I’m off to Mexico in under a week! I’m super excited so thought I’d make a little list of things I take away with me (This is also so I can check I’ve got everything). After making so many holiday faux pas over the years, I’ve discovered the goodies and the baddies. This is a list of tried and tested products I swear by to keep me in tip-top shape in the sun.
Botanics loofah – Instead of taking a heavy bottle of body polish, try using a loofah to exfoliate your skin. You can squish it in your suitcase and won’t feel so bad if you leave it at the hotel when you leave.
Simple Wipes – I use wipes along with my face wash each night to remove any excess makeup.
Aussie Miracle reconstructor mask – After a day in the sea and sun, your hair can take a bashing. use a mask to repair your dry hair.
Soap and glory foot buffer – I always find my feet dry out on holiday, after trying out most foot files, the ped egg, mani pedi and creams, I find this works best, only use on soft, dry but just out of the shower feet.
Solar Oil – I bought this in a salon as my nails kept breaking, this almond oil smells like marzipan and after a few days use you’ll notice beautiful, healthy, strong nails.
morrocan oil – Of course this mini travel bottle comes with me wherever i go, I don’t just use it on my hair to tame flyaways and frizz, I lightly sweep my legs with it in the evening to give a lovely sheen.
Mavala nail polish remover pads – This tiny pot is a super handy space saver.
Nail file – Just because.
Dead sea spa magic – I can’t recommend this product enough! My hair feels like a different head of hair after I’ve used this. Maybe it is..I haven’t checked.
Detangling spray – I forgot to add this one but it makes life so much easier when your hairs all salty and acting up!
Dead sea mud spa – I always like to use a mask during a week away. All that suncream can make your face feel icky, a mask will refresh your skin.
Botanics exfoliation pads – these little pads are easy to pop in your travel bag and do a damn good job of getting rid of dead skin. Use circular motions and try to use a light pressure to avoid stripping your face of natural oils, this causes dreaded pimples…
Tresemme texture spray – Good for creating beachy waves, just spray, scrunch and go
Lee stafford Breaking hair split end serum – My hair gets so brittle and dry when I’m in a hot climate, this feels like it smooths my split ends down and gives me a nice shine.
Piz Buin tan and protect spf 30 – Piz Buin hasn’t let me down yet, it smells gorgeous, blocks out the UVA and helps you tan naturally.
Reimans P20 – This light oil soaks right in with no greasy feeling or shine, it lasts all day and helps you tan. There are mixed reviews about this but after using it in Vegas 2 years ago I’m a big fan.
Piz Buin aftersun – Again this smells lovely, slathering this on after a shower feels great.
Compeed blister plasters – guaranteed there will be a shoe drama wherever I go. I’m always that person limping a mile behind with my shoe hanging off. These plasters feel like a second skin, even if your feet are shredded and bloodied (slight exaggeration) pop one of these on and it’s like as if you’ve been numbed. Before these plasters, I would dread nights out in new heels but now I pop my plasters on and there’s no rubbing, no blisters, no foot drama
Knowing me I’ll forget to take half of this stuff with me. Anything cool I’m missing? Let me know you’re holiday must haves!