Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Holiday Essentials


It's that time of year again - time to crack out the shorts and shades! In a few days I will be jetting off to Corfu for a week with Scott, which means pushing a suitcase to its absolute max, filled with travel sized toiletries and far too many clothes.

The most obvious essential is suncream. I use ASDA's Factor 50 as I burn like a mofo, as well as MAC Prep and Prime Face Protect SPF 50 on my face. Everyone seems to think I'm crazy, but I really do burn from as little as half an hour in the sun! I have new sunglasses that I bought from ASOS (possibly) last year. I actually bought them in September, so they haven't seen much use yet!

Next is toiletries. I haven't gotten round to buying shampoo and conditioner yet, but I'll be going for the Charles Worthington UV Protection shampoo, conditioner and styling spray. The styling spray is great for protecting the scalp and I use it throughout the day. I have a miniature Strawberry Shower Gel from The Body Shop that will last me well. I also have the EDT and mist, so they might come along with me to complete the theme! I also have the hand sanitiser, which comes along with me in my handbag everyday anyway. Who knows when it'll come in handy! I didn't add toothpaste, deodorant or suchlike into the picture as I figure they're pretty boring, but obviously I'm taking all that sort of thing as well!

I can't be bothered with make up on holiday, except for my eyes and brows (if I'm feeling fancy), but waterproof eyeliner and mascara is a must. It has to be MAC for this, as it literally doesn't budge unless you scrub at it! I'm also taking The Body Shops Vitamin C Face mist to add a little luxury; who can resist a wee spritz in the hot sun?!

My feet get ridiculously hot in the sun. They don't seem to be overly sweaty, but even after a run they tend to go bright red and hot, so The Body Shops Cooling Foot Spray is perfect after a long day of activities in the sun!

The last item that is essential for me not only on holiday, but in everyday life is a packet of antihistamines. I've been taking random allergic reactions to something, causing my eyes to swell up so badly that I can't see. It's happened about 5 times now in different scenarios, making it impossible for doctors to test for. So, I always have a supply of Piriton that I take whenever I can feel an allergic eye itch coming on!

What are your holiday essentials? I should probably add my Nexus 7 to this list as it will come in handy for the flight, I'll be reading books and playing games to keep myself amused.


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