I've been going on about holidays for a while, but it's finally less than 2 weeks until I go to Mexico. Yeah! Just thought I'd show you what I ordered from Boots as holiday essentials, I got it delivered out of laziness as I didn't want to drag all this back from the shops:
Suncream with insect repellent, aftersun and insect repellent - I'm obsessed with not getting bitten on holiday so I use this suncream, along with repellent and a little insect repellent bracelet thing. In Cuba I even had a plug thing for the room but haven't this time. Hey, I didn't get bitten once in Cuba and some people got eaten alive, especially as some of the restaurants were open air by the water! I'd totally recommend this suncream as it's something you use anyway, it's waterproof and it keeps bugs away, it's on offer at the moment too so worth stocking up if you're going away.
Original Mint Source Shower Gel - as above really, I don't think it's intended for this but I think this repels bugs too (ha!). When I went to Spain on my first girlie hol I took this and didn't get bitten once, despite using no repellent or anything - except for when I nicked some of my mates different shower gel instead of using mine so I got nibbled! I swear by this on holiday, whether it's just a psychological thing or not.Then we've got Aussie Miracle Take The Heat Shampoo and 3 Minute Miracle, Aussie Leave In Conditioner, Palmers Cocoa Butter, Veet, hairclips and Just Good Things facewipes. Think all this stuff is fairly self explanatory. I also already have Batiste Wild (favourite Batiste), hairspray and Superdrug Nail Varnish Remover wipes (holiday essential!) in my collection to take.
We didn't go abroad last year as we'd just bought our house, we had a good old fashioned British seaside holiday in Devon though which was good. I had planned loads of beauty appointments - hair, gel polish, pedicure, waxing, lash extensions and brow tinting - but in the end fitting everything in was getting tricky and I thought "oh sod it!". So I'm getting my hair done, gel polish on fingernails (on my lunch break!) and some temporary lash extensions. To be honest the hair and lashes are for the wedding I'm going to next week rather than the holiday.
What are your holiday essentials - treatments and products? Is there anything I've missed out?