The start of Summer means one thing for me…holiday season! Although at the moment I’ve only got Berlin booked in, I’ve got a list as long as my arm and a couple of girls holidays on the horizon. I am am yet to master the skill of packing lightly but I tend to downsize my makeup bag into one handy wash bag and this Alphabet bag is the perfect size to cram in all my beauty essentials.
On my face I prefer a lighter base and I’ve found the Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream creates a flawless complexion and leaves the skin with a radiant glow. It evens out the skin tone and also contains SPF 15 which is perfect to wear whilst your sunning away. I don’t tend to wear powder or anything on top as I prefer much more of a dewy finish so I just add a bit of blusher. At the moment I’ve gone back to my Nars Orgasm which is pretty much a ride or die product for me. I steer away from fancy eye make-up in the warm weather and tend to just chuck on a quick coat of mascara and be done with it. The Rimmel Wonderlash waterproof mascara gives my lashes that extra volume and definition every girl desires plus its infused with Argan oil which creates fuller looking lashes whilst nourishing them at the same time.
Highlighter is every girl’s best friend and I’ve recently been loving the Sleek highlighting kits. Each kit contains three cream formulas and one powder, which you can use on the body or the face and compliment all skin tones. They give the skin a gorgeous radiant glow which enhances the complexion with the perfect amount of shimmer. Finally I finish the look with one of the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors which are a gel formula which leave the lips looking shiny and plump with just a hint of colour.
When it comes to removing make-up I like a pretty basic routine so I tend to take everything off with the Garnier Micellar water and then cleanse with the Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel. I love this cleanser because it removes all traces of make-up and leaves the skin blemish free and luminous. I’m not really big on styling my hair in the heat as I tend to just tie it up most of the the time. But saying that I do add a smidgen of the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment which provides volume, smoothness, conditioning, strength and polish all at once.
I love using rollerballs when I travel as it means I don’t have to carry any massive bulky bottles around and risk them getting damaged. At the moment I am loving Estee Lauder’s Pleasures which is fresh yet softly sensual and lasts all day with its white lily and violet notes really coming out. To add a bit of glamour I am obsessed with temporary tattoos and this metallic Egyptian themed selection from Azzy London really compliment my skintone and look incredible with a tan.
Finally a tan boosting moisturiser – because lets be honest, nothing is more upsetting that sunbathing for days on end only for you tan to fade as soon as you get home. The Tanworx Tan Maintainer is infused with carrot oil, coconut oil and sunshine oil which moisturise the skin and works to maintain your tan for longer.
What are you holiday essentials?