Holiday Prep

Today I packed my suitcase because tomorrow (I always leave things to the last minute) I am flying to Turkey, Marmaris for two whole weeks! I visited Marmaris last summer and can confidently say that it is a lovely holiday resort – so much to see and do and of course it is extremely HOT (the tanaholic in me is jumping for joy). It’s the perfect balance for a holiday as it is ideal for those laid back days lounging by the pool or beach and also for those more adventurous days, as there are plenty of excursions to embark upon – I will post all about it when I return! But back to my packing, I noticed how there is so much that you need to remember to pack, little things such as insect repellent (mosquitos take a liking to me) and a travel adapter. So for those who are also jetting to an exotic location, I have compiled an essential holiday list:

Sun protection products-

  • Sun lotion body
  • Sun lotion face
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Aftersun

Beach products-

  • Beach bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sun dress/kaftan, bikinis, flip flops
  • Beach towel

Shower products-

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Shower gel or soap
  • Deodorant
  • Razor and shaving foam
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Beauty products-

  • Face and body moisturiser
  • Make up wipes/remover
  • Make up
  • Perfume
  • Hair accessories

First aid products-

  • Plasters
  • Pain relief
  • Insect repellent
  • Antiseptic

Flight products-

  • Book or magazine
  • Foreign currency
  • Passport
  • Travel documents
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel adapter
  • Camera
  • Flight socks
  • Luggage padlock

Hope this list is helpful. Enjoy your holidays, I know I will 🙂

Post to you soon! xoxo


M.A.C lipsticks

L-R: Media, Russian Red, Impassioned, Girl about town, Hue, Vegas Volt.

Today I had a make-up clear out. To an ordinary person, this would seem like a pointless task. I mean, surely the wise thing to do with your used up products would be to throw them out straight away, right? Wrong. As an avid buyer of cosmetics, I tend to forget to throw out empty bottles and so my giant stash seems to expand all the time. My most favourite cosmetic brand has got to be M.A.C. I would buy the entire counter if I could (could afford to that is). So during my clear out, I accumulated my empty M.A.C products and to my great pleasure, my hoarding ways actually came to good use. I found out that most M.A.C stores or concessions adopt a policy called ‘Back to Mac’. This means that if you bring 6 empty M.A.C products to the store, then you can exchange them for a lipstick of your choice – completely free of charge, no strings attached. Amazing, I know! And as I have an obsession with lipstick (my outfit choices are picked according to my lipstick colour) I didn’t hesitate in going to my nearest store. As I was one product short of 3 lipsticks, I chose two new colours – Girl about town (dark pink) and Hue (a more subtle nude). Here is my collection of M.A.C lipsticks. I love them because the colours are so pigmented and so there is little need for re-applying – making them last longer too!

Post to you soon! xoxo