Five items you need to pack for a long weekend away.

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Can you hear that?

It’s the sound of thousands of office workers counting down the minutes until they can close their computer screens, head away for the weekend and crack their first Australia Day weekend drink.

What have you go on this weekend? Barbeques? Beers? Listening to Triple J’s hottest 100 in a big inflatable pool? (Just me?) Or are you planning on heading out of the city and making the most of three days sans work?

If you are heading away, here’s a quick tip when it comes to packing… you don’t need to include 6 pairs of shoes, 7 pairs of jeans, 5 lip glosses and shampoo/conditioners that weigh more than your allocated baggage allowance

 Beauty director Nicky Champ’s holiday beauty bag.

In actual fact, you need much, much less than that. (It’s three days, guys. Not three months.)

We’ve put together a list of the most essential beauty bag items for a long weekend away  – think of them as an emergency kit that you’ll be needing when you’re hungover and looking a little worse for wear.

What items are essentials in your Long Weekend travel bag?