So I thought I'd share with you my holiday essentials!
Lets start with makeup!
When traveling the last thing you want taking up lots of weight in your luggage is your makeup, so I've scaled down my makeup bag to what I consider my 'essentials'.
~ Skin79 Hot Pink BB cream | Why a BB cream, because its awesome! This particular one has SPF 30 UV protection, it also has great coverage and as its colour adapting as I tan I won't need to worry about my face not matching my body.
~ Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Warm Medium 3 | I've been loving this concealer, it has great coverage and will help disguise any blemish that appears on my holiday.
~ NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny | This matt bronzing powder is perfect for adding holiday glow before the holiday glow gets on your face!
~ MUA Pro-Brow Kit | Dual purpose as I can use the matt brown shades as eye-shadows for the evenings.
~ Natural Collection Cream Blush in Rosy Pink | Perfect for giving a very natural flush to the cheeks.
~ Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Medium | My main product for filling in my brows, so a total must!
~ Natural Collection Lash Care Mascara in Clear | I use this as the first step in my brow routine as a way to treat and tame them.
~ Maybelline NY Brow Drama in Dark Blond | Another eyebrow product! Think I'll have to do an eyebrow routine soon!
~ Miss Sporty Studio Lash Mascara in Black | My current favourite mascara as I have found there to be minimal smudging!
~ Assorted Lipsticks/Glosses: MUA Lipgloss in Sienna, Rimmel Londa Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life, Boujois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipgloss in Ole Flamingo! Miss Sporty Perfect Colour Lipstick in On Fire! And a Primark £1 Lipstick in Pink | Not going to lie, I love a bright pout, so for me it was a must to pack some colourful lippies!
~ NYX Sharpener | To sharpen my eyebrow pencil!
Not everything is pictured here so the other bits I will list below as well!
~ Homemade Rosemary Leave-in Conditioner | When on holiday your hair will kind of go through the wars a little bit, so to soften the blow I'm taking a home made leave in conditioner with me to spray through my barnet after dips in the pool and the sea. I'll do a post on how to make it when I get back, but any leave in conditioner would definitely be advantageous!
~ Mitchum Advanced Oxygen Antiperspirant and Deodorant | A good deodorant in life is a great thing to have anyway! And I'm really loving this one, its the most effective deodorant/antiperspirant I have found!
~ Wide Tooth Comb | My most essential hair tool ever! Its the best thing for combing through damp hair, detangleing knots in dry hair and if your rocking some beachy waves or loose curls, combing through with a wide tooth comb with make the look fuller and fluffier without destroying your 'do!
~ Avon Skin So Soft Dry Oil Spray | This little beaut is a multi-functional product! Not only is it moisturising but mozzies hate the stuff (used by the British Army don't you know!) So spritzing this on before heading out in the evening is a great idea!
~ After Bite | For when your not so lucky! It contains 3.5% Vol of Ammonia, so it stinks to high hell, but it really works on bites and stings! So this is a must!
~ St. Ives Cleansing Wipes | I'm not packing all of my usual cleansing products with me so a decent cleansing wipe is a good start for removing makeup and dirt, plus this packet has 35 wipes in, more than the usual ones I buy!
~ Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet | Although I suffer with oily skin, it does tend to dry out a bit on holiday so a nice moisturiser is key, plus this one has a cooling effect, perfect in the event of having too much sun!
~ Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner | No matter what your hair care routine is at home, on holiday its bound to involve a lot more washes thanks to sun, sweat and dips in the pool. So I'll be using these two. Both free from Parabens and Sulfates which can be drying and harsh on the hair and scalp, to keep my hair looking and feeling happy abroad.
~ Razor | Well you don't want to be a hairy gorilla in a bikini! I've already epilated my legs so I'm packing a razor to maintain, other areas of my ape like body...
~ OGX Penetrating Argan Oil | I LOVE this stuff! Like I've said, a holiday can be harsh on your hair so to keep it nourished I'll be using this renewing oil. Rub a 10p sized blob through the ends of your hair morning and night to keep it feeling nourished! That goes for when your at home too!
~ Schwarzkopf got2b Beach Matt Spray | For beachy texture! I have naturally pretty straight hair so for when I want a little texture I simply spritz this through my length and braid two bunches or do two little buns and allow to set! For curly haired girls, spritz and scrunch! This will be in my beach bag!
Essentials not pictured |
Sunblock factor 30/50
Travel size face wash
Pure Witch hazel (part of my everyday skincare, perfect for those of us who are acne prone)
Hair ties & bobby pins
Makeup Brushes |
Domed Bronzer Brush
Fluffy Shadow Brush
I don't think I have forgotten to list anything else...
Sorry its a lot of reading and not many pictures! Hope you've found this interesting, I'd love to know what your holiday essentials are! Is this loads to take away?
Hopefully time permitting tomorrow I may be able to do a post on what will be in my hand luggage and my travel outfit! But no promises :( I have a day of packing, errands and grandparents to visit and work all day Thursday, but cross fingers I will get it done!
Have a great day!