In just two days time I am flying out to Bergerac in the South of France for a ten day trip, so I have been starting to round up all the products that I am loving at the moment in preparation for the holiday pack.
These are products that I have been summer lovin’, are easy to travel with, and will be fab even in the heat of the Dordogne summer.
1. Fragrance and Nail Polish…
Fragrance- Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay // £45
This is my all time favourite perfume. It’s such a fresh scent, made up of blackberries, bay leaves and cedar wood, and it lasts all day so what more do you want! The bottle is also so beautifully minimal, this is the 30 ml size which does surprisingly last me a long time, but is so slim and easy to travel with.
Nail Polish– Gelly Hi Shine in the shade Damson // £3.99
I love having bright nails in the summer and this electric blue comes out exactly how it looks in the bottle, if you use a base coat and top coat it usually lasts me a few days too or a bit longer on my toes, which suits me as I like to change up my nail colour pretty often on holiday.
Phone case- Coconut Lane palm print phone case // £14
I am in love with this print and due to it being my first order with Coconut Lane they gave me 50% OFF! My order arrived in a gorgeous pink metallic parcel, a really lovely touch and this would make a fab gift. The case is so lightweight and does not take away from the sleek look of your phone. There are also lots of other products like makeup bags and travel tags in this beautiful print if you are a traveller who loves matching accessories, then head on over to their website boys and girls, because they got ya covered.
Jewellery- Pretty Little Thing gold necklace // £8
This came in a layered set with two other necklaces which are also lovely but I do not wear them as often as this one. The length is adjustable and I have been wearing this almost everyday so I know I will certainly get the wear of it with my holiday outfits. Pretty Little Thing have loads of different layered necklace sets, I definitely want to order a few more for my jewellery stash.
Sunglasses- ASOS round sunglasses in tort // £10
They feel a lot more expensive than £10, they’re great at blocking out the sun and are also great at keeping your hair out of your face. I love the combination of the mirrored blue and the beautiful tortoise pattern, something a lil’ different.
Face mist- Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, cucumber and green tea // £7
I simply use this on my face if I feel a need a bit of a refresh so I think I’ll use this a lot on holiday. It has a very fresh scent and it makes my skin feel cooler, but also makes your makeup look a bit fresher so is ideal for on the go. I’ve also been using this before and after I do my makeup and it’s been great for that too, it definitely makes my skin look more dewy.
Body Lotion- The Body Shop Fijian water lotus body lotion // £10
This is a very light cream so it sinks in quickly to the skin. The scent is tricky to describe if you can’t imagine what water lotus smells like, but is fresh and fairly subtle, definitely give this a go if you are in The Body Shop.
4. Sun Protection…
Sun Protection for the Face- Garnier UV water protection spray // £8
This is the only sun cream I will use on my face, it’s light, non-greasy and doesn’t break me out like most others do. You also can’t see it on your face so you don’y have to worry about getting that ghost like face that lets be honest, nobody wants!
Body sun cream- Nivea Moisturising Sun Spray // £6
Not much to say about this other than it’s a high factor and does the job for protecting my skin, it doesn’t make me feel greasy and it’s water resistant which is great as I’m going to be swimming a lot when we’re in France.
5. Hair care…
Hair oil- Garnier Ultimate Blends coconut hair oil // £6.65
Having thick curly hair in the summer can be a slight challenge, also known as a frizzy nightmare so if you have similar hair to me, I feel your pain folks. Most of the time I just stick it up in a bun and hope for the best. But on the days where I would like to wear it down and make myself look slightly presentable, this product saves my hair. It makes it look shiny and defines the curls which means there is less frizz, it also smells DIVINE. I use the shampoo and conditioner in this range also (which are working wonders for my hair) and it leaves my hair with a subtle coconut scent which I think is a great holiday scent.
Hairbrush- Tangle Teezer wet detangler brush in lilac and mint // £11
I now use this on both wet and dry hair and it makes brushing my hair so much easier! The brush glides through wet hair so easily and I was also surprised at how shiny it maes my hair when I use it on dry hair too! Also the pastel colour is lush for the summer, wish I’d discovered this years ago!
Please let me know if you have any products that are a must when you are travelling or on your holidays!
(All paintings used as backgrounds are painted by me)
Thanks for reading, hope you’re having a fab day wherever you are,