Sunday, 20 March 2016

Prepping for holidays

In the next few days I will be jetting off to my favourite Canarie Island for a bit and after spending most of my winter staring at a laptop in a corner of the University library, I want to make sure I am sun and bikini ready.  So, here are a few things I make sure to do before I see the sun;

In the week running up to going away, I make sure to exfoliate my skin, at least, every other day and make sure that I moisturise after every shower.  I admit, it does add an extra 10 minutes to my shower routine but believe me it's worth it when you have soft, glowy limbs.

I also like to take good care of my skin in the run up to my trip.  On holiday, I like to keep my skin makeup free during the day so having good skin is crucial, try regularly exfoliating or even doing a facial and face masks to keep any spots at bay.

I always used to shave my legs regularly on holiday to ensure that I had silky legs every day but then I discovered wax.  I find that waxing my legs a few days before I travel means that I don't have to worry about shaving them every day and there's no risk of those pesky red bumps or cuts.  Make sure you grow out the hair on your legs for a week or two beforehand (yes, that does mean I currently have gorilla legs).

After waxing, I like to use a bit of fake tan too.  This is optional because I know some people hate fake tanning, but I personally think that every bikini looks better with a bit of a tan.  Make sure you complete this step after waxing because it will apply better to smooth legs and waxing may remove some of the tan too.

The day before I go abroad I like to try to squeeze a pedicure in between packing.  Holidays are made for sandals and flip-flops so don't ruin them by have chipped or bare toenails, instead I like to paint mine with a bright colour.  Try to ensure that the polish is long lasting because it's likely you will be spending a lot of time in the water and if not it will chip very quickly.  Don't forget to take the polish with you too to touch up during the holiday (just make sure the lid is firmly on! Exploding polish in your luggage is the worst).

So there you go, my top tips for looking gorgeous on holiday!  If you're going away this Easter, let me know where you 're jetting off to?

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