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Packing Essentials For A Girl's Weekend Away

Many of us look forward to a girly weekend away, escaping our hectic lifestyles ready for a little downtime. Whether you’re going for a sneaky beach getaway or relaxing spa weekend, it can be a hassle packing for the trip ahead! Here’s a guide to packing the essentials for your holiday:

Makeup Essentials

Not everyone likes wearing tonnes of makeup on holiday; it’s an effort and it can be damaging to your skin if you’re out in the sun all day. That’s why a light base such as BB cream or powder foundation is a must. BB cream can resurrect your skin after your heavy night out, brighten your complexion and leave you glowing for the day ahead; all the while keeping your skin moisturised. You can also find BB cream’s containing SPF so you know you’re getting the right protection from the sun. If you find your skin goes oily quickly, then a powdered foundation is perfect. It controls combination skin whilst giving a light, flawless finish. A bright lip gloss or lipstick is a must-have for your girly vacation. Adding glamour to any outfit, a dash of colour can be a great addition to your summer look.


Maintaining your skincare routine is important, even on holiday. If you’re going to be out in the sun all day – then sun cream is a must, picking a higher factor if you’ve got fairer or easily burned skin! Aftersun skin moisturiser can be a lifesaver for those who’ve been tanning all day long, it will replenish any moisture lost and can even help preserve your tan. For your face, an SPF containing moisturiser is ideal. It’s best to apply a thin layer and leave it to set in before you put any makeup on.

Staple Pieces

If you’ve got limited space in your suitcase, you’ll need to be selective about your outfit choices! Choose simple items that you can mix and match with all of your outfits. Jean shorts, dresses and bright coloured tops can all be versatile when it comes to putting an outfit together. Plain dresses that can be built upon with accessories are perfect for a weekend away, especially as they won’t take up too much room in your suitcase.


Whether you’re on a luxury spa retreat or a hot Mediterranean holiday, bringing some women’s designer swimwear is essential. You can never go wrong with a classic bikini paired with a colourful kimono or kaftan for a floral summery beach look, perfect for hot summer’s evening lounging at the pool bar. Alternatively, why not pack a figure flattering swimsuit? So you look and feel great when you hit the beach.


Packing the right accessories for your holiday can be difficult, especially if you’re working with limited space in your suitcase. Flip flops and summer wedges are safe bets when it comes to footwear. Just one pair of strong reliable flip flops is all you need for the beach and pool. When it comes to dressing up for the evening, a neutral pair of wedges that will match with all your outfits is ideal, comfortable for when you’ve been on your feet exploring all day!

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