My Summer Holiday Essentials

Tomorrow sees us go abroad for the first time as a family of 5 and coming with that is the trials and tribulations of getting 3 children, a husband and a lot of cases on and off planes whilst keeping a sane head. When it comes to going abroad, I think there are a few items that are essentials to make sure you have the best time possible. 

So, here is my list of summer holiday essentials for adults... And make sure you keep an eye on my social channels over the next few weeks for photos of some of these items in all their glory, out in the sun. Trying to photograph big items out of place means some of these will be better when chilling by the pool!

Sun cream is definitely at the top of my list of essential items. Sea Side Dry Mist by Frezyderm has an SPF50 and this mist combines ease of use with very high protection. It is suitable for all ages and offers effective protection against ageing and free radicals caused by sun exposure and UVR. The spray is water resistant, making it ideal for the beach where there is intense sun radiation and high humidity. Its innovative airless packaging, with a special valve, ensures an easy and even application and facilitates uniform and continuous spraying.

The Frezyderm Velvet Face sunscreen is an innovative, transparent sun protection face cream with unique cosmetic behaviour that spreads evenly with one touch. It offers a matte appearance for 6 hours and its clear, non-oily texture leaves no white tint and makes an excellent makeup foundation with no white tint. 

Having somewhere to store all those Euro's, health cards, tickets and what ever else means I need a big purse. This Large RFID Purse in the butterfly & flower design from Mia Tui is perfect as it comes with a wrist strap so there's no chance of losing the purse. Inside, it features, 8 credit card slots, a coin section, 4 notes section and 2 additional sections for receipts. 

Beach Towels!

Beach towels, I think, are all down to personal preference. I like colour, and my husband likes technology and design. The Rainbow Beach Towel from Find Me A Gift is great for me as its quirky design brings the summer colours to life. This fun and funky rainbow beach towel is a blast of cray-sea colour you'll love to lounge on. Measuring in at an almighty 108 x 181 cm, you'll be literally over the rainbow as you relax along it. 

The Calvin Klein Ombre Beach Towel from Amara is sure to turns heads. Hit the beach in style with this Ombre beach towel from Calvin Klein. With an eye-catching ombre design, this beach towel is made from 100% cotton with a velvety velour finish and a high 450gsm. Finished with a cut-off Calvin logo at the base, this towel is a must-have beach or pool-side accessory for your next trip.

For some added technology to your beach towel, the Theye Compact Travel Towel is the one for you. Theye’s compact beach towel features multi absorbency properties, making it the ultimate in portable accessories. Made from micro-fibre suede, this range of extra- large, stylish towels take only ten minutes to dry in the sun and remain sand free. Available in five stylish prints, the towel can be conveniently stored in a small waterproof pouch.

And you don't need a beach towel if you aren't planning on getting wet. Well how about lounging in the pool on this fabulous Mermaid Tail Pool Float which is from Find Me A Gift. Measuring in at an impressive 5 feet in length, this off-the-scale tail is worthy of little mermaids and mega leviathans alike! Featuring a giant ring large enough to lounge in, or grab onto with several friends, and a cheerful colourful scaley print.

I love sitting by the pool, listening to some tunes whilst the sun shines down. The Juice Block Speaker connects easily to your phone so that you can easily listen to your favourite songs. This tough fully certified to IP65 standard, portable speaker is ideal for listening to your favourite tunes anywhere in the world. It has the ability to withstand impact, water and dust whilst providing quality sound.  Bluetooth enabled with a range of 10m and compatible with NFC technology, it offers up to 10 hours playback time on a single charge.  The speaker also comes with a 3.5mm line-in cable making it suitable for a range of devices.

Going back to the room after a long day lounging by the pool, getting ready to go out at night means having some beauty essentials at home. The Naturally European Travel Collection from The Somerset Toiletry Co. means you can take a little luxury on your holidays with travel handy sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion in a range of stunning scents. 

And there's nothing worse than not being able to take a perfume on holiday as the bottle is too big to get through the airport - and no one wants a perfume smash in their case. So, I picked out this gorgeous Naturally European Rollerball from The Somerset Toiletry Co. available in a range of 6 different scents so that you can quickly add a scent before leaving for the evening. 

Arm & Hammer Charcoal White Natural Toothpaste gently removes impurities from the tooth’s enamel surface that can cause daily stains, removing 100% more surface stains. While the Active Calcium works to rebuild and restore enamel surface giving you twice the enamel strength compared to your regular toothpaste.

For a touch of whiteness before you step out, the White Glo Bright Lights are easy to use and take seconds to apply. The dissolving film instantly boosts the colour of teeth in a simple application with no mess to clean up. The essential handbag accessory! 

Being someone who is online a lot and is forever taking photos, I always need to make sure I have charge so I can get that perfect shot. The VARTA Slim Power Bank comes in 6,000, 12,000 and 18,000 mAh options. A power banks acts as an additional external battery for mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, cameras and other mobile devices. The Power Bank delivers fast charging speed via 2 Out ports at the same time. 

Packing before the holiday can be such a pain too. Trying to organise the case and fit everything in. The Osprey Ultralight Packing Cube Set will make light work of this. These packing cubes are designed to make packing for an adventure simple. They help keep everything in place inside your case, whilst ensuring your clothing and gear stays organised and separated. The siliconised nylon materials slide in and out of your travel bag with ease, whilst the wide opening zip means you can fill them to capacity.

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