Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Holiday Essentials


Next week I am going on holiday to Portugal for 10 days and today I have been getting organised with everything I am going to be taking with me. I have put together this post which will show you what are my holiday essentials. Obviously this isn't everything I'm taking with me, I have a lot of clothes/ shoes etc to pack as well, but I won't even go into that as we would be here for hours! This is mainly the beauty related products and a few others that I feel are essential for going away. 

1. Electricals- Firstly, are my Kindle, camera and iPod. I would be lost without my Kindle on holiday, I can spend hours sunbathing an reading my the pool, and I love my kindle as it means I don't have to carry heavy books in my suitcase. I also love to listen to music while sunbathing so my iPod is essential. I usually take most of my photos on my phone, but it's nice to have my camera with me as well, as on holiday I don't like to take my phone everywhere with me.



2. Suncream and Aftersun- Burning whist on holiday is such an annoying/ painful experience and one I will be doing my best to prevent by using suncream. I will probably start with the 25spf and then move onto the 15spf once I start to get a tan. I love applying aftersun to stop any peeling and moisturise the skin. I love this Nivea aftersun, it cools the skin and has a handy spray cap.



3. Hair Products - I love Aussie hair products but have not tried this beach range before. It says its just like the 'Miracle Moist' range and sounds perfect for dry beach hair. I will most likely distribute these into a smaller bottle as they will probably be too heavy. I didn't want to buy the travel mini ones as its such better value buying them full sized! I have however bought a mini travel hairspray, argan oil as my hair can get dry and Got2b powder for some volume in the evenings. 


4. Mini toothpaste and mouthwash- I bought these minis from Superdrug, they are the perfect size and there is no way I would be able to pack a full size bottle of mouthwash!



5. Other Minis- Other products I am taking with me are these mini shower gels and Satin Care shave gel. These will be perfect as they are moisturising and sensitive to the skin, just in case I do burn a bit.  I also bought a mini deodorant and insect repellent (I get bitten all the time on holiday!).



6. Travel Money Card and Euros- A lot of you may already know about the post office travel money card, but just in case you don't I thought I would mention it as I really recommend it. It is basically a card which you top up at the post office or online, with however much money you want to take with you (in any currency) and you can use it at all cash points in most countries. It's just a safer way to carry money instead of taking bank cards with you. I have used this for my last couple of holidays and really like it. I have also got some Euros in cash as well.


7. Palettes-  I think make up palettes are great for going on holiday as I can take only a couple and have a lot of what make up I need covered already. My Naked palette has to come as I use those eyeshadows everyday, and this Benefit palette contains a mini mascara, blush, lipgloss and other things which will be perfect to take as well.





8. Sunglasses and Bikinis- I have ridiculously sensitive eyes so sunglasses are essential for me on holiday otherwise I will have my eyes closed half the time! These will probably never leave my face and I will end up with panda eyes as usual, oh dear.. Bikinis are also a must on holiday, I will be wearing a bikini most days. These two are my current favourites, the pink one is from New Look and the zebra print is from Matalan.


9. Skin Care Products-  I always find my skin gets quite dry on holiday from being in the sun and going in and out of the sea/pool. I swear by this E45 cream, I have been using it for awhile now and it is so moisturising to the skin. I will probably use this each day as well as aftersun. The Garnier and Elemis products are mattifying moisturisers for the face. Despite my skin getting dry I can sometimes find the heat makes oily skin on the face even worse, so hopefully these will help.



10. Nail Varnish- As I am away for 10 days nail varnish is a must just incase any of my nails chip and I like to change the colour a couple of times. This summer I am loving the Polish For Tans collection by Models Own, I probably won't take all five colours but it's going to be hard choosing! I'm also packing my Sally Hansen cuticle oil to keep my cuticles moisturised in the hot weather.

So there's my holiday essentials for this year. Looking at all these products laid out I am beginning to wonder how it is all going to fit and stay within the weight luggage allowance.... Why is packing so stressful?!

What are your holiday essentials? 

Jenny 

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