Thursday 21 August 2014

What I packed in my suitcase to Cyprus

So on Monday we flew out to Cyprus. Typical me I left my packing til the last minute, like I do with everything, anyway I still managed to pack 24KG of stuff into my case- and that's forgetting most of my make-up products which I'm really wishing I had now. 

However, I thought I'd share with you guys a few bits that were in my massive case (this isn't including clothing btw). The top image shows my sandals which I absolutely love, from accessorize (last year), along with the orange bikini which I literally got the day before I came away- in the sale at £22 for top and bottoms. I also purchsed some new cat eye sunnies and some bangles, which I haven't yet worn. 

As for make up products I've been using Revlons "Lash Potion" waterproof mascara, which is actually really good! Doesn't budge even when I'm in and out of the pool throughout the day. This was £9.99 in Boots but definitely worth it as they are currently doing 2 for £10 on nail, lip and mascara products. So with this purchase I got the pink lipstick in "Cupcake". Also I would really recommend Barry M Gelly Shine nail polishes, I currently have my toes painted in the mint / blue colour above. 

For my hair I've been using Herbal Essences New Morrocon Shine. This may sound a little crazy but for years now I've always put lemon in my hair whilst I'm away on holiday in the sun, lemon acts as a natural bleach and lightenes my hair, so I decided to mix it with my conditioner, creating my own little hair treatment. My advice would be however, do this only during the day so you can wash it out after,  as it does make your hair look very greasy. To give my hair some volume after washing I've been using bumble and bumble thickening hairspray. 

Sadly I'm already really burnt after being away for a few days, having pale skin means that I often get burnt on the first few days of being in the hot sun! Thats even after putting SPF20 sun cream on, although there were some places I may have missed (oops). Anyway I'm really glad I remembered to bring my big bottle of Nivea after sun, which is soothing for my red burns. I'm really feeling the pain of being burnt at the minute but hopefully in a couple of days time this will change to a nice brown tan. Tip for myself is to keep moisturising...

Lastly I thought I'd share one of my favourite things which I brought with me, my Fujifilm Instax camera. This is perfect as the photos print there and then for you to keep. I've now got a whole collection of images throughout my year, just needing a mini album now to put them in. You can even get different types of decorative film for these cameras now. 

More to come from Cyprus soon.    xo 



  1. Love the camera. I really think my little Tutu would love one
    xx, Jodi

  2. Thank you, definitely worth purchasing!
    Great blog too by the way xo


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