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20 June 2021

9 Beauty Essentials For A Staycation

We've reached the time of year where we're all looking to book somewhere for a well needed break. I think it's clear that the word 'staycation' is the new buzz word for 2021 and are favouring a break here in the UK than going abroad to seek sunnier climes. I'll be going on my first trip in August to Liverpool (my happy place) for two days and I literally cannot wait!

9 Beauty Essentials For A Staycation

Well, wherever you and/or I are off to, there's no denying that we want to look our absolute best. We want to look relaxed, refreshed and bronzed. Whether that be achieving a glowing tan, keeping skin looking and feeling hydrated or achieving those beach waves, there's always those must have beauty essentials that you absolutely cannot leave your home without when travelling.


I don't know whether this is just me, but my beauty essentials have changed over time. Whenever I have been travelling, my beauty needs and what I class as essential, change. Usually it's due to the time of year I am travelling or I've come to realise that I don't need to the entire contents of my overstuffed makeup bag. It don't half take up a hefty space in the suitcase. It's important to know within your makeup/skincare routine, what you can live without. It's time that you save the time and energy of sitting on your suitcase to make it shut and pack essentially.

9 Beauty Essentials For A Staycation

Here are my beauty essentials for a staycation -


1) FOUNDATION  //  CONCEALER
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I will without doubt be packing my Lily Lolo Mineral Powder Foundation. I use mineral powder foundations as my skin can get quite shiny, especially in the Summer and I need something to take that unwanted sheen away! Also I'll be packing my Lily Lolo concealer as I need to hide those dark circles!


2) MOISTURISER
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Now, I can't tell you which is the best moisturiser to take as all our skin needs are different and we all use a moisturiser that nourishes our own skin differently to someone else. But yes, moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. 


3) MASCARA
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Oh god I need a mascara to complete my makeup look, I'll be packing my Benefit Tinted Mascara Primer and also my Lancôme Idole mascara. Yep, I use two mascaras. Well, technically, the one is a primer so I guess it's one, right? Ah well, I'll be making room for both!

9 Beauty Essentials For A Staycation

4) SPF
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Could SPF BE any more important?! For the love of god, don't forget to pack this. Even if it's going to be cloudy, it's so important to pack on the SPF sunscreen for your own protection. Don't come home burnt AF because you conveniently forgot to pack your sunscreen. The lobster look isn't a good look, believe me. 


5) BROW  PENCIL
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I'm sorry, I am literally one of those people who loves their brows looking good when I actually take the time to do them. I use an NYX brow pencil and this, without doubt, will not be forgotten about and are a much needed part of my beauty essentials.


6) CLEANSER  //  CLEANSING  DEVICE
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With masks needing to be worn in public places, it's important to cleanse your skin in the morning and evening. I use a foam cleanser as that helps my skin the most. I'll be using the PMD Clean device to help the cleanser replenish my skin even further. 

9 Beauty Essentials For A Staycation


7) FAKE  TAN
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This may not be one of my beauty essentials to pack away, but it could be for you. Or maybe it could be that you apply it before you go away anywhere. I use the Bali Body tan as it doesn't give off a funny smell and it goes on like a dream. 


8) HEAT  PROTECTION  SPRAY
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If you're going to be styling your hair multiple times during your trip, whether that be washing it, straightening or curling it. you need that all important heat protection to keep your hair in good shape!


9) PLASTERS
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Take it from me, you're gonna need them. Want to wear those new pair of shoes? Odds on you're going to get a blister. Take my advice, pack a box of plasters just in case. Last thing you need is to be hobbling around cause there's a sore blister on your toes or back of your foot. 

9 Beauty Essentials For A Staycation

These are my beauty essentials for a staycation! There probably is more to add to this list, but I think these are the ones that I will most definitely need when I take my next staycation! 


I'd love to know your beauty essentials for your staycation!

60 comments:

  1. These are definitely all of the essentials that I take away with me. I take my hair products with me and an eyeshadow palette that will work for different looks! X

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    1. You always need a good eyeshadow palette for the day and night looks! x

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  2. My brow powder is a must for me too! Cannot live without it - SPF is equally important and is included in my moisturizer :) x

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    1. SPF is so important and it's good that it's in your moisturiser Caroline! x

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  3. A very helpful post to help with my next vacation (or staycation)! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you have found this post helpful!

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  4. This is a great post - I always take moisturizer and mascara! Something else I bring is a good foot/heel cream - I find walking lots makes my feet sore and tired when traveling so cream and a nice massage really helps at the end of the day!

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    1. Oh I'm with you on the foot cream, feet need a little TLC after walking around a lot during the day!

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  5. Definitely want to check out the Benefit mascara! Sounds like a great option


    Candice x

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    1. The Benefit primer mascara is so good Candice, it gives the lashes a huge lift before applying normal mascara! x

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  6. I wish I can pack things lightly haha! But these are all definitely going inside my bag for a staycation xx

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    1. Clothes wise, I'm hopeless at packing light! But beauty things I seem to be good at packing lightly! x

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  7. Man I wish I was going on a staycation! I love all of your basics and I totally agree with plasters - when me and my sisters get together, someone always needs a plaster!

    Rosie

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    1. Plasters are such an essential for any trip aren't they?!

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  8. such great essentials !! loveee the NAKED PALLETS SO MUCH
    SHY - https://www.shyyshianne.com/

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  9. Mascara is definitely an important one for me, I always have a mascara in my routine!

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    1. Mascara is such an essential for anywhere you go!

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  10. My beauty essentials definitely change depending on the time of year that I travel and the conditions where I'm going. I usually end up having to pack a few of everything to make sure my skin will be fine if I'm going abroad, a bonus to staycation is that I know exactly what I'll need. SPF is always a must though x

    Sophie
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    1. Absolutely Sophie, seasons always make the essentials needed change! SPF is always a must isn't it?! We got to look after our skin! x

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  11. Wish I had a staycation to look forward too! I completely agree that with time you understand that most of the stuff you bring is just overpacking! It also very depends on the time, but SPF and a great moisturiser are a must x

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    1. Yeah exactly, with time you get to understand what is essential to you when packing for a holiday! x

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  12. Thanks for sharing, me essentials is a good bottle of SPF and my resuable water so I drink enough so my skin looks good, plus also to keep hyrdated if the weather is warm :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. That's a good idea about the reusable water Nic! x

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  13. Moisturiser and SPF is such a must, oh I can't be without mascara to open my eyes! Xx

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  14. Moisturiser and SPF are a must for me! If push came to shove I could go without everything else, but I need my skin to feel refreshed. That being said, I did nod along with the majority of your essentials. The only thing I wouldn't take would be fake tan, but that's only because I'm lazy AF. I can't remember the last time I tanned. Eeep!

    Claire.X
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    1. Refreshed skin is such a must! You always feel better when your skin looks and feels good! Fake tan can be a chore at times can't it?! x

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  15. Fab list of beauty essentials, Lucy, plasters are an absolute must, and it's a big yes to the PMD from me too! x

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    1. You always need plasters, especially when there's a lot of walking to do! x

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  16. These are some really great suggestions. I always take foundation and concealer.

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    1. Foundation and concealer are a must aren't they?!

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  17. omg plasters, why have i never even thought of that :') def going on my packing list this summer! mascara is ALWAYS the move; i seriously can't go without it! & spf is for sure a forever a must. love this list!! xx

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    1. Plasters are always a must for me, I always seem to get a blister when going away somewhere! xx

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  18. These are great essentials. Lancome do the best mascaras in my opinion. I'd add to this list a good lip balm because my lips always get dry when I'm out in the sunshine.

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    1. Lancôme really do amazing mascaras, I love them! I always have a lip balm in my bag, like you, my lips always get dry in the sunshine x

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  19. These are definitely all essentials, especially SPF!

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com | www.thegrownupsclub.com

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  20. Great essentials, a lot of them are must-haves for me too. My only extra is a good eyeshadow palette that I can use for different occasions ☺️

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    1. You always need a good eyeshadow palette, especially one for creating both day and night looks!

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  21. Isn't a staycation where you stay at home and do a vaccination at home, rather than traveling in your home country?

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    1. Staycation is going on holiday in your own country, so like a local holiday!

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  22. SPF as the most important thing for me whenever I go! By the way, the Naked Cherry palette has some gorgeous rosy tones I wish I could try. <3


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    1. The Cherry palette is lovely, some really gorgeous pinky, rosy tones and it's great for the Spring/Summer! x

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  23. Ooh I love this post! I always find it hard to choose which bits and bobs I need when I travel, especially if I'm only going for a short staycation. Thank you for sharing x

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    1. I'm like you lovely, I struggle to ascertain what I need for a staycation or short break away, I literally want to take everything! x

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  24. Plasters are always a big essential for me because I always seem to ruin my feet walking ok trips! Heat spray and SPF would be important too x

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    1. And I do Kayleigh, my feet are very weak! x

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  25. Absolute staples! I always take my Cleansers with me, they are a must! I always want to shove everything in my case but I would need one all on it's own for beauty items haha luckily I can get away with all my minis and mascara.

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    1. I love packing minis for my trips away, it saves so much room in my makeup bag and suitcase!

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  26. Yes to this - must-have staples right here! SPF is so important, especially if you're going away in summer xx

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    1. Absolutely, SPF is so important, especially during the warm months! xx

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  27. I definitely agree that all these pieces are essential for a staycation. Thanks for sharing this list!

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  28. I'm going on a staycation very soon so this post is a great read for me right now. I'm dying to try that Naked palette!

    Corinne x
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    1. I hope you have fun on your staycation Corinne! This Naked palette is amazing, the shades are so pretty! x

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  29. Aw, I'm so glad you are going to Liverpool soon! I love staycations as well. Love your beauty essentials. Foundation is a must for me! xx

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. I always need my foundation when I go away Lynn! x

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  30. I cannot go anywhere without my brow pencil, I look so weird without doing them as they’re so fair and I look like I’ve got none lol

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