Boots 'Holiday Essentials' Haul

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Every time I go on my holibobs, there's always a few beauty essentials that come along with me. I hate being unorganised when I go on holiday and being the beauty obsessor that I am, the thought of forgetting to take along said essentials sends me straight into panic mode. With this being said, a trip to Boots before going away on holiday is one of my top priorities. With this being said, on Saturday my boyfriend and I made our way to Boots and rummaged around the isles like mad people looking for all things holiday. Here's what went straight into my basket ...

Hair
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Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo
If like me you wash your hair everyday on holiday (a days worth of chlorine or sea water sends my hair wild) you're probably wondering why I'm taking along a dry shampoo. Now although I won't be using it to refresh any oily roots between washes, I will be using it for volume and texture and to give my freshly washed hair a bit of body instead. Plus it smells like cherries, yum!

VO5 Give Me Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner
I've used the volume version of these vo5 shampoo and conditioners in the past and absolutely loved them. I found the shampoo lathers up really nicely and the conditioner makes my hair much more manageable and tangle-free. However, as I'm going to a hot destination, I decided to try the moisture range instead. My hair is prone to drying out and sitting in the sun all day will only add to that so I'm hoping this will help my locks remain healthy and glossy. I also thought these bottles were an ideal size for a weeks worth of use too - not too big and not too small.

Boots Extra Firm Hairspray
I can't say this is hairspray of choice but it was the cheapest mini I could find. I don't use hairspray a great deal so I wasn't willing to splash out on a mini bottle for one week away when I have humongous bottles of the stuff at home. This one is Boots own and has an extra firm hold so I'm sure it will do its job.

Toni & Guy Salt Spray
When I'm on holiday, I'm very lazy with my hair. When its hot outside and there's humidity in the air, the last thing I want to do is use heat on it. I tend to go for quick and easy styles like natural beach waves or top knots instead. Thats where a Sea Salt spray like this one from Toni & Guy comes in very handy. Just a quick spritz over the hair transforms locks from frizzy to 'messy chic'. I'm sure I'll be using this most evenings and the super cute mini bottle means its travel friendly too.

Sun Protection
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Piz Buin After Sun
After a long day of baking myself in the sun, I love nothing more than slathering on a cooling After Sun. Not only does After Sun sooth the skin and heal any burnt bits faster, it also moisturises and leaves the skin feeling supple and soft. As well as all that goodness, this one from Piz Buin also contains a 'tan intensifying' plant extract. Oooh, golden glowy skin, here I come.

Garnier Golden Protect Factor 20
I bought this factor 20 Garnier oil to use on my arms and legs. You're probably wondering whey I'm only going to be using this on those areas but I'll get onto that in the next product summary. I really like the fact this is an oil SPF as I find them much easier to use than white lotions that seem to take forever and a day to absorb into the skin. I'm hoping it does what it says on the tin and helps me achieve a golden tan whilst preventing sunburn.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Nutritive Oil & Gel-Cream*
Okay this is a little bit of a cheat as I was sent these products and didn't buy them myself. However, they are from Boots and they are a holiday essential so it made sense for me to include them. This new range of tanning products from La Roche-Posay are aimed at those who have very sensitive skin and need a high protection, hence the factor 50+. Now you might be thinking, "who in their right mind would wear factor 50, you won't get a tan". However, as someone with exceptionally sensitive skin and someone who once got so sunburnt they ended up getting an injection in hospital, wearing a high factor is hugely important to me. I'm planning on using the nutritive oil on my chest and stomach as they're both prone to sun burn and the gel-cream on my face which again, is very prone to getting burnt. 

Vichy 50+ Capital Soleil Velvety Cream*
Again, this is a bit of a cheat as it was sent to me along with the La Roche-Posay products and again its a high factor 50+ sun protection. Specifically designed for the face this SPF also contains hyaluronic acid and light silicone to instantly plump the skin and provide water resistance. I've tried it out as a normal moisturising cream and like most Vichy products, its absolutely lovely. It sinks in effortlessly and I imagine this will be a great one to slather all over my face without it clogging up my skin and making me look greasy.

Body & Miscellaneous
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Boots Cucumber Cleansing Wipes
Yes I bought some face wipes, don't judge me. I know face wipes aren't the best things to use on the skin and they certainly aren't ideal to use instead of a cleanser but for a week away, they're handy to have. I decided to get these cucumber ones from Boots own range as the cucumber should have a nice cooling effect on my skin after long days in the sun. Also, when I go on holiday, the last thing I want to do is faff around with a laborious skincare routine. If I want to trade my expensive cleansers for some cheap face wipes for a few days, I bloomin' well will. I am going on holiday to relax after all.

Original Source Lime Shower Gel
Shower gel - a boring yet essential beauty product. After long sweaty days in the sun, this Original Source shower gel with its zesty lime scent is sure to leave me feeling refreshed and clean.

Sure Cotton Deodorant
Another boring yet essential product this time in the form of a Sure deodorant. I'm sure you all know why I bought this. Other than the fresh cotton scent, nobody wants to risk ruining their favourite holiday outfit with pesky sweat patches.

Venus Pro Skin Razor
I don't know why but every time I go away on holiday, I buy a new razor. I've got no idea why the one currently sat in my shower just doesn't cut it (no pun intended) but it just doesn't. Does anyone else do this or is that just me and my strange habits? Anyway, this one from Venus comes with 3 blades and shower gel shave bars. This means theres no need to use a shaving gel as the nifty little gel shave bars help to protect the skin and provide a smooth shave. Oh, now I can't that "Ooh baby she's got it" song from the Venus advert out of my head. Damn! 

Hair Ties & Grips
Another thing I buy before every holiday, hair ties and girps. As I mentioned earlier, I tend to throw my hair up in messy buns and what not when I'm away so these essential for helping me achieve that. I bought them both in blonde shades so they should go undetected in my hair. There's nothing worse than blonde hair with loads of black hair pins everywhere. No no no!

So there we have it, a few holiday essentials I picked up on a recent trip to Boots. Of course this isn't everything I'll be taking with me - I already had most of the other essentials like toothpaste, plug adaptors and insect repellent at home. You can't forget about insect repellent - those damn mossies!

Have I missed anything? What are your holiday essentials?

Lots of Love,


46 comments

  1. Love this! I'm holiday bound next week so I found this post really helpful.

    Jade x

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  2. Geat haul love all the stuff you bought might pick some of it up for my holiday to after my exams thanks kayleigh.

    btw love the outfit post recently

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  3. What a great haul, I always like to be extra organised for my holidays too. I have used the sea salt spray before and it's excellent, I hope you have a lovely time :)

    Michaela @ Michaela-Leigh
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  4. This post just makes me wish i was going on holiday!! I love everything you've picked! Great essentials!

    Coley x


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  5. I loved this post, its a great help for people like me going on holiday soon! I bought the toni and guy sea salt spray the other day too and love it! xx

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  6. Great essentials, I need to look into those sun protection products deffo :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  7. Great post, I'm going on holiday soon and good to see what kind of products other people use! x

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  8. Original Source shower gel is a must because it's so refreshing in the summer :D But then all those items are SOO important.. like hair clips to get the hair out of the way hehe great post :) xx

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  9. I've been dying to try the Toni & guy salt spray my lee Stafford one is just failing me recently :( may have to go for it! Xxx

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  10. It sounds sad but shopping for holiday toiletries is one of my favourite things to do - it gets me so giddy to go away and the feeling of having a bag full of new goodies to use while away just adds to the excitement! xxx

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  11. Amazing post look like really good product :)

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  12. Love these kind of hauls as I'm going to Mexico and mallorca this year.. exciteddddd!
    Going to pick up that razor and some original source shower gel as I love it, the lemon one is soo refreshing :D

    Alice :)

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  13. Face wipes are great to take down by the pool or to the beach to to freshen your face if you feel a bit sweaty and gross! Also a great idea using a higher factor suncream on your chest and tummy, my tummy always tans/burns quicker than anywhere else so a bit of extra protection would be a fab idea :)

    Love Em x
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  14. Ahh this post makes me very excited for holidays!! I am exactly the same - I make lists upon lists but even then I alllways forget something! I love having a holiday spree in Boots, the best kind! Let us know what you think of the Piz Buin aftersun - sounds very interesting :)

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  15. The Piz Buin aftersun is just HEAVEN haha I did a post about it recently (the past week) and it has such a gorgeous scent. I have the tan intensifier and it does miracles to my pale skin - my tan actually lasts quite some time! I also definitely need to pick up a dry shampoo because I've never used one in my entire life and I feel like it's about time because I'm way too curious haha :D Anyway, great post! I spotted on Instagram that you're not feeling well, let's hope you feel better soon :)

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

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  16. Some great essentials you've bought!
    LaraLouise 
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  17. This is making me excited! I'm going on holiday next month and I can't wait to do this shop.

    Katie x | and-katie.com

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  18. I love the Toni & Guy salt spray, it's lovely and smells amazing! I do the razor thing too haha! xxx

    Leanne | Seeking Serendipity

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  19. Great picks, i'm currently doing a bit of holiday shopping at the moment! xo

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  20. That shower gel is one of my favourites it smells so good!
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  21. i love using dry shampoo to give my hair texture, it works wonders! xxx

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  22. This is just the holiday beauty checklist I needed, thanks!
    KJ xo
    www.kathjam.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I need to buy that Toni & Guy salt spray, heard lots of good things about it :) Lovely haul, hope you have a brilliant holiday! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I would include sunglasses and a hat but I guess you can't get those from Boots lol xo

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  25. Original Source is so good! you need to try the Shea Butter and Honey Shower Gel! xo

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  26. These are DEF summer holiday essentials. I also can't live without wipes. WIPES FOR EVERYTHING!

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  27. I got the L'Oreal sunscreen oil, which I love. I'm assuming it's similar to the Garnier one. I didn't burn anywhere except the back of one of my hands, which was really strange. Hope you're feeling better and have a wonderful holiday xx

    haley-wood.blogspot.com

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  28. Have a loooovely time on your 'holibobs' as you call them!! Popping to boots before going away to buy the essentials is all part of the fun of holidays - I love it!
    I feel your pain when it comes to sensitive skin. Once you've been burnt really badly once, it doesn't happen again! Factor 50 ALL the way!
    xxx

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  29. Original Source shower gel is the real deal! Looks like you got some good stuff - you can always find a good deal at Boots :)

    E
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  30. What a great haul, I always like to be extra organized for my holidays too. I have used the some of it before, I hope you have a enjoyable time....

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  31. The tan enhancing after sun sounds really nice, I may have to give it a go! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  32. Who doesn't want the excuse to treat themselves to a little holiday haul?! That sensitive-tanning stuff looks great!

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  33. Great post! :-)

    I will be going to Australia at the end of summer, so I really enjoyed this post! I love Original Source Lime Shower Gel myself! x

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  34. I love the v05 shampoos/conditioners, their blonde range is my favourite ever :) Have an amazing holiday lovely and I hope you start to feel better very soon <3
    Love Holly x

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  35. Love this post, can't wait to try the new batiste dry shampoo :)

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  36. I like new razors for holiday too...not sure why but it just feels nice! Haha have a fab time on your jollies xxx

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  37. This is such a useful post, there were so many things I'd have forgotten to buy if I hadn't read this. I'm exactly the same as you, a new razor is essential for a holiday, as it a new toothbrush, the one in my bathroom just isn't right! Have a wonderful holiday! xx

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  38. Have a great holiday! please would you do some outfit ideas aswell an what clothes you'll be taking :) xx

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  39. Ooh very jealous of you going off on your holiday, and getting an excuse to have a spend in Boots ;-) I absolutely love the cherry batiste, smells so yummy!

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  42. Great post! :) I have never tried the cherry batiste before.. think I need to splurge in boots now!

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  43. I love the Piz Buin after sun! Turns me into a burnt mess into a golden goddess!

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  44. The cherry dry shampoo is my all time fav and is usually half price in Superdrug!
    Can't go away without an SPF lipbalm (Body Shop's is lovely), BB cream, a waterproof mascara, and salt spray for beach waves before you've even reached the beach :)

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  45. A really good Holiday post, I love Salt Spray! :)

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  46. Thanks for the great blogpost! I should definitely check some of the picks!
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