I love going on holiday – but then again, who doesn’t?
It’s a time when you get to literally escape your every day life, go on endless adventures, explore the world and grow as a human being. Salty hair and sandy toes, sweaty from a hike, or cozied up with a glass of mulled cider next to a fire, I love it all – though to be honest I to tend to favour warm weather destinations.
I think this is also a good time to let you guys know I am an expert packer. I spent 2 years travelling – with a 1 year stint in Australia – and all I took with me was hand luggage. Yep, it did mean I wore a lot of the same outfits, but it also meant skipping check-in and bag queues and no missing luggage. So very worth it. It does also mean I am very selective with what I pack, and since I’m off for a long weekend in Switzerland, I thought I’d show you my beauty essentials that get to come along with me!
I’ll always bring moisturiser, and this one from Alexandra Soveral already has SPF and has a lovely feel without being too heavy or difficult to spread. I’ve also fallen in love with serums recently, and this one from AEOS (which stands for Active Energised Organic Skincare) is the perfect size for my toiletries bag. I also get super dry when I’m on flights, so this Gallinée hand cream is a saviour, not to mention the 101 ointment from Lanolips which is even great for a dry nostril. Can’t get on a flight without them or I dry like a prune!
I’m quite relaxed with make-up, especially when I’m away, and this Inika concealer is by far my favourite and I will always bring it with me. Wearing make-up or not, one thing I don’t skimp on, even on holiday, is making sure I wash and cleanse my face, so this cleansing nectar from Fig + Yarrow is an absolute must for me. Last but not least, is my hair elixir from Rahua. As I have coloured blonde hair, it can get quite dry and unhappy, and this elixir is just fabulous at keeping my locks strong and lustrous. Just because I’m chilled on holiday doesn’t mean I don’t want to look good!
Gallinée Hand Cream – here
Fig + Yarrow Cleansing Nectar – here
AEOS Serum – here
Alexandra Soveral Formula 2 – here
Inika Concealer – here
Lanolips 101 Ointment – here
Rahua Elixir – here
Toiletry bag – here
What are your travel essentials and products that you just can’t live without? I’d love to hear!