Holiday Mode: My Travel Essentials

It’s that time! Summer has arrived with a bang and we are all anxiously packing our bags to go visit loved ones, explore an exciting new destination or just simply chill out in a home away from home. I was definitely one of those ‘over packers’ once upon a time, like a total diva I would literally take almost everything I owned even for a short weekend trip! After some enlightened wisdom and three kids later, I’ve learned to pack more efficiently and take the essentials along with me. Plus we need to leave room for shopping, right?













In my previous life, I never wore a watch and now I can hardly imagine getting anything done without one. When I travel, I like to take a watch that I can wear everyday and I can dress up or down depending on the occasion.  I love my new piece from Daniel Wellington! You can order extra straps that you can easily change on the spot incase you want to change it for a different look.  I’m loving the chic striped bracelet I have on now and I have a brown leather strap on hand for a more classic feel.

Guess what??  You can have yours too!

I have a special treat for you lovelies…you can avail of a special discount (code innerbeautybuzz)  It can be used on the official website for 15% off your purchase until  August 31st! 

They have a great selection to choose from and you’ll love the bracelet options :)













I’m totally in love with RMS beauty lip2cheek tins!  They are made from incredibly high quality all natural ingredients and the color blends into the skin like silky butter. I use this one in Smile for a more natural sun kissed every day look that works on my cheeks, lips and even doubles as an eye shadow.

And have you ever used a Konjac sponge? It’s made from 100% natural vegetable fibers packed with minerals and antioxidants and it exfoliates to the smoothest perfection. This will be your best friend on a beach vacation to keep ingrown hairs and dead skin (ewww) at bay. They even have smaller versions that you can use on your face!

Holland & Barrett has a great selection, one of favorite stores to get lost in for a while (like hours…). By they way, they’ve recently launched their online store, if you sign up for their newsletters you get 15% percent of your first purchase!














Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. This is one my biggest anti-aging secrets, I never skip a day and make sure that after I moisturize my face in the morning the SPF goes on right away.  I like this one from Herbal Essentials. It’s a light formula, not sticky or greasy, and a little goes a long way. I also use this one on my children so as they say, two birds with one stone :0

I picked up this Burt’s Bees lipstick during my trip to NYC, I really enjoying the deep berry color on my lips and although it doesn’t have much staying power (most natural formulations don’t) it is very moisturizing and nourishing. This color gives me the prefect pop of color for an evening out without having to go overboard with makeup.













And last but not least, this Hydrating Serum from Shirley Conlon Organics has become my go to night serum before I go to bed.  I wake up with my skin glowing like a goddess, it smells incredibly delicious and the luxurious mix of oils just melt right onto the skin as soon as you put it on.  When I travel, I use a little on the ends of hair as an SOS treatment or even to tame flyaways and frizz.  Shirley makes all of her products here in Dubai and I am one of her biggest fans. Her skincare range will take over the world one day, mark my words!


Happy Travels and Bon Voyage!


Where to buy:

Daniel Wellington Watches (15% off using code innerbeautybuzz!)

RMS Beauty

Konjac Sponge

Burt’s Bees (some products available at Holland&Barrett as well)

Herbal Essentials (Also available in leading pharmacies in UAE)

Shirley Conlon Organics and

Mariam Yasin

Mariam Yasin

Internationally renowned Wellness Expert, Trainer and Therapist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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