Hi dolls. I’ve had this post planned for a while now but have just got round to putting it all together. I ALWAYS over pack - I dread to show you just how much beauty products I took with me on holiday. I thought this post will not help some of you but also me for whenever I need to pack for a holiday again… All I’ll need to do is look back at my favourites! I’ve picked my top 10 (…. Okay I lie, 11! LOL) favourite beauty & hair products I would not have been able to survive without.
Sunscreen & Aftersun
Soltan SPF 50 - RRP £9.99
Soltan Aftersun Tan Prolonger - RRP £5.49
I cannot forget good ol’ Mr. Sunscreen! Soltan is great because it’s good quality & always on offer! We should always be protecting our skin (yes, even during winter!!) but on holiday you need extra protection. I used SPF 50 & 30. I didn’t layer them to make it ‘SPF 80′ because is DOESN’T work like that. After doing a lot of research on SPF (I don’t leave the house without it), the only factor which actually proctects your skin is the last factor you put on So basically if you use a moisturiser with SPF 30 then put a foundation/tinted moisturiser on with SPF 15 …. You’re only protected with SPF 15…. Unless the website lied to me, LOL. The resort gave us some ALOE VERA gel & this was my savour for when my skin got really burnt! I will have to get some of that for other holidays, as it works like a charm. Also, I can’t forget my tan prolonger!! I love this stuff - it makes my tan lasts for ages. I even use it after I get back
Carmex Moisture Plus
Carmex Moisture Plus - RRP: £4.50 from ASOS.
I don’t know what I’d do without this tinted tube of goodness! Carmex lip balm with a pink tint & SPF 15?! *JAW DROPS*. It left my lips with a perfect pink tint & not forgetting the uber softness of them! I can’t find a single fault in this product. I’ll be doing a full review & swatches of all the products in the Moisture Plus range very soon, so keep your eyes pealed! I’ve got a swatch of it bellow for you dolls too
Garnier BB Cream - RRP: £9.99 from Superdrug
This has been my SAVIOUR for the past month or so. I use it on a daily basis & feel like it’s definitely improved the texture of my skin This BB cream is highly pigmented, meaning you only need to use a little for your face! I used to mix this in with other darker tinted moisturisers/bronzers for it to match my skin due to my tan. I will do a full review with swatches & how it look like on my skin within the next couple of weeks
RRP: £15.99 from Love Make Up
I’ve had this Z Palette laying around for months now & have only just started making use of it. I felt like hitting myself around the head for not using this earlier! Lord knows where my old MAC palettes are after using this bad boy! I am truly CONVERTED! I have pretty much every MAC eye shadow of mine in here & it perfect for reducing the amount of storage for make up along & perfectly for travelling!
Virgin Eye Shaddow
I love SIMPLE make up on holiday. Which means a lot of winged eyes & highlighted brow bones with a pop of colour or muted lips This was my favourite highlighter throughout my trip. The only down side of this was that I had to take my whole Naked Palette for just this one colour… I wish I had this as a single eye shadow, booo!
Ever Hip & Orange Shiver
I splurged about £20 for Ever Hip off of eBay (damn you limited editions!) as after seeing it in real life, I knew I had to have it & guess what? It was probably the best £20 I have spend in a while (on make up)!! I didn’t even touch my Vegas Volt or Costa Chic (even though I do adore those colours), Ever hip just has a lovely PINK tone to the coral I’d just like to say thank a big thank you to Ever Hip for coming into my make up collection… I promise to treat you well
I thought I’d go mad in Duty Free. However, I only came out with this gorgeous YSL lippy & I think it was another perfume. Any ways, I was after an orangey/red. At first I wanted to get So Chaud but MAC didn’t stock it at that particular duty free (weird? Sort it out MAC!). Thankfully, I saw this beautiful lipstick at the YSL counter & treated myself I do LOVE YSL Rouge Volutpe listicks, even though they are slightly more expensive than others & due to their amazing creamy qualities they run out a little faster than the rest… I still can’t get enough! Also, my OPERA ROSE lipstick broke in half a few months back as I was in a rush & forgot the lid one night out, I was really upset so I had to get another Any who, here are some swatches.
RioBlush City Gal*
RioBlush City Girl Firming Leg Shimmer RRP: £40 from BeautyBay.com
I would never have thought to take this on holiday but I’m so glad I did. This gave my legs (& arms!) a gorgeous glow in the evenings when we went to dinner & what-not, as you can see above. You have to give it a good 10-15 minutes to dry & there on it’s NON-TRANSFERABLE!! Trust me, I tested it (I hade white bed sheets!). It made my skin look & feel a-la-Jessica Alba - who is also a fan of this product! I used this every day & definitely saw some difference in the texture of my skin. I also had a horrible mosquito bite smack bang in the middle of one of my shins, & this helped cover that & all other imperfections A little goes a long way for this so I think £40 is money well spend! You can get this from HERE. I hope they come out with this in an non-tinted version - I can image it being fab!
got2b Beach Matt & GHDs
got2b Beach Matte Paste - RRP £4.07 from Boots
GHDs - RRP £99
I probably wouldn’t get the got2b Beach Matte Paste again as I felt it made my hair feel weighed down & heavy but I’m actually glad I got this as a last minute hair product! It smells amazing. You have to be careful with the amount you put in as it can make your hair feel very greasy - which is what I didn’t like. But after getting used to it, it gave me a nice TEXTURIZED hair for the evenings I wanted fuss free hair for the evenings as I knew I wouldn’t be bothered to straighten it so a product like this is a must! I’d probably opt for the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray next time, as I love their products. Has anyone tried that before? If so, do let me know
I can’t forget my trusty GHDs. I have really curly, weird not to mention ANNOYING bits of hair around my face which I prefer to be straighter so I knew I had to take this along with me! A lot of you asked how I got my hair like THIS from my post last week - it was actually with a bit of got2b Beach Matt paste & GHDs to curl the front Easy peasy!
So there we have it, my favourite beauty & hair products I hope this helps us all when packing for our next holidays! Have a lovely weekend bellas!