I’ve been day dreaming about my travel plans ever since the Dubai summer heat hit us with a vengeance! I’m thinking Spain with my bestie, but then Paris sounds amazing too! Or wait, how about Belgium- with the waffles, and chocolates and diamonds… Oh well so many choices, so little time (um, also limited funds and measly days off work!)
Even as I make up my mind and try to save up like crazy, I’ve already finalized my wish list to be packed off with me. Here’s the travel essential ready reckoner that every girl needs this summer-
1. On top of my list is beachwear, but obviously- I recently came across this very sexy Brazilian beachwear brand, Kariza and instantly fell in love with the versatile and gorgeous little things I saw- Picked up this bikini and an amazing sarong-style beach dress which can be worn in over 7 ways! Keep a lookout for the full feature soon- my versatile Kariza summer closet coming up.
2. The Neutrogena Ultra sheer Dry Touch Sunblock — Now sunblock may be a no- brainer to pack for a vacation but it’s extremely important to pick the right one! Ask me, because I was a victim of nasty allergy-inducing sunblock a couple of years ago and came out of the whole experience wiser and super particular about my skin brands. That’s also when I finally found my savior- The Neutrogena Ultra sheer Dry Touch Sunblock – It’s weightless, waterproof and wonderfully clean. I’ve NEVER settled for anything less ever again.
3. L’Occitane Magnolia & Mure Eu De Parfum: I literally just opened it up and as it lies here on my table as I blog, I’m wondering how I’m going to be able to keep my hands off this bottle! Swooning over this amazing scent- It’s a blend of flowers and fruit and has a velvety texture to the fragrance, with Magnolia as the top note and musky blackberry for a woody backnote- very evocative and perfect for travel, with its easy to carry, fuss-free packaging.
4. Davines: Absolute Beautifying Potion
Summer is always tough on tresses, what with the blazing sun and sand and wind in your hair! Add the fabulous Davines Beautifying oil to style, strengthen and bring the sexy back.
5. Benefit Fake Up
Now this is one magical little stick you must have in your purse at all times! The Fake Up concealer has been saving my life at early morning meetings after late night weekdays and super hectic schedules here at home- but I reckon it will be super handy to look my best even on vacation! Begone dark circles and after party blues- If I’m on vacation, I better look the part!