There´s one reason I´m always super excited for summer, I get to spend three weeks with my husband visiting places or holiday-ing in some exotic beaches. Some people think we´re extravagant but hubby and I see it differently. We carefully manage our money and we set aside some of it each month for travel expenses in summer. For us, travelling is important. It helps us recharge our energy from a whole year of work and boosts our relationship at the same time.
But from our last year´s unfortunate travel experience, hubby and I fell sick half the time of our holiday, I learned two things: 1) Prepare for a great holiday by taking care of your health, and 2) never negotiate the things you need for a safe and perfect get-away.
Here are the top 8 essentials that you need to pack for this year´s summer holiday.
Carola Squared Sunglasses, Havana
Some girls see sunglasses simply as accessory to amp their style. But more than just a stylish accessory, sunglasses are meant for protection. Not only does wrinkling your eyes against the sun ruin your photos, it also leads to premature wrinkles. Choose the shape of lens that flatter your face, or opt for classic aviators and fun colour block acetate frames to complement an outfit.
Seafolly Honolua Tie Front Booster Bikini Top
With sunshine in mind, nothing´s better than deeping in a clear blue beach with a figure hugging swimsuit that flatters your shape. Hit the sand in style with this year´s swimwear trends.
3. Sun Cream
Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream High Protection
I used to not care baking under the sun without sunblock. My skin isn´t quick to suffer from sunborn so I thought it´s okay. But I noticed that when I fry under the sun my skin is dry and looking unhealthy. I already know the necessity of putting on a protective lotion but most of the time, it´s just plain laziness on my part. But I promised things would be different this time.
Antler Hydra 4-Wheel 74cm Large Hybrid Suitcase
Travel in style with a nice suitcase. Although quality and durability are the most important qualities of a suitcase, a bright one is easy to notice at the luggage claim chain.
5. Bright Makeup
Blush, Lipstick, Nail Polish
Summer is the time to embrace vibrant makeup colors. Flatter a sunkissed tan with bright corals, shimmer your lips with hot pink gloss and stoke lipstick, then paint those nails with sexy red.
Dune Jax Leather Sandals
You´ll never run out of style for the holiday with bold vacation-ready sandals. Styles for this season include gladiators, thong, and mini-wedge flats.
John Lewis Sash Tie Fedora Sun Hat
A gorgeous straw hat will keep your style on check the entire summer. It will help you cool off and protect your face from the sun, a perfect finishing for any summer attire.
8. Shorts or Skirt
Mango Printed Boho Skirt
Bare your looks with a cool pair of denim shorts or a flirty mini skirt. Going leggy in a warm summer day is a must. They can be dressed up with cute booties or dressed down with carefree flat sandals.
Are you vacation-ready? Let me know what are your top holiday essentials.