Monday, 10 August 2015


As this post goes live, I will be off on my annual holiday - or staycation.  We are once again heading to the East coast of England to stay in lovely Cromer, which is very close to Norwich.  
I'm away for two weeks, which makes it very tempting to just tip my entire make up collection into my suitcase and take the lot with me.  However, practicality and my boyfriend say that doing that is not a good idea, so after many tears and tantrums I have narrowed it down to this lovely little lot.  
I'm braving a lighter base, so have gone for the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint which is one of my all time favourites.  My concealer of choice is always Estee Lauder Double Wear, which covers both my dark circles and any spots that are lurking around.
 I had to pick the Essence blush in Heat Wave because the tropical pink and orange colours sum up everything I love about summer, and it looks gorgeous on too.  Benefit Sunbeam is my current highlighter of choice, the bronze tint is beautiful and gives the cheekbones a subtle sun kissed glow.  Eyebrows was a no brainer, I will always choose Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in dark brown!  This is especially good for hot weather, as it just does not budge at all throughout the day, and it makes it easy to create a strong and precise shape.  
For my eyes I've picked the Make Up Revolution Iconic Pro II palette, with its lovely rose gold shadows; Soap & Glory Smoulder kohl eye liner which is excellent for blending under the eyes, and Bourjois Twist Up the Volume mascara which I recently tried and love: the colour is a really deep black and it adds so much length and volume to my bottom lashes.  
I've left lipsticks out of the equation here as the space I have saved in my bag with make up may have been made up with them... and also I've got a few lipstick based posts up in the next few days and most of those featured will be joining me on holiday!

What are your holiday make up essentials? xx



  1. Heat Wave looks stunning, love your makeup bag :-) x

    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

  2. I would like to try that concealer. It sounds really interesting. I love a lighter base in the summer, I recommend the new bareMinerals complexion rescue.

  3. I really want to try estee lauder double wear and see if it will help mask my imperfections as I am having an SOS! Hope you have a lovely time away xx

  4. The Estee Lauder concealer sounds perfect! I have also been loving the Essence blush this summer x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  5. I need to pick that Essence Heat Wave blush! Love your picks and I hope you are having a great time! :) x

    ♥ Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  6. Oh wow, well done on packing so light! I hope you're having a lovely holibobs x

    Josie’s Journal

  7. I love these posts! I need to try the Double Wear concealer as I love the foundation. The Essence blush looks gorgeous as well. I can't believe you managed to pack so lightly, good for you (I probably take more for a weekend away, embarrassingly) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  8. Love the look of the blusher, it's so pretty!

  9. So many lovely products here that I'm wanting to try. The Double Wear concealer sounds perfect. Not one that I've considered before but I think maybe now I'll have to!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour


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