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Beauty shortcuts to take before you go on holiday
On a day-to-day basis, there are a lot of things we’re all happy to do to ensure we look nothing short of fabulous. We’ll blow-dry our hair almost daily to get rid of frizz and fly-aways. We’ll redo our nails when they’re chipped. We’ll even spend an extra 10 or so minutes to make sure our lashes are looking lusher than ever.
However when it’s time for a holiday, the patience for all those things kinda gets left behind as soon as the airplane’s wheels leave the runway. But that doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go during your vacay – you just need to be smart about your pre-holiday beauty prep.
Here are three things you can do before jetting off that’ll ensure you won’t have to worry a minute about touch-ups:
GIVING YOURSELF A GEL POLISH MANICURE
Your nails can go one of two ways on holiday – you sport bare, unpolished nails so that you don’t have to worry about the up-keep or you leave them to chip after a few days. Instead, opt for using a gel polish. Not only will the gel manicure give your nails a gloriously glossy finish, but the chip-free finish will also ensure your nails look immaculate for up to two weeks – meaning that you don't have to worry about an unkempt manicure three days into your holiday.
Plus, if you use the SensatioNail Removal Kit to do your nails yourself, you won’t have to try to fit in an appointment at the salon before you go and you’ll be saving yourself quite a bit of money in the long-term. You can also be sure that the gel formula will leave your nails looking spectacular.
SMOOTHING OUT THAT FRIZZ
If you have hair that frizzes at the slightest hint of moisture, then the probability of going for a dip in the ocean is pretty slim. Or if you simply can’t leave your hair to dry on it’s own out of fear of the results, then chances are you’ll just throw it up in a bun (because, really, who has time for their full hair care regime while on holiday?) Unless you get your hair straightened with a keratin treatment before your departure. The process works to smooth out your strands and eliminate any annoying frizz for a couple of months, meaning that you can frolic in the water or let your hair air-dry without a care in the world.
ADDING LIFE TO YOUR LASHES
Isn’t it crazy how a little extra volume, length and definition on your lashes can leave you feeling so put together – even if you’re not wearing any other make-up? Spending anything more than five minutes on your make-up while on holiday might make you seem high-maintenance. It’s also probably not how you want to spend your time. Which is exactly why some lash extensions will help you out big time. Synthetic lashes are applied to your natural lashes to leave them looking fuller and more defined for about two to four weeks (depending on how well you look after them). They’ll also help give definition to your lash lines, so you can probably leave behind your eyeliner, too.
What beauty tips do you have for anyone going on holiday? What do you do before you go on holiday to ensure you don’t have to maintain it?