Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Let's Travel To Europe - Holiday Beauty Favorites!

Hi everyone,
Today I am going to be sharing with you some of the products I took with me on holiday, which I have been loving. I did not do a July favorites as I was in the middle of my holiday but I hope that this makes up for it. Enjoy!

Barry M Flawless Colour Correcting Primer (Green) - This was featured in a recent haul of mine (link here) and I took it on holiday with me and it is now a product I have to use in my everyday makeup. I used this over my post shave balm because it has a more silicon feel to it which I found to control my oil better. It neutralized the redness of my skin while smoothing it out ready for foundation.
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral Foundation - Again this was in a recent haul of mine, but the main reason I brought this on holiday was because it contained spf 25 which I thought was surprisingly high for a drugstore foundation. Before I went on holiday this was not my colour but since gaining a little tan it now matches me very well. I don't tend to use this on it's own very much but I actually use it as a setting powder. All of my foundations are a little too pale for my skin at the moment and so with this powder, I can still use my foundations and set it with this and then the colour will be a little more true to the rest of my body.
Makeup Revolution Blush Palette (in blush goddess) - I do actually have a review of this going up very soon on my blog so I wont talk about it for too long. This palette has been very much loved recently, especially the blushes. I find the highlighters a little hit and miss when I use them but all of the blushes are absolutely beautiful. They are all matte which I love and my most loved shade is probably the second one which is the muted pink/mauve shade.
Maybelline Colour Tattoo (in On and On Bronze) - For some reason I always forget about this product but every time I pull it back out, I fall in love with it all over again. On the days where I was wearing quite a bit of eye shadow I used this as a base and it never disappointed me. It made the shadow last all day and the shade itself is beautiful and I found myself just wearing it on it's own some days.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette - This is honestly the summer palette for me, it is filled with lots of beautiful warm shades and so this was the only eye palette I needed for my travels. My go to eye look was a warm brown in the crease and lower lash line with a shimmery taupe shade all over the lid. Some days I put a slight twist on it but the palette was so versatile for day and night. The shadows themselves are so buttery and pigmented, I was in amazement.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream - This is honestly one of the best lip balms I think is possible to buy. Every time I was out in the sun (and I remembered) I would apply this all over my lips to prevent burning them any further. I know that this is quite a pricey product but it is so versatile and it can be used for lots of different things.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - This is again a recent purchase and one I have been meaning to make for a while. Now that I finally own it, I am really loving it, while I was on holiday a lighter coverage was what I was leaning towards and so this sponge gave me the perfect look. I would dampen it before hand and blend both my foundation and concealer with it, it definitely made my look a little more natural.

The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter - I have been wanting to buy the full size of this for a while now and now that I finally have, I have been using it none stop. On the days where I was not being lazy, I would use this and it just felt so nice on my skin. You rub it between your fingers and it melts into an oil, then you massage it onto your dry face and rinse it off. This really helped when my face was burnt as camomile is known to sooth burns. The packaging was also very secure while we were travelling around which is always a plus.
Garnier After Sun - This is my go to after sun as it contains aloe vera which is very refreshing on the skin. It is extremely cooling once applied on the skin, it also absorbs very quickly and is not sticky. I don't think I could find an after sun that beats this, especially with the small price tag.

Herbal Essences Bee Strong Honey Shampoo and Conditioner - I bought this shampoo and conditioner as I wasn't liking my current one so I browsed the stand and chose this combo. What drew me in was the fact that is was a strengthening product which is what I thought I would need while being on holiday in the constant heat. Anyway, I turned out to really enjoy this shampoo and conditioner as it makes my hair super shiny and soft. I also found that my hair was not all that damaged when I came back, so I will continue to use these products until they run out.
Tangle Teezer - I know I am so late on the band wagon but now that I am on it, I would never turn back. How on earth I managed to brush my hair without this, I do not know but I love this hair brush so much. I find that it gets rid of all of my knots without tugging at my hair. I also love how it is very compact and travel friendly.

I really hope that you enjoyed this post, let me know how your summer holiday is going so far. Have a great day!
Grace xx


  1. The sweet peach palette looks so gorgeous ahhh! Loved this post xx
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

  2. Lovely post! I use herbal essences as my shampoo abs conditioner abd I love it!
    Amy xx

  3. I am so jealous that you have the Sweet Peach palette, the colours are just gorgeous but it is so expensive! I love the Herbal Essences shampoo they have released a new one in a tropical scent and it smells of watermelons! Thanks for sharing x

    1. I need to try that one out, the Too Faced palettes are definitely worth the price!xx

  4. i used to love the Maybelline On and On Bronze and then it ran out and i never repurchased, it was a lovely eyeshadow! i'm looking forward to reading your Makeup Revolution Blush Palette review:) x