Ciao bellas.

If you follow my Instagram, you’ll know I was away on vacation a few weeks ago! I went to the beautiful secluded island of Mustique in the Grenadines. I always love seeing what products people bring on vacation because usually it’s only what you really love and what works! On the trip, I barely wore makeup unless for night time if I was going somewhere or wanted a little somethin somethin on the face. Below are my beauty, skin and hair picks.

Sun care

is obviously essential when going anywhere hot. I brought along Maui Babe Browning Lotion (an OG fave), but was too nervous to use it until the last few days. However, I did discover Maui Babe’s amazing SPF 30 lotion and it smells so divine and left my skin so soft. It’s hard to find but I am definitely going to restock on it for my next trip! Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray was a hidden gem as well, and left my skin feeling lovely. It wasn’t a greasy oil at all, and it felt so luxurious.

Skin Saviours

My lips get so crazy dry and tight when I go to hot places, and the Laneige Sleeping Lip Mask saved me. I used it basically all day everyday, and slathered on a ton of it at night too. This stuff is incredible. I also packed along travel sizes of the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff– a gentle exfoliator, and the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. I honestly just really like the cream for the scent and ended up using it on my whole body. It’s not a miracle worker or anything, for that you need the gym. Biotherm’s Oligo Thermale Sparkle Cream I got as a gift with purchase, and it’s a nice basic lotion that gives a shimmer to the skin. I used it if I went out and wanted to be extra luminous at night.

After Sun

is just as important as SPF. I fell in love with Mario Bodescu Rose & Witch Hazel Toner. I didn’t pack any actual aloe so I ended up spraying this all over my body every day since aloe is one of the main ingredients! It actually worked perfectly because it wasn’t thick but left my skin with a nice layer of moisture. Vichy SOS Sun Balm is another OG fave. I pack this every tropical trip I go on because I’m a white ass person and no tan comes without a little burn in the beginning for me. This works so so well and any time I’ve gotten sunburn, it’s gone by morning.

I tend to be really lazy on vacation (as you should!) and always pack makeup remover wipes with me. The Sephora Collection Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes are what I usually bring along- the scent is just so nice and they work well! I use them at home now occasionally and they bring me back to my trip.

Vacation makeup

tends to be lighter, more natural and carefree. Not shown is my Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation, light and radiant, perfect for a holiday (see my full review here). I had also been waiting since summer to use my orange Paul and Joe Blush. It is seriously gorgeous and gives the most beautiful glow to tanned skin. I’m like a broken record on this, but the Anastasia Beverly Hill x Amrezy Highlighter so gorgeous. Even though it’s limited edition and harder to find now, I had to mention it.

Nars Dual-Intensity Blush in ‘Frenzy’ is also f***ing stunning. It’s a perfect wash of coral, and the gold shade is a beautiful wet-looking highlight for the cheekbones. Another Nars warm weather favourite is the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Red Square’. It’s so so so perfect for tanned skin and is a vivid coral red that makes me happy.

Beach hair

is obviously my favourite thing ever, but the ocean makes my fine hair so unbelievably hard to manage. Tangles and knots galore. I swore by Ouai’s Leave In Conditioner on the daily. Pretty much anytime my hair was wet and I was done swimming I would spray this in! For night time or when my hair was freshly washed, I would use Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray. It gives hair that beachy look without being overly drying or textured. Amika’s Soulfood Mask is just a sample I got that I thought looked cute for the photo!!!

There we have it babes. I hope you enjoyed my beauty edit πŸ™‚ What are your favourite products to take with you on vacation?

xo J

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6 Comments

    • January 7, 2019 / 2:03 am

      Thanks for reading!

    • January 7, 2019 / 2:04 am

      Yes so good! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ xo

  1. January 7, 2019 / 4:11 pm

    I love the idea of using that Mario Badescu spray as after sun care. I hate packing giant bottles of Aloe Vera and I’m too lazy to bother applying lotion.
    Your photos are beautiful! x

    • January 11, 2019 / 4:47 pm

      Right??? Those bottles are so heavy too and usually those aloe vera treatments contain alcohol and colourings too. Thank you πŸ™‚

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