Is it just us or is packing for holiday the most stressful part? It’s so hard to decide which how many hair, makeup or body products you’ll need! You have to think of baggage limitations, multipurpose products and it can all just be a bit of a headache. To lighten the load we’ve worked out a fail safe beauty packing list to make sure you’re always looking your most gorgeous in those beach selfies!

1.When packing a cleanser for a week in the sun you need to make sure it can cover all bases; stubborn enough to remove SFP but gentle enough to soothe any stinging skin. The Elemis Soothing Chamomile Cleanser is perfect as its cooling cleansing milk removes all impurities whilst also de-stressing the skin from a day of sun, sea and sand!


2.Now a good SPF is essential and the Hawaiian Tropic creams just smell of summer holidays! Not only do they smell amazing but this Silk Hydration Face lotion is perfect for keeping skin moisturised as well as protected. If like us you don’t like putting normal sun creams onto your face this 50ml bottle will last you all week and bonus, its handbag friendly!


3.Your skin can go through a bit of a battering on holiday, with the plain air-con sucking the life out of your skin, the scorching temperatures and all the product you’ll be slapping on throughout the day. So overnight make sure to replenish, Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Cream will provide continuous much needed moisture.


4.For the inevitable sun burn, or even if you don’t often burn, skin will still need some nourishing relief after a day in the heat. Slap on the Piz Buin After Sun Soothing lotion to help alleviate any symptoms, it will also help prevent peeling and prolong tan! Bonus!


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5.We all know the drill ‘ spend all day by the sea, achieving those gorgeous natural beach waves. But you need to make sure you’re still looking after your tresses so using a caring, moisture boosting shampoo is essential. Organix Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo replenishes any lost oil and rejuvenates those dehydrated strands to leave you with luscious, shiny locks. Paired with the conditioner from the same range, this will work wonders!


6.Skin tends to clear up and look a whole lot healthier on holiday, so the last thing you want to be doing is slapping on heavy, full coverage foundations. Opt for a tinted moisturiser, slightly darker than your natural (untanned) complexion, as they are much lighter and fresher on the skin. Rodial Instaglam Skin Tint will give you a healthy glow whilst also providing long lasting hydration.


7.We all want to amp up that glorious, sun kissed glow when we’re away and the W7 Double Act Face Powder Bronzer/Blush is amazing! Multi use products are the key to getting it all in and this bronzer/blusher will fulfil all your golden glowy goddess needs.


8.Are you a girl that takes every lipstick in the collection on holiday? With this Bourjois Colorissmo Lip Palette you can switch up your shades with your mood but have it all in one small compact! The creamy bright tints will look beautiful next to tanned skin and really add to your evening look.


9.One major holiday make up essential is waterproof mascara. You need it to combat the waves, splashing about poolside and also the inevitable 30 degree evening makeup slip. Go for a classic; the L’Oreal Volumissime Waterproof Mascara, as it still gives you a dramatic, false lash effect whilst also locking in place to keep you looking fresh.


10.A final holiday essential you need to pack is the perfect summer fragrance, needed for both day and night. We recommend Escada Agua Del Sol, it smells fresh and fruity and the packaging is ideal for summer!

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