4 Months Worth of Toiletries: Gap Year Packing List 2019

As I'm sure many of you know, in less than 2 weeks I'm going away travelling for 4 months. It's creeping up so quickly and the job of packing has begun.
Not gonna lie, I love getting organised for trips like this. Even if it's going to a festival getting my bag organised has always been a guilty pleasure of mine.
I've been religiously watching and following travel gurus such as Where's Mollie, Backpacking Banana's and Viola Helen but I thought I would do my own spin on it and do a little blog post of all the toiletries I'm taking with me.
I know some of them I probably won't need or use, but for the time being this is a packing list of all my toiletries and makeup.

At various points on our trip the heat and humidity will be unbearable so I'm very certain I won't wear makeup in these places. However, In NZ and Aus I imagine wearing makeup a little more, so I'm packing pretty minimal yet buildable makeup.

-Glossier Wowder Powder
-Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk
-Glossier Balm Dot Com
-Benefit Mascara mini
-NYX eyebrow pencil
-NYX matte lip cream
- Sephora red lipstick (Red lipstick transforms a look. I honestly don't feel myself unless I'm wearing red lipstick. Which is a really interesting concept? I was discussing with a friend of mine how makeup affects people's inherent character so much. For her red lipstick connotes a dirty feeling, but for me it makes me confident and more like myself.?)
-Vaseline *
-L'occitane Perfume in Rose (I took a mini L'occitane perfume with me around Europe and now the smell reminds me of some of my happiest memories, so I hope this perfume will remind me of this trip. It is also the perfume my mum used to wear when she was my age and living in Singapore and Indonesia, so I feel it only necessary to wear the same.)

First Aid Kit: 
-Bite and Sting Cream
-Rehydration Sachets
-Nail Scissors
-Anti-Septic Wipes
-Vitamin C tablets (for those hangovers)
-Insect repellent
-Tiger Balm

-SPF Sun Cream (need to get a lot more actually)
-Lemon Tree Source Shower Gel (hack from someone at work who told me mozzies hate the stuff)
- Hydrating Sheet Masks for the plane
-Dove Body Wash *
-Rituals Foot Balm *

Hair Care:
-Percy and Reed mini shampoo and conditioner * (which my lovely work colleagues at M&S gifted me before I left, along with a few other travel minis which I've starred)
-Lush shampoo bar
-Lush Conditioner bar

Plane Bag: 
-Mouthwash *
-Toothpaste *
-Hand Sanitiser *
-Micellar Water (need to get more of this actually lol)

I hope this may have been of help to some of you, or for the most part enjoyable. I love seeing what makeup people wear on holiday.
Hope you have a good weekend,

-lexie xo


  1. Oh I know what you feel. I just did the same! Have a lovely adventure! :)

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com.ee/

    1. Ah amazing, thank you! Hope you had a lovely time xo

  2. I'm so so desperate to go away that even the thought of packing makes me excited!!! I hope you have the best time, and be sure to share it all!!!xox

    1. Ah thank you Katie!! Packing is always the part that gets me so excited lol. xoxo

  3. How exciting! I'm from Malaysia and seems like you might be around that region. Defy think more sunscreen is a shout for all those amazing beach days ahead xx


    1. Yes Malaysia is our first stop! Thank you for the heads up xoxo

  4. Girl loving the new blog layout/design!! Also o..m..g if a post couldn't get me more excited to travel in the near future. I actually can't, this is literally the neatest thing haha. And informative too, you definitely seem like you've got essentials to last a life time - well 4 months at least! I am honestly buzzing for you, safe safe travels and can't wait to hear/see all about it! Also the comment about the perfume being reminiscent of happy memories made me smile, and now I'm going to be on the look out for a nice, staple perfume I can wear on holidays/trips! Lots of luv,

    Zoe xo

    1. Lol i change my layout wayy too much, feeling this layout tho so hopefully it'll stay lol. Thank you so much Zoe, it's starting to feel so freaking real rn! Oh yess defo get a staple perfume for holidays or even just for summer! I went into Zara yesterday and they had some of the nicest perfumes and so cheap too?! I'm gonna buy one for when I get back lol. lots of love xoxox

  5. I can imagine how you feel. :) Hope you have a great time!
    xx Ama


  6. I'm exactly the same -I love organising all my things and getting excited about the trip the the process. Have a lovely time!
    Hollie xx

    1. Ah glad it's not just me! It's the first part thats supoer exciting! Thank you Hollie xox

  7. Ahh so so exciting. Have the most incredible time, Lexie. All the love. Nice to know you're stilling doing this blogging thing <3

  8. I read this, then messaged you asking for your address to send a little card and then forgot to comment. I'm so excited to see pics and hear stories about your travels and the true gap yah experience haha, I hope you have the best time!

    Dalal xxxx


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