This weekend, I decided to fly back to my dad’s home country of Barbados and spend a little time enjoying the sun, surf and sand while visiting family. I’ve decided to share my guide to packing all of the essentials for your warm weather trip, whether you are going on an exotic island beach vacation or heading to the cottage for the weekend, these are my essential items for enjoying the heat in style. And what will I be packing this all in your may ask? Why my sleek RIMOWA suitcase of course! 😉
When it comes to makeup I’m usually pretty low key when on vacation, especially when I’m somewhere sunny! I never leave the hotel without wearing Consonant’s The Perfect Sunscreen, which protects my face from the damaging rays of the sun while giving me an even complexion thanks to the light mica tint inside. A waterproof mascara like this one from Paul and Joe is essential to keep you eyelashes long and luscious while you’re in and out of the water all day long. Plus, having mascara that is waterproof saves you from those dreaded raccoon eyes when your makeup smudges. Even before you tan, why not mimic that vacation glow with the help of The Body Shop’s new line of Vitamin C glow boosting moisturizer and instant glow enhancer. Touch up your perfect beach waves in an instant with the help of Kerastase’s Elixir Ultime Solid Cream. The beauty of this product is that it is available in a solid cream that makes it easy to travel with and eliminates the worry of having liquids in your carry on in the plane. I then finish off my look with a bright and hydrating lipstick like these from Maybelline, some bright nail polish from ESSIE and I am ready to go!
Who says you can never have too many bathing suits? Mix and match your favourite styles to get a different look for every day of your trip. I never leave without my black bikini top from Victoria’s Secret that I can mix and match with fun bottoms. And the best part of this bikini is that it has been designed perfectly with padded cups and an underwire to keep you in place while you’re swimming! And once I’m done enjoying the water, I toss on my a beautiful beach cover-up from GUESS, my favourite TOMS Sunglasses and my trusty Sanuk slip-ons and I’m ready to go. Anyone who travels with me knows that I love to explore. So it finding a comfortable and lightweight shoe to travel with is the ideal. And finding cover-up from GUESS looks elegant on it’s own over a bathing suit or chic with a pair of shorts as you’re exploring the town is the perfect versatile piece to bring with you on a trip.