Summer Holiday Beauty Supplies

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Hey beauties!

I have just recently gone on a small shopping spree to Superdrug in preparation for my holiday next Friday! I'm going to Tenerife and I wanted to get some essentials that I'd need during my time abroad. I have a busy week next week; I'm doing work experience for Reveal Magazine which I am insanely excited about! And then I'm jetting off into the sun. Happy times!

Garnier Ambre Solaire UV Sensitive Cream SPF 50+

First things first, if you're going to be spending a lot of time in the sun, it is imperative that you lather yourself with at least SPF 30 sunscreen. Everyone should be wearing at least SPF 15 all year round anyway! I like this Garnier one because I feel like it actually does its job! I always use this sunscreen when I go on holiday, even though it says its for kids! This SPF has a quite thick consistency but it is great for body coverage. This costs around £6-7.

Neutrogena Spectrum Face Advanced Sunblock Lotion SPF 100+

Okay so this SPF lotion is crazy high I know, its not from superdrug, I got it from Walmart whilst I was in Florida last year. I apply it to my face area as it is quite lightweight and easy to apply. I am especially wary of making sure my face and neck is properly covered in SPF as it is the most sensitive area, for me anyway. I can't remember how much this costs but it should be available online.

John Frieda Frizz-ease Perfecting Creme

I like to use this cream on my mid lengths and ends after I straighten my hair or if it gets frizzy after washing my hair. It gets rid of frizz and it makes the hair silky smooth! I highly recommend this product for people with frizz-prone hair. I bought this for around £3.

Biore Unclogging Scrub

I wanted something to help minimize my pores but I hadn't found the right product, until now. I haven't actually used this yet but I've heard rave reviews about it and I cannot wait to try it out. I also needed something to get rid of dead skin cells and to make my skin as clear as possible! This product sounded like the answer to all my problems. I might do an in-depth review once I have tried it out. This costs around £4.99

Argan Oil Hair Treatment

This is my all-time favourite Argan Oil. It smells luscious and it makes my hair soft and healthy. Its the best Argan oil that I have tried so far and I will probably keep on using this for a long time. I love that it has a dispenser as I find this is the easiest and most hygienic way to use oil-based products. This was a little pricey at £9.99 but it was definitely worth the investment!

Veet Wax Strips

I don't know about you but wax strips are a holiday essential for me! These Veet wax strips are my absolutely favourites, they can pull out even the longest of hairs as well as the shortest. The smell of it is also amazing. You get finish wipes which are oil based wipes you softly rub onto the sore waxed areas. I have tried the Superdrug brand wax strips and they were awful - they smelt bad and they didn't do the job. So if you're looking for a good set of wax strips that do what they promise, then Veet is the way to go! These cost only £5.10.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1

I haven't tried this out yet but this is also something that I was looking for. I've tried the Garnier 3 in 1 and I really liked it. I wanted to try something slightly different that was more suitable for acne prone skin. I hardly ever get acne but I thought this product might help with the breakouts that I tend to get around that time of the month! Neutrogena products are usually very good and I'm sure this is no exception. It costs around £4.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil Free Moisturiser

I needed a moisturiser that could control my oily areas while on holiday, as I do tend to get even more oily in the T-zone whilst in a hot country! Although this does not contain SPF, it is a good product for those who have oily, acne prone skin. This was also around £4. 

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs - Medium Glow

I have seen amazing reviews of this product on YouTube and I thought it was about time I tried it out. The shades available are light glow, medium glow, tan glow and deep glow. I don't really have any scarring or spots on my legs but I wanted something to make my legs look flawless. I do have a few stretchmarks on my knees that I hope will be covered by this. I have only tried this product on my arm and the colour is a little on the orange side (though I do have the tan glow which I still need to try out! - I heard this one is more yellow based). This is the perfect leg make up for holiday and general day wear - I didn't find that this had any shimmer or glitter to it either. I ordered this online at Superdrug where it's currently on sale for £6.59. Grab it while you can!

MUA BB Cream

I really liked the consistency and shade of this BB cream when I tested it out in-store. MUA have such great affordable products and I couldn't help but buy this one. They also had an eye shadow palette that I had to refrain myself from purchasing! Anyway, this BB cream is the perfect light foundation for holiday. I'm not sure if it will break me out like the Maybelline one did but I'll give it a try and let you know! I don't believe this BB cream contains SPF which is one of its major downsides. It only costs £4. Possibly the cheapest BB cream I have ever come across!

Sure Linen Dry Deodorant

This is my absolute favourite deodorant! The smell is divine and the product doesn't leave any white marks. It lasts for ages and gets rid of smelly armpits! I use this during the day usually, if I need to. I also use the Dove roll-on deodorant which is also amazing. Perfect for holiday! I bought this while it was on sale for just £2.47. :)

I hope you found this post a little helpful. You can head over to Superdrug to check any of these products out or go on the website by clicking here. Superdrug are currently doing free delivery until 17th June. What are your holiday essentials? Have you tried out any of the products I have listed - and are they any good? Leave your comments below. Thank you all so much for taking the time out to read my blog! Seriously it means so much. I love you all.


  1. This is a great post! Really helped me about what I want for my summer holiday!
    I'm new to blogging so would love any tips you have!
    I have followed you, please follow me back?

    Chloe xx

    1. Hiya, glad you liked it! I'm still relatively new to the blogging world myself but I'd say keep doing what you do! I look forward to reading your posts. Following you back now. xo

  2. Great summer supplies. I recently bought that Argan Oil hair treatment. x

  3. Really nice blog! :)

  4. Great list, wish i wasnt too scared to use the wax strips, they hurt me too much and left me all sticky even when i used the wipes!

    Love Em x

    1. Hi, thanks! Aw wax strips can be scary at first, but if they are used correctly they aren't too sticky and are more effective! :) xo

  5. i need to try out that sally hansen stuff!


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