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September 03, 2016

Holiday Beauty Essentials

In the next day or so im going to be sunning it up in lovely sunny Spain so I thought it was the perfect time to share a few of my holiday beauty essentials.


There is something the suns glowing rays  that has me drawn to either white, light or bright nail varnishes and this beige Mac nail varnish in collaboration with Charlotte Olympia as well as this Nails Inc It's Red Babez (sadly I couldn't find a link on their site) a beautiful reddish orange have been gracing my nails all summer.

Carrying on with the bright and light trend, a light tinted lip-balm in the day works at providing a hint of colour whilst also keeping my lips moisturised and I love the Bare Minerals Oil Lip Balm - this shade is Plumbery Pop  and for the night  this beautiful red matt lip stain from Sephora is perfect.

I hate feeling like my makeup is sliding around on my face in the heat, so I tend to give the foundation a miss and instead opt for a mineral powder  - like this Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 by Elizabeth Arden  . It gives enough coverage without being heavy. 

As far as Im concerened an orange blush is an absolute essential regardless of the time of year – it gives such a beautiful warmth and glow to the skin particularly on darker skins and I have been loving this one from H&M in Spicy Pepper which also has hints of gold (no huge chunks of glitter to be found I promise)

Face care

My motto for my skin when on holiday is definitely less is more. I try not to play around with new skin care when I'm away, as I always feel like your face is going through so much already with the drying aeroplane air and as well as the changing climate on holiday. Instead I opt for keeping my skincare minimal whist ensuring I add in extra moisture and sun protection for my skin.

These asian face mask sheets from Innisfree and Tony Moly are amazing for adding extra moisture back into my skin either after my flight or after a hot day at the beach. I'm never without a version of a hyaularonic acid serum (an absolute essential for dehydrated skins) and I'm currently using and loving this one from Bravura, layered underneath my moisturiser.

Water sprays are perfect for refreshing, hydrating and soothing my skin and this lovely Grape Water from Caudalie is amazing at achieving all those qualities - I already raved about it in a previous post here 

My most essential item has to be my sun protection and one of my favourites is this Exuviance  Sheer Daily Protector in SPF 50  that I talked about in this post here , it's lightweight, has a high spf and most importantly doesn't leave my skin with a white cast/finish.

My holiday skincare routine has to include a facial oil and another essential item is the 3107 My Everything Soothing Face Elixer which helps to calm, soothe and nourish my skin when massaged in at night. It's also part of my morning routines as it works to give me that added holiday glow and is amazing as a facial barrier on the plane to help prevent moisture loss.


When I was much younger I used to have visions of me running on the beach with sun kissed, glowing, oil glistened skin -  reminiscent of a scene from Baywatch. Now older and thankfully wiser, i'm very much content with being immovable on a sun lounger with a book and something extremely, cold and iced next to me. Although still keeping the moisturised, glowing skin.

This Soap and Glory Righteous Butter has always been one of my favourites, its moisturising, smells amazing and doesn't contain any mineral oil.

The Caudalie Divine Oil is beautifully soft, nourishing and fragrant with woody notes. It's quite moisturising just on its own but it also helps to double up the moisturising effect and to lock in the moisturiser if used just after it.

Finally, there is something about the smell of oranges that always transports me to  warm sunshine, beautiful sunrises and soft sea breezes! And this Atelier Cologne in Orange Sanguine smells just  like sunshine in a bottle.  It's zesty, sensual and energising, with notes of sweet blood orange and bitter orange peel combined with jasmine, geranium and amber woods.

Those are some of my holiday essentials. I would love to know what some of yours are x

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