What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag?

Travel Makeup

So tomorrow morning I will be getting up stupidly early for a Saturday, hopping in my friend’s car and heading on a girls trip up to Scotland. I will be posting a little travel diary once I’m back as well as a travel toiletries next week, but I thought I would start with the simplest my travel makeup bag.

I just want to start with the bag, which is a personalised bag from Not on The High Street. It’s a hand size that helps me not over pack but still fits plenty in and I love the aesthetic of it.

Travel Makeup - Personalised War Paint Makeup Bag

The focus of the products chosen is products I love, multipurpose and ones that are reliable. It’s always the golden rule for myself when travelling is wherever possible never take a new product, take ones you know that work and you are comfortable using so you have no mishaps when you only have a small collection of products to use.

Travel Makeup Face

For my base for this trip I am using the L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24-Hour Matte Foundation in 10 Porcelain, with a high matte long lasting coverage I know I can use this for a day look or for a fuller on night on the town look. Also with the plastic tube is more practical for travel than the glass ones as it won’t break and it’s not bulky. To Finish up my base fully I have my old faithful collection productions in the form of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair and Collection Primed & Ready Invisible Setting Powder. The final item for my face is the Sleek Face Form Pallet in Fair, an unsurprising favourite just simply due to the fact it is 3 products in one and I can just use it all week with very little fuss.

Travel Makeup Random

For my eyeshadow, I am using two of my smaller go to pallets with every day subtle to dramatics covered in the No 7 Mini Eye Pallet and cute shimmer shades with the Fleur De Force Quad Eyeshadow in 020 Lunar Rose. Although both nude tones I feel as though I have a nice range of colours with these two as well as a range of looks going for the eyeshadow eyeliner look I have everything I need in this compact form. To finish of my eyes I am taking my only newer product as I had no choice using the L’Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara, however I have used it a few times and I am enjoying it. A full review will be sure to come later. To complete my look, I cannot forget the brows and my fast favourite item in my makeup draw the Freedom Duo Brow Powder in Medium Brown could not have been left at home.

Travel Makeup Eyes

I haven’t included lip products or brushes, as I will literally pick lip products as I finish my packing and mix it with whatever currently in my bag, as I have been feeling bold recently and my lip products have been travelling everywhere with me. Still be sure to keep your eyes peeled over on Instagram for photos of my trip and the odd selfie or two.

Gwen

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Travel Skincare Routine

travel skincare

Keeping your skincare routine up while away is difficult, you don’t want to carry all off your products and the practicality is not always there. So how to I keep up a suitable skincare routine while away? Here are my key products for when I’m not at home to keep my skin happy and clear.

travel skincare ft ps love, garnier

Let’s start with makeup removal and basic cleansing, as not matter what there is no option not to remove makeup at the end of the day. We all love a micellar water, that holy grail product that we have no idea what we did before it so of course the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (Handbag Size). This size is perfect for travel and it’s a great product for taking makeup off and general cleansing purposes. However, for those lazy days’ face wipes are a must and I’m currently enjoying the PS Love Your Skin Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes, after all you are on holiday when else can you get away with facial wipes.

A good moisturiser as well as spf are important to any skincare routine, and in case you’ve missed my blog recently you’ll know I’ve been loving the Olay Complete Radiance Illuminator (Decanted). Its so well under makeup and provides a summer glow while providing moisture as SPF so perfect to take away with me and a little goes a long way.

travel skincare ft trilogy, boots essential

As part of my skincare routine lip care is key, my current favourite is the Boots Essentials Spearmint Lip Salve nothing too heavy with a refreshing scent and gently cares for my lips. Although I love my lip butters I sometimes find them fairly heavy and you want something you don’t have to worry about or you can’t put lip products over the top quickly.

Finally two bits I want to get some use out of when I’m away that I got in my Feel Unique Pick n Mix order, first and foremost the Trilogy Everything Balm as who doesn’t want a balm that can do everything perfect staple for a trip away. I’m also trying out the Caricara Diamond of Beauty Eye Day & Night Programme, I feel like it’s a nice opportunity to try a luxury sample while away.

What do you like to take away with you? How do you keep your skincare routine in check while travelling let me know in the comments.

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Whats In My Travel Makeup Bag

Travel Makeup August 2016

As I am currently away for a relaxing week away in Cornwall, and it only seems fitting to share what products I have taken away with me. I feel as though travel makeup posts tells you an individuals tried and tested products, as you never waste precious space on products you are just trying out.

Travel Makeup ft L'oreal Paris, bareminerals, collection

Barry M Flawless Brightening Primer (Decanted) ♥ L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation in Rosy Ivory ♥ Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair ♥ nudebynature Perfecting Concealer in Ivory ♥ Bare Minerals Mineral Veil

travel makeup ft sleek and illamasqua

Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo in Duo 2 ♥ Sleek Face Form Palette

Travel makeup ft no 7, l'oreal & ps love

Urban Decay Primer Potion ♥ PS Love 9 Shade Eyeshadow Pallet ♥ No 7 Mini Eyeshadow Pallet ♥  L’Oréal Paris So Couture Volume Million Lashes ♥ Benefit Gimme Brow in 5

travel makeup ft ysl, rimmel and ps love

Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob ♥ P.S Love Matte Long Lasting Lipstick in Whisper ♥ YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Lush Coconut

So that’s what I am taking with me a mixture of my favourites and perfect travel friendly makeup, I have every base covered. What are your go to makeup products for when your away let me know in the comments?

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My Car Useful Bits Bag

Today I thought I would do a slightly different ‘what’s in my bag’ post although you can check out my previous what’s in my bag posts here. I don’t know about anyone else but in my glove box I have a little makeup bag filled with all the useful bits that could be in your car although they aren’t essential, I am however so grateful for this little bag as it’s proved so useful and maybe this will inspire you to do this yourself.

Pretty much all of my essentials stay in this small Revlon makeup bag which I feel as though I have had for ages, it’s the perfect size for my glove box and helps keep everything together in case I need it. First up is my favourite item in here my Hello Kitty Plasters Tin, which still has the hello kitty plasters in it. My mum picked it up super cheap as a jokey gift but its practical to keep them in the tin and I kind of love them, you know people are jealous when I rock my hello kitty bandaged finger. It’s also great for shoes that rub etc. and as I nearly always forget to restock the ones in my handbag it’s handy to keep some in the car. Another must is tissues, the ones I have are just from Superdrug and are handy for anything I always have tissues in my bag anyway but they are handy for passengers or just in case I run out.

Always wanted but never to hand, I always make sure I have some sort of pain killer in my car, I currently have Ibuprofen. Just a handy thing to have really and my friends are always grateful. Finally in my little bag is some Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel, I love this stuff and always keep some in my bag, desk and dressing table and the car is another useful place. Whether you need to freshen up or want to eat on the go hand gel is great for ensuring your hands are clean and fresh.

The things that couldn’t fit into my bag but thought were worth mentioning are Primark’s Sunglasses a much needed essential all year round, and possibly more so in winter with the bright sun, frost and glare. These however, stay at the driver’s side so they are within easy reach at all times. Also simply because it is so big, I have some Pampers Natural Clean Baby Wipes, perfect for cleaning your hands, clearing up messes and even to freshen up if needs be. The baby wipes either stay in the glove box or occasionally move to a door compartment in the bag of the car.

So that’s what’s in my little car bag, let me know if you want to see more of these of my little useful kit bags that I keep in various places as these are so useful to have and create. What essentials or useful bits do you keep in your car, let me know in the comments.

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Easter Break – Part Two

On Friday I posted about the first 3 days from my Easter break, Thursday through Saturday, while today is the second half filled with loads of holiday goodness.


 

sunday 27th march

Due to a lot been closed on Easter Sunday, we headed to Chedder Gorge a historial and geological marvel. Gough Cave, which is the main cave was spectacular which is where Chedder Man was found as well as beautiful formations which you can admire in my pictures above. I simply cannot put them into words and I think you should just go. The other cave was slightly more gimmicky but still interesting, the tour bus was well worth a wide to appreciate the gorge itself. Also if you go there is an old fashioned sweet shop where they make sweets on the premises, including a demo on how they are made.

bath dinner

In the evening we went back into Bath to visit Martini Restaurant, a delicious Italian restaurant with a very authentic Italian menu. I had a delicious seafood pasta while my other half had a pizza, it was simple but flavourful and if you want a delicious meal out in Bath it’s a great spot to try.


 

monday 28th march

With the weather been forecast on Monday we decided to go to Bristol Zoo, and although I could go on about all of the animal that we saw I feel as though the pictures are all that are needed for this.

After spending almost the entire day at the zoo we returned to the hotel to pack, before eating our hotel that night. Which had amazing food and dare I say the best meal of the holiday, although it is hard to say considering it was a holiday filled with good food and good fun.


tuesday 29th march

Tuesday was once again dedicated to travel, although with the final few hours to kill in Bristol we went back up to Clifton to walk across and visit it without the wind and rain. A perfect end to a great trip taking in the views and the city we had visited.


So that was a very rushed and quick outline of what I got up to over Easter, I cannot wait for the next trip. Let me know what your got up to and I will be back on Friday with a Kiko haul.

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Easter Break – Part One

If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram you will know I went away on an extended weekend with my boyfriend over the Easter holiday. I thought I would do two posts (today and Tuesday), showing all of your guys some on the wonderful stuff I got up to over the Easter break.

thursday 25th marcheaster break - dinner date

Thursday was mainly devoted to travel, with both of us travelling from different parts of the country before heading to our hotel in Keynesham. I will take the time here to recommend the Old Manor House Hotel in Keynesham, lovely rooms and amazing staff we both love our stay here. We spent the late afternoon relaxing and recovering from travelling before heading out to dinner. To keep things simple for dinner we headed into Bath to chow down on our go to restaurant at Wagamamas. Before going back to the hotel to have a nice relaxing bath, and a lush bath bomb included.

friday 25th march

Good Friday was sunny and warm, seeming like the perfect day to head into Bath. With a return train ticket been £4.30 each it made more sense to take a five minute walk to the station that attempt to park in Bath.

Our main aim for Bath was to visit the Roman Baths, something I have done when I was much younger and my boyfriend has never seen them. The roman baths not only have a deep and interesting history but the architecture and building is stunning, much like the rest of Bath. We also went up to the Royal Cresent and Pultney Bridge, as they are must see sights in Bristol. The shops on Piltney Bridge are not exactly exciting although there are some cute tea shops, it is more the interest of visiting the oldest and only bridge with shops on it in the UK.

As the afternoon drew on our feet ached and it made sense to head back to the hotel, we headed out to the Talbot (Faye & Square) for typical pub grub for dinner. Good portion sizes and good food we went to bed that night feeling full and satisfied.


 

Satruday proved to be a bit of a wash out , so we headed into Bristol city centre to look at the shops. We did attempt to take in take in some sights such as the SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge but it all proved to be a little bit of a wash out really.

The highlight of day had to be eating at Wahaca, a restaurant specialising in Mexican street food. It was recommended by a friend and by following the street food you order a few plates with smaller potions and try an few things. We loved it and shared everything getting to try a large range of dishes.


So that’s what I got up to for the first few days of my Easter Break, I will be back on Tuesday with the second part so keep your eyes peeled. Let me know in the comments what you got up to over Easter.

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Cross Country Travel

travel cross country

So I’ve been travelling a bit recently and I thought I’d share my train adventures with you guys, I have to say it’s been eventful.

2nd July: Northampton to Plymouth

So I was travelling to Plymouth to visit my boyfriend in Cornwall and have a nice kind of semi holiday, In order to get from where I live near Northampton to Plymouth I go via Birmingham as it takes a similar length of time as going through London but it is way less hassle as in Birmingham you simply swap platforms. Anyway I get on the train in Northampton and next thing I know there is an announcement saying everyone will have to exit the train in Rugby and get on the alternative arrangements due to an incident further up the line (just my luck).

Body on the track, no trains are going direct to Birmingham New Street! Everyone is obviously panicked we all have places to be and connections to make but thankfully I managed to get on a different train fairly quickly that was heading to Birmingham New Street via Stanford and Wolverhampton yeah quite a detour. Luckily the weather was warm but not dreadful like previously. Anyway everyone squished onto this train and hoped to make it to wherever they were heading. We eventually got into Birmingham an hour and a half later than expected and I’d just missed my original train.

birmingham to plymouth

So I had 50 minutes to wait until the next train, so decided to treat myself to a Starbucks in which I got a vanilla latte which hardly and vanilla in it (first world problems). Next thing I know my train to Plymouth was getting more and more delayed, just my luck really, maybe I was never meant to go to Plymouth. I have never being so relieved to get on a train in my life and luckily it was quiet so I was able to get on with some blog writing, with the accompaniment of my itunes.

The train from Birmingham to Plymouth is often a beautiful line taking you through beautiful country side, by areas such as the Malverns and part of the cost. Rolling hills and picturesque villages (that probably aren’t so picturesque due to the train going by them). Unfortunately the weather was poor but I will try and insert some pictures if it does improve. This is sometimes the best thing about the train, you get to see countryside you wouldn’t see if you went by car.

Dawlish

Luckily by the time I’d reached Devon the weather was looking up and I got to enjoy my favourite stretch of cost, between Exeter and Dawlish, a beautiful stretch of railway. Just enjoying the sea and the coastline, I love the seaside and it was a lovely site after so long on the train. There was only one downside, the train was getting later and later with all the problems throughout the day I arrived in Plymouth almost 2 hours later than I initially was meant too. I was just so relieved to see my boyfriend and catch the bus back to his to start a nice relaxing week.

 

9th July: Bude Day Trip

Neither of us have a car, so travel is limited to public transport luckily from his home town we can get a direct bus to Bude. I haven’t been since I was little about 10/11 when my family went there on holiday and he hadn’t been in a long number of years and with the weather forecast saying it was meant to be warm and sunny we had nothing to lose.

Due to poor organisation we hadn’t realised the buses were so infrequent meaning we didn’t catch the bus over until 1pm, but when you get on the bus you forget about all of it sitting up stair and enjoy all of the beautiful views. I love the Cornish country side and when you finally catch that glimpse of the sea again you can barely contain yourself.

plymouth & bude

We enjoyed a lovely relaxed and touristy day in Bude. Eating pasties, paddling in the sea, walking on the headlands, admiring the view and eating delicious ice cream. It was such a lovely day and it’s nice to do things like this as a couple, something out of the ordinary. It made us think about the future and holidaying together in years to come, its odd how a trip to the seaside really makes you think about the future. All in all it was a perfect day.

The only downside was the bus back, this time a small single decker where a group of teens brought 3 big dogs on. Which although they seemed like nice dogs they climbed all over the seats and the owners had complete disregard for the other passengers. Also I am highly allergic to dogs to by the time we got off I was wheezy and could barely breathe. I think for comfort of all passengers and for the dogs too, dogs shouldn’t be on buses.

After a long day it was nice to be back, eating Chinese and watching the Tour de France highlights. A perfect end to a perfect day.

11th July: Plymouth to Northampton

I had a really early start to the day, catching a bus into Plymouth at 7:25am where you get on the bus and know it’s going to be a long day with the amount of travel I still had to go. I also hate saying goodbye to my boyfriend, with the long distance due to both being home it’s going to be a good month before we see each other again, so we are working hard on finding a job in the same place so we can begin our lives together.

the south coast

Luckily I managed to get a seat, due to 3 days of train strikes no one had managed to get anywhere for 3 days everyone is trying to travel on the same days as well as those who are making day trips. It is simply a nightmare travelling on trains when there’s been disruptions and I highly recommend avoiding it. I’m just glad that once again I managed to grab a window seat and got to enjoy all of the lovely views.

The journey home was fairly uneventful really, a simple change over at Birmingham and back to Northampton. I’m so relieved the train home was uneventful, it was such a long day and all I wanted was to get home and have a nap. Unfortunately I had some bits to do that afternoon and my bed was not coming to be anytime soon.

For now I am back home and with no travelling in sight unfortunately, hopefully I can be back with my boyfriend soon or be back on the road again soon. Any of you travelling somewhere exciting soon.

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What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag.

Whats in my travel makeup bag

So this week I’m down in Cornwall having a mini holiday at my boyfriends house and I thought I’d do one of these as I always think its interesting to see what items from a makeup collections people take with them. This time I have done miles better at keeping it stream line and compact than last year, which you can check out here. My idea when packing my makeup is multiple use products for a variety of looks to cover every occasion, it also helps thinking of what looks I need to cover which is everyday and date night. I’m also opting for the smaller sizes, for example my miniature Benefit Roller Lash is an ideal size.  I also pack in order of how I do my face to make sure I don’t miss anything.

L'oreal, sleek, rimmel and bareminerals

Starting with a base I am taking the sample size of my bareMinerals Prime Time Original Foundation Primer, which is my all time favourite foundation primer and is a silicon based primer it just leaves a perfect base. Then I have a few foundation options first up is my current favourite for a light summer base in the form of my Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB cream in Very Light, light and with spf 25 is perfect for summer. If I want something with more coverage and more traditional I am taking the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation in Rosy Ivory, this is a free sample that L’Oreal were giving away but as I’ve already used and loved this foundation this was perfect for travelling so I have kept this for travel. Then instead of taking my trust collection powder I have chosen my bareMinerals Original Foundation in N10 Fairly Light so I can add a dusting of powder of have another foundation option and cuts down on multiple products. I’m only taking to one concealer as there is no need to take more and I’m taking my current favourite the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory. Like I already mentioned I like to have multiple use, well okay this isn’t a multiple use product per-say but it’s compact with everything you need to do your face so I’m taking my Sleek Face Form Palette in Light. I adore this palette and the blush in this palette is definitely more of a summer blush with a shimmery undertone in it so this is definitely my ultimate summer blush.

benefit, pixi, nyx, urban decay, avon & collection

Moving onto the eye’s, this is definitely an area in which I need to cut back as I seem to want to pack all of my palettes as I am obsessed with eye makeup. I love eye shadow so in order to keep it perfect all day long I’ve packed my Urban Decay Primer Potion, this stuff is amazing you need so little and it lasts all day. This is something in which I buy the travel size as it lasts ages and is the same size and price as the Soap and Glory Equivalent but is so much better I never go a day without it. I have seriously considered taking my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette as I love the pinky neutral shades however, I want to stick to my compact makeup bag so instead I am taking the Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz, for the perfect day or night look and I know it will do everything I need it to. For a more natural matte eye look I am taking my Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Duo in Warm Cashmere, a beautiful matte duo which is so handy to have. Finally for my ultimate and effortless lazy item is my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 617 Iced Mocha, just to create a base colour or anything else its a beautiful and effortless colour. To finish it off I just have a black eyeliner in the form of Collection Intense Colour Kohl Pencil in 01 Black Magic which is one of my favourite eyeliner and for my mascara as mentioned above I have a mini Benefit Roller Lash Mascara a great Mascara and as its small its nice and handy.

ysl, rimmel & body shop

Finally I have the lips and I’ve managed to keep this down to only four items starting with my favourite lip moisturising product the Body Shop Mango Lip Butter super hydrating and it smells amazing. Once again I’m back to my two favourite Rimmel London Products which are beautiful paired together or in their own right the Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Line in 063 East End Snob and Rimmel London Kate Moss Long Lasting Lipstick in 08. The final is for if I want a small touch of colour and a nice sheen with the Yves Saint Laurant Volupte Sheer Candy in 01 Lush Coconut.

Then I’m taking a minimum amount of brushes just to cover all of my bases. At the time of writing I still have finished packing so I may sneak a few more items in but as it stands the bag is half full so I have room to play with. What makeup do you take when you’re travelling, what are your essential items.

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Gwenllian Branwen

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How to Pack Efficiently: for Train Travel

packing efficiently

Over the years I have done a lot of train travel for leisure as although I have been able to drive there has been little point having a car while at university. So armed with my trusty rail card I have taken to the rails (occasionally by coach), and there is definitely a knack to travelling by train so I thought I’d share my packing tips if you are using the train for leisure purposes.

  1. Write a list

As with any time when you have to pack think about what you are doing and write a list or what you know you need. Pack appropriate clothing for the location, time of year and activities you may be doing while you are away and also can you do laundry while you are away as this can help you cut down items. Of course with rail there are no bag limits but whatever size bag you pick you will have to drag/carry it, so keep this in mind.

  1. Pack only what’s on the list

Most importantly once you’ve made your list stick to it, if you keep saying just one more item it will go crazy. Stick to the list no matter what so if you’ve decided 3 tops take only 3 tops just pick items that you can mix and match or is practical.

  1. Keep it compact, you have to drag it

I am definitely one of those who is definitely guilty of packing a huge bag, I have now managed to get 9 days’ work of items within a suitcase which is suitable to use as a carryon bag with planes. That and a decent sized hand bag and I’m all set. It is definitely now more manageable to drag around stations and carry up and down stairs. A carryon bag size is definitely the most suitable if you are in London and may need to tube between stations enough to carry everything but not too heavy to carry or fit on a packed tube.

  1. Think case with wheels

I will always use a case with wheels it makes the whole thing much simpler, I highly recommend one as carry one can just be painful. I have a standard two wheel drag one but the ones which four wheels may be much better as they are more manuverable.

  1. Know you’re route – stair case practical

This is a something I have mentioned before but would just like to reiterate, know your route, and try to gain a rough idea of the stations of where you start and end as well as any connecting stations, can you cope with your bag in these stations? If no look at downsizing your bag or picking a different type of bag. In London you can be up and down vast numbers of stairs if you cannot carry your bag in these situation you may need a different one.

  1. Pack what you need to hand in your carryon bag

As well as your suitcase consider a back pack or handbag and have everything you need within easy reach especially your tickets. In my hand bag I will also keep things like my phone charger and an activity, maybe a book, laptop ect. I also take my makeup in this bag, if you are going to use it on the train than keep it in there.

  1. Keep tickets/rail card on hand

Always keep your tickets and rail card on hand, you will need them at barriers as well as to be checked on the train. I have my compact bag, which I put my little card holder with tickets, rail card and debit card, my phone and then hand sanitiser and keep this at the top of my bag so all my essentials are within easy reach you don’t want to lose anything. This makes you less likely to panic as you know where everything is and its on hand for when you need it.

I hope these tips are helpful if you do travel by train, let me know your tips for travelling by train in the comments below.

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Prepping for Holiday

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Of course we all want to look our best while on holiday and I for one am no exception, of course as mentioned I’m only going to Cornwall but as my only holiday this summer. So this is how I make myself beautiful for holiday.

Smooth Legs ft body shop, laura ashley, gillette

Shave and moisturise:

For summer we all want silky smooth skin, especially having beautiful soft silky legs as what else feels that amazing. So to start with I will use and exfoliator such as The Body Shop Blueberry Body Scrub Gelee, which smells so good you could almost eat it. This just removes any dead skin and really sets you up ready for shaving. Then onto the shaving using plenty of Satin Care Pure and Delicate Shave Gel paired with my Gillette Simply Venus Razor in order to achieve a close shave. If I want to be more thorough like I do when going away I tend to do this I will shave

In the sink so nothing gets missed and then jump back in the shower, usually using this time to use a hair mask so it’s not wasted or pointless. In order to keep my skin smooth I’ll use a body butter after shaving, I will always try to use a body butter daily but if all else fails I will use it after shaving. At the moment I am using the sweet floral Laura Ashley Imperial Bloom Body Butter, which is a nice break from my usual fruity Body Shop Body Butters.

fake tan ft johnsons

Even out skin tone

The week before coming away Christ it reached 35C back home however, when the sun comes out I still wear jeans/leggings or more often than not maxi skirts. So My legs and chest tan easily even with a high factor sun block but my legs are super pale so in order to rectify this I cheat. I am awful at traditional fake tan so I tend to opt for a gradual moisturising tanner although this is best when moisturising before still, at the moment I am using the Johnson’s Holiday Skin Lightglow Body Lotion. It may take longer to get the tan but its subtle and looks a lot more natural as you have more control.

Hair ft TRESemme, Body shop & tangle teezer

Silky Smooth Hair

About once a month I will use a hair mask depending on my hair condition but before going on holiday I will use a hair mask without fail. I’ll start washing my hair as normal with my trusty TRESemme Salon Silk Shampoo, just to ensure all the dirt, grime and grease is all removed. I’ve tried other shampoos but nothing leaves my hair as fresh and clean as TRESemme. Then I will pop out the shower squeeze my hair out, brush it through with my Tangle Teezer and even towel a lot of the excess moisture out. I will then take a small amount of The Body Shop Rain Forest Moisture Hair Butter  (read my review for it here), a little goes a long way with this one and I work it on my hands before thoroughly running it through the mid to ends of my hair. After running through my hair I will clip my hair on to the top of my head to keep the conditioner off my back. I then leave it in for 25/20 minutes which is longer than it usually says but it is definitely worth it. During this time I will do something else such as shaving my legs or some face exfoliating, basically using the time effectively.

Pretty Nails:

I like to keep things simple with my nails just one simple and pretty colour for my time away so it isn’t a huge amount of effort. I am using one of my favourites for a while which is the Barry M Speed Quick Dry in Eat My Dust, this is a beautiful pastel blue and I am so in love with it. I have used this with both my hands and feet as I’m so in love with it, a quick drying but long lasting nail polish.

There are some other things I may do but haven’t done this time such as a face mask or some foot TLC it just varies as I don’t always have what I need to hand. So what do you guys do before going away? Do you take the time to prepare of do you just decide it doesn’t matter your on holiday?

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