How time flies! It's been a little while since I last posted. I have been a busy bee with trips to Italy, Austria and Mexico in the past few months. As am sure you will all know, when it comes to airline weight allowances there will never be enough kg to allow all of the beauty essentials. We've all been there. The weighing. The re-weighing. And the dreaded cuts. All in the hope of scraping past those pesky over-weight charges. Now I'm not one to accept bags under the eyes for a lighter suitcase, so what made my cut this year for travelling?
Well first off if I'm heading to sunnier climates (yes please!) the absolute essential is some SPF! This is non-negotiable. There is nothing worse than lobster limbs to ruin an escape to the sunshine. I want to be sipping on a cool, refreshing cocktail not trying to cool and refresh my sunburn. I also don't want to be re-applying every couple of hours which is also non-negotiable if you use regular sun lotion. Luckily, once-a-day SPF has come to my rescue over the last few years. Not only do you only have to apply once, you also on save on some extremely valuable weight and space in your suitcase. Double hooray!
|Calypso Once a Day SPF 20|
These can be a little bit more expensive that your run of the mill SPFs but I've found a bit of a hidden gem in the aisles of Home Bargains. Calipso do an SPF 20 once-a-day sun lotion for just over a fiver - how very purse-pleasing! I've used this the past few years and find it as every bit as good as the more expensive P20 or Ultrasun. It's now become a bit of a holiday essential and it's saved me from burning countless times. It definitely makes the cut!
|Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette|
|Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex|
Whilst Mexico involved chilled out beach days and sipping cocktails as the sun went down, my trips to Italy and Austria were work-related and definitely less relaxed. Surviving (barely) on a few hours of sleep a night, I would have been drowning in dark circles the size of space and puffy eyes like pillows if it hadn't been for my Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex Gel. I made my first foray into Alpha-H with their infamous Liquid Gold which I loved. This cooling eye gel is definitely up there with Liquid Gold and deserves, dare I say it, holy grail status. It really helps diminish dark circles and keep puffiness at bay. It's absolutely indispensable if you want to keep looking fresh on a hectic trip.
Now that's my three must have essentials that I wouldn't cut when it comes to keeping within a strict suitcase allowance. What are yours? Please share you holiday essentials in the comments below :)
P.S. On another note, thanks for reading babblers! Can't believe I've got over 21,000 pageviews. Thank you all for taking the time to read my babbles :)