Thou shalt pack light and not wait at the baggage carousel
Picture the scene... you are jetting of for a long weekend in the sun, no one wants to check in a bag (the anxiety of waiting at the carousel praying our bag has not been lost is too much for us to bear). So if your like us - stuffing a small suitcase full to the brim with clothing and your wash bag essentials; you may want to know what staple grooming products to pack. Remember - the pesky airport security insist on all toiletries that are liquid and cream (so everything in our wash bag) going in a tiny clear bag, so we tend to only pack a few choice pieces. Forget deodorant and toothpaste etc as these can all be bought from the mini section in boots or WHSmith once you have passed security. Here we pick our essential items we squeeze in aforementioned clear plastic bag.
1 La Roche-Posay sun sensitive skin gel factor 30 100ml
Sun cream is a must and often packing only 100ml's of the stuff would feel us with dread that we would run out! This one application gel is seriously good sun care and a whilst our usual ethos with suncream is to slap more on than we think we need this is one you can be a bit more sparing with as it works so well. Both face and body are protected and it stops you getting that ever so unsightly 'Brit abroad' look (white vest, shit flip flops and red shoulders).
2 Nip + Fab bee sting fix toning pads
Did you know bee venom plums and firms the skin? Nor is till we tried these handy little pads. These cleansing pads perfectly prep the skin to get a nice facial glow going on.
3 Obagi medical professional-C serum 30ml
We love anything with a pipet to apply serum to our face (it makes us feel all professional and like a dermatologist, yeh we know we are basic). This serum provides protection from damage caused by UV exposure. Perfect to slap on before you hit the rooftop pool and bar!
4 Stoer firm and protect Serum 50ml
Face creams are two thick for us on holiday so this light serum is just the ticket when you want light yet hydrating for your visage.
5 Oy! Organic young by green people soft glow gradual tan 50ml
We always make sure we use a higher factor on our face in the sun and so we tend not to tan it as much compared to our body. To balance out this embarrassing imbalance Oy!'s organic formula helps our face play catch up to our bronzed body.
6 American Crew forming cream
This is the only hair product we need for a causal beach look. Not too sticky with a medium hold it perfect for creating a relaxed style that will stay put in a sea breeze.