is one of those things in life that I live for.I work hard to be able to afford to go on holiday with the ones I love
and I always make sure I enjoy my time to its fullest as its one of my
favourite things to do.As well as
exploring a new place and meeting the people, what I love about staying away
from home is that I take my time to select products to use and pamper myself
with while I’m away.Whether they’re new
discoveries or old favourites I really like to enjoy the products I take away
with me so that I come back feeling relaxed and pretty in my newly tanned skin.
spending three glorious weeks away on honeymoon, I have come to the conclusion
that if there are five products you need to take away with you, they are these five
|Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream|
1. Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream
Keeping my hands moisturised is of paramount importance to me. I have psoriasis and dermatitis that is really helped by the sunshine so using a good quality hand cream really helps to keep my hands soft and supple while the sun is helping my skin. I’ve used the Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream for about the last year now and I love it because it is pretty thick and it leaves a really softening, slightly oily finish on my skin which helps to keep my skin soft and moisturised for a long time. It is of 98.8% natural origin too so it isn’t full of nasty chemicals that can make my skin worse.
You can buy the Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream here.
|Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment|
2. Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic oil that is suitable for all
hair types.I have very greasy hair that
gets oily very quickly so I was very surprised to see that this oil didn’t make
my hair greasy at all unlike the Redken Diamond Oil.My hair literally drank up the oil and I was
able to apply a tonne of it.It can be
used a couple of ways for styling and finishing work on the hair by working a
small amount through damp or dry hair before styling or to finish a style and
for extra nourishment, you can also add a few drops to a hair mask or leave in
treatment before you apply it to your hair.While I was away, I didn’t really use this to style or finish my hair,
simply to nourish it and when I ran out I really really noticed a difference in the condition of my hair.I’m naturally
blonde and I get a few highlights and lots of low lights through my hair so the
ends of my hair can get pretty dry in the sun which also bleaches my hair and
the sea really dries it out too, making it feel crispy, so it is always in need
of some added nourishment while I’m away.
is the little bottle that keeps on giving.We were in Barbados for two weeks and this little bottle lasted me the
full two weeks and I was VERY generous with my applications- applying it once
after towelling drying my hair and then again when my hair was dry, just before
going to sleep.It made my hair feel so
silky smooth and soft and I really feel as though it helped to restore the
condition of my hair and keep it protected the next day in the sun.This is the first hair oil that I’ve tried
that I have really thought that it could become a part of my daily routine.I have a couple from some other brands to try
now that I’m back home but once I’ve used those up I would most definitely repurchase
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is available to buy from Look Fantastic and
there are a few different sizes to choose from.
3. Nair Hair Removal Cream
it just me or does your hair grow super quickly when you’re in the sunshine
too?I’m not just talking about the hair
on my head either.Before I travel I
always make sure to use my Nair Hair Removal Cream (or new wax kit… review coming
soon) on my legs and underarms a few days before I travel but towards the
second week of my holiday I’m always in need of a top up treatment to keep my
body fuzz free.That’s where the Nair
Hair Removal Cream Sachets come in which I pick up from Boots for £99.You get two one-use sachets in the set and
the two packets divide in two separately if you only want to take one with you.
great thing about these is that they are formulated for sensitive skin so
they’re perfect for taking with you on holidays where your skin is going to be
taking a weather beating; whether that’s from the extreme heat on a beach
holiday far hotter than you usual climate or when skiing when the weather is
super cold, even though you’re wrapped up as your skin will still feel it.The formulation of this hair removal cream is
very gentle and it doesn’t sting or irritate my skin whatsoever which creams
from other brands like Veet have done in the past.
use this cream, I would suggest doing it as part of a mini pamper session late
afternoon- first going in the shower, washing your hair and body and
exfoliating, then jumping out, drying off and putting on a hair mask.This is so that your body is clean when you
apply the hair removal cream and free from any salt water and sun cream and so
that you’ll be out of the sun and sea for a good fourteen hours or so to give
your soon to be hair free skin a rest.Leave your hair mask on for as long as you can before having to get
ready for the evening out to give your skin time to calm down after being
drenched in the sun, then when you’re about to wash off your hair mask, pop on
the hair removal cream.You can leave
this on for up to seven minutes but I find that despite its sensitive formula,
it gets to work very quickly so you may not need to leave it on for the full
may just need one sachet or you may like to use both depending on the size of
the area that you want to cover.I use
both sachets in one go and get a full application on my legs and underarms plus
my upper lip out of using two sachets.The sachets are great because not only are they light weight, you can
also simply dispose of them after use, making them great for travelling as
unless you were going on an around the world trip, you’d never use up a
standard sized bottle of Nair in a two week holiday and would have to either
waste the rest of the product by leaving it in the hotel when you go home or
carry the additional weight in your suitcase.Personally, I’d rather take sample sizes with me and come home with a
souvenir in its place than take a full sized product.Either way, you can use this hair removal
cream safe in the knowledge that your skin is going to be left hair free, smooth
and soft.Simply follow up with a body
moisturiser for some added hydration and supple feeling to your fuzz free skin.
I buy my Nair products from Boots.
4. Manuka Doctor Apiclear 3 in 1 Purifying Facial Wipes
wipes are one of those beauty products that some people embrace and others
shudder at the thought of.I sit
somewhere in the middle as I don’t like them as the sole method of make up
removal but I think that they are absolutely fabulous for many purposes,
particularly for travel.In terms of
removing make up and cleaning the skin, nothing beats a good cleanse over the
sink with a cream or oil cleanser, some warm water and a wet face cloth, not
even Bioderma and a cotton pad but what make up wipes are good at is removing
the bulk of the make up on your face before you go in with that heavy duty
cleanse and for freshening up your complexion.So first of all, if you’re
wearing a lot of make up on a night out on holiday you can use the wipes to
take off the top layers of your make up and second, you can use these to freshen up your face throughout the day when you’re feeling hot and covered in sun cream.The best face wipes for this are either the Boots Botanics ones or the ManukaDoctor Apiclear 3 in 1 Purifying Face Wipes.
these face wipes so fabulous is that they act as a cleanser, toner and moisturiser in one and they are really moist so they don’t pull
or tug at the skin when you’re using them and the solution on them which includes manuka oil, really helps
to shift the make up off your face.Face
wipes are also great for removing any light make up when you get on the
aeroplane or simply for cleaning and freshening up the skin at the start of the
flight if you don’t wear make up while you’re travelling (like me!) and
throughout the flight.This is
particularly handy if you tend to layer up hydrating skincare products during
the flight as its always best to remove any excess product after two to three
hours with a wipe and reapply them.
I buy my Manuka Doctor products from Superdrug. I’ve reviewed lots of products from the Apiclear line on my blog so if you’d like to read some more, simply search in the top right hand box of my blog.
5. Slim Sonic Toothbrush in Zebra Print
When I’m travelling the last thing that I want to do is to jeopardise my dental hygiene. I still like to take a decent toothpaste, mouthwash and toothbrush away with me to ensure that my teeth stay sparkling clean while I’m away. The toothbrush brand that I’ve been travelling with for the last year now is Slim Sonic which is a battery operated toothbrush. I have a couple of these as I travel quite a lot and like to change up my toothbrushes regularly.
The Slim Sonic is a really unique idea in that it is a battery powered toothbrush that is super slim and not much wider than a normal toothbrush, making it perfect for travelling. It gives you 22000 brush strokes per minute which cleans your teeth thoroughly without feeling harsh or sharp against your teeth and gums. It is really easy to use as it doesn’t have all of these fancy pants settings that you find with a lot of electric toothbrushes, you simply take the cap off and press the on button, brush your teeth then turn it off. Each Slim Sonic comes with two brush heads which I love as it means that Mr WLL and I can just take the one toothbrush and pop the other head into a little food bag, then we’re not having to take two separate toothbrushes away with us. They come in really cute designs too, so whilst we have the zebra one at the moment, which Mr WLL isn’t wildly fond of, we have also had a blue one in the past too!
You can buy Slim Sonic Toothbrushes here.
Now that you know what my top 5 products to use on holiday are, do let me know yours in the comments!
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