The summer season is here at last which means we can finally start getting excited about our upcoming mini breaks, staycations and big sun holidays!
Given how dreary the last two years have been, we truly can’t wait to kick back and relax in the sun for a bit, break open a thrilling new read and enjoy some good, fresh vitamin D.
For many of us, it’s been quite a while since our last big holiday and we might feel a bit rusty when it comes to the whole packing palava. So, we’ve decided to refresh our memories, by sharing our top tips for packing that all important toiletry bag, highlighting some super important essentials.
Extra strong deodorant
Let’s be honest, the Irish people weren’t necessarily made for warmer climates. When travelling to hot countries it’s important to remember to pack your extra strong deodorant — after all, nobody wants to be caught smelling like mouldy cheese when they’re admiring the beauty of the coliseum.
Factor 50 SPF
Years ago it might have been cool to go suncream-free while you were lazing about in the sunshine, trying to get a tan, but nowadays we know better. Not only does sunburn drastically affect your chances of developing skin cancer, but it’s also terrible for your skin in terms of speeding up the signs of ageing and the development of wrinkles. Therefore, you should really be incorporating SPF into your daily skincare routine, especially when on holidays or out in the sun.
Insect repellent and antihistamine cream
Keep the midges away and help soothe those itchy bug bites by applying some of your handy insect repellent or antihistamine cream. They really are a holiday essential, especially if you’re going to be enjoying plenty of time outside in the great outdoors or lounging by the pool.
If you’re a skincare junkie like us, then you probably never go a night without applying at least a handful of your favourite skincare products, lotions and potions. Although, it can be such a drag trying to fit each and every full-sized item into your wash bag for the weekend. That’s where travel-sized skincare minis come in handy!
The Little Green Angel Starter Bag is a must-have, and amazing value at just €23.00 for €45.00 worth of beautiful skincare. The luxury holiday essentials include a 50ml Toner, 30ml Cleanser, a 30ml Daily Moisturiser, and a 30ml Tea Tree Rescue Cream.
Handmade in Ireland, these hydrating skincare formulations are suitable for all skin types and can be used morning and evening. Plus, they come beautifully presented in a practical travel-friendly drawstring bag.
Bath & Shower Beauties
To compliment your holiday skincare regime, Green Angel have some luxury bathing beauties, which will quickly become travel must-haves. The Little Green Angel Overnight Bag contains four 30ml overnight essentials in a reusable canvas bag. Each contains a powerful blend of hand-harvested organic seaweed with stunning essential oils for refreshing showering or a long luxurious soak in the bath.
Try the zesty Green Angel Seaweed Shower Gel with Lavender and Mandarin for an invigorating boost. Follow with Seaweed Body Lotion, infused with Neroli and Chamomile, to help hydrate the skin.
The gorgeous Seaweed Shampoo and Hair Conditioning Serum, with Lavender and Neroli, are a deliciously-scented high-performance haircare duo that makes travelling in style easy.
Versatile, and at an unbeatable price, the Little Green Angel Overnight Bag is a must-have for weekend getaways, business travel, and for people on the go, whether at the gym or hiking in the countryside.
The Little Green Angel Starter Bag and The Green Angel Overnight Bag are available on www.greenangel.com and in Green Angel’s Flagship Store in Wicklow. You can also purchase them nationwide from Green Angel stockists including pharmacies and in selected leading department stores such as Avoca, Dunnes Stores, Shaw’s, and Kilkenny Shop.