We’ve probably all seen those video tutorials on how to pack a suitcase perfectly? How to roll your clothes to stop them creasing. Or stuff bottles inside your shoes to maximise precious space. Or putting heavy items at the bottom nearest the wheels for balance and to prevent squashing the lighter stuff. But let’s face it, most of us are probably guilty of over-packing. Hands up if you bring back at least of half of the clothes you packed still unworn. But what holiday essentials can you not leave the house without? A pack of cards for the riotous games you only ever play on holiday? A favourite top, that’s been with you on more holidays than it probably should have done? Or our old friend, the corkscrew.
Holiday Hair Care
For us, our holiday essential has to be one of our shower caps. We all know that our hair takes a bit of a bashing on holiday with the damage caused by the sun, sand and chlorine, so a shower cap is always perfect for protecting your hair. And it's rather handy for covering your hair when using conditioning treatments. (More on our favourite hair treatments in a later blog.)
But there are also international “pool rules” to consider. Just as men have to wear speedos rather than trunks in French swimming pools, did you know that in Italy (and some Spanish parcs), you have to wear a swimming cap?
Putting the thought of men in speedos aside for a moment, why would you consider crushing your hair and squeezing your head in to a tight fitting lycra cap when you could glide up and down the pool in an elegant shower cap? Just saying…..
Whilst we are not suggesting for one minute, that a Dilly Daydream shower cap is necessarily practical when diving in off the 10m board, it will certainly keep your hair out of the pool water and protect it from chlorine splashes, whilst maintaining an element of glamour.
Holiday Skin Care
One new thing that will definitely be going in the suitcase this year is Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days ultra-replenishing lotion for very dry skin. Words cannot express how much we love this extremely economical everyday moisturiser. Never have we had such lovely soft, smooth and hydrated skin. Discovered by one of our other halves (yes, a man, who moisturises voluntarily!), it has now become a firm Dilly Daydream favourite.
What have we forgotten? We'd love to know what your holiday essentials are!
Top Drawer London, Olympia, 17 – 19 January 2016
We are very excited to be exhibiting at our first ever Top Drawer at Olympia, London, the UK’s leading international design-led event for creative retailers and brands.
Come along and see us on stand T61 in the wellbeing section of the GIFT sector. We will be showing our full range of shower caps, sponge bags, makeup bags and eye masks, including some brand new designs for Spring 2016. We will have some new fun and funky shower caps for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, as well as some rather sumptuous lavender eye masks to match the new sponge bags, making a perfect gift set!
With a wide range of colours, prints and fabrics to choose from, our products are easy to match to & display with linens, towels, gifts and beauty products.
All our products are made in the UK to the highest standards whilst offering the utmost in luxury.
For more information about Top Drawer and how to register for FREE, please visit www.topdrawer.co.uk
Dilly Daydream Stand T61 Top Drawer London
17 – 19 January 2016
Used to treat a range of ailments such as insomnia, migraines and joint pains, the aroma of lavender has a relaxing effect on the body as well as the mind and soul. It has a multitude of culinary uses and to top it all, lavender plants are an excellent way of attracting butterflies and bees in to the garden.
The simple aroma of lavender can aid relaxation. Breathing in the scent of lavender lowers the heart rate helping you to drift off. This is the reason we have chosen Cotswold lavender to put in our eye masks and soothing wheat wraps and why both have become part of our relaxation routine at the end of the day.
Did you also know that combining lavender and a shower cap can help combat dandruff!? Simply combine 15 drops of lavender oil with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, warm it in the microwave and massage it in to your scalp. Pop on a shower cap and leave for an hour before shampooing out. After a few treatments, you should start to see the results.
Lavender is not just for the medicine cabinet though. Why not try incorporating the leaves and flowers of lavender in to salads, vinegars, jellies, ice creams, soft drinks and cocktails?
Most importantly of all though…..bees LOVE lavender and as we all know, bees as pollinators, are vital to our food chain. What’s not to love?