It’s that time of year again, when everyone is jetting off to sunny destinations to sit in by a pool and drink cocktails all day and I am getting incredible holiday envy! There is nothing I’d love more right now than to be getting ready to fly off to somewhere nice and sunny to relax and explore for a week… so I’ve compiled a little selection of the things I would … (if I were going on holiday)…take with me!
I am all about the glow on holiday, I never want to feel like my face is going to melt off, or clogged up with makeup. I also want to grab onto whatever *small* chance I have of getting a tan so I tend to leave my makeup fairly simple on holiday.
That being said I don’t want to go completely makeupless, or look too bare so I tend to just simplify my normal routine. I picked a light foundation which I would just use a tiny bit, and mainly under my eyes or on any blemishes during the day and perhaps slightly more at night. The foundation I chose is the Lord and Berry Cream foundation in Ivory I also think summer holidays is all about the glow so I also picked the Lord & Berry Luminizer which I am in LOVE with, it’s so pretty and glowy but also nice and subtle on the skin so really gives you that natural glow.
The other thing I like to keep tame is my brows! Again, I don’t want to go too crazy on holiday by using a pomade that could easily melt off… let’s be honest 😂 and I feel even a pencil has a tendency to smudge so I’ve gone with a mascara style product to give my brows a fullness and also a bit of colour as my natural brows are fairly light and a bit boring looking. I love this Lord & Berry Must Have Brow Mascara, it’s my go to brow product & I feel really takes your brows from a 2/10 to a 10/10 💁🏼♀️ (for reference I got mine in Maroon)
Equally, if not more important as all of the makeup and fragrances, is skincare on holiday. I am not here to burn kids, I am pale AF and I do NOT tan, so rather than crying about it, I slap on the factor 50, and stick with the fake tan. After a few horrendous experiences with sun stroke, horrific burn and blisters I honestly don’t even want to risk it! I thought this Malibu sun cream and aftersun combo was perfect, aftersun is your best friend on holiday, and this is only £4.99 for the both of them so you can’t really go wrong!
I picked two fragrances from two of my favourite brands but went for some new in Summer ones from the Holiday section on Fragrance Direct. You can never go wrong with Marc Jacobs, and nothing screams summer holiday to me more than the new Sunshine range, I went for the Daisy Love Sunshine, which is the second of the range that I own and I cannot tell you how much I love these fragrances. All of the Daisy ranges are just beautiful but I think this new set has to be my favourite yet! It’s so pretty for everyday wear and absolutely perfect for a holiday!
I have loved YSL ever since trying Black Opium Floral shock about 3 years ago so I jumped on it when I saw they had the new Black Opium Exotic Illusion, not only is the packaging an absolute dream…but it smells gorgeous. I picked this as my ‘holiday evening perfume’. I’ve always seen my Floral Shock as an evening perfume, partially because it’s a bit more on the luxurious side so I didn’t want to ‘waste it’ just wearing it to work or something, but also because I loved it SO much that I wanted it to be more of my ‘signature scent’ that made me feel super good when I got all dressed up… ya feel me? I think the YSL fragrances just lend themselves really well to evening/party wear but of course you can wear it whenever you want… we aren’t perfume police over here!
Lastly, I couldnt resist this gorgeous travel bag to store it all in. This is the Orla Kiely Scallop Flower Hanging Wash bag, but the whole Orla Kiely range on Fragrance Direct is just beautiful. This is the perfect size for storing all of your makeup and skincare for travelling and its so easy to see where everything is as it’s got the separate pockets for organisation, it folds down so doesn’t take up too much room and the patterns is super cute!
Hope you enjoyed, and if you are off on holiday then I hope you have the best time…please take me with you!
Disclaimer: All items and products in this post have been kindly gifted to me, but all opinions are my own. I have a really wonderful long standing relationship with Fragrance Direct and have worked with them for over 2 years now- I couldn’t recommend them enough.