Let The Sun Shine: Holiday Essentials That You’ll Want In Your Suitcase This Summer

Kate RussellBy Kate Russell on June 20th, 2018

It’s the lead up to your annual summer holiday and whether you’re heading to Ibiza with the girls, on a romantic beach trip with the fella or straight to family chaos with the whole clan, you’ve most likely had your summer fashion wardrobe picked out for months. You’ve got outfits planned, extra wedges packed and you’re pretty much ready to go. However, there are some serious beauty essentials you will want to ensure you have in your suitcase this summer.

From unruly hair to the most annoying of manicure chips, make sure you get these five essentials packed up in your luggage to save you from any beauty holiday mishaps.

Sunscreen that works for you

Sunscreen will always be the most important beauty (and life) essential on your holiday. Not only does it protect you from the dreaded lobster curse, but it creates a strong barrier between you and those harmful sun rays, reducing your chances of long-term skin damage, including aging skin. There are some great tinted sunscreens out there that can protect you from burning, whilst giving you some ultra-glam coverage, so be sure to give those a look.

Get those beachy waves

It’s freeing to dunk your hair in the ocean and let it dry naturally on the beach. However, it’s not necessarily any good for your poor hair. Keep a spray bottle of heat protection and detangler in your beach bag to top up throughout the day when your hair’s wet and help to protect it from the sun. You can also find heat-protecting sea salt spray to encourage those gorgeous, natural beach waves.

Say bye to the panda eye

There’s nothing worse than doing your very best Baywatch run on camera to find you have a nasty case of the panda eye when reviewing later. Say goodbye to holiday mascara and get yourself sorted with some professional lash extensions to save yourself the hassle. It’s not something you can pack in your suitcase but you’ll look glam-ready from morning till night with these beauty essentials.

Nail touch-up prep

We’ve all been there. You spend the week before getting pampered for your holiday, nails, waxing, new lashes… and then on the first night, your nail chips or snaps. When packing your holiday beauty essentials, remember to pack a nail file and a bottle of nail polish in the colour you’re wearing for those annoying emergency touch-ups.


Lip balm

Often over-looked, lip balm with SPF is one of the most essential items to keep with you in your beach bag at all times on holiday. There’s not much worse than burnt, dry lips when sunning yourself in the Med. So, keep your lips protected just like the rest of your skin, with a little discreet factor 50 lip balm this summer.

Ensure you’re prepared for every beauty dilemma on your holidays this summer with our top five necessary picks. With these items, alongside your personal make-up supplies, you’ll be ready and prepared to take on your trip looking your very best.


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