Thursday, 28 August 2014

My Holiday “Beauty" Essentials


This is going to be the first of a few “Holiday” themed posts as I’m off to Lanzarote in 2 weeks time and I’m a keen packer so like to get things done in advance so I know that the night before, I can relax and look forward to the week ahead. 
Todays post will be looking at what I consider to be my Beauty Essentials when I’m on holiday... The things I can’t not take with me and the things that I’d struggle to cope without if I forgot them! This isn’t a run down of everything I take with me because of course, I do take other beauty related items but I feel that on holiday, these things are the things that will see you through the week (ok, now I’m rambling...). 
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No7 Holiday


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Holiday essentials

So, first up is aftersun and this No7 Facial Recovery jumped straight out at me when I was pondering up and down the isles in Boots as what tends to happen with me is, I’ll catch the sun without knowing and a few hours later, I’m burnt to a crisp, my forehead stings and every time I scratch my nose it hurts so I’m hoping this stuff works it’s wonders on my skin like No7 normally does. I also only paid £3.50 for this (RRP £8.50) by using the £5.00 off skincare voucher that they’re handing out at the moment! Deodorant and razors are next up, stating the obvious a little there. I would have normally gone for the Venus and Olay razor but I wanted a few and the Venus and Olay ones are so expensive (£10.99 for one razor or a pack of 4 razor heads) so I grabbed these Wilkinson Sword Quattro disposable razors as I can chuck them whilst I’m away. 

A few makeup bits are the No7 Brilliantly Bare Beauty Enhancer, MAC MSF in Perfectly Poised (review here), Carmex Strawberry Lip balm with SPF 15 and Maybelline Instant Eye Eraser (review here). I have been using bits of the Beauty Enhancer as a subtle highlight when I’ve gone for a foundation less makeup day so it’ll be the perfect addition to a tanned face whilst on holiday and if you’ve read my review of the Eye Eraser, you’ll know how much I love it! This is my 3rd repurchase and I’ll be using it everyday on holiday, without a doubt! 

Now, I was contemplating having my nails done for holiday but the only problem is the fiddliness of them now that I have Millie so I decided that I would just take a few polishes with me and paint them every few days. The colours I’ve gone for are Barry M Gelly in Blueberry and Bright Purple and then a Maybelline Color Show in Electric Yellow. I grabbed the Express Remover too as it’s 3 for 2 on Maybelline Cosmetics at the moment! My holy grail makeup remover is also amongst this lot although I think I may shrink him down into a smaller bottle rather than taking this whole thing, and of course, cotton pads will be his plus 1. 

For suntan lotion and aftersun, I’ve got a selection... There’s the Nivea In Shower Aftersun which I’ve only used once so far but does the job, a Nivea Moisturising spray on Aftersun which is one I’ve used numerous times (perfect if you keep it in the fridge too!) and then we have a Soltan Dry Touch SPF 15 spray lotion. I think we’ll pick up another when we’re out there but for now, this should keep us well protected (Millie’s things will be coming up in a separate post). 
Last, but not least, are my lotions. I’ve got a new found love for the Soap and Glory Skincare range after being sent a few things from Boots and so this 6in1 Moisture Lotion is coming along with me for a face cream, my trusty Origins Make a Difference Hand Treatment and a Lush Vanilla Dee Lite body moisturiser as there’s nothing worse than dry knees and elbows when you’re trying to show off a gorgeous tan! 
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