holiday beauty haul
holiday beauty haul
holiday beauty haul

My typical holidays involve my mum and I jet setting off to a location where we can chill, shop and indulge in cheesecake all whilst watching the ocean trickle into the shore. This time around however I’ve got a girls trip booked where pool parties and evenings filled with dancing are high on the agenda. Not only does this mean I needed to rethink my packing strategy, it’s also meant I’ve had a couple of ‘panic buying’ moments. A beach coverup here, a pair of heels there, anything that I could possibly need. Alongside clothes was a mini beauty splurge for the trip. Necessity? Slim but I clicked buy now anyway ;)

Wanting to keep my skin looking fresh and hydrated throughout the trip I picked up the YSL Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow. A multitasking skincare product, this lightweight moisturiser keeps complexions hydrated for up to 72 hours. Now I can’t claim those 72 hours are true, however I’ve been using this as a primer before foundation to help keep my skin feeling radiant, soft and smooth throughout the day. It also gives a soft focused finish, perfect when wanting to hide any imperfections or blemishes.

Although high on my beauty shopping list is a bucket full of liquid lipsticks, I bought some to take away with me. I told you, I’ve got liquid lipstick problems! This mini haul was all for the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks and I picked up the shade CaramelloBaci and Patina. Formula wise they are similar to the Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks however they are a tad more moisturising and still super long-lasting. At the moment Patina is my fave, these do dry down darker then they first appear which I found to be a saviour with Caramello as initial application gave me pretty impressive concealer lips!

Finally, I got some cute pink polka dot mini scissors! These are to keep in my Muji toiletry bag and it means any snags of thread, or metallic tattoo transfers I need to cut up, I’ve got a cute pair of scissors ready and waiting to go!

This will also be my last blog post until I return back a bronzed golden goddess (one can dream!) Tomorrow I jet off and I’m going to take this time to fully indulge in the sport of doing sweet-f-a! It’s been a hard week in the office so instead of stressing to get content planned whilst I’m away I’m taking this as an opportunity to take a well needed break. I will however be over on Twitter/Snapchat @girlbeautyblog & Instagram @agirlandabeautyblog. See you back here in September!