I thought I'd show you my absolute musts for my suitcase.
Before I go away I like to use Germaine de Cappuccini 48 hour tan activator. I'm fairly pale and my skin does tan eventually but it takes a while to get going. This makes your skin produce more melanin before you get out there so as soon as you hit the sunbed your skin is ready to go! This brand is also really underrated I think and it's quite hard to find. I tried a similar product from Elemis on my last holiday, which was a little bit cheaper, and it was nowhere near as good. I got this from dot com beauty, check it out here.
Then I'm giving P20 a go. I'm a bit late to this product but loads of my friends have said how great it is. It is on the pricey side but if you really do only use it once a day then it works out very cost effective. I'll be letting you know how I got on with it when I'm back.
My By Terry Sunbooster serum is a favourite of mine. It gets the skin on your face ready for the sun. This doesn't mean you will tan loads (I don't want that on my face), it just means you're less likely to burn. A major plus to me. Oh and it smells lovely!
Kerastase's hair sun protection spray is great. You don't need much, just spritz before hitting the beach and it will make your hair less likely to turn to straw. My hair is highlighted so it also helps with any colour fade. LOVE.
Finally my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette has become part of my everyday routine and I can't forget it on holiday. It has every shade that I will ever wear and that really flatters. I've thought for a long time that Urban Decay does the best eyeshadows. So pigmented and they glide on effortlessly and last well. Especially in the heat, which is what I need for Egypt!
What are your holiday essentials?