My Pre-Holiday Beauty Essentials

Isn't it weird, that as women, even before we step foot on our holiday, we have to prep. I mean, I'm not usually someone who focuses on their appearance too much - contour and dark eyebrows are lost on me, but before a holiday, I seem to take on this new persona whereby I have to get myself prepped for the trip. 

It's not so much a fad diet, or bikini body, I've learned that having a bikini body just means having a body and wearing a bikini. But just those beauty regimes to give your skin, hair and body a boost. Not only to make you feel better about the skin you're in, but giving your body a good going over can protect your very skin from the sun and the effects. 

So, here are my Pre-Holiday Beauty Essentials that I've been using on the run up to our holiday in a couple of weeks.

The skin is super important and having a nice routine in place before the holiday will help to protect your skin whilst you're away. After every bath or shower, I use this Nectarine Blossom & Grapefruit scented Grace Cole Luxurious Body Butter. Combining deep moisture with a thick, smooth texture, this body butter makes my skin super soft and hydrated. 

As I very well know, hair can become very dry whilst on holiday and so getting it into great condition before you set off is so important. The Envy Blowdry Travel Kit not only will leave you hair feeling so much better, but it's travel sized too so you can pop it in your suitcase, or hand luggage, to take with you too. It comes with 3 products - The Envy Dual Fix 12 which is a professional salon treatment that helps repair all hair types. Containing a perfect balance of silk proteins and keratin amino acids to target damaged areas and attract moisture to give long lasting results. And then and Gentle Cleansing Shampoo and Envy Detangling Conditioner to leave your hair soft, shiny and manageable, reducing frizz in the process.

And another item that can be packed into the suitcase too is Batiste Floral & Flirty Blush Dry Shampoo that means you can give your hair a break from constant washing as it's perfect to use between washes. A quick burst revitalises hair and removes any excess grease leaving hair feeling gorgeously clean and fresh with added body and texture.

The Advanced Whitening Brush Pen from SmileLab can give you a whiter, brighter smile in a flash. Simply coat the pen onto dry teeth, wait just 60 seconds and let your smile shine. Use a couple of time a day to see results - the brush end is so easy to use and it easily glides onto the teeth with no mess and no fuss. 

Getting rid of unwanted hair is another obstacle. Nair offer a full range of items, from creams to wax. The Nair Nourish Glide On is a unique application method that offers an easy, touch-free way to remove hair, even in hard-to-reach areas. The no-touch applicator helps take the mess out of hair removal - just twist up, smooth on and rinse off for beautiful silky-smooth skin in minutes!

Then there's the Nair 7 in 1 Body Wax Strips which are ready to use straight out of the box. These strips will catch hair as short as 2mm leaving your skin silky smooth for up to 4 weeks, with no messy residue to clean up. 

And if you want to disguise pesky facial hairs and create the ultimate base to hold makeup, then Jolen Creme Bleach is perfect for you. Jolen creme bleach is a cream and powder which when mixed together lightens dark excess facial and body hair in just 10 minutes.Even the smallest, most sensitive areas of the face and body can be treated.

And if all else fails and the rain pours during your holiday, you can always fake it with a little St Moriz Advanced Pro Gradual Tan. This gorgeous cream glides on the skin, giving a gradual tan and a beautiful glow. The velvety soft formulation offers sun protection at SPF30 to make it a perfect solution for both sunny and non sunny days. 


  1. Great beauty ideas I could do with some of these for when we go away. I love the idea of the teeth whitening pen.

  2. Time to start my holiday prep - cheers for the suggestion

  3. Great Products - there is so much to do before you hit the beach isn't there!

  4. I think I should have took dry shampoo on my last holiday abroad. I washed my hair nearly everyday because I was sweating that much as I couldn't cope with the heat due to my thyroid playing up. But I've still yet to try dry shampoo