What's In My Carry-On Bag?

As you are reading this, Rudy and I are either on an airplane or are already in Washington! I thought it was only fitting to share with you today a what's in my carry-on bag since I've never shared one like this before. I am using my Fjällräven Kånken Mini backpack in peach pink, duh haha. This bag is fairly new to me and I'm happy to let you know it's cruelty-free! When I got this one of my intentions were to use it as a carry on for this trip and future trips. I've also been using it as my purse. Since it's not a huge bag it's perfect for day to day wear which is the main reason I purchased the mini size. However, don't let the name mini fool you, you can still pack a good amount of things inside of it as you will see. Let me know if you'd like to see an entire review on this bag since I also own it in a different shade. I try to mainly carry essentials like things I'd normally have in my purse along with a few extras like entertainment.

First things first, I always bring my iPad mini with me whenever I'm going to travel. It's so small and it fits basically anywhere. I need this to keep me entertained but especially distracted from flying. Whenever I'm on an airplane I will either read a book on iBooks or watch a movie. For this specific trip, I downloaded the movies Trolls (are you even surprised?), Coraline, and the show Riverdale since I love it so much I'm rewatching it.

I can't forget to bring my earphones especially if I'm planning on watching something on my iPad or phone. Usually when Rudy and I fly we will watch a movie together. This time we remembered to purchase a headphone splitter adapter, that way we are both able to listen to the movie while using our own earphones. I don't know why we didn't get this any sooner.
I like to carry cosmetics bags with me that way I can keep things more organized. The first bag is this Alice in Wonderland cosmetic zipper pouch. In here I keep more of my techy stuff such as chargers for my camera, my phone charger, and a portable charger just in case. I also keep a pen and sharpie with me again in case I may need something to write with since I'm always jotting down ideas for future blog posts.
Inside my second bag, I keep most of my liquids products and some makeup pieces. I have my lip balmhand creamsanitizer, rollerball perfume, concealer, powder, setting spray, mascara and eyelash curler. I bring some makeup in case I decide to make myself look a little more alive.
I always try to have some sort of snacks on me. I have two granola bars in case either Rudy or myself need a snack before arriving at our destination and before we're able to eat some real food.
I have both my prescription glasses and my sunglasses. I always need to have my prescription glasses especially since I get headaches if I go too long without wearing them. I don't always have my makeup on if I'm traveling really early. Our flight was extremely early, having sunglasses to hide from everyone always comes in handy.
Deodorant is definitely a must. I'm the type of person who sweats especially if I'm stressing. This always makes me feel really gross and of course sticky. I've already spoken about this deodorant in a previous post and I mentioned how much I love it. It smells nice and clean, and it's the only deodorant that keeps me dry. Keeping this in my bag will be great especially if I want to freshen up before the plane lands.
Lastly, in my bag, I carry my cameras. These are important items to me I can never travel without either one. I feel more comfortable having them with me at all time. Plus I enjoy taking photos on my camera rather than my iPhone especially while traveling so I don't have to worry about space on my phone. For my Polaroid camera, I make sure to have extra film.
There you have it, my travel essentials. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and hopefully I was able to give you some tips or ideas on what to carry with you next time you travel.


  1. Those are good things to have in your bag. That cookie dough sounds really good.

  2. I need to purchase one of those earphone splitter, my bf always ends up wanting to hear whatever podcast I am listening to when we travel and I'm always sharing an earphone with him. Happy travels and enjoy yourself!

    Pepper | Peppermintheart

    1. We were both so excited to use it then fucking Alaska seating. Never again!

  3. Wow, I'm impressed with all the items you have on the mini backpack. I think you should do a review on it too. (eye emoji) I hope you had a fun in Seattle!

    1. I had heard mixed reviews on this size but I figured I'd be the judge. Im glad I went with my gut because as you can see a lot can fit. I will definitely do a review, I've been loving this bag as a purse. So convenient.



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