Packing for a trip to Azores with ghd

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Okay, so despite the title of this blog post, I'm not actually heading to Azores (I wish!)... but, ghd recently got in touch regarding their brand new Limited Edition Azores stylers, and asked me if I was to be jet-setting off to the beautiful Azores, what would I pack? So, I thought it made perfect sense to put a blog post together on some of the essentials I'd take with me if I was lucky enough to be heading off to sun, sea and sand in the beautiful Azores...

First up, I'd obviously have to take my beautiful new Azores stylers with me. Inspired by the tropical Azores islands, I was gifted the Atlantic Jade stylers*, which are simply stunning in a gorgeous metallic jade green with almost bubble-like detailing. I think they are the ultimate mermaid hair stylers (perfect for me, a total mermaid wannabe), and come in a fab matching heat-resistant bag. We all know ghd make the best stylers and hair straighteners on the market, and these beauties are no exception, so they would definitely be a must-have in my suitcase. 

Of course a trip somewhere exotic wouldn't be complete without digging out all my bronzing beauty products, so my Clarins bronzer* would be top of the list, along with my bareMinerals Sheer Sun serum bronzer* and Nuxe Golden Shimmer Nourishing Dry Oil*, to ensure I look bronzed and golden at all times. I also couldn't resist adding my new Sleek Highlighting palette in Solstice to the mix as I think it's the ultimate holiday highlight. I'd chuck in my new favourite sunnies, these beauties from Gaby at House of Fraser, and some pretty embellished bikinis, like this lime green one I got from River Island a few years back, too.

When on holiday coral is always my go-to lip colour, so I thought it made sense to pop in my new fave, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Buenos Aires. For sun protection, I'd obviously include some SPF 30 sun cream in there, along with my Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser in SPF 25* and some Vichy After Sun*. For a pretty summer scent, I though the Body Fantasies Pink Grapefruit Fantasy* would be ideal, as it looks like the ultimate holiday fragrance. Finally, it wouldn't be a holiday without taking my trusty camera along with me, so that had to go in there too.

Are you jet-setting off anywhere exotic this summer? What would you pack? Not got a holiday booked yet? You might want to enter ghd's amazing Azores competition, to win a trip to the Caribbean along with some fab ghd goodies. You just have to snap a holiday hair selfie on Instagram using #ghdAzores and tag the person you want to escape with - simple! It ends on June 30th so get your entries in quick!