It’s been so long since I went on holiday that I really need to start from scratch for everything that I need and that includes my passport which ran our almost 5 years ago! So now that the passport application is in the post (along with the dodgy photos) I figure it’s time to start planning on preparing myself, my holiday wardrobe, accessories and all.
I’m not on holiday till June so I thought you might be interested in following along with me. I’ve managed to lose a little weight and so can feel good about throwing out old clothes and feel justified in buying some new ones. I’ll also want to firm up my skin and exfoliate it before it’s exposed to the elements and of course I’ll want to protect it and pretty it up with my favourite skin care and cosmetics. Here’s what I’ve been looking at and adding to my wish list so far.
First thing I think of when someone says summer is sunglasses. I’d like to think that I’d look like Grace Kelly (think more Dawn French!) and these retro romantic Enamel Frame Cat-Eye Sunglasses fit the bill for me at just £18.00 here.
Next thing on my mind is sun protection. We all need it but I’m the kind of person that sits under a sun shade all day and gets burned because the light has bounced up from the ground! So this next product sounds ideal for face protection it’s the ULTRASUN Very High Protection Face Sun Cream for Ultra Sensitive Skin SPF50+ 50ml.
“The newest addition to the Ultrasun line-up delivers high (UVA 98% Australian Standard and UVB SPF50+), long-lasting sun protection under extreme sun conditions, combined with the highly effective, yet extremely rare anti-ageing enzyme Ectoin. Boasting a special liposome formula which hydrates the skin and helps reduce the signs of ageing, this high performance blend of ingredients is encapsulated in an easily absorbed matte anti-ageing cream for total beauty and peace of mind.”
Sounds to me that it’s a god send to be able to combine anti-ageing skin care with protection. It’s available here priced £24.00.
” Purifying Himalayan salt scrub. Revitalise your skin with this velvety soft and cooling body scrub.
- This purifying scrub leaves a deep-acting, moisturising and protective film on your skin
- Enriched with the luxurious fragrance of Indian rose and soothing sweet almond oil
- Contains prehistoric crystal salts from the Himalayas which have a purifying and harmonising effect on inner balance and vitality
- The ancient ayurvedic ingredient of fresh mint revitalises your body and has a refreshing effect”
I think that this would be perfect to use in the run up to my holiday to improve my skin and to calm and relax me. It costs £19.50 here.
Writing this has got me so pumped up for my holiday but the thing is I haven’t booked it yet! I’m going with my daughter and she’s tasked me with researching this afternoon so that we can book later today or at least by the weekend. So I’d better stop now and get this published.
I’m planning on doing some more posts about what I’m buying and dreaming of buying over the coming weeks. Do let me know if you know if you like this sort of thing and if there’s any particular product area you’d like me to cover.
All the products in today’s post are available from Marks & Spencer.
Are you planning any holidays this year? I’d love to hear about them.
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