Feeling Good Over 40

Feeling Good Over 40

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Holiday Essentials

Having just returned from holiday, I thought I would put together the products I cannot do without on holiday. Some are old favourites and some are new finds for 2015.

Sun Protection

 SPF15 Lotion

We all know the damage that sun exposure can cause but we can minimise the effects by using a good sun cream with a high SPF. You do not have to pay a lot for a really good quality suncream with a 5 star UVA rating. Aldi do a great suncream at a price thats right, I used it in Corfu and Turkey and didn't burn at all. It comes in a variety of SPF`s and also has a kids version too. At £1.99 you can afford to stock up.


New for 2015 Boots No7 suncream with a built in BB cream, genius! This is great for the first few days when your tan may be a bit uneven. It also comes in SPF 30 and SPF50


No7 Protect and Perfect Intense ADVANCED BB Facial Sun Protection SPF30 Medium 50ml - Boots


Those of you who follow me on instagram know that on holiday I turn into a giant frizz bomb. I end up tying my hair back for two weeks and grin and bear it. Not any more....... I discovered this little beauty and I was able to wear my hair down and straight...yippee

Dove Style Care Frizz Free Cream Serum 100ml - Boots

Make up

I like to keep it simple on holiday so I pack a few essential items for a glamorous but simple look.

My go to foundation is Clinique CC cream, its light enough to wear in hot temperatures and you can get samples from Clinique in a darker shade than your normal colour.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - Boots

For eyes I keep it simple with Maybelline EyeStudio Colour Tattoo, this stuff does not budge, even in 45 degree heat!

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr eyeshadow| Long Wear, Vibrant Colour - Boots

For lashes it has to be Lancome Hynose Drama

  Lancome Hypnose Drama - Instant Full Body Volume Mascara - Boots

For cheeks its Max Factor Creme Puff Blush

  Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Boots

With a sweep of Revlon Highlighting Palette on the cheek bones

Revlon® Highlighting Palette - Boots

For lips I prefer a wash of colour so my favourite is Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm, they hydrate and add just a hint of colour.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm | Now on Boots.com - Boots


 After a day sunbathing you need to make sure you have thoroughly cleansed hydrated skin so I use Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to remove suncream and any surface dirt. Boots do a 125ml travel size. Its also great for removing make up after a night on the town. 


  Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water 125ml - Boots

I then follow with a rich cleanser such as Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

  Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm all Skin Types 125ml - Boots

To finish I use Paula's Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Serum

 Followed by Paula's Choice Daily Moisturiser

I hope this has been helpful to you and wish you all a very happy and safe Summer. Let me know where you are off too, I would love to hear your holiday stories.

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