Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Must Haves: Holiday Makeup Bag

[ad contains gifted products] I've been lucky enough already to have gone on one of my Summer holidays to Spain this year but with a couple more Summer weekends away to South of France, Portugal and back to Spain, I've pretty much found my go-to products that I need to carry with me in all the scorching temperatures. Whether it's skincare or certain lightweight makeup products, I've got my must haves for my next few holidayss. 

Eau Thermale Avène B Protect SPF50* -  Whilst I'm on holiday I tend to really let my skin breathe a lot more, I don't wear foundation and rarely wear any coverage on my face. However, if I am going to wear anything it's this product. This product is a high SPF suncream with small beads that when rubbed into your skin, turns into light coverage. If I'm going out in the evenings I love wearing this product because it's still so important to have a high coverage SPF regardless of the time of day especially in those hot countries. I have to say I'm blown away by this product and especially the price of it too, it's affordable considering it's quality and the SPF it provides. 

La Roche-Posay SPF 50+ - My go-to face SPF has to be this one from La Roche-Posay. This product provides the ultimate protection to my face and since using it I have noticed I've not had a single burn on my face when lying in the sun. I love how lightweight this suncream is, it doesn't feel heavily oily or thick on my skin, and soaks in almost immediately when I apply it so you're not left with any white-residue. 

Sol Janeiro Body Buff Scrub -  I have to say during the Summer months I definitely take care of my body skin a lot more than in the winter. Because I have my arms and legs out more and more, one of my favourite things to do to keep my skin soft and not looking dry is using a body scrub. One of my favourites to travel with is this one from Sol Janeiro. I've had a couple of these miniatures and whilst I definitely want to fork out on a big one, I love travelling with these as a little goes a long way. It keeps my KP at bay over the Summer months and leaves my skin feeling so soft, and is also perfect to scrub my body with before I shave my legs. 

Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray for Sensitive Skin* - I can't tell you how much this spray has saved me during the heatwave and just in general. Whilst this is the BIG bottle, they do have miniatures available and I would highly recommend buying this for any trips to cities to pop in your handbag This cooling spray is a life saver during the heat, I find that the cannister it's in keeps the water inside so cool and a quick spray to the face is all I need to rehydrate my skin and freshen it up. It doesn't affect my makeuo at all as it's such a fine mist and works so well even on my sensitive skin. 

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream - I can't promise to ever stop writing about this product, until I find a better tinted cream. As much as I barely wear any makeup on holiday, there are some evenings where you just want a little bit more coverage. I'll swap between the Avene BB cream and this one. This only has an SPF of 30, so depends on where I am/what I'm wearing it for.

Let me know in the comments below what your holiday makeup bags must-haves are! 



  1. LRP is my go-to face sunscreen too. I love the sound of the Avene tinted product x


  2. How have I not heard about the Avene SPF before?! I need that in my life, it sounds fab. I've been looking into getting a new body scrub and this one sounds lovely, so I'll be sure to look into that one too

    Hannah |


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