I was recently approached by the Most Wanted lifestyle magazine from VoucherCodes.co.uk to create my Holiday Hotlist, the products I have found are the best for taking away with you on your jollies with a budget of £70. I thought it would be a stroll in the park ... I was wrong. Turns out I struggled but I managed to find 10 products that I wouldn't dream of leaving the country without.
1. Wella Professionals SUN Hair & Body Shampoo - £6.36 at BeautyBay
This shampoo was designed for taking with you on holidays (if the name didn't already hint at that) as it clarifies your hair from all the salt, sand & chlorine it is bombarded with but doesn't dry your hair out with the added vitamin E leaving your mane clean, bouncy and shiny ready for the evening after a day at the beach.
2. Wella Professionals SUN Protection Cream - £7.40 at Beauty Bay
This leave in treatment not only smooths your hair to avoid the 'Monica' holiday hair it actually works as a UV filter for your hair and prevents any sun damage.
3. Malibu Lotion SPF30 - £4.79 at Superdrug
Of course you can NEVER go to a sunny climate without an SPF, in fact we should use one everyday regardless of where we live. On holiday I prefer to stick with a high SPF the whole time, you will still have a glorious tan without that pesky skin cancer worry.
4. Maui Babe Amazing Browning Lotion - £9.99 at BeautyBay
This is one of those brilliant multi-purpose products perfect for holidays, it's main purpose is a tan accelerator so apply it over your sun screen more towards the end of your holiday and it increases the rate at which you tan which means staying in the sun for less time and getting a lovely deep tan. Not only is it a tan accelerator it adds a tint to your skin so your tan looks more even and the sheen left by it looks lovely at night, plus apparently it's an insect repellant (it smells like coffee which apparently insects hate, a ladybird once told me)
5. The Body Shop Beautifying Oil - £9.00 at The Body Shop
Another great multipurpose product perfect for holidays, there are loads of different scents to choose from including sweet lemon & coconut (the ones I would choose, I have the cocoa butter which is also lovely) You can use them on your body after being in the sun to soothe & add moisture back into your limbs, they are gentle enough to use on your face if you've over done the sun & its dry or use them as a hair oil to deep condition your hair.
6. Essie Fiji Nail Polish - £7.99 at Boots
The temptation when you're on holiday is to go coral overboard as its such a summery shade, my recommendation is to try Fiji by Essie, it is a pink toned white which is such a flattering nail polish to pretty much all skin tones plus it makes you look super duper tanned and with Essie's new brush in their diffusion line with 2 coats is perfect so no messing about it your hotel room waiting for coats of nail polish to dry.
7. Korres Lip Butter - £6.30 at Feel Unique
Dry lips are not an attractive look but the lovely vitamin D giving sun loves to dry out not only our hair, skin & nails but are lips too (we actually pay for this to happen) The Korres lip butters are brilliant for nourishing dried lips and keeping them in tip top condition whilst leaving a lovely bit of colour to them, they are available in six different shades (I heart Jasmine the most) so your lips look plump & healthy & a little bit sexy.
8. Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara - £4.99 at Superdrug
Of course we couldn't mention holidays without mentioning waterproof mascara, now I am a firm believer that you shouldn't wear makeup to the pool or beach because well why would you?! At night however you want a waterproof formula because it's so bleeding humid that your mascara can transfer & you'll have panda eyes! Not a pretty site, this mascara is a classic from Maybelline, I really like how tiny the wand is so that it can get each & every lash & have lovely defined eyes.
9. Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19 at Boots
I am a firm believer that holiday skin should be shown off and so you don't want a heavy foundation that covers it up, so the key to looking your best is a good concealer, this one from Collection 2000 is great because it's level of coverage is fantastic as well as being very reasonably priced and so you can buy a darker shade without worrying about wasting money after your tan has faded.
10. The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel - £11.00 at The Body Shop
When your skin is tanned the last thing you want to apply is powder (a little down the T-Zone is sufficient) you want to glow & this bronzing gel is perfect for the task. It adds a lovely bronzed colour to your face and a beautiful sheen that you just can't achieve with a powder.
So there's my go-to hotlist for your holidays, if you do happen to get your calculators out erm don't because I may have slightly gone over budget but believe me the £2.01 was a lot less than my original draft. I had so much fun creating this list as I've not had the luxury of a holiday this year to take these away with me so the grass in my garden has been this years beach!
What are your top holiday products??