Summer Travel Staples

July 18, 2014

With many of us jetting off on holidays/weekend trips at the moment, and as I am hopefully going on holiday early September i've recently been thinking towards the products that I would take on holiday and this may also give you some tips if you're struggling with your beauty packing.


Starting off with the base and as the weather is a bit on the warmer side at the moment here in the UK, and of course will be scorching if you're jetting off somewhere warm, the one thing you are going to need is a good primer. I've opted for the Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer (£29), which is a lovely lightweight primer that blends in lovely and really helps to make your foundation stay in place. It also helps to give your skin that holiday glow by boosting your skins radiance, which I also love. As for foundation, the key thing is keeping it light and i'm currently loving the L'oreal True Match Foundation (£9.99), it's super lightweight but gives a nice coverage that is quite build able and i've noticed that it stays put really well, which you are going to want if you're going to be facing some heat.


Moving onto the cheeks and i've been keeping this really simple lately. A light bronzer such as The Body Shop Honey Bronzer (£13) has been my go to for some light contouring, just to add a little something extra to my skin whilst also giving my face a subtle hint of bronze. For blushers i've really been getting back into my peachy pinks as they just give you that lovely glow, and the Tarte 'Peaceful' Blusher (£23) is the one i've been reaching for. The Tarte blushers are great because they do not budge throughout the day, which makes them even more lustful as I hate when i'm on holiday and within an hour my blush is half way down my face. 


Now onto the eye area and when it comes to holidays I really like to keep everything looking as natural as possible, but if I am wanting to do an eyelook then I will usually pick something that I can muilti task with. I've been opting for the Wet'n'Wild Knock On Wood Palette as the darker brown shade works great for filling in my brows, but I can also create a few different eye looks with this. I love the pinky hues at the moment as I find they really bring out my eye colour. Going back a step kind of, if I am wanting to do some sort of eye look then an eye primer is coming along with me, and the Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye Primer (£20.50) does exactly what you need it to. Lastly with the eyes I like a good mascara that is going to add some length and volume, and The Body Shop Big & Curvy Mascara (£10) does exactly that. I love the brush on this mascara as it just applies the product so well to the lashes, and gives such great volume.

What products are your summer travel staples?

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  1. shabbychicandtea18 July 2014 at 14:06

    good post! I love the sound of the Laura Mercier Primer and I really want to try the body shop bronzer, I always hear such good things about it, thanks for sharing :)! xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea ♥

  2. I love the True Match foundation! It's so lovely :)

    Emma from

  3. I've heard great thinks about the body shop's honey bronzer! x

  4. Heard so much about that bronzer and I love the true match foundation x

  5. That eyeshadow palette looks lovely x

  6. I love both of the cheek products - the Tarte blush and the Honey bronzer both look amazing, really want to try them both!

    Mia xx

  7. The Tarte blush is lovely! I've been looking to purchase more Tarte blushes and this will be one to check out. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  8. I NEED to get the honey bronzer, it sounds amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


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