Summer Travel Essentials; Guest Post

*Today’s blog post is a summer travel essentials guide written and photographed by the lovely Sammy. Make sure you check out her blog and give her lots of love*

As a frequent traveller I have managed to minimise my beauty products to 6 absolute essentials that I love taking with me to sunny destinations. My skin loves the sun, so I can use fewer products and have a better glow that I could ever have in the UK.

  1. To start out with, my first essential is Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. I found this products a few years ago when I was staying in America with my boyfriend. I found the Floridian humidity made my hair difficult to handle, so I wanted a product that you add texture and stop my hair frizzing. I had read about the Surf Spray online and decided to give it a try. I was converted immediately to become thicker, with loose waves and less frizz! Now when I head away on holiday I always take this instead of hair straighteners or curlers. This product requires no heat which stops me feeling guilty about damaging my hair. I love having beach waves, but after visiting the beach I want a shower before heading out in the evening. This is the perfect solution, leaving my clean hair with beautiful waves wherever I am! Processed with VSCO with p5 preset
  2. Whenever i’m out in the sun, it’s time to think about protecting my skin. A must have for me is the Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh spray. I have always hated having thick creamy sun screens which leave skin feeling greasy and streaked. I started using this Nivea Spray and I love how my skin looks and feels. It’s so easy and quick to apply and you don’t have to worry about white streaks. The spray also has a cooling effect, so even if the bottle is sat out in the sun, you feel cooler after topping up your sun protecting. Processed with VSCO with g3 preset
  3. In hot climates, I try to avoid using foundation as much as possible. We’ve all experienced heavy foundation in hot climates and it’s not pleasant. Instead I try to add a natural looking glow using The Body Shop’s Shimmer Waves palette. I have this in the coral colour, which has a combination of pink and brown shades. Firstly I use the whole palette to add a natural glow to my cheeks and I then choose one shade to apply to my eyelids. I love that this product can be used in multiple ways! 5FBA97F7-2D77-4F10-9ED5-D58A2BF24F6B
  4. No matter where I am, I always want my eyebrows to look fab. I recently discovered the Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow pencilI’ve used it every day since buying it! It takes a few minutes to draw on perfect brows and there are lots of shades available to match your colour. The pencil also has a built in brush to make sure your eyebrows are well groomed overtime. Processed with VSCO with f2 preset
  5. Another essential to add emphasis to the eye area is mascara. I always find that by drawing attention to the eyes and lips, minimal makeup can look beautiful. I wear one coat of The Body Shops’ Lash Hero mascara. This mascara is perfect for a natural look and I have found it to be clump free and easy to apply! Processed with VSCO with p5 preset
  6. My final beauty essential is the Charlotte Tillbury’s Hot Lips LipstickI love the Secret Salma shade which I think would suit any skin tone. This Hot Lips product is the longest lasting lipstick I have ever used, I find that even after a few drinks my lips still look full of colour. I think you can complete any look with this gorgeous shade and it looks fab with glowing cheeks in the sun!

So if I’m travelling with my minimum essentials these are all I would take! What do you think of these products? Have you tried them?

What would you pick as your travel essentials? Let me know in the comments!

*I hope you enjoyed this summer guest post, I enjoyed reading Sammy’s essentials!*


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22 thoughts on “Summer Travel Essentials; Guest Post

  1. Some great products included in this, I love the look of that Body Shop palette and that Surf Spray sounds amazing!

    Jess //

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  2. “invisible and non greasy” sun creams really are the best! They don’t leave you feeling sticky and gross! That The Body Shop item really does look so good, I love that you can use it in so many different ways and it is perfect for travelling, definitely going to have a look at that next time I go into the store! xx

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  3. With summer already here, it is so important to take care of yourself appropriately. I love hairsprays! They keep your hair together and beach waves is a plus. Oh yes – sunscreen is so important! Though, I have a harder time with sprays because they tend to stain on my shirt. Thanks for sharing these travel essentials!

    Nancy ♥

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  4. I just had my first experience in the body shop this weekend! I was amazed by the products and can’t wait to try some of the ones you posted! I am a mascara snob so I will definitely try the one you recommended! Pretty excited! 😍 Thanks for he recommendations!

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  5. I try to keep the makeup to a minimum while on vacation as well, especially if it is to a beach. I’d much rather enjoy my time adventuring rather than getting ready! All of these are great and must save so much space. I think another good idea is if you want that minimal makeup look but a little more coverage is to mix a few drops of liquid foundation with your moisturizer. It’s minimal effort, gives you a little coverage, and keeps your face looking fresh. -Kourtney|

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