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LIFESTYLE | Travel plans & travel essentials

So winter's 'technically' over, right? I mean the daffodils are out, the birds are singing, girls in Birmingham braving bare legs... You know what that means? That it's time to book this year's holiday (I ain't one to book a year in advance, sorry not sorry) and everything that comes with it. This year I'm thinking Spain or maybe Italy - one of those villages miles and miles away from busy resorts, where you can hear crickets all night long. Scorching sun, abandoned beach with large rocks you can sunbathe on and seafood for dinner every day. Yes, please. What more could you wish for! Oh, hold on. I know! Making your purse lighter with a warm feeling in your heart. Join the #AWorldOfDifference with easyfundraising and with every penny you spend, easyfundraising will donate a percentage of your spend to a cause of your choice. A little bit like cashback websites but for a good cause!        

What's on my 2016 travel essentials list?
Canon Powershot (a more recent model - £149, Currys) - because sometimes you just don't want to be dragging your DSLR around in the highest of heats, your camera strap dripping with sweat. Ew. This is my old Canon Powershot (the trustiest of compacts, I'm telling ya!) - it's been through a lot with me and I think it's time to upgrade!
Calvin Klein bra (£34, Asos) - when you're out and about, there's nothing more important than a pair of comfy undies and a bra. My friend Calvin is a good egg - he knows what a girl needs.
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation (£45, John Lewis) - the best foundation in the world, you've heard me talk about it at least a million times (here and here). I'll never be without you, Mr Perricone! Currently on bottle #2, just saying.
Stella McCartney STELLA (100ml - £74, Boots) - you could probably say that this is a signature scent of mine, every single perfume from Stella's line is just gorgeous - I've already tried Summer (twice already, oops!), L.I.L.Y and Stella. I wouldn't be able to pick my favourite!
Rodial Glamstick (£25, Selfridges) - Rodial Glamsticks are virtually tinted lip balms, maybe slightly more on the tinted side. Mine is in the shade Thrill and I carry it around everywhere. Need to get myself a pink-toned one for this summer!
DW watch (£90, Amazon) - sometimes it's a good idea to leave your phone at home when you're on your travels. Or - maybe just in your hotel room, you know what I mean. For those instances, it's smart to carry around a wrist watch. I've never seen a more beautiful watches than the ones in the DW range. They are so understated yet stunning! And it's a bargain when you get yours off Amazon, just be sure to read all reviews prior to buying.  
Little black Penguin classics (80p each, Waterstones) - these little black paperbacks are a godsend! For 80p you won't be ripping your hair out if you stop reading half way through or if you get sand all over it. I'm currently reading It was snowing butterflies by Charles Darwin which is the perfect wanderlust literature!

Now, when you're stocking up on your travel essentials and decide you want to support a good cause, it's as easy as clicking HERE, registering (super quick!), choosing your charity and shopping away! The range of retailers is huge - anywhere from Asda, E-bay, Homebase and Asos to notonthehighstreet, Thomas Cook and JustEat. Yes, you can now justify buying a takeaway by supporting a charity. FACT. And that's exactly what I'm doing tonight, shhhh! And when you buy a travel related product (a package, a hotel or travel) you can raise up to 20% more!

Also worth noting - you can set up the cause yourself which is exactly what I'm doing. Shaun is running the London Marathon this year in support of Cancer Research UK. To be eligible for the London Marathon you are required to raise a certain amount of money - now I have set up the cause on easyfundraising the donation will then go to Cancer Research UK in his name.

Have you signed up yet?
Which cause are you supporting and why?

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LIFESTYLE | Travel plans & travel essentials


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