Holiday Essentials

Talking about my holiday essentials, what I wear on my body and my face. The clothes pretty much go for the whole of summer – if it ever gets here in the UK. And the beauty bits, well I only like to take the bare minimal and minis are my everything.

holiday essentials & a (free) face in a bag

Cold Shoulders & Lace Ups

Cold shoulders and lace ups are the butter and bread of holiday wardrobe sandwiches, did that make sense? I feel like that was either genius or ridiculous?

Basically, if you don’t have a pair of gladiators and a cold shoulder top in your luggage/ summer wardrobe then you’re missing the two essentials to my holiday wardrobe/my summer essentials. Floaty cold shoulders are the ultimate in understated sexy and pretty much work for day night and anything in between.

I’d say the same for gladiators, maybe not sexy, but they’re so damn wearable. These next ones bring a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin’ different to the table with all of that embroidered goodness that makes them look a bit special compared to it’s rivals on the high st.

holiday essentials & a (free) face in a bag

Holiday Essentials : Beauty

So first of all – this is free when you spend £50 on Clinique in House of Fraser until 21st May – BUT thats still free. If you already shop at Clinique then just buying a couple of the things you use all the time and stocking up is the perfect way to bag you . . this bag?

So anyway, sneaky blog titles aside, this bag has all of the holiday essentials covered. You get moisturiser, face moisturiser, eye cream, foundation/concealer, mascara and lipstick all in a handy bag, big enough to fit some of your favourites in! Even if you weren’t to use these on a daily basis I think it’s a great idea to just have something like this you can take with you if you’re going somewhere for the night and don’t want to think about it or have to take all of your full size products. This is exactly why minis are great!

holiday essentials & a (free) face in a bag

One Easy Look

Like I said before, it’s a face in a bag! Aside from the skincare and bag, you also get foundation/concealer, mascara and lipstick. Granted the lipstick is a tad too bright for my liking and the foundation isn’t necessarily the one I’d use everyday but I would happily wear these if I was staying somewhere for the night and just wanted light and easy make up without bringing my whole collection!

holiday essentials & a (free) face in a bag

Let me know what your holiday essentials are! I always wear foundation or tinted moisturiser on holiday because my face either burns or I hide it so it’s pale! Who wants old wrinkly skin?!



  1. Sheridan Grady
    18th May 2016 / 9:20 am

    Cold shoulders are definitely a summer must! I love off the shoulder tops at the minute xx

    • 30th May 2016 / 11:00 pm

      I would say at least 50% of my wardrobe is off the shoulder

  2. 18th May 2016 / 10:36 am

    Those sandals are divine! I am also all about off the shoulder hun xx

    • 30th May 2016 / 10:59 pm

      Aren’t we all? I cannot stop buying them – it’s an issue!

  3. Kiran
    18th May 2016 / 12:41 pm

    I haven’t tried many Clinique products, I will have to give them another look. Thanks for sharing, great post! I have a few upcoming holidays so saved for packing inspiration. I always pack at the last minute, thanks for sharing xxx

    • 30th May 2016 / 10:58 pm

      I hope you find it helpful lovely and have an amazing holiday!!!

  4. Claire Cavanagh
    18th May 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I’m off on holiday next week so this post is perfect for me right now. I’m aaaaaall about the cold shoulders too this season 🙂

    • 30th May 2016 / 10:58 pm

      I know! I can’t get enough of them I’m OBSESSED

  5. 18th May 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Those sandals are GORGEOUS.

    Parie x

    • 30th May 2016 / 10:58 pm

      Aren’t they!? They’re so different with the embroidery!!

  6. 30th May 2016 / 10:59 pm

    They’re actually amazing for it! I never find anything in my local store but the directory and online are incredible!

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