This Korean/French skincare line is a new find for me this year, I think I need to actually show you all the products I love, as there are so many, but top of my must-have holiday beauty list has to be this CC Creme (c/o), as it really does give a natural beautiful complexion. First off, I love that it is lightweight yet still hydrating, which is needed when you’ve been in the sun, and it’s formula helps to boost radiance of the skin, while also protecting and hydrating. It also has fancy technology built-in that helps camouflage dehydration fine lines and refine the appearance of the skin’s texture, which is great when you are in a hot climate.
My skin is very sensitive and I love that this lightweight formula isn’t too heavy on my skin and that it is non comedogenic so doesn’t block the pores, so also great if you have problem skin like me from time-to-time. I’m also obsessed with how the high defination illuminator adapts to my skin tone, I really can’t express how great it leaves my complexion.
Mulit-purpose beauty products always get my vote when I’m heading off on holiday, because who doesn’t love to free up much-needed room in their case for more shoes!!! If you only take one thing off my essential holiday beauty list make it this golden shimmer version of Nuxe’s dry oil Huile Prodigieuse. This beauty can be used on the face, body, and hair to nourish, soften and illuminate.
For me, I have the shimmer version perfect for holidays and the classic for home, the shimmer just adds a little something to highlight your tan, and I especially use it on my legs. I also adore the scent, the non-greasy feel, and the fact it quickly absorbs into the skin.
Collection Velvet Kiss
Another recent discovery is bargain beauty brand, Collection, and their range of Velvet Kiss matte lip creams (c/o). Not only are they only £2.99 each, serious bargain, so if you lose one at the beach it isn’t going to cost you a fortune to replace. There are six colours in total, I totally lost one, including a gorgeous nude caramel shade, one of my go-tos, plum, coral, crimson red and a vibrant orange hue.
What impressed me was the texture is lighter than other matte lip creme products out there, yet the colour stays put, and they didn’t dry my lips. I especially love wearing lipstick on holiday as when the rest of your skin is natural it’s nice to add a pop of colour.
Collection Speedy Highlighter
As well as the lip creams, I adore this easy-to-use cream highlighter crayon (c/o) that adds a healthy dewy radiance. I’ve never been one for highlighter, but this blendable formula, which you literally swipe and go has me hooked, and it really works to highlight sun-kissed skin. Oh, and did I mention, another bargain, only £3.99.
Buy: Collection Speedy Highlighter
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This primer is my go-to product at home or on holiday, I love that it evens, plumps and brightens instantly with its lightweight formula. This is particular good for the skin after a longhaul flight as it blend of repairing plant oils, hyaluronic acid, argan and starflower oils plus a hit of caffeine helps to erases signs of fatigue, while boosting hydration. I love wearing it alone and under makeup.
Buy: This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up
My first essential is Label.M’s Protein Spray, I love how it protects my hair from heat damage and evens out porosity, which means it helps protect my fading and damage from swimming in the pool and the lying in the sun. Just spray liberally on damp or dry hair and comb through.
My second must-have is Batiste dry shampoo, I actually can’t travel anywhere without this, and I love that they do travel sizes. There’s always that moment when you want to revitalise your hair quickly without water and I love that this adds texture and body as well as get rid of greasy, dull and lifeless hair, all while smelling amazing.
Buy: Label.M Protein Spray
Buy: Batiste Dry Shampoo
Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced
You can’t go somewhere hot without a great suntan lotion and with my sensitive skin I decided to try out this new sensitive advanced system from Garnier Ambre (c/o), it offers SPF 50 as well protection from UVA, UVB , long-wave UVA and infrared rays. Suntan lotions can generally be heavy, greasy and hard to blend in, this one was dreamy, and I loved how its Vitamin E formula also helped to hydrate my skin, it didn’t feel as dry as when I’ve used other lotions in the past. For everyone with sensitive skin you will love this product as it is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and colourant-free.
Michael Bublé By Invitation
Last item on my holiday beauty list is always a new fragrance, there’s something about a new scent that makes any vacation spot special, and I love it when I then come home and spritz myself and it reminds me of my recent travels. This holiday I took Michael Bublé away with me, OK, I wish, it was sadly just his debut fragrance ‘By Invitation’ (c/o), but it seriously surprised me with how beautiful this scent is.
Apparently it is what Bublé calls ‘love in a bottle’ and I have to admit I totally fell for this fresh and fruity, floral and oriential-style fragrance. Starting with light top notes of red fruits and bergamot, the scent then adds heart notes of lily of the valley, elegant rose, a wild jasmine and the spicy inflexions of peony. By Invitation then wraps you in a warm base of sandalwood-musks, blended with vanilla praline.
It really made for the perfect holiday fragrance, it is modern yet timeless with a luxurious glamour about it, and that’s not just the gorgeous bottle, which FYI is divine. I can see this fragrance being on many people’s Christmas list.