21, 08, 2017

Picture perfect on holiday

Many thoughts can run though your head when it comes to seeing all the fashion travel photos on your Instagram feed, especially since they all seem so or are well produced to the point where some hire for hair, makeup, styling, and a talented photographer to help make an image come to life. It’s obvious that the simpler times have changed, but that shouldn’t stop you from making the best of your photos whether you follow into the trend or not. All it takes is a little bit of planning when it comes to packing your bags, and some due care and consideration for your skin and hair while you’re on holidays.

Pack your routine beauty products.

First off, packing your bags can be a headache and there are bound to be items you might forget. To help your memory lapse, make a checklist of everything you need for your holiday. While on vacation, I don’t think it’s wise to be experimenting with products you never used or tested out before, especially if you’re sensitive to certain ingredients you need to be extra careful. The last thing you want is having a weird reaction or a horrible breakout. It’s very easy to find travel sizes in your favourite products now, and if not, travel bottles are very easy to be found. A good example of some products to have in oyur suitcase would be this list of “we recommend these beauty products” for a bit of inspiration since it knocks down maybe skincare products in a daily beauty routine. You’ll always find a usual cleanser, toner, serum, makeup remover, moisturizer, body lotion, deodorant, and a spot treatment in my toilettes bag. And as for makeup, I TRY my best to keep light with key essentials such as concealer, brow pencil or gel, mascara, lip balm, bronzer, highlight, and a lipstick…or two.

Plan your outfits ahead.

My summer and travel wardrobe consist of dresses so you may want a wide range and selection of dresses to choose from to further narrow it down to actually what goes into your suitcase. I do want to emphasis that you should be dressed comfortably in the way that you are most comfortable with and that is your own true style. I know it’s very easy to be someone else in photos, but the best photos of you are truly when you’re just being yourself. So whether you have a casual, sophisticated, sporty, indie, or have a very on-trend style, just let it shine through. Your style is your own, so don’t be afraid to wear whatever is you. You are unique, and your outfit can make a personal statement — just make sure you’re packing outfits that made sense to where you’re going as well.

Remember the sun.

Yes — even if you’re planning a vacation in the Arctic, you need to watch out for those harmful UV rays hiding away in the clouds. Some recommended skin care products would include BB Creams and sunscreens with an SPF of at least 15, but of course higher would be even better to combat the sun. If you are taking a holiday in a sunny destination, you’re also at risk of becoming dehydrated while basking under the hot sun, so make sure you drink plenty of water. This will also help with your skin, as the heat can leave it looking dry and parched, which won’t serve you well in photos.

Care for your hair in every situation.

The sun’s UV rays can affect your hair by removing moisture and depleting your natural oils. The water from the pool and sea can fade your hair colour — or even natural colour depending on how long you stay out in the sun — and can weaken the strands as well. Therefore, you need to spend as much time on your hair as you do to your skin. Unless you want to have your flowing locks on display, wear a sun hat for the best protection. When you do go for a swim, immediately rinse your hair with cold water from your bottle, to wash away the salt or chlorine that can prove damaging. You should also apply sunscreen gels and spray to your hair, for added protection. Remember to reapply them after you have been in the water. And when you take a shower, use your usual shampoos and conditioners when you wash your hair. I know not everyone can live without a hairdryer or hair straightener, but air-drying always helps from dehydration so try to do that as much as you possibly can.

How do you plan for your holidays?

4 responses to “Picture perfect on holiday”

  1. Velvet Blush says:

    You have some great tips here, especially with packing beauty products. Fortunately, I’ve found quite a few travel sizes of products and perfumes I like too, so it’s one less thing to worry about! x

    Velvet Blush

  2. Your little Fuji film camera is so cute! I really want an off/white one with a brown case just like that!! I’ve been eyeing it for so long! I know I should just buy it but ugh. More things to store in my room and I have no room space.. 🙁
    One day!

    Love this post btw. I find that being mindful about these things make for the most non-stressful trip ever! 🙂


  3. Great tips! Your camera is so cute 🙂

  4. Jeanne says:

    Great tips! I try to plan my outfits ahead although it doesn’t always work out. Haha.


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