So, it’s been a while since I did a full post but the blog was going though a bit of a makeover and I hope you’ll agree, it was worth the wait! While the blog was getting pampered I went to sunny Sharm El Sheik for a week and had a fabulous time on Baby A’s first beach holiday! I will be doing post on must-have items when going on holiday with a toddler but right now it’s all about beauty ♥
As you can imagine, being a beauty blogger I took A LOT of beauty products with me on holiday (YouTube video coming up!) I have obviously been reminiscing the holiday and managed to narrow it down to my top 5, ok 6 holiday beauty essentials ♥
So first of all my skincare routine, after cleansing, toning and moisturising as normal with my Clinique anti blemish range ritual I then used to use the Clinique Even Better dark spot defense SPF 45. This was to prep and protect my skin from the holiday sun, I do have very sensitive skin in the sun and need all the protection I can get! This was so great and I love the formula as it’s not at all greasy. When you’re on the beach or in and out of the pool wearing big shades, minimal make-up is required so I always go for the barely there look. Whether I am wearing full on foundation or a tinted moisturiser, I always use my Benefit Porefessional as a primer. I love the smooth finish it gives my skin, creating the perfect canvas for anything I apply on top. It is also a great way to combat extra shine you are bound to get after spending the whole day in the sun. As the final touch for my skin, I absolutely loved the Urban Decay, Naked Skin Beauty Balm. It’s a BB cream with extra SPF, anti-ageing benefits and perfectly tinted for a light but even coverage so you don’t feel completely naked but have a healthy glow.
So once you have a great holiday skin base, you’re ready for a bit of shimmer and a pop of colour! As you know, I love shimmer and highlight especially in the sun! I used my MAC Mineralise Highlighter in Soft & Gentle day and night. With barely there make up a pop of colour always makes a huge difference and I loved two products for a bit of poolside colour pop. Firstly, the new Illamasqua lipstick in luster that I recently reviewed. I did say it would come on holiday and it did! I love the instant summery feel it bring to my lips and because it is long-lasting it is great for jumping in and out of the pool. For those days that you want nude lips and a pop of colour on your eyes, the Seventeen Eye eye crayon in Jewel is just amazing. I use it just under my waterline as a subtle hint of watercolour and it lasts all day!
So there’s my holiday beauty essentials, please comment below and tell me yours! You don’t want to miss my next post! Look out for my holiday accessories essentials, essentials for your little ones’ first holiday and new videos on my holiday favourites. Sign up to Secret Style File (top right) to get articles, reviews and news sent straight to your inbox in true fashionista style. If you’re a total socialite then follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well. Don’t forget to check the ‘Offers’ page for the latest discount codes and special offers ❤