Getting Ready for Your Vacation: Important Tips to Look Your Best

If you are planning your first getaway this year, you might want to get ready for traveling in style and looking your best. From going holiday shopping  – which is the most enjoyable part of the preparations – to choosing your outfits for the weather and hotel, there are several steps you need to take to impress your traveling companions and whoever you will meet while enjoying the sunshine. Below you will find a few tips on how to make the most out of your vacation preparations.


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Choose a Funky Hairstyle

If it is time to change your color and style, you should visit your hair salon before you travel and talk to your stylist about the latest trends. You might want to find a hairstyle that is easy to manage, even if you are in and out the pool all the time. The good news is that there are several ways of styling a pixie cut or a simple bob, so you can look different every day, depending on your mood and the occasion.  


Pick and Mix

When going shopping for your vacation, you will have to find clothes you can mix instead of planning each outfit. Accidents can happen, and you things don’t always go according to plan. The good news is that accessories take up less space than clothing items. A good way of saving space in your luggage is adding funky scarves, belts, hats, and headbands that can help you create a unique look every time. You might want to pack a few colorful cardigans to throw over your summer dress, and you will have a new look. Add costume jewelry, earrings, and create a beach dress of a large colorful scarf.


Choose Comfortable Shoes

While you might be thinking that you will wear your sandals and heels all the time while on vacation, you will not feel comfortable in the heat. You should get a walking shoe or sandal for visiting the beach, or you will end up with painful blisters. The key is combining pretty with comfy when you go on a vacation. You can find comfortable and adorable sandals that suit shorts and short dresses alike to take you on vacation if you do your research.


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Check Your Bag Allowance

To avoid disappointments and having to rearrange your clothes last minute, it is important that you check your bag allowance before you start packing. You might spend hours selecting the different outfits that create the perfect match, but if you don’t have enough space, you will need to start again. Plan your vacation clothing carefully, and add an extra outfit just in case you get invited somewhere elegant, such as a five-star restaurant or a premiere of a theater performance.


Get Some Tan

Before you hit the beach, it is important to build up some tan. If you can catch some sun rays at home, make the most out of the opportunity. In case the sun is still hiding, you should use self-tanning creams or lotions, maybe pay a visit to your local solarium. This way you will look less “out of place” and can see how your newly purchased vacation clothes look on you when you have a bit of tan. At the same time, by sunbathing before your vacation, you can avoid sunburn during your stay.


Travel Hair Styling Kit

If you love swimming in the sea and the pool, it is important that you can restore order after. A small travel hair styling kit that includes a hair dryer, a hair iron, curlers, and other accessories can fit in a small space in your bag, and save you from embarrassing hair days after spending a few hours on the beach. Pack some pins and hair clips, so you can simply tie your hair back when it is not looking its best.


Permanent Makeup

If you want to spend more time outdoors and in the water, and less fixing your makeup, a permanent solution might be a good option for you. You can get your permanent makeup completed a few weeks before your vacation, and this means you don’t have to worry about trying to use the small mirror to apply your eyeliner every morning, or getting your makeup smudged in the heat or in the water.


Whether you are a regular vacationer, or this is your first time in the year, get ready to impress people with your style. Work smarter and not harder on your looks. Pack less clothes and more accessories. Get your miniature hair styling kit in the bag, and let the fun begin.


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3 Comfy Shoes for Holidays

Walking and holidays go hand in hand. While on holiday, the last thing you want to bother about are your shoes. So it makes sense to ensure you only take comfy shoes for holidays. I have a holiday booked for next month and I am seriously looking forward to it. It is our first trip for the year and it is long overdue.

We like to explore cities we visit, so naturally there would be a lot of walking. I usually stay away from heels on holiday, except there is an event that requires it. If there isn’t, flats work perfectly for me.


Here are some comfy shoes for holidays.


ECCO Womens Casual Boots £110

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This beauty right here is a new addition to my shoe collection hence the many photos. I am so in love with this ECCO Womens Casual Boots and I want you all to be able to see this beauty from all angles.

They are super comfy; it feels like I am walking on foam, and it looks so good. I am seriously looking forward to taking this away on holiday with me next month. Walking around in this would be a dream.


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The design of this ECCO Womens Casual Boots is amazing. You can also grab a pair in black or red.


TOMS Shoes £40

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I got this TOMS shoes over a year ago and it is still one of my travel favourites. It is my first TOMS, and I love it. I find it super comfy and stylish. It is one of those pairs I find myself wearing over and over again because it is just too easy to style.

I have taken this TOMS on a few trips already and no regrets so far. It will be in my travel bag for my next trip for sure.


Lust Kurt Geiger Denim Bow Shoes £99

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I got this Lust Kurt Geiger Denim Shoes last year, and took it away on my trip to Milan for my 30th Birthday. I am a huge fan of Kurt Geiger shoes and this beauty right is one of the reasons why.

It is super easy to style, and the oversize bow gives it the WOW look. I love it.


What do you think of these comfy shoes for holidays? Are you in love with any pair in particular? Can you guess where I am off to next month? I mentioned the city in this post. Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.


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Secrets Of A Fashionista: What To Pack For A Summer Vacation

It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning your annual all-inclusive getaway to some far-flung exotic destination or whether you are simply heading to a Balearic to escape the winter chill, you need to know what to pack and how to pack it to get the most out of your holiday. Just because your travelling or venturing on a long haul flight doesn’t mean you have to forfeit your fashionista credentials. It simply means you need to think a little more outside of the box to ensure you are able to take all of your desired attire, beauty products and accessories with you. With baggage allowances remaining pretty stringent, there’s no way you can take your entire summer wardrobe alongside your extensive range of makeup and skincare items. Instead, you need to pack light and smart.

Many people now prefer to travel with cabin luggage only. This means you can keep your belongings with you at all times and there’s little risk of your suitcase ending up in Iceland when you’ve travelled to Ibiza. However, this also means your bag is smaller, and you have to be even more efficient with your use of space. Take a look at how you can pack wisely and fashionably for your escape to the sun.


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It goes without saying that the majority of your packing will be taken up with your choice of attire. The best thing about heading somewhere where the weather is reliably hot, sunny and balmy for extended periods is that you don’t have to take any monster chunky knits or duffle coats that can take up an obscene amount of space in your bag. Instead, you’ll be looking at the lighter linen based pieces. You could choose two or three summer dresses from Anthony’s ladies apparel collection, a few sarongs, light tops and a shawl or long sleeved top for those chillier evenings. These items of clothing will roll effectively ready for you to pack. Rolling instead of folding not only saves space but also prevents creasing meaning that you can land, head to your hotel, check-in and whip on a summer dress without the need to iron beforehand.

If you’re heading off on a fortnight-long jaunt, take enough clothing to last your holiday. With the thinner, lighter fabric clothing that you’ll be taking, you will be surprised just how much you can squeeze into a 40-litre capacity holdall. Put your socks into your shoes and ensure you leave the chunkier items of clothing at home.

For those evenings where you want to dance the night away, or you fancy a trip to a top-notch restaurant to experience a culinary masterpiece, a pair of more formal shoes and a clutch bag to match with your summer dress will ensure you look elegant. Utilising elements of a capsule wardrobe frame of mind when packing for your summer holiday always comes in handy.


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If you love nothing more than opening your drawers and cupboards full of a wide variety of makeup products each morning to apply the finishing touches to your daily beauty routine, you may have to think again when it comes to taking your kit on holiday. Liquid limits on UK flight dictate you can have only 100ml of each separate liquid you wish to take on holiday in clear containers in cabin luggage. This means you may have to think wisely as to whether you can go without your smoothing serum or anti-ageing cream for a fortnight. Remember, you probably aren’t travelling to a destination where they don’t have shops! Anything you can’t squeeze into your bag, you can locate when you land.

At the very least you should take moisturiser, cleanser, a toner and an exfoliator. With these for essential items, you will still be able to care for your skin while away from home. If you love watersports, taking in the rays on the beach or getting active in the sun, your skin needs protection. Purchase the highest quality sun cream that you can and keep reapplying throughout the day. The integral moisturiser within these lotions will also keep your skin supple and hydrated.

When packing your beauty products, the worst thing that could possibly happen is opening your bag on landing to discover a mini explosion amongst your clothes. To limit the chances of this happening, package your liquids in containers and ensure they are sealed. Package these containers in a well-sealed toiletry bag so that there is that extra insurance layer between the liquids and your clothes.


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If you are a selfie addict and love nothing more than being in every shot of your vacation, then a smartphone may well suffice for your needs. However, if you like to think of yourself as a budding photographer, you might want to consider ditching the Holga and Valencia filters and branching out into a travel DSLR piece of kit. With more manual controls and greater resolutions, you could create the perfect landscape shots, candid close-ups and sophisticated holiday snaps that will enable you to document your memories.


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Even if you aren’t venturing to the middle of nowhere and you are planning on staying firmly with civilisation, you should consider packing a powerpack. These nifty bits of kit can charge up your camera battery, smartphone and MP3 player on the go, meaning that if you have forgotten to charge something the night before or if you’re on a mammoth bus tour or train journey, you can still listen to your favourite tunes and take some awesome shots. Being comfortable will make your holiday all that more enjoyable.

If you’re heading to a far-flung destination this summer to catch some rays, take a dip in the sea, enjoy a snorkel or simply relax by a pool, think about how you are going to pack for your holiday. Use this guide as inspiration to ensure you don’t surrender your fashionista credentials when you venture away from home.


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