Friday, 10 July 2015

Holiday Essentials

Over the years I have learnt the most used and the most overrated products that you need for your summer holiday! It’s really easy to be tricked into over buying ‘summer’ and ‘beach ready’ products, so I have filtered through and picked my favourite products that will benefit your summer holiday.

Sun cream

OK, this might be an obvious one, but there are so many on the market how do you choose!? Sprays, gels, creams, I think the main focus is that you get an appropriate factor for your skin! Yes, you will get a tan with sun cream on so make sure you re apply when necessary and don’t forget your eyelids, trust me you don’t want to burn your eyelids! My favourite sun cream is Piz Buin, I love the smell, the coverage and the tan I get when using it! If you’re not a fan of the sun but ghostly white, fake it with some fake tan!

After sun

I only realised how heavenly this item is the past few years, despite wearing sun cream I do have extremely pale skin, so do tend to burn. After sun cools your skin and repairs the burnt skin, it also moisturises and prevents your skin peeling. Again, I use Piz Buin as I usually buy sun cream and after sun in a deal or offer!

Shampoo and conditioner minis

Although they can be a bit pricey I think these are the greatest invention! They take up less space in your suitcase, avoid shampoo explosions and you can leave them or throw them away once your holiday is over! They are great if you are just taking hand luggage and you can now get them in your high end brands as well as high street, Aussie, John Frieda, Batisse and Head and shoulders are usually available in most stores.


Whether its an exfoliating wash, cream or scrub brush, you MUST exfoliate over the summer, before and after your holidays especially. Not only will you get an amazing tan, but it stops your skin from getting dry and peeling. I really like some of the Body shop exfoliating scrubs!


    What are your summer holiday essentials!?


  1. Great essentials! <3 love mini shampoo and conditioner they just look so cute! agree after sun is a must!!!
    Chloe xx

    1. Thanks Chloe! I would he a lobster all summer if I didn't use aftersun!! :-) x