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Pre-Holiday Planning

I’ve just been on holiday with my besties for our 40th birthdays (we went to Mykonnos – and I highly recommend it).  When trying to make the trip as cheap as possible we wondered if we could take hand luggage only. The answer was a resounding NO due to the fact that we all had mountains of holiday cosmetics that would not be allowed through security.

Why is it that before I go on holiday I can spend as much as the holiday itself plucking and pruning and then buying all new cosmetics to use on the trip – god forbid I take any that are half used already?!

I thought you may be interested to see where my money went even before I got on that plane…and this doesn’t even include the clothes budget!!!

Beauty Treatments


Threading: Upper Lip (yes I am getting hairier as I get older)! £6

Eyelash Tint, Eyebrow Tint, Brow Tidy £25

Eyelash Extensions £75

Teeth Whitening (ongoing project) £30


Fake tan £20

Wax £20


Manicure and Pedicure £50

That’s a grand total of £226!


Now for the cosmetics checklist….

After Sun
Aloe Vera Gel
Anti Bac Wipes
Hair bobbles/Clips/Bands
Leave in Conditioner
Make up
Moisturiser (& serum)
Nail File
Paracetamol/Ibuprofen/Plasters/Mozzie Spray/After Bite
Sea Salt Spray
Shower Gel
SPF Body, Face, Lips
Tangle Teezer
Tweezers/Nail Scissors
UV Hair Protector



This year I tried Lancaster Sun Tan Cream and their After Sun as they’re meant to be Tan Maximisers. I really liked the moisturising aspect, I didn’t burn and I’m looking fairly brown for me (although not as brown as before I went due to the fake tan) 😉 I did my research and this seemed to be the cheapest site


Am I the only one who spends this insane amount of money before a holiday? Please tell me I’m not!

If you’re jetting off on holiday this summer don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with your can’t live without beauty holiday essentials with the hashtag #MBSholidayfaves

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