Holidays are here and my bags are packed.
Before I get started, I’m just going to point out that I’m probably the worst packer in packing history. Odds are I’ll wake up on holiday without a toothbrush, and hairdryer – forget it. I’m bad when it comes to the boring things because my essentials are just way more fun. Who needs chargers when you have a really good pair of shades right? That said, here are my essentials for this Summer. Oh and life update : I’m typing this from sunny St Francis Bay before heading off for a week of beach life in the Transkei.
My usual Summer face consists of very little other than mascara on the beach, and a little foundation & blush for day to day. Night time may call for a pretty lip colour like this one from Estee Lauder, a beautiful berry shade is about as much effort as I have time for on holiday and this matte Pure Color Envy shade is perfect. Smelling good is always essential, and Modern Muse easily takes care of that. Oh and my best recent discovery? This blush in the shade Wild Sunset, it has a bit of a bronzing effect on me & gives me that slightly burnt, sunkissed look I’ve been after all year.
Sunglasses are where it’s at, obvs. Here’s to all the late nights and also forgetting to wear waterproof mascara in the ocean moments – thank god for those beautiful shades. My favourites are, as always, my Miu Miu’s. More recently, this classic black pair and this pair from Sunglass Hut. When it comes to jewellery, moons, suns and stars are everything. I’ve been more into delicate pieces lately and am completely in love with my Soleil necklace from Laura Lee, their pieces are incredible, I also have my eye on this piece. My Moon Phase Skagen watch was a Christmas present from Raya, and I got her the same! We’re cute, I know.
At the end of the day, and without being cliche, it’s the memories you make that really matter on holiday. Instant cameras are such a fun, easy way to capture all of the best moments for later. I’m into that grainy – slightly unfocused vibe, and can’t wait to take this Instax Mini with me on an adventure to the Transkei with my mates. Oh and don’t forget to get a few packs of film too! Holidays are essentially a big excuse to be as comfortable as possible every single day: pyjama week – why not? For me, my Birkenstocks have completely changed my life in that aspect and I rarely leave the house with anything else on my feet. I have them in brown as well as in black and couldn’t recommend them enough.
Think I’ve left anything out? Let me know what you’re packing and where you’re heading this season – happy holidays x