt at the "moon" mani - wanted to do something fun for the beach!
Gold Polish from Sephora by OPI
Essie's Turquoise & Caicos

Until next time, farewell lovahs and bloggers and readers alike!


  1. I really like the moon mani! The colors you chose are great. I don't know if I would have the coordination to do this on my own though lol I also nominated you for the Butterfly Award :) Check it out on my blog.

  2. Looks about right for a girl going to the beach! I overpack so bad, it's ridiculous.
    What is this blog notebook you have? Blog ideas? I'm nosey...I need to know!

    Also, I totally need those Mario snacks. Like, now.

    - Britt

  3. I'm usually an overpacker, but I've gotten way, way better about it. My main problem is trying to get all my beauty produts/makeup/hair dryer/straightener in the same bag as my clothes and shoes. How do people do that? My hair brush/dryer/straightener almost take up a whole suitcase by themselves!


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