Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Holiday Hair & Beauty

I've already been on three holidays this year and we are only in June with a holiday next month (20days) and my final holiday of the year in October I thought it was about time I did a holiday inspired post around hair and beauty. 
Getting my hair done in Greece
Hair
 When going on holiday I ALWAYS go to the hairdressers the day before or day I am going depending on my flight. I'll get a 'wash, cut & blow dry' and often a free treatment will be thrown in. This allows my hair to have the best chance when in the sun. Many people when going on holiday go for the 'beach waves' looks but my weakness is my GHD hair straighteners, I could not live without them and could easily use them twice a day. I like my hair to be nice and straight on holiday, no frizz and easy to manage as I don't have time to do my full hair routine. In an ideal world I'd love to have a fish tail plait but my hair isn't long enough at the moment after having so much cut off so I have to stick to a boring down look.
I am looking to invest in a new pair of GHDs and I've been looking at the GHD V Gold Max Styler with FREE ghd Thermal Protect Roll Bag
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 I have only recently been told about K√©rastase and I was excited to see they do a hair after sun product. You can get K√©rastase Bain Apres-Soleil 250ml from Regis Salons for £16. The benefits are that Bain Apres-Soleil eliminates the build up of protection products, sand, salt and chlorine present on the scalp allowing hair to stay beautiful, soft and colour radiant. I also get an irritated scalp when I am on holiday and would love to try Mizani Comfiderm Scalp Oil 50ml which is only £8.75 and made for Afro hair. The oil is formulated with jojoba and avocado oil. This helps to replace all the moisture that leaves your hair, it also helps towards stopping flaking and itchy scalp.

 Beauty
 With all the sun my skin gets really damaged, I wouldn’t recommend it but I never wear suntan lotion till the last day of my holiday when I am now burnt and peeling and in Greece my face, for the very first time, got affected. I like the look of Sothys Micro-Gel Peeling 50ml  which is £23.50 and Sothys Hydradvance Comfort Cream 30ml which is £49. The micro-gel gently exfoliates the skin without major scraping of the outer layers while the Hydradvance Comfort Cream hydrates your skin to leave it comfortable, supple and protected around the clock.



When I am on holiday I like to keep my beauty routine to a minimum. I will go away with gel or acrylic nails, false lashes a full body wax and my eyebrows on point. I couldn't live without my pre-holiday beauty routine. It instantly makes me feel beautiful therefore boosting my confidence and allows me to wake up each day knowing I don't need to spend hours shaving, plucking and gluing. 
What are your beauty and hair routines for a holiday abroad?
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34 comments:

  1. I don't go on enough holidays to have a routine for it - I'm quite envious of all your holidays, sounds like you have a lot of fun!

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    1. I do. You should always make time for a quick getaway ;) x

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  2. I have no holidays planned this year and I am so jealous of all of yours.
    I love my false nails though, I'm a recent convert and couldn't live without them!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. That's a shame. Hopefully you can go on one next year ;) x

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  3. Wow, I wish I had one holiday planned lol popping over from www.mummy2monkeys.co.uk

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  4. Love all these tips! You really take care of yourself....love it!
    I would love to get the ghd in pastel...so cute!
    giglove!

    novelstyleblog.com

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  5. I'll leave in the village for months so I don't plan any beauty routine. I only prepare my skin care regime :)

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  6. When I'm going to a tropical place, I always pack sunblock. I've tested my skin's resilience last time I went to Singapore, a futile attempt to excuse myself from using sunscreen, and I failed.

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  7. I don't usually have a beauty routine before I go off on holiday as I only pack the essentials with me. :D

    Gig Love,
    Siew Hui
    http://3verythingilove.blogspot.com

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  8. I wish I had so many holidays! I have heard how good Sothy's skin care is excellent but why do you not use sun tan lotion? Actually your skin looks flawless to me!

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  9. me to on holiday I will minium my beauty routine when I get a sunburn i used traditional method .
    Miss Ika Blog

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  10. Great tips darling ! I am about to go for holiday and your post comes in just in time !

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    1. Looking forward to reading about your holiday!! :)

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  11. Oh I love your nails, they are so freaking cute! I like your routine pre-holiday, I think that's amazing that you're so well-organized ;) - now you got me thinking into going on holiday myself haha.

    xx Donah

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    1. Thank you! If I wasn't this organized I'd get no where haha.

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  12. I love holiday. Too bad this year I am so busy since I am on my last year in college.

    www.nellanelwan.com

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    1. Good luck with your last year in college.

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  13. eh ur nail so adorable!!!! love it..i have the sothy micro peeling cream but have not try them yet!!shud try them out!

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    1. Thank you. I am looking forward to reading a review.

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  14. your nails look amazing! ive got those hair straighteners but i find them harder to use on my fringe since my hair is so thin

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    1. I always struggle with my fringe because the plate is too big. I need a thin pair too :(

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  15. your nails look amazing! i have those straighteners too

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  16. During holidays, i also love keeping thigs down low so even my body, hair, and skin!can take a breather!

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  17. Holiday, I never go out lol, since I only work at home. But would love to someday! Loving your nails here!

    GiG - www.DeannSarmiento.com

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  18. I haven't heard of Mizani and Soothys before. I'm only familiar with Kerastase because I use some of their products. XD Love your nails btw! :)

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  19. Your nails are so cute!! I hardly bring any hair tools for holidays because it is either I tied up my hair or there's a dryer in the hotel. :)

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  20. I need to try the straighteners soon.

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  21. Enjoy your holidays while you're still young, lol! Once you start working, holidays will be a thing of the past =P Hope you have a great time!

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  22. I've always wanted to try a GHD flat iron. I've heard they are really good! I wish that I could keep things light when going on vacation. LOL

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  23. i have heard that ghd is the best straighten iron!
    so lucky you can get their collection..
    maybe im gonna purchase it soon! :D

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  24. you should make a tutorial how you do that your nails!
    because i love it the color and pattern ! <3

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  25. Lovely pictures - I have to say, those faux lashes look fabulous on you, what a great length for you!! <3 GIGLove

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  26. Happy holidays! I got the sothys micro peeling gel too and it's really effective <3

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