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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Holiday Series- "What's in my Holiday Make Up Bag?"

Hi Guys, 

Today's post is something a bit different, as rather than being fashion focused, this post is all about the beauty/make up items I took away with me on holiday. Being the very noisy person I am I love having a look through my friends make up bags and seeing what products and must haves they rely on, so I thought it would be fun to share with you my beauty essentials when I am in the sun! 
 I love getting glammed up when I am away on holiday, everyone always looks better with a tan and it is always fun mixing up your make up each night you are away, but that does not mean you need to take lots of  products! I have a rule that I try and not take more than 2 of each product, i.e. 2 lip sticks, 2 eye shadow pallets etc and it always seems to be enough, as if you pick correctly from your collection you will have just the right amount to last the whole trip. 
But for me the main make up look I go for on holiday is bronzed, dewy and quite natural, with a odd pop of colour on the lips or eyes when I want to spice it up. 

Base/Face Products

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint ( Beige 02) 
When it comes to face products I am very much a creature of habit, having suffered from Acne when I was younger and have been left with scarring and pigmentation, I really have to search long and hard to find products that work for me and then when I find then I stick with them. I discovered this skin tint last Summer and it is by far the best tinted moisturiser/bb cream I have tried, (I most point out I do also love Jouer's Matt Tinted Moisturiser too) The coverage with this Liz Earle beauty is great as it hides all the areas you need it too, but it is not heavy at all and you never feel cakey with it on, which is what you want on holiday, a product that will still let your tan and summer glow shine through. It is the perfect Summer base product for me. 

Benefits Porefesional Primer
Primer is is must all year round for me, as I have naturally oily skin, but on holiday it is even more important. I love using this primer because if the reduction in my visable pores and the silky smooth way it leaves your face after applying it and when you are out on a hot evening your make up does not budge. 

Rimmel Natural Bronzer (Sun Glow 025)
The reason I take this bronzer away on holiday with me and not my everyday Nars Laguna, is because it has more of a highlighting quality to it's finish, so it almost gives a shimmer to the skin which looks great with a tan. It is also great to build up colour with, so if you want to contour the whole face and neckline and then create more colour in the cheeks it is perfect for that. Rimmel are always great for there summer glow collections ans you can take it out with you when you are away and not worry if it gets lost as it is nice and cheap. 

Sleek Blush (Flamingo)
I love this blusher, it has been my go to blush all spring. I have spoke about it before, but I love how it is such a bold statement colour in the pan, but when you apply it is quite subtle and just gives a gorgeous pink flush to the cheeks which looks great over the top of the bronzer. 


Sleek i Divine Pallet (Storm)
This eye pallet is amazing, the choice of colours, the pigmentation and finish are all fab. I always take this away with me because it has such great shimmer colours that  love wearing when I have a tan, plus it covers, browns, blues, pinks and even a dark smoky looks so you really don't need anything else. Rather than packing my Naked or larger Mac pallets, this saves on space and looks great. 

Mac Paint Pot (Vintage Selection)
This is the perfect all over eye base and face highlighter. It is a gorgeous shimmery nude/bronze colour that I have literally worn on my eyes every day for the past month. It blends well with other colours or looks great on it's own, it is my all time favourite paint pot (for now) 

Soap and Glory Super Cat Eyeliner
This is a fail safe eyeliner, it looks great on the upper lid and is the easiest one I have found for creating a cat eye flick and it does not move in the heat! 

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Volume and Curl
I can not start to talk about how much I love the 2000 calorie mascara, Myself, my Sister and Mum all use it and swear by it. Nuff said.


Mac Lip Stick (Creme D' Nude) 
When I go on holiday I love wearing nude cream based colours, I love the way they sit against a tan and it just finishes off the bronzed sun kissed look. This Mac lip stick glides on and as it is a cream sheen finish it gives a glossy effort too. Love it!

Revlon Lip Butter (Candy Apple)
Just as I love nude colours on holiday, some nights I love a pop of colour and my absolute fav lip stick this Summer for that has to be this Revlon Lip Butter. It is a really bright vibrant red, with the moisturising effect you get from a lip butter. 

NYX Megs Shine Lip Gloss (Sugar Pie)
And finally for those days/nights you don't want to wear any lip colour, this NYX gloss is perfect as it gives a natural shine, with just a slight sparkle. If you have not tried any of the NYX products,you need too they are fab! 


Essie Polishes 
Again like my lips I always like to take one nude/light and one bright nail polish. Essie have been my go to colours this Summer and I love love love Too too hot, it is perfect summer bright and I wore this on my toes for the whole holiday too!

Well, I hope you have liked this insight into my Summer beauty favourites, and a non fashion related post. 
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend? I will have some new outfit posts coming up this week and some new video's on my You Tube Channel so I hope you can check them out.  
I am off now to head out for a Sunday Roast- Yummy! 

Happy Sunday!



  1. Oh my I love benefit's porefessional! I went to Greece last week and found mixing it with my bb cream worked a treat! Lovely post with some awesome products! X

    1. Thanks Ame, that is a great tip mixing it with other base products. :-)


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