Holiday Heroes

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In lieu of a favourites post this month I bring you my "holiday heroes" - which essentially boils down to the same thing. In case you missed my last few posts, I spent a week in Cyprus during June. While I was there, I found there were a few things I really enjoyed using, and I've been looking forward to telling you about them. I have five here, but the truth is there should be six. I used Nivea Sun Anti-Age Face Sun Cream in factor 30 every day while I was away and I loved it. Aside from the obvious protection, it sat beautifully under my makeup and didn't feel heavy or greasy at all. I totally recommend this product, but I'm preparing this post at my parents' house and don't have it with me, so I can't include it in the photos. #bloggerfail.

Anyway, let's move on to the other five products which I can show you! 

Holiday Heroes featuring YSL mascara, Topshop lipstick in Charmed, Zara "Fruity" Eau de Toilette, Benefit Watt's Up and Topshop Bag

Left to right - Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof MascaraTopshop Lipstick in CharmedZara Eau de Toilette in FruityBenefit Watt's Up HighlighterTopshop Bag (I can still only find the black version, but at least it's back in stock!)

Holiday Heroes featuring YSL mascara, Topshop lipstick in Charmed, Zara "Fruity" Eau de Toilette, Benefit Watt's Up

YSL Mascara - Firstly, I think it's only right that we all take a moment to admire the work of art that is the packaging of this product. It's absolutely beautiful. Every time I catch a glimpse of it amid the rest of my stash, I can't help but feel like a very rich woman's mascara has somehow ended up in my grubby makeup bag. It's waterproof, which is essential for me on holiday. To be honest, I much prefer waterproof mascara in general, as my eyes can be sensitive and I rub them a lot and I would rather not get black streaks down my face, but I was told recently by a sales assistant that you're actually not supposed to wear waterproof mascara all the time. Apparently, it doesn't contain the conditioners that regular mascaras do, so it's not great for your lashes. Who knew?! But on holiday I figured I was allowed, and I really love this one. It's super dark and gives both length and volume, and it doesn't budge. Also, did I mention the packaging?!

Topshop Lipstick - I'm obsessed with orange-toned lipsticks in the summer. Before I went away I bought this one and Mac Morange, which is darker and more of a true orange. I love Morange, but I think I love Topshop Charmed just that little bit more. It's a lighter apricot shade and just so pretty and easy to wear. Here it is on my lips...

Topshop lipstick in Charmed #FOTD

...And here it is swatched (on the right).

Swatch of Topshop lipstick in Charmed and Benefit Watt's Up highlighter

Benefit Highlighter - The swatch on the left is Benefit Watt's Up highlighter, a product I've loved for a while now and have talked about on the blog before. I've layered it up here so that you can see the lovely, warm champagne colour, but it can applied as subtly or as full-on as you like. I wore this nearly every evening in Cyprus with a bit of bronzer, Topshop Charmed on the lips and just a little eyeliner and mascara. It just gives the most gorgeous glow to the skin, a look I really love, especially on holiday.

Zara Eau de Toilette - I often don't bother with a perfume when I go on holiday. I don't want to weigh my case down too much and I always think it's one heavy glass bottle that I can manage without. However, my sister told me that Zara do some very small bottles of inexpensive perfume, and I thought that sounded perfect for travelling with. There wasn't the best selection in my local Zara when I dashed in at the eleventh hour, but I still managed to pick up this very cute 30 ml bottle of  "Fruity", which is a light, citrus-based scent. I really enjoyed using it on holiday and it took up almost no space in my suitcase. And it was only £5.99!

Topshop Bag

Topshop Bag - This was another last minute purchase that I really loved using while I was away. It went with everything from dresses to jeans and it was so nice not to have to carry a big bulky bag when going out for dinner in the evening. This one can hold a phone, lipstick and bank card and that's about it, but sometimes that's all you need. This colour way doesn't seem to exist on the Topshop website, but there's a black version which I'm seriously tempted to get.

So those were my holiday heroes! What are yours?

Kate x
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  1. Ohh I love the orange toned lipstick! I dont think I've even pulled mine out for this summer, something I have to do when I get back, it just works with warm weather right? I've been loving gold eyeliner at the moment, looks so nice in the sunshine! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. I know, I'm obsessed with this shade for the summer! I love the idea of gold eyeliner too, might try that if I can pluck up the courage! x

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  2. That bag is a beauty and if the Zara scent is only £5.99! I usually walk straight past them but will definitely stop by for a whiff now :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. That's what I always used to do, but they're perfect for travelling or as a handbag perfume! x

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  3. I also love the highlighter from Benefit! If my skin is in a good condition, I can just simply use it directly after applying the base! It is a very great and useful product! Thanks for the sharing!! =D

    Stylekooky.me

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  4. The color of lipstick is so cool. ciao gloria

    Gloriadressup

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    1. Thanks Gloria! It's definitely my favourite at the moment. x

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  5. That lipstick looks stunning on you, such a summery shade!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  6. The lipstick looks good on ya & I love whats app highlighter from Benefit too :)

    | Bold Expression | Hana

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  7. That lippie looks great on you Kate, I swatched Morage on me a while ago but couldn't get it to work on my skin. Another brand that do a nice orange is Glo and Ray :)

    P.s love your earrings too in that pic!

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks Hanh! Not heard of Glo and Ray. Will have to check them out! x

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  8. I love YSL mascaras, I cant remember why I topped using them. Have to repurchase!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. This is my first one and I love it! x

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  9. I love that lipstick shade. Its stunning.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  10. I love your bag.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Rubi, I'm tempted to get it in black as well! x

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  11. That bag is gorgeous! And that lipstick, very pretty for Spring and Summer! I'd love to try more Topshop makeup, wish it was more accessible here.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  12. That coral lipstick is such a wonderful colour on you :) These have to be some of the best makeup flatlays I've seen and I also use that Nivea Face Cream daily to keep those sneaky fine lines at bay


    Rachel xx
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  13. What a lovely post, love your product selections especially the Topshop lipstick!

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  14. The Benefit Watts Up Highlighter is such a lovely product! I can never get enough of it <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

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  15. Love the shade of this topshop lipstick! Soo pretty!! (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  16. The Topshop purse is the perfect size to carry thing, and that shade of lipstick is beautiful!!

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

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  17. Love the look of the Topshop lipstick, I love the vibrancy of the colour! Very Summery & I adore Watts up I swear by this Benefit product <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  18. That's the perfect holiday lipstick! I bet that highlighter looks amazing with a tan too x

    Josie’s Journal

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  19. Hello lovely, this is such a nice little back, i love that Topshop lipstick looks great on you!! Great items my dear.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  20. I have been wanting to try the Benefit Watt's Up for so long!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  21. In love with your purse, thanks for sharing this is a fun post to read and scroll through I always enjoy reading your blog. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

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  22. Love the blue on blue outfit! Your day also looked wonderfully fun!

    Characters & Carry-ons

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  23. that lippy looks gorge on you. love orange lips in the summer too.

    www.artbecomesyou.com

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  24. I love that lip colour!

    http://the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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