If youâ€™ve had the privilege of going on a cruise or are considering a cruise venture, itâ€™s a great way to meet people from around the country, and the world, and a wonderful opportunity to make new friends â€“ the perfect vacation for just about anyone.
Deciding where to go may not be as difficult as what to take? So here are a few of my favourite essentials for your handbag or luggage.
When your skin needs a boost of hydration Toulou Organics: Award-Winning Nourishing Body Creme not only has a gorgeous fragrance, your skin will drink it up, leaving it with a lovely soft sheen – Â£15.50.
This Works: In Transit Turbo Balm is a must-have, blended with Cocoa Butter and Monoi Rose and a great multi-tasker to keep lips, cuticles and heels soft as well as a soothing balm for mosquito bites – Â£12.00.
Egyptian Magic: All Purpose Skin Cream is an anti-aging all-natural skin cream made from six of nature’s most powerful moisturizing and healing ingredients to rejuvenate and maintain radiance to skin – Â£21.70. Palmerâ€™s: Rapid Moisture Spray Lotion with Vitamin E provides 24 hour moisture, fast absorbing, non-greasy and non-staining – Â£4.99.
Sun protection should be a major part of your holiday regime as skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer. Mychelle: Replenishing Solar Defense is a mineral-based vegan friendly, cruelty-free and gluten-free sunscreen designed to repair and avert photo-damage brought on by the sunâ€™s aging rays while maintaining protective moisture – Â£26.50.
For a natural looking tan, Sunkissed: Instant Tanning Gel with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera works with your skin tone to enhance the bronze colour, providing a natural looking tan as it works with your natural skin tone so perfect for a cruise or holiday if you want to boost a tan, or add a glow beforehand! Now you can get the most natural, instant looking tan by choosing one to match your skin tone – Â£4.99.
For all round glamour on board or off board, Sleek Make Up: Full Fat Lash Mascara – Â£7.00 not only gives extra volume and lift, the domed lip when used vertically separates, fans out and catches hard to reach lashes. This intense blackest black volumising formula delivers immensely fat lashes without the weight or clumps. The revolutionary brush captures even the hardest to reach lashes, and the long lasting formula will ensure your lashes maintain maximum volume all day.
Bagsy: Lip Velvet lip colour – Â£12.00 comes in a cute compact packaging and is a soft matte with glossy feel that holds up well. This matte liquid lip colour looks and feels like velvet. Far from the usual drying matte lipsticks, the addition of lightweight emollients keeps lips feeling soft and supple. The formula provides incredible wear, cushiony comfort and a sheer tint that stays put all day.
Treat feet to a silky smooth finish in a matter of seconds with Nailberry: Ceramic Diamond Foot File – Â£23.50. This durable file yields utility over time to gently buff away unsightly imperfections with ease using its double sided, lightweight design. Follow up with a lick of colour to nails from the Nailberry Cruise Edit collection which consists of shades of crisp blue skies, exotic beaches and beautiful sea waters to compliment summer dressing. The Lâ€™OxygÃ©nÃ© collection is formulated with an advanced 5 Free Oxygenated Technology, a breathable polish that allows air and moisture to pass through each coat resulting in healthier, stronger nails all summer long – Â£14.50.
The Perfume Shop: ck One Summer edt 100ml Â£18.50 is great if you are prepared to share – Calvin Klein’s first unisex fragrance with citrus floral and herbaceous scent, light and refreshing tones of bergamot, lemon and mandarin. Or, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique – Â£41.00 edt 100ml for her and Le Male edt 125ml for him – Â£41.00.
The Travelwrap: is a gorgeous cover-up for early evening chill or simply to snuggle up to – Â£198. Beautiful seasonal colours across the colour palette in the classic, eclectic and silk wool collections are lovingly crafted on the Scottish Borders, in centuries-old mills guaranteeing superior quality cashmere, made to last.
Donâ€™t set sail without a Emma Lomax: â€˜SOS Kit for all the other little necessities in a gorgeous embroidered gloss water-proof wash bag packed with 13 premium travel essentials including tweezers and a pair of hair grips – Â£24.00.
Words: Lorna Hunte