Summer holiday essentials

Summer holiday is approaching and many of you will have an exciting summer holiday booked. Then comes the stressful part, packing! You don’t want to over pack your suitcase with beauty products that you won’t need, so here are some holiday essentials for you. A huge essential when going away somewhere hot is sunscreen.

La Roche Posay’s Anthelios XL range is my go to product for sun protection. I use the Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Ultra Light Fluid for my face. The sunscreen is an ultra light fluid that spreads evenly on the skin. It absorbs quickly and it doesn’t leave white cast or greasiness on the skin. If you have dry skin, you might want to use their Anthelios Comfort Cream that comes in SPF 30 and 50. For the body, I use their Anthelios SPF 30 Smooth Lotion, which is the same as their facial lotion as it absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel greasy on the skin. All of these products are also waterproof. For after sun, I go for Banana Boat Aloe Vera Gel. It soothes sunburnt skin and relieves the burning and itching feeling. I also use it on the face to tone down any redness.

For hair, I chose Aussie Beach Mate Shampoo as well as their Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Beach Mate for the conditioner. The shampoo cleans hair without stripping it or drying it out, leaving hair soft, light, and bouncy. The conditioner has a balmy consistency and it leaves hair soft and easy to style. I also tend to not wash my hair every day so I make sure I have my Batiste Dry Shampoo in my bag to keeps my hair fresh and gives my hair volume.

I usually go for less makeup during my summer holiday. Instead of using foundation, I tend to wear BB cream or tinted moisturizer. My favourite tinted moisturizer is the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. It’s long lasting, sheer, and evens out skin tone. It’s also lightweight so you will feel like you have nothing on your face. For my eyes, I only use waterproof mascara. My holy grail product is the Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara. It has a lightweight finish and doesn’t leave your lashes crunchy no matter how many layers you apply. It gives you long and lush looking lashes. Plus it doesn’t smudge and lasts for a long time. To give my face a bronzed look, my favourite product is the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder a.k.a the chocolate bronzer. The high-street classic is perfect for contouring or just to use all over the skin for sun kissed look. Last but not least, cheeks and lip stains. My favourite is Benefit Cha Cha Tint. Just use your fingers to apply it on your cheeks and lips. It is also sheer so you can layer it on if you want more intense colour. The tropical coral hue of the product is definitely the perfect colour for summer.

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