My Holiday Essentials

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If you’re jet-setting away on holiday or even just for your summer essentials these are the things that I think you will definitely need for hot, sunny weather.

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The first rule when it comes to summer is to slap on the SUN CREAM! There’s nothing more important that looking after your skin during the hottest months of the year or whilst on holiday, in fact you should protect your skin all year round with an SPF! But these one’s are special, these literally smell like holiday to me. The Hawaiian Tropic Dry Oil Spray (SPF 30) (left) smells like coconut and mango, paradise right? Its fast absorbing and non greasy. The Hawaiian Tropic Cream (SPF 25) (right) is the original coconut smell BUT…WAIT FOR IT…. IT’S GOT SHIMMER! So you can look like a mermaid laying on the beach. This sun lotion highlights your skin tone and makes you look like you are glowing from within.  NOTE: I do not apply these to my face…..

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….these are the products i apply to my face! You shouldn’t wear anything less than SPF 50 on your face. You really want to make sure that you protect the skin to prevent skin damage and premature ageing.  This one is pocket size so its perfect for popping in your handbag. On a evening i like to apply ST. TROPEZ Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil. This gives your face a natural, radiant, glowing bronzed look that doesn’t cause any damage (LIKE THE SUN CAN!)  holiday essentials 003.JPG

Moving on from protecting your skin and face, you should also protect your eyes. You don’t need to spend a lot on sunglasses in my opinion, these ones are from Primark and they cost £3 each! They have UV protection which is a must.

If you’re sunbathing on the beach, relaxing around the pool or sightseeing, the heat of the sun can sometimes make you feel a bit sticky and in need of a quick freshen up. These products do just that. The Boots Cucumber Cleansing Wipes are a instant re-fresh, you don’t just have to use these on your face, you can use them anywhere on your body. I like the cucumber ones because the cucumber can be cooling. Another cool down product can be facial mists.  They are probably the quickest way to cool your face down but add instant moisture. I like to switch between The Body Shop Vitamin E Facial Mist, and the Lush EAU ROMA WATER.

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So you’ve had your day out on the beach and taken your evening shower and are now ready to moisturise that sun kissed skin. Applying a body butter daily prevents you from having dry skin and peeling and it also locks in your tan. It keeps you nourished and moisturised and smelling good. I like to use The Body Shop Coconut Nourishing Body Butter in the largest size as I find it lasts for the duration of the holiday.

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You will start to see a coconut theme going on here, but nothing smells like holiday more to me than coconut. This is the Hawaiian Tropic Golden Paradise Fragrance Mist in the scent Warm Sand & Creamy Coconut. I don’t really like wearing perfumes on holiday because 1. it can attract the bugs and 2. some perfumes can come across too heavy for a holiday. So a fragrance mist is perfect, they come across so light a refreshing.

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These are little but mighty! The don’t only look cool but they also prevent hair breakage and kinking. I purchase mine from Primark and Accessorize.

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If you don’t like wearing a lipstick during the day on holiday then a great alternative is this little beauty! It’s the Clarin’s Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 02 Raspberry. It gives you a glossy juicy lip effect and smells divine. It’s packed with plant oil’s to nourish your lips.

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I don’t tend to wear a lot of makeup on holiday I much prefer the fresh faced look, but I do like to wear my Lancome Belle De Teint Natural Healthy Glow Sheer Blurring Powder. I  purchased this in a few shades darker in the shade 06 Belle De Teint and use it as a very light natural bronzer. Bronzers are a perfect way to enhance a sun kissed tan.

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This is probably one of the most important items I take on holiday. This is an iPhone 7 Plus waterproof case/pouch. I find it very reassuring using this as it is 100% sand and waterproof! The best bit is you can take pictures under water with it. You can still use the touchscreen on your phone with the case on. You can get these cases for all different phone types and I purchased mine from Ebay.

 Catherine

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