So I thought I’d share with you the empties from my holiday so you can see what I have loved using whilst I’ve been away sunning myself 💁🏽 Woohoooo!
I’ll start with my haircare empties 💆🏽💇🏽 Don’t ask me why but that’s what I’m doing. So to start with washing your hair is always a good idea, duh! I’ve been using an Avon shampoo which is enriched with oil as I love to have silky smooth locks! Because my other half doesn’t really use a lot I decided I would try to do a double shampoo every time, which is such a nice treat. I love this shampoo as it gets a really good lather to it 💆🏽
I followed this up with a hair treatment (only 3x on my 12 days away) I used a palmers coconut oil hair mask, this is loooovely! I love coconut smelling hair products, especially on holiday 🌴 I like to really look after my hair as it’s so important to me! I can handle no makeup but bad hair is a no no! So I left this on in the shower for 4-5 minutes before washing it off 🙌🏽
After this I used a tresemme conditioner! It was a luxurious moisture one so I knew I would be happy with the condition of my hair even after extensive sun exposure. I go a bit mad when it comes to conditioner, it literally goes ALL over my hair not just the ends & again I leave it on for roughly 2-3 minutes so it really soaks in.
Then comes the aftercare! So so important, even more so on holiday 👌🏼 I used a Schwarzkopf oil heat protection spray, coated my hair in this & it smells soooo nice! I usually only use a few spritz on my hair when I’m at home but I feel like when I’m abroad it needs double the care. I then followed this up with a nice elixir on the ends of my hair. I used both of these whether I had used the hair mask or not. Can’t go wrong with silky hair! And in my opinion mine could never be too soft. I never once have frizzy hair on holiday 🙌🏽✨ (sorry some of the pictures aren’t empty, but I didn’t want to forget to take one)
Moving on to my sun care products, yaay! ☀️ I used a few different brands this time. And two of my three empty bottles I received in my beauty boxes, aren’t I lucky? 😜 the first one I used was a Nivea factor 30 sun cream. Cannot fault the price of this product & I bought mine when they were BOGOF in super drug 👌🏼 I used this the first few days as it was a high factor protection. This lasted me & the other half 2/3 days sharing, so very good value for money. I found that this cream was super sticky as I kept getting bits of the towel stuck to me which was a bit of a let down but, no burning from me 💁🏽 (told you I would forget pictures)
The next one we moved onto was the most recent I received. I got this cream in my June edition of dollibox. Palmers cocoa butter sun cream dreamy right? I really enjoyed this cream! It had a thicker consistency to others I have used so I was bit worried it wouldn’t be as good. It contains Shea butter, coconut oil & plenty of vitamin e so it’s safe to say it left my skin feeling so soft. Another factor 30 which seems to be working for me so that I don’t burn. This bottle lasted the longest, probably 3/4 days this time. The only minor issue with this product is it says it won’t make you look greasy, but it does. I don’t mind but others may 🙈
The last cream we used on this holiday was a really fantastic one. Don’t quote me on this but I think I received this one in glossybox last June. Ladival; trust me I had never heard of it either but it’s amazing. This one was a spray which I find never usually covers you as long or lasts as long, and is it just me they’re so hard to use when they get empty? 😩😂Other than that this was my favourite as it protected your skin from UVA, UVB & infrared Ray’s (4x more protection) This most definitely gave my skin the best coverage from the sun. It may have only been factor 15 but I was using this at the end of my holiday. I think it’s a little bit more expensive than I would usually pay but it is honestly worth it.
So after tanning comes the skincare regime. I’ve said before I love to look after my skin even when I’m on my holidays. This year I used a basic brand face wipe to rid my skin (facial only) of the excess sun cream it had on it then used a nice soap in the shower (all over) I’m not naming these brands as they weren’t anything too exciting. To then follow this up with some body lotion & a serum for my face 😍
I used palmers body lotion that had plenty of coconut oil to help my skin keep hydrated. I love this product as you really don’t need to use a lot of it for it to work. Best tip ever for you all; put some on your feet😜 you can thank me later. This lasted me the 11 days I needed it but I wouldn’t have been able to share with my boyfriend, definitely would have needed to get a big bottle. I would 100% buy this again! 🔥
I then used skin chemists facial serum morning & night as I like to keep my skin well moisturised. I also found this little travel size so good, perfect amount for me. I did use this on the other half a few times too, he’s so lucky💁🏽😂 poor man.
What do you usually use on holiday? I’d love to know 🙋🏽