What I’m Taking on Holiday | Lifestyle

So today I am going to Sharm el Sheikh for a getaway trip with Paul for my birthday which is tomorrow (9th February). You can wish me a Happy Birthday on Twitter… ๐Ÿ˜‰

I know you lot like to be nosy so I thought I’d share what skincare & make-up I’m taking with me on holiday! I only got 15kg of luggage so I had to be very selective and try to choose multi-tasking products as I didn’t want to be the embarrassed one at the airport with the overweight bag frantically taking things out at the check-in desk. I set myself the challenge to fit everything into this Orla Kiely Wash Bag*…did I succeed?


One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil – Ahhhh this smells like sweet, fresh pineapples! I love it and couldn’t not bring it with me!

I love the Indie Lee Squalane Oil and use it almost every day. It’s moisturising enough for me to use day and night so that saves me some space!

I thought I’d make the most of samples that I had so I’ve packed this REN Global Protection Day Cream as well as two Lulu & Boo samples; Fruits & Vitamins Brightening Mask & Day Cream. 

I haven’t tried this Thousand Petal Beautifying Mist from R L Linden & Co yet so I thought this would be a good opportunity to test it! It’s only a travel size too.

At the La Bella Figura event we were kindly given a selection of products and included was this Decouverte Eye Serum which is lovely! 

Just in case I wanted a little more of a cleanse than the ED4OLO oil, I packed this teeny sample of Skin Saviour Balm which can also be used for taming frizz and as a moisturiser. I filled it up with some of mine from my big jar to save room & weight. 

My skin normally behaves in the Sun a little more than usual but just in case I get a nasty spot, I’ve packed my Indie Lee Blemish Stick!


I don’t normally wear that much make-up on holiday however it is my birthday and Valentine’s Day whilst we’re out there so I wanted to make sure I had enough for night’s out! 

I just recently got this new Green People DD Tinted Moisturiser and it’s so lovely. It gives such a lovely glow to my skin, stays on pretty well & doesn’t look cakey or heavy at all. 

I wanted to take so many lipsticks but managed to narrow it down to two! Red Apple Lipstick Mix & Mingle is so gorgeous, I love this colour. It’s so vibrant and pink but looks gorgeous with a sparkly eyeshadow and black liner!

I thought I’d take another lipstick that isn’t as bright in case I wanted to do more with my eyeshadow and chose this gorgeous shade from Karen Murrell; Carnation Mist.

The All Natural Face Eyeshadow Primer – I use this pretty much every time I put on eyeshadow, it’s not amazing but it helps get a bolder colour and prevent creasing a little.

Vapour Concealer – I normally use my RMS one every day but as it’s going to be hot I wanted something a little lighter and this one highlights as well as concealing a little. 

One Love Organics Morning Glory Serum – I got this tiny little sample pot so I thought I’d take this with me to use before make-up in the evenings as it works great as a primer.

Neve Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette – I decided to take a full palette rather than lots of different individual loose shadows as it’s just so much easier and it’s not actually that heavy. This way I can go from day to night super easily.

Green People Mascara – I won’t be wearing mascara in the day as I don’t have a waterproof one but I’ll be using this one at night. It makes my lashes look so long & gives them a lot of volume too.

Sante Eyebrow Pencil – Can’t neglect those brows! Perfect colour for me & stays on pretty good too.

Jing Ai Sierra Glow Duo – Killing two birds with one stone here! Bronzer & blusher in one!


Deep Steep Honeydew Spearmint Body Butter – This smells SO good. It’s really uplifting and refreshing and very summery so thought it would be lovely in the Sun.

Meow Meow Tweet Grapefruit Deodorant – I absolutely adore the scent of this one however I’m not finding it as effective as other ones I’ve tried…but I thought I’d take it anyway as I’ll only be lounging around on a sunlounger all day anyway!

Aloe Dent Toothpaste – How exciting…I haven’t got any travel sizes but this is half empty anyway. Best natural toothpaste I’ve tried.

I highly doubt there’ll be any natural soap in our hotel bathroom so I thought I’d make use of this cute Pure Thoughts Candy Cane Soap we got in the Green Meet-Up goody bag. It’s only small so I think between Paul & I we’ll probably use it all up on the trip so I won’t mind not bringing a small bit back.

Minvita Baobab Body Oil – I haven’t tried these yet but thought an oil would be nice to use in the evenings and thought I’d make the most of sample sachets.

One Self Organics Perfume – This is such a lovely scent, I am looking forward to taking this away with me and then afterwards, it will remind me of sunny beaches & my holiday! I reviewed this on Thursday (link).

Jason Sunscreen – I took this with me to Amsterdam last year and it worked really well. It is a kids one but I don’t want to get burnt and bought the SPF 45.

I realised after taking all these photos I completely forgot about body wash…oops! I AM A HYGIENIC PERSON! I recently got sent a set from Ruby Red which has a body wash & body lotion so I’m going to take the Lime & Mandarin Body Cleanser as it’s a cute travel size.

So…I almost did it! Minus the eyeshadow palette and the body butter, everything else fitted in the wash bag, woohoo! I haven’t mentioned haircare here because I took these photos last Sunday but got my hair done on Wednesday and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it! I still have no clue what I’m going to take…I literally have like 4 shampoos in my shower at the minute. I’ll probably take my Desert Essence Lemon Shampoo & a small bottle of the John Masters Detangler.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post! See you when I get back from holiday!


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Hey! I'm Amber, a new mum and natural skincare lover, blogging about natural beauty, baby & lifestyle.

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  1. Woohooo!!! HOLIDAY TIME!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Well done for fitting everything (pretty much) into one bag, I loved being nosy (you were right) and seeing what you're taking with you.

    Don't make us too jealous with your holiday snaps ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rach xx


    Posted 2.8.15
  2. Great post! Love the look of Mix & Mingle, the eye shadow palette, and your bag! I would definitely take along the Cleansing oil and some deep steep as well. Smells so divine!

    Posted 2.8.15
  3. Have a wonderful, wonderful trip sweetie! ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

    Posted 2.8.15
  4. Enjoy your trip! Happy birthday!

    Posted 2.8.15
  5. Have a wonderful holiday and birthday! Love your picks- intrigued by your blush and bronze duo, not a brand I've heard of but love the packaging. Reminds me of Paul and Joe. Xx

    Posted 2.8.15
  6. i love your makeup bag! so pretty! Your going to love the mist by R.L Linden- it's divine! Rowie-Organic Spirit

    Posted 2.9.15
  7. ALL those stuff fit into one bag!? Have a great trip and don't post too many beach photos on IG, lol.

    Posted 2.9.15
  8. I love posts like this! I've just tried the Aloe Dent toothpaste too! Have a lovely time on your holiday. xx

    Posted 2.12.15