Out of everything I pack in my suitcase my beauty products are always the heaviest and take up a far bit of space! I always look at it all and think 'how the hell can I cut this down, I mean, I need everything!!!' I went on a holiday for 7 days once and packed 12 belts, unnecessary you'll agree!
I've compiled together a few things that I think are essentials in the beuaty department for any break away in the sun. You'll see I've mentioned a few bits on makeup but do not worry... I'll be giving you a full glimpse into my Holiday Makeup Bag this Friday!
SUNCREAM & AFTERSUN
Now this might seem a bit obvious but Sun Cream is SO important - it protects you from burning and stops any nasty rays hitting your pores. The lobster look is not good, it hurts and will age you.
After doing a bit of research I went with Piz Buin Tan Intensifier. I kept my eye open for an offer and managed to get it half price at Superdrug! I'm going to start my week with Factor 30 and then move down to Factor 15. I've been using the Factor 30 already at the weekend because it's been so freakin' hot in England and it's worked perfectly, not a single red tone in sight!
I really wanted the After Sun from the Tan Intensifier but my boyfriend put his foot down with this one - I tried reassuring him it wasn't tinted moisturiser but he wouldn't have it. After Sun is perfect to apply after the shower to keep your skin soft and moisturised , it will also prolong your tan and make you smell divine!
I love a good summery manicure! I've picked out 2 of the Barry M Gelly shades (Papaya & Pink) that will look perfect with the rays bouncing off them. I'm having a Gel Manicure for my holiday but if this is out of your budget then Barry M Gellys are perfect. I can't wait to pick up the new summer colours!!!
Shimmer Bricks are available everywhere now days! I got my first one nearly 3 years ago and still love them! They contain about 5 similar shades that you can use individually as eye shadows all sweep all together along the cheek bones. They give you a gorgeous sunkissed glow and last for ages.
From corals to reds, a bright lip really gives you that POW! Matched against your gorgeous tan and a white dress you'll look like the next Beyonce!
I'll be packing No13 YSL Le Orange... ok I'll admit it... I bought this because Kourt Kardashians always wears it and looks amazing!!! It's super moisturising and a perfect little treat.
The sun can really dry out your lips and leaving them looking flaky. I've mentioned before how much I love Korres Lip Butter, it's really moisturising and gives your lips a hint of colour. I'll be taking this everywhere with me - especially on the plane!
Now I am certainly not one of these girls who wears a full face of makeup on holiday. Ew. Just the thought of it makes me cringe, hot sweaty dripping foundation. However if you are out on a day trip I think a touch of mascara can never go a miss, especially if you're like me and have blonde eyelashes! I love the look of the Lancome Waterproof mascaras but I don't wear Waterproof Mascara on a day-to-day basis so can't justify the price tag!
Miners waterproof mascara its brilliant, bright packaging and a great fibre wand (review coming soon!)
Finally a few miscellaneous items that are again ESSENTIAL
Whether it's to go on your head or cover your face when sunbathing (I seriously do that) a sunhat is important. I picked up this Panama hat from eBay, it's perfect as if it gets wet it will dry really quickly, it's a bit wider then a Trilby hat and looks great on!
Straw Panama Hat £7.99
SEA SALT SPRAY
Sea Salt Spray basically gives you that gorgeous beach look without much of an effort! If you've got my hair wet in the sea you can literally spritz this in your hair and you're good to go. If you're a bit more of a perfectionist like me you can use a large barrel curling tong to chuck in a few random curls, I also like to neaten up the front of my hair as its a frizzy mess!
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray £20.50
This is a no brainer! I've got with my trusty Ray Ban Wayfarers!
This post has turned out a lot longer then expected!!! I hope you've enjoyed it!
What's your #1 item when hitting the sun?