The 5 Essential Products Every Girl NEEDS For Her Holiday

This month I’m travelling throughout Thailand and Malaysia and wanted to blog about my daily beauty essentials – we’re travelling with backpacks and even though we strategically packed everything we could possibly carry we had to make so many cut backs. I tried to pack dual use products where possible and only packed the ‘necessities’ as when you’re carrying a huge backpack around in 30+ degree heat, you soon start to regret over packing stuff you ‘might’ use.

Starting with the essentials I packed my femfresh everyday care daily gel wash which is the only shower gel I use for feminine care and would consider it to be a must if travelling (especially in super hot climates!). Intimate skin has a lower pH level than the rest of your body and this wash has a balanced level designed for sensitive skin which is great for all skin types so there’s no need to worry if you have super sensitive skin (I do too and I use this product fine!). 
I also packed the femfresh every day care freshening & soothing cloths as they are great to keep in your bag on the go – for me, they are also an absolute for festivals too (ewwww, at the thought of four days camping!). I find the femfresh products really reasonably priced too and would definitely purchase some for any upcoming trips you have planned as they are a must for feminine hygiene. Femfresh products are so essential to my shower care routine, that it’s one of the things I take to continue to use when travelling!
For suncream I packed the Piz Buin Instant Glow Skin Illuminating Sun Spray SPF30, I’ve always been such a fan of Piz Buin sun care products, they always protect my skin well but allow me to tan – they also smell really great too. I’m trialling this one out and have loved it so far, I’ll definitely be stocking up when I’m back in the UK!
I also packed a separate aftersun for my face as I don’t like to use normal sun care, my skin is really sensitive to break outs and I find body sun care can be greasy and leave me with more spots (never ideal!). For this trip I packed my Darphin Soleil Plaisir SPF 30ml – It’s great to use face SPF by skincare brands as they help to prevent skin damage, lines, wrinkles as well as acting as a sun protection. I’ve been using this face SPF for the past few weeks and can’t see myself using anything else, it’s allowed me to get a really great tan on my face (this never normally happens!) as well as cleared up any spots I had previously to this trip.
Some days the sun has been deceiving and we’ve both been burnt on this trip (mostly from a two hour boat trip where all the suncream ever couldn’t help me, eek!) so I’ve been using the Davines SU Aftersun and I’ve been loving it, the floral scent of camellia, mimosa, apple and woody fragrance leaves you smelling edible and it’s super soothing and hydrating on burnt skin – a great holiday essential!

What are your holiday essentials? Spot any of your favourites here?

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*This post is in collaboration with femfresh but as eve, all views are my own and honest – I do genuinely love both products and consider them essentials for my trip!


  1. LyndseyJ 12th August 2015 / 2:08 pm

    I love the sound of that femfresh, it isn't something I have used before but think I will pick it up sometime soon.

    • Hayley Rubery 25th August 2015 / 5:16 am

      You definitely should love, perfect for festivals and breaks away! So handy to keep in your bag too! x

    • Hayley Rubery 25th August 2015 / 5:16 am

      Haha I hear ya sister but completely agree – so handy! x

    • Hayley Rubery 25th August 2015 / 5:16 am

      Ah thanks lady – so glad you liked the post 🙂 x

    • Hayley Rubery 25th August 2015 / 5:21 am

      Ah so glad to hear that lovely! Yes do, would be perfect for your trip! x

  2. Light in the Wasteland 21st August 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Hey girl, I used to use femfresh but if you have the tendency to get yeast infections, this will make them run riot. Of course this may not be the same for everyone, but I thought I'd let you (and anyone else reading) know just in case you hadn't heard! Love your photography in this post, though, its fantastic! x

    • Hayley Rubery 25th August 2015 / 5:22 am

      Thanks so much for your comment lovely! Ah thank you 🙂 x

  3. diana9842 25th August 2015 / 10:41 am

    In order to take more skincare utilize the best quality bathing products to increase the beauty when you walk in baths. Even the sugar scrub crush body Scrub has become a staple in my bathroom and I repurchase on many occasions. It cleans up the whole body and helps in removing the germs after bathing.

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