You may know seeing as I won't shut up about it, but I am flying to Ibiza on Thursday! I am going for two whole weeks and I am so excited for the endless cocktails and paella. I decided to round-up a few products I will be taking with me on my travels perfect for the warm weather and of course, I made sure they are the perfect size for cramming into your suitcase.
Let's kick things off with SPF, Nivea is my favourite brand for sun cream! I've been trying the Nivea Sun Protect & Moisture Roll-On in a 50+* recently as the weather here in the UK hasn't been too shabby. I love to use a high factor on my face and in any other sensitive areas (cough my cleavage cough) and I love the roll-on aspect! It's so easy, roll on, rub in and done. It's very fluid in consistency so while it comes out as a white lotion, it's very easy to blend in and it's undetectable on the skin once blended. So I will be for sure taking this on my holiday with me.
Next up a cleanser I have been using for the past couple of weeks! I'm not normally a foaming cleanser kinda gal but this makes your skin feel so refreshed and soft. I've been using the Gallinee La Culture Foaming Facial Cleanser* and at only 120ml it's the perfect size for my suitcase. It contains 98% natural ingredients, the formula is soap-free and very gentle so perfect for sensitive/sun-exposed skin. This is definitely a summer cleanser for me, perfect for my upcoming holiday.
Sticking to skincare, the Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial* is the perfect mask for lazy people, ie. me. This is an instant pick-me-up for my skin, it immediately brightens and makes my skin look awake. It's packed with Vitamin C so perfect for dull skin as it really does give your skin some glow. After cleansing, I just work this in, leave it for a minute or two (sometimes 5) and then I rinse it off with a warm flannel. My skin instantly looks more fresh and hydrated. Big thumbs up, thanks M&S for sending this to me!
Now I am a huge fan of the LRP Effaclar Duo, it is my favourite anti-mark, anti-blemish solution. So when the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Unifiant* came out, I knew I'd love it! It's exactly the same as the Effaclar Duo but it now has coverage. This has been my go-to when I want a sheer and matte base. It sits pretty well on my dry skin and gives me a lovely matte finish without making me look too flat. It's not the most hydrating formula, so I don't think I'll be able to get away with this in the winter time but in the summer, when I am oilier it's a lovely, natural base option. I use this either all over the skin as like a skin tint or just as a concealer to hide any blemishes, I do love a bit of skincare and makeup in one.
You can't go on holiday without the biggest bronzer you own! For me, it's the Nars Tahiti Laguna Bronzer which is amazing for your face and body (it also comes with a mini Nars Ita Brush too, winning). Laguna is one of my favourite shades for bronzing, ever! So when a huge pan of it was readily available, I swooped it up. I will say this stuff smells pretty damn strong, I can't make my mind up what of but if you are sensitive to strong scented products, you may want to steer clear. The bronzer contains a teeny amount of shimmer in it which is hardly noticeable on the skin but I think it'll look gorgeous on holiday across the high points of my face and decolletage for an extra glow.
When I come home, I will be topping up my tan with the Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Booster. It's my favourite facial tanner but recently I've really been enjoying applying this everywhere on my body! Well, it's not really fake tan but it is. It's a concentrate that you mix in with your moisturiser, so you can make your own fake tan, the more drops you add, the darker you will be. I just mix in two to three drops in with my moisturiser and just blend it all in! It gives such a lovely, natural glow to the body and it's so easy to use! No stinking of biscuits or looking like a crazy woman for hours until you wash it off, no staining and no crocodile skin. I am so close to finishing the bottle, I will be definitely be repurchasing.
What are your summer skin essentials?