Summer City Break Essentials For Her

We are spending the summer in NYC again this year and have been on the hunt for practical and stylish things to pack. Here are a few of the little gems that we’ve come up with so far!

The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence – We usually buy our sunscreen when we get to NYC. There are so many pharmacies on every corner that you are guaranteed to find what you need. Being fair skinned I need the highest factor sun protection possible so I love the choice they seem to have in the US vs the UK.

One thing I always take is a facial SPF though and The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence has a feather light, milk-to-water essence with broad spectrum UV filters, brightening red algae and antioxidant Vitamin C. This sits so well on my skin and has UVA Protection: PA++++ so it helps protect skin from UVA rays, including long UVA rays, which reach deep within the skin and accelerate the process of skin ageing. It boasts UVB protection: SPF 50 helps protect skin from UVB rays that trigger redness and damage the skin’s surface. Anti-dullness: With red algae extract and vitamin C also brightens skin for a more luminous complexion. Perfect for applying every morning before you leave the hotel. Find it priced at £16.00 in your local The Body Shop store or online:


Keep your hair at bay – When you are spending most of your days outside in the summer, a handy thing to have in your bag is a supply of practical hair products. These fab hairbands from the July Glossybox will definitely come in useful!

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Scunci hair grips are perfect for sectioning off bits of your hair to keep it off your face! Or for creating some on-trend hairstyles this summer. They are super small and handbag friendly which is exactly what you need when you are travelling! My teenage daughter will get just as much use out of these as I will. Find them at Boots.


Regatta Trainers – one thing you’ll need if you visit NYC for any long period of time is suitable pair of trainers that will handle lots of walking! The best way to really experience the city is on foot and these ‘Lady Marine Shoes’ in Grey Marl from Regatta are a budget friendly choice. They will go with just about any outfit and are comfortable yet sturdy. Priced at £29.95 from


Rotary Havana Ladies Mother of Pearl Watch – If you are looking for a stylish but practical watch to wear on your city break, then look no further. This Rotary Havana Ladies Mother of Pearl watch features a stunning white mother of pearl dial with nickel plated daupine hands, is powered by a super-accurate quartz movement and also features a beautiful stone set bezel which surrounds the 31mm case. It’s beautiful and would make the perfect travel accessory!

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Maui Jim Moonbow Sunglasses are the perfect choice for sunny summer travelling. The lens features Maui Rose® which hosts a subtle rose tone and is the most comfortable for the wearer’s eyes. The lens is created with SuperThin Glass which is suited to a wearer who wants high clarity vision. The Moonbow range was inspired by the visual perfection created when moonlight reflects and refracts through water droplets. These sunglasses are perfect for all conditions whether it’s in England or New York City.  Maui Jim Moonbow Sunglasses are priced at £245 from

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