The Beach: Guide to Holiday Beauty Packing

When I think of holidays, I think of the beach, so there was no way that seaside essentials were going to get away without having the VDM Guide to Holiday Packing treatment. For those jetting off for some sun, sea and some serious chillaxing, have I got a bevy of beauty suggestions for you? Of course there’s the usual arsenal of SPF souped-up products, waterproof makeup options and after dark tan-enhancing shimmers, but there’s also a handy little product for topping up sun protection on-the-go and something that your bikini line with thank me for introducing to you. Yes, really. And to accompany my suggestions, a print-out and keep, tick off as your load up your case holiday beauty PDF just for you poolside peeps…

THE BEACH – The VDM Guide to Holiday Beauty Packing

Sandside stuff sorted, the final video in my holiday beauty packathon concerns those heading out for a more outdoorsy break. Makeup: optional, Insect Repellent: non-negoiable. Coming Tuesday.


  • All the products look amazing!

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  • Rachel Lankester

    Great tips and products! And thanks for the checklist, I will definitely be using it as I’m forever forgetting stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maddy Cane

    Definitely SPF, can’t get enough of it! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Emma Diggins

    I’m loving this series, it’s so useful!

    Emma x

  • LMISMinsky

    Thank you SO MUCH for doing this! I just got really excited to see this as I’m going to Alicante on Wednesday, I can’t wait and you just made packing so much easier! Xx

  • I really like the powder SPF. Probably would never afford it though!

    Maria x

    • Ruchi Vyas

      There is a US brand called Colourscience that does amazing powder SPFs, that look just like the chantecaille one. They cost about $50USD-ish and you can also get them from amazon. I use those and they are absolutely brilliant for sensitive/all skin types.

  • I love this series! Thanks for the PDFs as well – so useful ๐Ÿ™‚ The powder SPF is such a good idea, I’m always worried about touching up my face SPF during the day when I’m on holiday. The hair SPF is something I always forget, so I’ve definitely added that (and all the other products) to my wishlist!

    Sophie | An Arrangement of Notes

  • Emily Allen

    Thanks so much for the PDF I will never forget anything now!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    xx Emmi

    If u could spare a minute to check out my beauty blog I would be so grateful

  • You’re such a babe for putting these checklists together!

  • Brittany

    What are you wearing on your eyes?! They look gorgeous!! xx

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  • Daniella

    great post! I just did a packing post too!

  • Celina

    Retractable brushes are so handy! I should get some too.

    Celina | The Celution

  • I made a blog post using this checklist!