Holiday Must Have's 2019

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In a few weeks time we will be heading off to Butlins Skegness for a week. I'm hoping the sun will stay as we had to rearrange this holiday from June til July due to floods. Even though Butlins is filled with entertainment and plenty to do, we definitely want to head out to the beach and walk along the pier. This will be our first time going to skegness and we are really looking forward to it.

Last year I wrote a Holiday Essentails post and we still use quite a few of the bits featured so definitely head over and have a nosey.

This year I wanted to share with you some of the new bits we've been trying and will be taking on holiday with us.


First of all an item that isn't the most obvious holiday item but is important. The Ring RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator is an essential for drivers to have in the boot for emergencies. We may not drive but hear me out as this handy product is also great for blowing up air beds, lilos and more so is a saviour for both drivers and non drivers. The handy tool can inflate a 13” tyre from 0 to 35PSI in just 2 minutes! 



Most of us by now are aware of how much plastic is going into our oceans and are finding ways to cut down on our plastic consumption. The Shine shampoo bar is a must have for everyday as well as holidays. I'm not new to shampoo bars, I've been using them since last year. However shine is a brand that's new to me. The Shine Bar is a luxury shampoo bar which means that there is no product waste, no mess and no bulky bottles.  I love how one bar is the equivalent of 4 bottles of liquid shampoo. They are definitely handy for holidays especially as they dont take up much room and are stored in a small tin. 

If you know you are going to be drinking on holiday then the VIE Recovery patches are a must have. Formulated with essential herbs, vitamins and minerals that will naturally help your body to break down alcohol, Vie Recovery patches use transdermal technology to deliver their active ingredients into the bloodstream through the skin. These include vitamin C, green tea extract, globe artichoke extract, thiamine, taurine and chromium picolinate. Simply apply a patch to a clean, dry and hairless area of your skin before your first drink. Patches can be left on for up to 24 hours.

If you are like me and suffer from Hayfever than give the Hay-Band a try. It works by applying pressure to the LI-11 point on either arm.  Acupressure is believed to increase the flow of natural energy through the stimulation of various pressure points and in doing so, help unblock energy pathways to the nose and throat, and promote wellbeing.


Look after your skin with the HEVL SPF 50 Face Crème from Skin Shop. We all know that UVA and UVB sun rays damage skin. What’s not so well-known is a third type of harmful ray called High Energy Visible Light (HEVL). HEVL are basically rays produced by daylight, whether it’s sunny or just light, these harmful rays can damage exposed skin. Although HEVL is a less well-known ray, it’s an important one as it causes as much damage as UVA and UVB combined together. Some sunglasses now protect against it. HEVL is a light non-greasy face cream with a skin-coloured tint.

Micro sprays are great with them being so compact and being able to get 300 sprays out of them. Theye mosquito repellent is a practical product that lasts for approx 6 hours from one application. The Theye SPF 30 suncream is ideal for not needing to carry a big bottle around with you.

Children are always falling over and getting cuts and scrapes. Did you know that Tea Tree Oil is a great natural antibacterial solution? The Thursday Plantation 100% natural Tea Tree Oil which inhibits a broad spectrum of bacteria  cleanses and protects skin abrasions and blemishes. 


When summer is here and you are yet to have got a tan then the all new Skinny Tan coconut water tanning mist is a great solution. The super hydrating mist is deliciously scented and develops to leave your skin with a healthy, glowing medium tan. The formula is quick drying so you can simply spritz and go - no need to rinse for a super natural looking result that won't streak or look orange. 


Talking of skin related products don't forget your little ones. The sun can really dry out childrens skin so using Aveeno Baby body wash and hair and body wash products on their skin can help bring back moisture. The soap-free formula gently cleanses leaving skin feeling moisturised. It is free from parabens, dyes, soap and alcohol and is formulated to minimise the risk of allergies, using colloidal oatmeal. And for little bottoms the Aveeno daily barrier cream helps to prevent nappy rash on the delicate area.

When on holiday I still like to wear make up and the Blank Canvus Cosmetics 6 piece brush set is a must have. The 6 piece set has you covered with a mix of face  eye and lip brushes. 


We love to go swimming on holiday and are looking forward to the splash Waterworld at Butlins. The kids splash about  hooded poncho towel in the Noah's ark design is highly absorbent and ideal for after swimming cuddles. Children feel the cold more once out of the water so is great for providing extra warmth. 


The Theye compact beach towel is going to be ideal for our trip to skegness beach as it's highly water absorbent and made from microfiber suede. The towel folds up small and fits into a compact and waterproof pouch that is ideal for fitting in hand luggage. I chose the sunset design as I feel it's such a summery colour.


Blake was in the need of a new swim shorts and these Splash about jammers in navy and jade are ideal for Blake as at 4 and half he is still not toilet trained. The jammers are designed like a happy nappy but in a cool sporty design. They are designed to mold to your child’s body and move as they move, the Splash Jammers are secured by a snug, yet comfortable rib at the waist and medical grade silicone at the thigh, making them the most reliable incontinence swim short on the market. Made from super soft neoprene in unisex sporty designs these form fitting incontinence shorts are ideal for those children who are only just potty trained as well as those requiring extra support due to faecal incontinence weakness. Splash Jammers are made to look exactly like normal swimwear meaning no one needs to know and you child can simply get on with enjoying all the benefits of swimming with none of the worry of accidents.


Last of all is a brand new summer hat for Blake from Buff wear. Buff wear sell a wide range of hats and I chose the Archery Blue pack kids hat. Made for kids, this ultralight cap is designed to enjoy the summer while protecting children from harmful UV sun radiation. Small-sized and adjustable, it becomes extremely small when packed: perfect to store inside any pocket or backpack!

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