10 Holiday Essentials

1. Factor 50 Sun Cream
As a ginger I have to be very careful in the sun as I will burn really easily so the last couple of times I have been on holiday I have used the same sun cream as you only need to put it on once a day ( well most people do… I usually put it on a few times as I get paranoid about turning into a beetroot). The sun cream that I use is the Riemann P20 SPF 50. It is so simple to use because you just have to spray it on so you don’t feel as slimy as you do with normal sun cream and I have found that it works really well previously so I have decided to go for it again this year.
2. Cute Bikini
I do like to get a new bikini if I am going on holiday; I do use my old ones too but I like to add a new one to the collection so that I am never without a decent bikini to wear. This year I have ordered one from ASOS. I have got high waist black bikini bottoms and a red crop bikini top. It arrived in the post the other day and I love it! It is so comfy and a completely different style to the other bikinis I have.
3. Sandals
As you will see in my previous post I have brought some glittery jelly sliders from Primark for the beach and I am so excited to wear them. I like to make sure that I have a pair of sandals I can wear in the sea because until you arrive at your holiday destination you never really know what the beach will be like and sometimes there can be a lot of stones and it can be quite painful getting in the sea.
4. After sun
As I am very likely to burn at some part over my holiday I do like to ensure that I have a good bottle of after sun. This year I have decided to go for the Malibu Aloe Vera After Sun Gel Spray. I have not seen this after sun before but I am looking forward to using it after a day in the sun.
5. A Good Book
I am not a massive reader but I do like to try to read a book while I am on holiday. My boyfriend gave me a copy of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho about a year ago and I got half way through and never finished it. I really enjoyed the book so I have decided I am going to take it away with me and finish it once and for all.
6.  A Game
I usually take a pack of cards with my on holiday so on an evening we can play a game of poker or something while having a few drinks. I had recently heard of a game called Dobble and had been intrigued by it but I have never played it. While I was at a car boot sale yesterday I just happened to see it there for 50p so I thought why not take it on holiday so I brought it and this year this is going to be my holiday game.
7. Music
I always like to ensure my iTunes is updated ready to take on holiday so I can listen to my favourite music while on the beach but this year I think I am just going to rely on my Spotify account. I am fairly new to Spotify but it is so easily to use and I can listen to all my favourite tunes.
8. Magazine
I enjoy buying a magazine in the airport and having a read while I am on the plane. I never buy magazines any other time so this is a little luxury that I allow myself to have when I’m going on holiday. I usually buy cosmopolitan but depending of what is there on the day I will just look for what seems the most interesting.
9. Bug spray
I for one and that type of person who seems to get bitten quite a lot when I am on holiday. When I get bitten the bites seem to swell a lot as well so bug spray is a definite essential item for holiday this year.
10. Euros
Money is definitely a holiday essential; even though we are going all inclusive and won’t need a lot of money I will take a few euros just in case we decide to go out on an evening to somewhere different or fancy doing an excursion. We have seen the David Guetta and Tinie Tempah are at Ushuaia while we are there so who knows what will happen.

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Glittery Jelly Sliders!

Today the most 1990’s thing happened to me, I was trying to find some sandals/flip  flops to take to Ibiza but I wanted some without the plastic that goes between your toes as I always end up with blisters. I was really looking for something like sliders as they always looked really comfy and I knew I wouldn’t get the blister like I do when I wear flip flops.
I only wanted a cheap pair as I know I will end up wearing them to the beach and probably end up wearing them in the sea but also I will just use them when I get back for pottering round the garden. I had a quick look in new look but all the sandals were quite dressy and ones that you would probably want to wear on an evening. I have already brought a pair of mustardy sandals from Topshop that are perfect for the evening so I really was just looking for a cheap pair to wear to the beach.

I then went on to look in Primark because I thought they would be the most likely to have the perfect pair and they also wouldn’t be very expensive. At lot of the sliders that I found were covered in feathers and sequins and I am really not the type of girl who could rock a pair of pick fluffy sliders so these were out of the question.

I then went around the corner and the 10 year old me fell in love with a pair of glittery jelly sliders!!! One of my fondest memories of a child is rocking the glittery jelly high heels in the summer and feeling like you were the coolest kid ever wearing them. So when I saw the glittery sliders there was no question as to whether I was going to buy them… I was already at the till paying for them. I even managed to get a pound off them so for £3 I have the perfect pair of sliders for the beach and I even get to relive my youth when wearing them!

Holiday!

I have finally managed to get my boyfriend to see the light and agree that we should go on holiday in July and not September. There is nothing wrong with going in September but I just feel like I cannot wait that long to be sat on the beach sunbathing. We went in September last year and it was perfect but at the moment September just seems so far away. I was so happy when he said yes and instantly started fantasying about where I would like to go. I am a keen traveller and try not to go back to the same place every year as I like to experience new places. We agreed on a budget as we are still trying to save to move out and that was it we couldn’t help but get straight on the internet to see what was available.
I spent a couple of days looking at various different places such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal and Fuerteventura but until we had the same week booked off at work we were unable to book anything. Once it was all officially booked off we decided to look again and the majority of the holidays that had previously looked at were now a lot more expensive. There was also quite a few new deals available for our holiday dates. We ended up booking an all inclusive holiday to Ibiza for the start of July.
I am now excitedly counting down the days until we go and doing lots of online shopping here and there so that I can get all the stuff I need in time. There is something about knowing you are going on holiday that makes life seem so much better and easier because you know you only have to put up with work for a few more weeks until your free and on holiday.

Even though I personally have to bathe myself in factor 50 to ensure I don’t get burnt there is nothing more that I love that going on holiday somewhere warm and soaking up the sun and just enjoying life.

16 more days to go!!!