For this month’s The Beauty Thread, we’re bringing all the summer vibes with a pool-proof vacay routine from our Partnerships Manager, Jess. Currently soaking up the sun, she will be talking you through her holiday heroes…

I tend to be the one in the office to have my ‘Out of Office’ on more of August than off, and currently enjoying a sunny week in Spain. I like to keep my makeup routine simple and natural on holiday, so here are a few of my favourite go-to products for getting beach club ready!


Although foundation on holiday is often frowned upon, it’s not something that I use liberally when in the heat; I don’t like to feel like I have a lot on, so I apply sparingly. The bareMinerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation is THE perfect formula for holiday and the scorching temperatures! It’s light in formula and can be applied so naturally, seamlessly blending for a my skin, but better look. Even better, it’s SPF20 so a must-have addition for the holiday makeup bag!


Bronzer is essentially an instant face tan on holiday, so it’s definitely part of my go-to! The SportFX Performance Powder & Bronzer Compact is a new addition, but what a great one! I use the medium shade and it adds the perfect radiant glow whether you’re just adding a touch or going all out across the face. This also makes a great multitasking product; I like to use it as not only a bronzer, but for contouring, eyeshadow and brows, too! It’s always a bonus finding a bronzer that doesn’t sweat off. Right?


When only travelling hand luggage, you really do have to be selective with the many eye shadow palettes to choose from! When I’m not multitasking with a bronzer, and want something a little more special, I always look for a product that is super easy to use but gives something extra. That’s why the MUA Roll On Shimmer is a must – it’s the perfect pinky shade, and SO easy to apply. Top tip! You can even use it as a shimmer blush, or highlighter too!


When looking for the perfect liquid eyeliner to take away with me, of course it has to be waterproof – because most of my time will be at the beach and around the pool. Thankfully, this month’s Haul of Fame – the Eyeko Eye Do Eyeliner – ticks all the holiday boxes! So easy to apply, and featuring a really great thin tip, this liner is ideal for creating a subtle pool-proof flick! Don’t forget to and a little bit of waterproof mascara to complete the look – I’m currently using the L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes in Extra Black!

A shimmered, natural, holiday glow and you’re good to go! Now all that’s left is to grab your favourite floaty and head for the pool. This awesome Sink or Swim ring was purchased from Amara. Get 20% off their diverse range of products when you build a box this month. Going on holiday? A fun inflatable would be a great choice!

Shop my favourites below.


SportFX Performance Powder & Bronzer Compact
MUA Roll On Shimmer
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner