Monday, 21 August 2017

Travel: Summer Essentials in Barcelona

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A few weeks ago I spent a blissful few days in the gorgeous seaside city of Barcelona. I'd day tripped there before but never stayed in the city so my boyfriend and I decided to bump it to the top of our 'to travel to' list, which is extensive and.. Uh, expensive... We aren't really 'sit and veg in a resort' types, so Barcelona is the perfect mix of beach days and plenty of sightseeing (more of this to come) and seemed ideal for our 2017 summer holiday.

I'm a notorious over packer, which my boyfriend will vouch for, and struggled to condense 6 days of 'day' and 'night' outfits (just in case, okay!) suitable for seaside chill days and also long rambles down las ramblas *heh* and other more strenuous sight seeing activities AND beauty essentials into one shared suitcase. Yeah, never again Tom... This is where my handy summer essentials come in- multi-functional and space saving for the poor blogger trying to pack an entire s/s17 wardrobe, lest she miss that perf instagram shot. God, I'm an awful cliche.

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My first go to is the new *Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Styler. It costs just £49.99 and is a brush and dryer built into one, handy, space saving tool. Brilliant. Not only does it save precious space in your case (holla at me, one more pair of shoes!) it's the perfect tool to get salon perfect bouncy blow dries, every. Single. Time. It's the future people. 
As someone who has frizzy, heat and colour damaged hair (I know, I know) the Revlon styler ensures the frizz is kept at bay, even on windy, sweaty beach days like above! I'm a little bit in love with this bad boy and have been using it ever since received it. Since I'm rolling two steps of heat styling into one, I've noticed a significant decrease in damage to my hair and I'm also loving the speed of this thang. No more wasting hours in the hotel getting ready, my boyfriend can testify for this!
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OUTFIT: Tshirt: Pretty Little Thing, Shorts: Zara (similar: Here, Here and Here), Sunglasses: Coconut Lane, Shoes: Ipanema, Hat: Claire's Accessories, Necklace: Topshop
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My other summer essentials include: the *Urban Decay All Nighter Spray which kept my makeup from sliding off my face in the glorious Spanish sun (no one wants to find themselves sans eyebrows in such a sophisticated city), the Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb UV Mist which not only provides non-greasy on the go UV protection, but also hydrates skin. Finally, I refused to leave the hotel without my new Coconut Lane Ibiza Sunglasses which hid tired eyes from too much sangria (it's the Spanish way!) and also gave everything a cool 'instagram filter' tint. Fun!

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-This post contains a paid for advertorial by Revlon-
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