Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Holiday Essentials #1

001. I don't know if anyone finds it odd that I take a tanner away with me?! But I just find it so hard to tan and I need a little help at the beginning of my holiday to feel comfortable with all that extra skin on show. My legs especially are colourless and very resistant to any form of natural tan so this is a must have!
002. I won't be without bright finger nails and toe nails and this year I'm taking all my favourite polishes from the Models Own 'Hed Kandi' collection away with me. I find that being in and out of the pool a lot means that my nails chip and peel quite quickly so I'll probably be redoing them every couple of days.
003. I try to use holiday as a break from using heat on my hair because the chlorine etc does enough damage and I actually prefer to be a bit more natural when I'm away anyway! For me, if I'm not using heat I cannot live without a hair oil and a hair serum to reduce the fluffiness and major fly away problem I seem to have. I also like to condition my hair regularly and fully and Aussie's leave in conditioner is an easy and effective way for me to do this.
004. I've fallen out of love a bit with my Clinique skincare routine. While there's no doubt it has improved my skin a lot, I think that it might just be a bit too harsh and drying for me. A two week holiday seemed like the perfect length of time to test the Liz Earle try me kit to see if this works better. I'm really looking forward to using it! As I wear a lot less makeup when I'm away this is about all I'll take in terms of skin care, but as I'll be in France I'll probably be buying some anyway!

What are some of your holiday essentials?



  1. ooo the nail polish is fabulous. Adore this post, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post and guest post for Lauren Conrad. Thanks, love. xo


  2. I love the nail polish colours! Very summery and I totally agree with the Palmer's :)
    Daniella x


  3. I have been wanting to find some Aussie products for so long! I can't find them anywhere!! I keep hearing how amazing they are too =(

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


  4. I take gradual tanner away with me too! I really want to try the Palmer's one, I keep reading such good things about it xxx

  5. The models own nailpolishes are so cool! And the tanner sounds could, I'm looking for a new tanner to try out :) !

  6. I've never taken a tanner with me on holiday - I always find that moisturiser and sunscreen are my two major essentials - especially if you're going somewhere hot!


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