This week I flew out for my first REAL vacation in over 6 years & I couldn’t be more excited. I say REAL vacation as every time I have boarded a plane since returning home to Australia neary 7 years ago has been for either work or family reasons, both of which I know we can all agree do not constitute a holiday.
I will be visiting Port Douglas in the Australian state of Queensland (the only state I can gain entry to from Sydney at the moment due to our ongoing COVID border restrictions). Port Douglas sits in between the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef, and the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest in the world. I’m thinking swimming, snorkelling, boating, hiking, playing golf and relaxing with a good book… I can’t wait!
So I wanted to let you all in on what products from the Nourished collection made the cut and received VIP limited edition space in my luggage.
My all time FAVOURITE organic tanning brand Three Warriors has two products I will be taking with me:
Face Tan Aqua Mist - for the BEST face tan everrrr!
Self-Tan Mousse - for a gorgeous deep and dark tan that is natural and without the sun-damage.
As I am going to be snorkeling on the world's largest natural coral reef I will absolutely be packing my reef-safe, all natural sunscreen from Little Urchin. Available in both Tinted and Original natural options I have chosen to take both! I love using the tinted option for my face and the original natural option for my body.
As I will be applying sunscreen to my face and body multiple times each day, I find using a natural exfoliant really essential. I gently scrub away the zinc oxide that transparently sits on the skin acting as a physical barrier to protect us from the sun every 2-3 days with my go-to facial exfoliant the Bio Active Exfoliant from Sans [ceuticals]. As someone who is prone to adult acne I find this an essential holiday item to rid my pores of grease, sweat and dirt that often builds up with holiday activities.
If you haven’t yet discovered the genius of dry shampoo you are seriously missing out! The Nourished x Romy Dry Shampoo is the multifunctional product that deserves prime position in your holiday luggage! It will help you lose the greasy hair from sunscreen, sweat and sea water in an instant. It also acts as a styling &/or volumising powder AND a scalp treatment that calms, reduces irritation and improves the skin barrier. Save time and space with three products in one!
Do I need to say more? I thank Ere Perez every time I swim in the ocean or pool for her beautiful Avocado Waterproof Mascara. Please note you will need a makeup remover or Micellar Water to remove this amazing mascara at the end of the day as its staying power is next level!
Wild Pansy Tinted Lip Bar - Wish
I don’t like to wear much makeup and I wear even less when I’m on holiday. I do however love a lip tint for drinks & dinner in the evenings. This tinted lip bar in Wish from Ere Perez provides hydration & moisture to your lips along with a subtle coral colour that is absolute holiday perfection. Can also be gently dabbed onto the apple of your cheeks to give a gentle blush.
For those Sans [ceuticals] lovers out there I would like to recommend the Cellular Repair Body + Face Lotion for when you are having fun in the sun. This lotion is wonderfully hydrating and helps to combat skin damage from sun exposure thanks to its active ingredient Niacinamide.
A great mani/pedi
Bare, tanned toes look and feel extra great with a colour pop! I painted mine today with my holiday fave: Kester Black’s Cherry Pie. The classic cherry red nail polish that is also 10-free, water permeable, vegan & cruelty-free.
Stay tuned to our insta stories for Australian holiday inspo my Beauty’s!
Liefs, Erin x