My Summer Holiday Beauty Essentials

In just a few weeks, I will be jumping on an aeroplane to spend six days and nights in the Maldives, which as I'm sure you can guess, I'm very excited about! I will take lots of pictures and maybe do a photo diary for each day ready to post on my blog when I am home - please let me know if this is something you'd like to see. When it comes to packing my suitcase, before I even think about what clothes I am going to pack, I'm focusing first on what important beauty products I need to be taking and I thought I'd share them with you!

Hair - With my hair being highlighted blonde and often being exposed to the heat of my GHD's, I need to make sure I look after it as best as I can. For my shampoo, I've been loving using Garnier Delicate Oats shampoo which keeps my hair soft and in a sleeker condition. You can read my full review here. I've also been a massive John Frieda fan for many years, especially when it comes to their blonde hair care range. I tend to mix up using my shampoos throughout the week and I'll switch between my Garnier Delicate Oats and my John Frieda Sheer Blonde* as it gives a massive boost to my hair colour and I know my colour would fade a lot quicker than it does now without this shampoo. With the sun beaming down on my hair (hopefully!), I need to take extra care of it, so I'll use my John Frieda Beach Blonde Kelp Rescue Masque* which is a lovely treat as my ends do get dry quickly and this contains sea kelp and monoi oil to help take care of my hair. Before I blow dry and straighten my hair, I always use a heat protection spray too and I also need my Tangle Teezer with me to make sure I'm keeping the knots away - I can't be without it!. Of course, I'll need to take essentials such as black bobbles, Batiste dry shampoo and I'll add in a few pretty floral headbands too which I think are perfect for brightening up summer holiday outfits.

Beauty - I can't call myself a beauty blogger if I don't talk about my favourite beauty products, can I?! For my makeup, I'll pretty much only wear makeup in the evenings ready for a meal in the restaurant, but in the day when we go for a swim, I'm all about putting my hair up in a messy bun and keeping my face squeaky clean. So, when it comes to my makeup, I've been loving my Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation for a medium coverage. With my eye makeup, I tend to stick to the same look and products with my favourites being Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, L'Oreal False Lash Superstar mascara, Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner and my makeup certainly won't be finished until I've filled in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in the shade 'Chocolate'. I would honestly recommend it to anyone, my nana even asked me if I'd had my eyebrows tatooed on when I was wearing it! Lastly, I'll be sporting a bright red lip and I love my trusty matte MAC lipstick in the shade Lady Danger.

Aside from makeup, I'll be throwing in some more of my favourite products. For showering, I've been loving my Treaclemoon 'Those Lemonade Days'* shower gel and this is the perfect scent for a summer holiday thank to it's sharp scent of lemons. I'll be writing a full review of this soon, if you've got your eye on it! For perfume, I've found the perfect bargain fragrance. I'm currently using it everyday so hopefully I'll still have some left by the time I leave! It's an Avon perfume called 'Tahitian Holiday' which is a gorgeous scent of tropical coconut and white blossoms meaning it always reminds me of holidays and sunny beaches. It retails at a bargain price of £10.00 but is currently reduced to just £5.50. I really recommend this as a summer fragrance if you're looking for a new perfume to try on a budget. My lips tend to get dry very easily, so I'll be taking my Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream which acts as a skin protectant. I'll use this as a lip balm throughout the day and before I go to sleep as it helps to remove any dry skin I have on my lips and makes them feel a lot smoother although I do find the scent slightly off putting.

What are your Summer beauty essentials? x
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  1. Can't wait to check john frienda's conditioner and deep conditioning mask.Thanks for sharing

  2. I am SO envious of your holiday! The Maldives, eeeeeeek! The Those Lemonade Days shower gel sounds so yummy

    Steph -