With holidays, you either fall into one of two camps; A) you book early, plan and organise every little thing down to the last detail or B) you find a cracking deal last minute, persuade all your friends and suddenly your spontaneously jetting off to Ibiza in three days’ time.
Whichever camp you fall into, and whatever type of holiday you’re going on, we’ve got you covered with some of favourite holiday outfits you can rent. See our holiday blog for some of our summer faves. What's more, with the money you save from renting we’ve compiled a list of our favourite products and packing tips which do that little bit towards helping the planet.
We love this brand, through personalisation tailored to your hair type specifically, Function of Beauty’s products are free from sulphates, parabens and are vegan and cruelty free. You can select five hair goals from strengthen to hydrate, lengthen to reduce brassiness, but we recommend colour and thermal protection to protect your hair from those powerful holiday rays. You can choose from a range of amazing scents and colours as well.
Tip: This set of travel bottles means you can pour your existing products and take just enough for the duration of your holiday without worrying about taking too much or running out. Perfect for items like shampoo, conditioner and moisturiser. AND, you can reuse them.
If you’re looking for something a little bit wallet friendlier than function of beauty, then Noughty’s hair care products are perfect as they are 97% natural, cruelty free and vegan. And they have numerous ranges of products to suit your hair type.
A beauty award winner, vegan friendly and made with compostable, FSC certified fabric, these free from any nasties face wipes are perfect for holiday for removing your makeup and won’t contribute to any plastic waste. We recommend the coconut scent… let’s keep it tropical ladies.
Is your holiday or festival experience really complete if you don’t put glitter on your cheeks and then wake up with it smothered across your face and everywhere under the sun the next day? Glitter is a must. However, it is a microplastic and we don’t realise the impact that it has on the environment. Eco-Stardust is made from plant cellulose derived from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees and biodegrades in just 4 weeks. No need for glitter glue, just a plain old pot of Vaseline and your favourite colour of Eco-Stardust.
It’s recently come to light that substances in sun cream are harmful to coral reefs, sea life and even our own hormones. Sun cream is one of the most important things to pack on holiday and so we recently discovered Biosolis, a completely organic, natural sun cream which is respectful of marine life and does not contain any endocrine disruptors (chemicals that interfere with our bodies hormone systems). Oh, did we also mention that its biodegradable and water resistant? This is a must have for your suitcase.
By taking small steps and changing little things about the way you shop and the products you use, every little helps and we hope these tips can help you start making those small changes which in the grand scheme of things really add up to help the welfare of our planet.
Written by Victoria Mcewan