My Top 10 Island Escape Essentials

Hello lovelies,
I'm so sorry I didn't share this post sooner but sometimes life just gets in the way. Summer is now coming to an end but I still want to share this post with you guys in case you're lucky enough to be jetting off to a tropical island escape while we head towards winter. (In which case I'm very jealous!) Without further ado, here are my top 10 island escape essentials:

1. Cute Bikini/One Piece
For obvious reasons! I'm in love with my Tigerlily bikini and classic style one piece from Show Pony. 

2. Wide Brim Hat & Some Stylish Sunnies
Perfect for protecting yourself from the sun while looking super cute and stylish.

3. Cute Floral Playsuits/Dresses
To relax in while you sip a few cocktails by the pool.

4. Body Scrub
I loooooooove these 2 body scrubs I've been using lately - Soap & Glory's Breakfast Smoothie Scrub and Life's a Beach Coconut Scrub. Both smell so delicious and scrubs are great for scrub off dead skin so your skin is glowing and prepped for some fake tan.

5. Gradual Tanner
Perfect for building up a tan during your holiday but without the damaging side effects of a natural tan. This Bondi Sands gradual tanner gives you the most natural looking tan you won't even be able to tell that it's fake!

6. Sun Tan Oil
I'll be honest, sometimes I just like the look and feel of a real tan, but this Reef sun tan oil has SPF15 so does give your skin the extra protection while letting your skin darken slightly. If you prefer not to damage your skin at all, they also have an SPF30 lotion.

7. A Tropical Fragrance
Such as this Juicy Couture one gets you in the mood!

8. Bronzer and Highlighter
For accentuating that glowing face!

9. Moisturizing Lip Balm and Shampoo and a Liquid Lipstick
Sometimes sand and salt water can wreck havoc on our features including our lips and hair. Make sure you take extra moisturising shampoo, conditioner and lip balm! It will be a life saver! And a liquid lipstick can't hurt for a lasting pop of colour on your lips.

10. Travel Journal & Passport
Definitely the most important item you will need! I love having my travel journal to document all the cool adventures and all the experiences I have when travelling. And this one from Kikki.K is super cute!

What are your summer essentials when escaping on an island holiday? Let me know in the comments below!

Kelly xx


  1. Yeeees! I love matching scents when I travel! When I went to Austria for NYE a few years back, I brought Vera Wang Princess with me because it's really warm and sweet. Now everytime I wear it, it brings me back to that time :)

    Summer essentials wise, I always pack a hat, really easy throw over dresses (because I'm lazy), loads of sunscreen, and not too much makeup (because I'm lazy - ha!) x

    Katina |

    1. Thanks for your comment Katina!

      Yes the Vera Wang perfume is amazing! That's so cool that it reminds you of that memory!

      Throw over dresses sound perfect, I'm very lazy on my holidays too! Haha
      Kelly xx

  2. The brown sandals and straw hat would make my list - go with everything, super I just need an island vacation.

    1. Yes they do, such great summer staples!
      Kelly xx

  3. So many cute things!! I love that bikini! My essentials are pretty much the same, haha. Sandals, swimsuit, dress, done! ;)

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  5. OMG I mucked up my comments bc I had two of your posts open at once haha! I've still got to try Bondi Sands! I've lived here for a year now and still haven't given it a go - pretty poor form! Beautiful photos x

    Elese |