Top Suitcase Essentials for a Girl's Holiday

However excited you get about every detail of your girls-only holiday, it's amazing how easy it is to forget about the fairly crucial aspect of packing. To save you from the ultimate annoyance of arriving at your hotel only to discover that your favourite lipstick is at home, take a look at this handy list of suitcase essentials.

First of all, take a second look at your shoe collection. You might prize your new stilettos above all else, but an awful lot of those beautiful sunlit destinations have sandy beaches, cobbled stones, dangerous decking, or all of the above. Save yourself getting stuck in the floorboards with a stylish pair of wedges, and stick to sandals during the day. The more comfortable you are, the longer you'll be able to stay out dancing.

Similar rules apply for makeup - the heat and water make it pointless packing all your essentials from home. Bring powder, lip balm and bronzer, and avoid heavy eye makeup. Try booking in lash extensions before you leave to negate the risk of panda eyes altogether, or invest in something like Max Factor's Lashfinity 3 Day Mascara, which is waterproof, rub proof and sleep proof.

It wouldn't be a girls' holiday without some crazy nights out, so check out this beautiful Little Mistress collection to stock up on head-turning party dresses. Enjoy not having to worry about matching coats by going for bright, beautiful colours that will look great with a tan.

Speaking of which, bring more sun tan lotion than you think you need - chances are at least one of the girls will forget hers and borrow yours. Days spent wandering around in the sun can get pretty hot, so make sure you pack a cooling water mist. This will give your skin an extra boost of hydration, as well as preserving your make up and helping you to avoid overheating.

Finally, a camera is an absolute must-have if you're going away. If you haven't already got one, plenty of retailers also offer buy now pay later deals which means that you can feel free to go for the best one on the market. Remember, she who owns the camera gets to decide which photos go on Facebook, so it's worth being the one behind the lens!

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