Holiday Prep: The Day Before

Last week I spoke about my 2 week before holiday prep so today we’re tackling the day before. This may all seem a little much to some but I like to do as much as possible before my holiday to not only keep my skin and hair looking good but also to save me from having to spend time doing my nails/shaving my legs whilst out there.

For me the most important thing before going away has to be hair removal, I like to do it the day before so I am sure it will last the whole holiday. Next week I’m going to be trying out Ministry of Waxing as apparently they use special wax that reduces the pain which I am hoping will get me through my bikini wax. If waxing isn’t your thing (which it should be!) just make sure everything is nice and de-fuzzes before hitting the plane as it will just mean you can jump straight in the pool as soon as you get there. Also don’t forget to do your eyebrows for all those makeup-free beach selfies.

If you have the time masks are a great indulgence and can be done whilst you do your last minute packing. Go for something very hydrating as summer holidays tend to suck all the moisture out of you as does time spend in airplanes. I wrote a whole post about my favourite face masks (link here) but also don’t forget to use a nice rich hair mask.

Mani’s and Pedi’s are essentials in my eyes but you can easily do them at home if you have time. I have a whole post here on how to get your feet summer ready and your hands are just as easy. Don’t forget to apply a good top coat to keep them look shiny all holiday, I personally love the Models Own Hyper Shine at the moment. If you are looking for great colours try either Morgan Taylor or Essie and I’m sure they’ll have you covered.

Exfoliate your whole body and then follow with a moisturiser. Be careful moisturising and exfoliating over recently waxed skin but be sure to moisturise everywhere else, it will get your skin looking plumper, healthier and ready to be sun kissed. If you’re applying just before bed I’d recommend the Neal’s Yard Beauty Sleep Body Butter to insure you also wake up feeling very rested.

My ultimate holiday luxury has to be individual fake lashes, not essential at all but make the world of difference if you can afford them. I had mine last year and I absolutely loved them and didn’t have to worry about mascara for a whole 3 weeks which was amazing. The real reason I love them though has to be for the beach/swimming pool, it really helps define your eyes with no risk of mascara not being as waterproof as you had hoped. I’m getting mine done at Perfect Lashes and will share the results soon.

What does your pre-holiday preparations look like?
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  1. 27th July 2014 / 10:54 pm

    Waxing is a must! LMFAO I hate doing last-minute shaving, and knowing my my body is hair free makes me feel more confident and just generally up for anything 🙂

  2. 28th July 2014 / 12:13 am

    I love exfoliating and doing masks before going on holiday. Where did you get the Glamglow mask? I haven't seen that hydrating one in the UK yet.

  3. 28th July 2014 / 1:31 am

    I usually epilate my legs, and put nail polish on both nails and toes. If I'm going somewhere where I might go to the beach, then I'll do bikini. I'm going to London next month so I'll probably skip bikini!


  4. 28th July 2014 / 9:22 am

    Such a good idea! I am usually scrambling around the day before my holiday trying to pack and paint my nails. I need to get myself a little more organised!

  5. 28th July 2014 / 10:04 am

    I definitely recommend Strip wax salons – the best in London – the pain is realy minimaL!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  6. 28th July 2014 / 1:53 pm

    A mani-pedi and freshly waxed/shaved legs are a must for me before going on a holiday!

    – Taisie ♥ | Life by Taisie

  7. 30th July 2014 / 3:07 am

    Love all these ideas!

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