A little Q&A (with myself) on the pieces you need to purchase this Summer. From books to bikinis and SPF to cover-ups. I have your back this Summer and have also included a downloadable checklist of everything you need for whatever the occasion!
Q: So let's get started with the essentials - swimwear. What are my favourite pieces of swimwear this year?
A: I find ASOS is your best place to shop. BUT if you're on the curvy side, then finding swimwear that isn't a tiny piece of material that shows every ounce of flesh is one of the hardest tasks you'll face.
Luckily, I have 3 pieces of swimwear this year that will help tick that one off your to-do list. The palm print and the bikini are both from ASOS. And the neon trimmed swimsuit is from (would you believe) George at Asda! This was actually the comfiest out of all three, despite being a 'body control' style.
Q: Top beauty tips?
A: I'm a HUGE fan of SPF. However, I always find your usual SPFs super sticky and pore clogging on my face. I was recently sent this Bliss SPA SPF moisturiser and it was a lifesaver when on holiday.
I was applying it on top of my usual moisturiser as I love extra hydration and it protected my skin for the whole day.
The other tip is hydration and protection for your hair. Especially if it's coloured. So grab a bottle of Philip Kingsley Swim Cap to guard discolouration and damage
Q: The 3 books you must read this Summer?
A: These 3 books made me fall back in love with reading. The first was The Girls by Emma Cline - It's a book that keeps on giving and really doesn't give away the story until the very last page. The other two are thrillers at their very best with plot twisting endings. They are Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (note: DO NOT watch the film before reading the book, this sadly made me less thrilled by it).
Q: What do you always forget when going on holiday?
A: It had been a while since I went on a real Summer holiday and I completely forgot how much you need to cover up your scalp. Especially if like me, you go and do some water sports!
Whilst I was in Croatia I bought this beautiful 100% silk scarf with a map of Dubrovnik on it to tie around my hair and protect my scalp when kayaking and wandering the city.
However, if you want to take chic to the next level then you may want to opt for the classic Hermes scarf.
Q: Any must have travel gift sets?
YES!!! This Neom Travel Mini set will set you up for the most luxurious holiday. Their bath soak completely soothed my sunburnt skin and the face, hair and body oil made me feel like I was at the spa every day.
There are obviously so many pieces that I took on holiday, but these really are the things I couldn't have lived without!
To finish this post off, download this PDF checklist for your next getaway!