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Beauty Travel Essentials

I am planning my next vacation in my head. Nothing has been booked yet but I am thinking somewhere warm and sunny like Dubai or Vegas would be fantastic. Especially now as the sunshine is gradually leaving the UK, it would be nice to escape to a warm region. The online travel specialist; Love Holidays is carrying out a research on people’s travel behaviours; what motivates us to go abroad, do we keep to baggage allowance and what your beauty travel essentials are?

The weather plays a major role in deciding where I spend my holiday. Since we hardly ever have good weather in the UK, I tend to opt for warmer countries where it is nice and sunny, and where I can dress up in my summer outfits and rock my sunnies for some days.

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I always try to travel light but most times I end up with excess luggage, especially now that we have kids. It is so hard to travel light when going on holiday. There is just so much junk we need to go with, it is unbelievable. Then we come back with even more junk, guess because we love to shop too much.

The online travel specialist; Love Holidays will is carrying a research I cannot afford to go on holiday without my beauty products. They may be bulky to travel with but I would be lost without them. Here are my beauty travel essentials:

MAKEUP

I travel with my entire makeup bag. Crazy but true. It makes my life easier because I can’t be bothered picking out what to travel with and what not to. I may have to change this in future when my beauty products increase, they seem to be increasing a lot these days , but for now, I pack them.

HAIR

I like rocking a simple hairstyle when I am on holiday because I usually spend a lot of time relaxing in the pool or on a beach. Any fussy hairstyle will be messed up pretty quickly. I usually take a hair spray, a hair polish and a V05 Extreme Style Rework Fibre Putty  with me depending on the hairstyle I have on.

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SKIN

When I go on holiday, I make sure I look after my skin just as I would, so I take these products with me:

  • Fair and White Moisturiser which contains SPF.
  • Vita Coco Coconut Oil
  • Garnier makeup remover
  • Marykay Face Toner
  • Some cotton wool
  • Huggies Baby Wipes

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I cannot go on holiday without any of these items. Guess this explains why I always end up with an excess luggage.

Now over to you. What motivates you to go abroad? What are your travel beauty essentials? Do you exceed your baggage allowance? Leave me a comment, let’s chat.

*This is a collaborated post.

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Skincare Routines Part 1

Having a proper skincare routine is very important. You need to take care of your skin if you want to maintain a healthy-looking skin. There are three daily skin care steps every woman should follow regardless of your skin type. The steps are as follows:

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1. Cleanse: This is the first step to a proper skincare routine. I know some women who still go to bed without removing their make-up. It is essential to remove your make-up with a proper cleanser; soap and water will not take off all your make-up, excess oil, grime and dead skin cells which can all clog pores. Soap also leaves deposits on the skin that can clog and dry the skin more so using a good cleanser first thing in the morning (after a shower) and last thing at night is the first step to a healthy-looking skin.

There are generally four types of cleanser, they are foam or gel cleansers for oily, normal and combination skin, lotion cleansers for normal and combination skin, cream cleansers for dry and sensitive skin and facial wipes.

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I use Garnier Simply Essentials Soothing Cleansing Lotion. I have been using this religiously for over a year now and I love it. It was recommended to me by good friend- Sandra and It is perfect for my combination skin type. It removes even waterproof make-up. It has no perfume, no alcohol and no colourants so it is also perfect for sensitive skins. You can get this in most beauty stores like Boots, Superdrug for £2.99.

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The Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser is recommended as well for the oily, normal and combination skin. It currently costs £18 in most beauty shops.

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The Clinique Comforting Cream Cleanser is recommended for the dry and sensitive skin. It currently costs £17 in most beauty shops.

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The use of facial wipes are not recommended for the long-term but they are handy for when you are on the road or just too tired to have a proper cleanse. The Nivea Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes for £3.09 is a good option.

2. Tone: This is the second step in the skincare routine. Women need to tone in order to tighten the pores, refine and rejuvenate the skin. Alcohol toners are not recommended for any skin type as they are too harsh. The toners to go for are Non-alcoholic toners and skin fresheners or natural toners. Non-alcoholic toners are good for oily, normal and combination skin types while skin fresheners and natural toners are perfect for dry, combination and sensitive skin types. The toners should be used morning and night after cleansing the skin.

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I use the Mary Kay Blemish Control Toner Formula 3, I have used this for over six years now and it  is a fantastic toner. It costs about £13 and I get it from a Mary Kay consultant and you can as well via this link – http://www.marykay.co.uk/

3. Moisturize: Moisturizing your skin is the third and final important step. Moisturizing properly will hydrate the skin, revive the skin and keep it soft and smooth. After cleansing and toning your skin, apply a moisturizer in the morning and a night cream at night.

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I use Fair and White Moisturizing Body Milk everyday and I have been using it for so many years now. it serves as both my day and night cream. It moisturizes my skin and it keeps it supple. You can get this for £10 in most stores. I am unable to recommend any other moisturizer as I have used the same moisturizer for donkey years now. The best way to pick the right moisturizer is to go into a beauty shop and pick out samples of various moisturizers for your skin type and then decide on the best one for your skin.

I will continue with this topic next week as I still have some skin care tips to share as well as some other extra products you could find useful for your skin.

Have a fab weekend.

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