Beauty, fashion

(More) Holiday Planning

So now I’ve actually booked my holiday. I did it via Expedia – brilliant service – nothing too much trouble. And I’m going to Marrakech. So now I’m starting to get more of a feel for the things that I might need. The kind of clothes, what kind of temperatures and weather I’m dealing with etc.

So I got to thinking about the effects of swimming and the sun on my hair and remembered this amazing shampoo and conditioner that I’ve tried before. To be honest I’ve not found any hair products that live up to these since. What am I talking about? Well it’s the Phytoplage Rehydrating Shampoo (£13.50) and the Phytoplage After Sun Recovery Mask (£16.00). I’ve reviewed them both here.

Phytoplage prize (2)

In fact, the whole range is worth a try. Although it’s not cheap it’s money well spent if it saves your hair from damage.

Thinking about make-up on holiday I’m always torn between the bare face look and wanting to look human. That reminded me of the BB Cream that I wore a lot last summer which is the Balance Me Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF25. It costs £26.00 so it’s not cheap but it’s 99% natural and among other things contains abyssinian and rosehip oils, blackberry leaf extract,  hyaluronic acid, spruce knot, lotus flower and violet seed extracts.

Balance Me BB Natural Perfection SPF25 - NaturalYou’ll find a full review here I think that this is definitely something I’ll take along for the ride.

What makes me worry about packing now that I’ve got a make-up obsession is how am I possibly going to take everything I need. That got me thinking about if there is a palette that would be suitable. That’s led me to take a long hard look at the Urban Decay Naked On The Run travel ready kit. Now, I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t own anything by Urban Decay, apart from the odd sample. But this little kit seems to cover almost everything I need.

On the run

What You Get:

Eyeshadow: Dive (metallic rose w/golden micro-shimmer), Fix (soft taupe matte), Resist (medium metallic taupe), Dare (medium brown matte), Stun (metallic bronze w/light gold micro-shimmer) and 5050 (cool bisque satin). Bronzer: medium bronze matte. Blush: vibrant pink w/light shimmer. Perversion Mascara: blackest black. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Stag (deep brown satin). Naked Lipgloss: Sesso (rose w/pink shimmer).

Now this isn’t cheap but we know it’s good – at least that’s what all you fellow bloggers tell me! It costs £37.00 here.

I’ve been giving some thought to clothing too. And you’ll know from my recent post on fragrance (here) that I’m loving the concept of mediterranean blue seas. I had a dress years ago that I loved which was kind of ombre with shades of blue that I’d love to buy again. I don’t find shopping too easy being plus size but that doesn’t stop me liking stuff that won’t fit either my size or my age. Still, I had to just add in this Agate Placement Skirt that I saw in Jigsaw on the Kings Road this week. It’s totally inappropriate for the holiday and out of my budget as well as not being in my size but I love it!

Buy Jigsaw Agate Placement Skirt, Teal Online at

They say:

“Distinctive skirt beautifully crafted in pure silk with exclusive-to-Jigsaw Agate print. Overstated inverted-front pleat detail, midi length and concealed zip closure. We’re in awe of this artistic print which was hand-painted in-house by our design team.”

If it up you street you can buy it here for £159.

So, I guess I’ve got a little further with my planning, Not much further though – it’s a good job there’s plenty of time before I go. I may actually get a little more organised with a check list that I could share with you. Or maybe you have one that you could share?

Hope to hear your thoughts on holiday planning soon.


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2 thoughts on “(More) Holiday Planning”

  1. I love the skirt! I have a few of my favourite items that I go nowhere with when I am setting off on holiday. Most of the time, I have to carry a fairly large bag to fit everything in.. 🙂 I found a lovely shampoo which works magic for my hair. I don’t know how much it protects from damage, but it makes my hair look great. I only hope I can get it in London. Happy holiday, Marrakech sounds like a lot of fun!


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