As I go through the multiple (more like way too many) parcels from ASOS and missguided that I have received in the past month due to the urge to buy everything because it is simply 50% off ( a girl just can’t resist) I decided that although I want to bring my nine new bikinis to add to the other hundred I must have (just a slight exaggeration!) they aren’t essential and at the end of the day I’m not going to the Mexican white sands to change outfits five times a day, I’m there to soak up the sun and make memories!
So I’ve condensed (what I can down into 23kg suitcase!) my top tips for everything you’ll need for a trip to Mexico or any long distance trip you might be making this year:
1) Vaccines for Vacation -
Generally you will need to check what vaccines you will need approximately 8 weeks before your trip to ensure that they will be effective. If you are unsure what vaccines you may need contact your local GP as most of them will be free through the NHS. For those with a fear of needles, believe me it will be over in 10 seconds and save you from a potentially ruined holiday if you did catch something.
2) Mozzy Mania –
This is just one of the very few downfalls that comes with the Mexican palm trees and endless amounts of Piña colada’s (first world problems ayy) but there’s nothing worse than sun kissed skin and itchy mosquito bites. So I’ve made sure I’ve loaded up on Jungle Formula Maximum Aerosol Insect Repellent and Mosquito Bands (from Amazon) which can be worn in the day and have a braded bracelet effect which is stretchable making it suitable for adults and children.
3) Flawless Skin –
We all want flawless skin both at home and on holiday but I always take advantage of not having to wear heavy foundation as once the ‘slightly red’ complexion has turned into a bronze goddess I like to maintain the tan by using nourishing moisturisers. A few of my favourites are the Soap and Glory The Righteous Body Butter and to sooth any burns or bites aloe vera gel will be your savour, I use Holland & Barrett Aloe Vera Gel.
In terms of makeup which is definitely one of my favourite parts of getting ready on holiday either for an evening out for a relaxed dinner which can simply require no makeup at all or if you want to go for a glowy golden complexion. My go to products are MUA’s Highlighting Powder as not only does it stay on all night long but it is only £3 – yes all night makeup for that price! Another essential in humidity is Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray which will keep the smokey eye smokey and the bold lip in place!
I hope this tips have helped you prepare for any place you maybe jetting off to this year!