It’s that time of year when everyone is jetting off on holiday and I get that feeling of wanderlust. As i’ve got a few trips lined up in the next few months I thought it would be a good time to share my summer holiday heroes. Forget filling disposable bottles from Boots with your must-have beauty favourites, instead invest in some amazing travel-sized holiday essentials to take away on your trip.
I seem to bang on about SPF all the time, but since working for a beauty brand i’ve realised just how important it is to help stop premature ageing. As someone who burns like a lobster I wear SPF 50 all over. This Eve Lom Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 is a lovely everyday suncream. It even protects from environmental pollutants. The cream is very gentle and great for sensitive skin like mine. The consistency isn’t heavy either so if I wear make up it’s a super base layer for my foundation and concealer.
These are just magical, I can’t rave about them enough! The in transit no traces pads come in a handy little pot meaning that they won’t dry out like the wipes you get in little plastic pouches and as it’s not liquid you can’t spill them anywhere – ideal for packing in your hand luggage. I use these to take off my makeup on a daily basis. The Rosewater and Water Mint formula mean they smell gorgeous and are extremely gentle on sensitive areas, but they remove every ounce of mascara too. I find that they’re great to use in the morning to freshen and brighten my complexion. These are a 10/10 for me.
For days when I don’t want to be faffing about with compact bronzers and contouring brushes I rely on this clever bronzing stick. I use it like a giant crayon drawing it on the high points of my face, on my cheek bones and under my chin. The creamy texture means that it blends in really easily and gives my skin an instant colour boost.
To be honest I use this balm everyday not just when I go away on holiday. The consistency is lovely and thick so you know that it’s going to hydrate dry, chapped lips fast. Essentially you can use it on any small dry patches. Sometimes I use it on my cheekbones to give my skin a little extra glow.
A decent waterproof mascara is hard to come by. I’ve experienced brands which sting your eyes or are so ‘waterproof’ they don’t even come off with makeup remover. This Eyeko wand is handbag friendly and is perfect for ski holidays, beach holidays or wearing during your gym session. I always feel that I can create dramatic lashes plumped up to the max with this mini miracle.
This is a lovely multi-purpose product for me. After a day in the sun I use it to hydrate my face and apply it all over my body to help maintain the little colour I usually get! I dye my hair so it’s a little more brittle. After a day in the pool this Divine Oil is great as a nourishing treatment that you can work through the lengths of your hair. I’m not entirely sure what the fragrance is but it smells absolutely delicious so it can be used as a scent too.
Finally, the Essie Treat & Love polish is a saviour, it is pretty, neutral colour that also doubles up as a nail treament. My nails are frankly quite rubbish so I’m always trying out new treatments to help strengthen them. This polish in Tinted Love works with any outfit so I don’t feel ashamed of getting my tootsies out!
I hope you enjoyed my post. Do you use any of these products?