It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Okay not quite Christmas but a close second… it’s summer! That also means, time for summer holidays – whether you’re jetting off abroad, or enjoying the great British weather right here at home, there are a few essentials everyone needs to have at hand.
Pack like a pro
Getting ready to travel can be stressful, so take the hassle out of packing by making it easy for yourself. We all know the main rules by now; make a list first of all, roll your clothes so they take up less room, stuff your shoes with all the small things, wear your bulkiest items on the journey and the thing everyone recommends in their top 10 packing tips? Use packing cubes.
These nifty solutions are a traveller’s dream; they will help keep you organised and (will probably) prevent full-on melt-downs when you’re searching for a particular thing. This set from Heys includes five cubes in varying sizes and we reckon they’re a game-changer.
Looking stylish in holiday snaps
Make sure you look good wherever you’re heading – whether it’s a backyard barbecue or a poolside party, we’ve got a great range of products to suit all destinations…
A chic dress is a must this season – flattering and versatile, the right design will look fabulous while you’re browsing market stalls somewhere exotic, but also if you happen to be picnicking with friends and family in the local park. This bestselling maxi dress from Nina Leonard is available in a range of colours and is one of those designs we know you’ll wear again and again.
A great alternative to a dress is the jumpsuit – so on-trend and in a huge variety of designs, jumpsuits will take you from day to night effortlessly. We adore this cropped version from Kim & Co. Perfect for looking elegant and cool, it comes in a variety of prints and colours, so there’s something to suit everyone.
Don’t forget to pair the perfect dress with stylish footwear. Sunny weather is a great excuse to show off your pedicure, so step up the footwear style with flip flops like these Skechers, which are not only super comfy, but come in a range of colours, perfect for the beach. Fashionable wedges can take your summer holiday look to the next level – literally – we’re particularly keen on these Marc Fisher peep toe sandals which come in four beautifully wearable colours – the problem is which one to get!
Faking it and protecting it
Your skin we mean. We’ve got a huge range of vital products you’ll need to enjoy the sunshine safely plus luxe skincare and gorgeous beauty in mini sizes, perfect for your carry-on. Start your tan prep with Ultrasun’s Sun Protection Body Tan Activator SPF 30, this duo will take care of your skin while making sure you get the most out of the sun’s rays.
For a fantastic multi-tasker, try the Bareminerals Complexion Rescue – this lightweight, creamy formula is a tinted moisturiser with SPF 30, and comes complete with a gorgeous Smoothing Face Brush to help create a smooth base for a light application of make-up.
Speaking of… this Laura Geller six-piece make-up collection features colours that will work all year round, and we love that it has a bit of everything, including the iconic Balance-n-Brighten Foundation, two gorgeous highlighters in Sunset Glow and French Vanilla, plus lipgloss and more.
Being out in the sun, travelling and long days can also take it out of your skin, so don’t forget to take care of it. This Elemis duo features Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules in a handy home and away duo. The day and night serum in these convenient pink and green capsules will help revive skin and renew your radiance.
Summer breaks are also the perfect time to catch up on the latest happening in the world around you. Whether you love books, box-sets or board games, our range of travel tech means that you can switch off your work mode and switch on your play mode with ease.
The Amazon Fire HD 10″ Tablet will not only hold hundreds of books, it’ll also give you access to a vast selection of games and all the best and latest music. Great for long journeys and the odd rainy day.
Whatever you’re up to in the sunny days ahead (long may they last!) we hope you find all you need in our Holiday Shop and enjoy a summer to remember!