Every year I do a beach bag post. This year I am posting about my holiday essentials whether I am at the beach or just out and about (my kindle is still a holiday essential it just doesn’t look as pretty in the picture). I wanted to feature the most important things for me when I am in the sun.  I included my wireless headphones because these are key for chilling and listening to music or watching a movie on a long flight. I included an SVR face sunscreen and my beloved lip balm that I can’t live without. Plus a little bit of bronzer because even though I forego makeup while heading out to the beach or pool I still need a little something.

My Holiday Essentials:

My JBL wireless headphones were an xmas gift from my hubbie. They are amazing and super comfortable on. I love the fact that I don’t need a wire and I am free to move around with them. The sound is amazing and they are perfect essentials for chilling by the pool. This year is the first time I have gone wireless and trust me its the only wsy to go while on holiday. Sadly they make you too hot when at the gym these bad boys are better for relaxing time.

Of course sunglasses are a key for holiday we all know that. I actually wear mine all the time and even when I am sunbathing (yes I have panda eyes). These Raybans were a birthday treat to myself and I love them. Its the only brand that really suits me. Since being on holiday my dad kindly purchased another 2 for me. Sunglasses Hut were ruuning a buy 1 get second 40% off so I got an amazing deal.

Never leave home without a face sunscreen your face needs to be protected with a 50 SPF at all times. This year I have the SVR Sun Secure Extreme Multi Resistant Ultra Matt Gel that works a treat. This bad boy works in crazy heat conditions so you know that you are not getting burnt and your skin is being protected from the harsh rays. Its a is a non-greasy gel with a transparent and ultra-melting balm-in-gel texture that penetrates quickly for an express application and protection. Great for sensitive skin and water resistant as well. Its got high performance photostable SPF 50+ organic sun filters that makes sure the skin’s surface is totally protected.

Lips need to be looked after as well I don’t know about you but mine get really dry. There are so many lip balms out there that don’t really work. The Blistex DCT Lip Conditioning Treatment is one of those balms that will never let you down. No matter what time of the year it keeps your lips in perfect condition all year round. Lips are hydrated due to Aloe and Cocoa Butter, plus Vitamin E. Plus its got and SPF of 20 so you are keeping your lips hydrated and protected against the sun.

Bronzer is one of my favourite things when it comes to makeup for myself. It always give my skin the feeling of being sun kissed. Even when I have a tan I use a bronzer to sculpt my cheek bones and fill in areas that need it especially my neck. I love love love the new Maybelline Master Bronzer colour and highlighting kit. Its got 3 gorgeous bronze shades plus a pretty gold highlighter as well. The Maybelline palette is my go too this holiday and its great value for money at R249. Now if I am carrying my bronzer around then I keep my contour brush with me too. My featured brush in this post is the Zoeva Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush that really contours those cheekbones a treat.

What’s your holiday essentials?

Shahnaz x

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