With my Thailand trip less than two weeks away, I have been busy making sure I have got everything I need for my journey. I am a ‘pack as much as you can for your luggage allowance’ kind of girl normally but island hopping is not going to allow for that. Can you imagine trying to get in and out of long-tail boats with a huge suitcase? I have been very practical, which is usually unheard of for me, and invested in a large shoulder bag with retractable wheels. You can see what I mean here. With moving around a lot, I’ve also bought some packing cubes so I can try and keep things in order and easy to find. I struggled to get exactly what I was after but I found these on Amazon that should do the job just fine.
As well as my luggage there are a number of items that I think will be mandatory for Thailand. Here is the run down.
Before I go into the products, can we just take a minute to appreciate the cuteness of my luggage tag? I picked up this glittery flamingo at Primark a few weeks ago. It is certainly a pretty way to make my bag more identifiable!
First off, and a product I got for using before I travel, is the Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner. I’m not going to lie, I hate the name. It almost claims you can lose weight by self tanning, but a friend recommended it and it is the easiest gradual tan I have ever used. There’s no tell tale biscuity smell and it gives a gorgeous bronzed glow that is the most natural I have found. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks so I don’t look like a milk bottle on the beach.
When I am on the beach I’ll need some serious SPF so protect my skin in the scorching heat. I always take a bottle of the P20 spray in SPF 30 when I travel but this year I am also taking the Altruist Sunscreen. Altruist has been developed by dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon Dr Andrew Birnie so you are in seriously good hands. It is light and spreads evenly on the skin with ease. It can be used on the face as well as the body thanks to the formulation being great for sensitive skin. It is water resistant and protects against UVB and UVAII wavelengths. Obviously it needs to be used correctly and applied regularly for it to work but the best bit? It costs just £4 for a 200ml tube. At that price there is no excuse not to slather it on.
With the heat is also likely to come sweat and to try and combat that as much as possible I’ve got these two anti perspirants from Soft and Gentle. It is not often that you find a scented anti perspirant product that also works but the Wild Rose & Vanilla deodorant does. The scent is light and not overpowering whilst the deodorant offers up to 48 hours protection with no nasty white marks. The 0% aluminium range uses natural plant based extracts and essential oil sage to neutralise potential body odour. It is kind to skin whilst still being a powerful deodorant, I am on my second spray already! There are three scents but I prefer the Active one as it contains green tea which has a great, fresh scent.
Have I missed anything?
Contains PR Samples.