Wednesday 29 June 2016

Beach Beauty Essentials

Today is the daaaaay! When you read this I'll be flying out for a summer holiday with the gal pals, and obviously as a beauty blogger I have a few essentials for a holiday in the sun (besides a mojito.)
The most important thing in my opinion, above make up, is a summer fragrance - having a special scent for an event creates a memory that can be accessed every time you pick up the same fragrance again, and so my favourite perfume for a trip somewhere hot is the 'Sun Kiss' scent from The Body Shop, which comes in a gorgeous ombre bottle and smells pretty and feminine, not sweet or floral but somewhere in between.
A nail polish is a clear winner when the sandals are coming out, and I went for this pastel lilac shade from Barry M in the colour 'Berry'. To be honest I think a better name could have been chosen, but I still love it all the same. The other essential other than make up is a selection of travel size minis of your go-to products; my Mum picked me up this adorable little Garnier Micellar Water to take away with me, and I've got some other mini products like a Simple face wash and some Colgate toothpaste.
Make up wise, I'm skipping the foundation - although I'll be going out at night I don't think the 'sliding off your face' look is so hot around here. I am taking a concealer with me however, and an absolute essential in my opinion is to pick up a slightly darker shade for the nights when a tan is starting to develop - the perfect shade for my skin when it gets a tan is the Lasting Perfection concealer in the warmer colours. I'm taking my beloved TooFaced Chocolate Soleil bronzer with me, as the warm brown is perfect for a holiday bronze, but I have to admit I am terrified of packing this on the odd chance it gets smashed or my case gets lost (is that irrational??)
As for highlight, which just can't be left back at home in England, I'm thinking that Sun Beam by Benefit is definitely the way to go. Its a gorgeous golden shimmer that I think will look amazing with a tan, and its a product with staying power, and one that doesn't need to be layered with another highlight, which is obviously a bonus when trying to pack as light as you can.
I bet you were expecting me to recommend a trusty waterproof mascara here weren't you? I'm sorry but nothing makes me want to whack on a product that involves the ripping out of lashes to take off. I can't get on board with waterproof mascara - its so stubborn! I'd rather have naked lashes at the pool thank you, so instead I'm taking my trusty Push Up Glamour by Bourjois for the evenings. Nothing makes my lashes pop more than this beauty. Last but not least, I'm turning to gloss for lip products, since it would look rather odd to skimp on face products and then layer on the lippie. My favourite for the summertime is Hoola by Benefit, but I'm sure a couple of NYX Butter Glosses will slip into my carry on, as always.
What are your essentials for travelling to a hot destination for a holiday on the beach?


  1. I have a sample of the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer but I'm so pale and afraid to use it :p

    Rae //

  2. I've not heard of that mascara, but always on the look out for new ones! The Collection concealer is my holy grail, I love it. Hope you have a great holiday :)

    Rhi x

  3. I lost my sun beam a while ago and never got round to repurchasing it! I feel like I definitely should though in preparation for summer!
    Kathy x

  4. That nail polish shade looks gorgeous! I think I need that in my collection x

  5. Hope you have the best time on holiday! I hate that feeling where you know your makeup is half melting, and you can slowly feel your face turning into a puddle... haha. That bronzer looks so warm and pretty, and something I would definitely wear on an everyday basis, rather than just on holiday!


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