If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend the whole year looking forward to a vacation away but will leave the packing to the very last minute. Spending hours sorting through your clothes, makeup and skincare can seem like the biggest chore and is something we have all been guilty of procrastinating over. But, fear not – to address this problem, I have compiled a list of my top 5 travel essentials that you will find in my beach bag at all times.
Let’s start with the obvious – SUNGLASSES. I do love a pair of high-end sunnies, but I have been totally obsessed with the Black Rounded Half Frame Sunglasses by Pretty Little Thing, $18. Not only are they incredibly affordable and well-worth the money, they are also super stylish. You can’t help but feel like a true Instagram model in them. They’re versatile, unique and so fierce.
Another travel essential, is a super cute bikini. There are so many to choose from these days, so I’ve done some hunting and fell in love with this Kos Mix & Match Bardot Frill Bikini Top by Boohoo, $12. It’s the perfect way to achieve a super cute, girly and summer-appropriate look.
Now for my favourite part – skincare. On holiday, I personally love staying bare-faced or wearing very minimal makeup. An absolute staple skin care product when going on holiday is the Dream Gelee by Winky Lux, $29. I always find that when I’m traveling, I get really dry skin. The flying, combined with the weather change, shocks my skin and dehydrates it, but this product is an absolute life saver. It really helps to rejuvenate, hydrate and rebalance my skin and is the perfect healing remedy for sunburn – thank you, Aloe Vera, for your natural cooling properties. I would recommend checking this in your makeup bag as it is great to use in the evening, before bed, or in the morning, as a primer before applying your makeup. Trust me, it works wonders.
Next, I wanted to find a pair of cute but comfy shoes. I absolutely adore these Shiny Sliders by Zara, $39.99. Sliders have been a big trend this year – you see them wherever you go. These ones particularly caught my eye because they’re so sparkly. They’re incredibly unique, very versatile and can be worn casually during the day or even as a statement piece in the evening.Another great factor about these shoes is that they take up hardly any space, meaning you have more room in your suitcase for other items.
To finish, my last must-have is the White Tea Tinted Veil Winky Lux, $25. When on holiday, I always find foundation way too heavy and it clogs my pores. This tinted moisturiser however, is super lightweight, subtle and contains SPF 30 (which is a HUGE bonus)! I personally love 2-in-1 products and this looks great, while protecting you from the sun.It’s also incredibly long lasting, leaving you looking fab at the end of the day.