Essential Travel Size Buys
Prepping for your holidays can be a hassle; you’ve spent days picking out your summer finest, used every trick in the book to fit them all in (including the stuffing-your-knickers- into-your- shoes trick) and have spent the last half hour sitting on your case while your mate/boyfriend/dad tries to zip it closed. When it finally closes, case groaning against the strain, you mentally high-five yourself before realising there’s a giant bag of toiletries sitting on your bedside table that won’t be going anywhere near the inside of your case. You won’t have that problem again, because we’ve gone searching for your holiday beauty essentials — travel-size.
Hotel ‘shampoo’ (aka shower gel) will not a good hair day make, and it certainly won’t protect you against the sun, sand and sea, so bringing good hair products is essential. Schwarzkopf, BC Bonacure Sun Protect range has entered the mini circuit and has perfected the travel pack. The three-prong 100ml kit provides you with everything you need for gorgeous locks. The shampoo soothes sun-stressed hair, while limiting sun and salt damage, their spray conditioner shields hair against UV rays and the after-sun treatment nourishes, repairs and smoothes. A fabulous treat for every follicle.
BC Bonacure Sun Protect Travel Kit -15.95
We all know the dangers of not protecting ourselves against the sun, and just the outer damage (i.e. wrinkles) is enough to make you break out the sunscreen. Of course, you don’t want to have to cart around a family pack of factor every time you head outside. Luckily the good people at Nivea have come up with a non-greasy, water resistant sunscreen in 50ml. The perfect size to pop in your pocket… or even your clutch!
NIVEA SUN Pocket SIZE SPF 30, -5.79
NIVEA SUN Travel Kit, -12.50
We all want a natural look on holidays, one that makes you look like you’re positively glowing. Even if it is achieved with make-up! Enter Benefit’s Finding Mr. Bright, complete with Girl Meets Pearl highlighter, Posietint lip and cheek stain, High Beam and Erase Paste brightening concealor. This all-in compact has everything you’ll need to look radiant, whether you’re on the beach or on the batter!
Finding Mr Bright, Benefit, Appx -35
So once your face is looking fab, it’s time to get body beautiful. ModelCo have Alice in Wonderlanded their tan range into JET-SET MINIS – so while you’re working on your beach bronzing, you don’t have to rock the ‘milky white’ look. All the cult classics, like Tan in a Can (90ml, -19) and Tan Prep Body Polish (100ml, -10) are available, along with some new products, including my personal favourite, ModelCo Tan Mousse (100ml, -15).
The original TINC Heart Splitter! Love these little headphone splitters from UK stationary brand TINC.… Share your sounds with a friend or buy a few so all your friends can listen at once! You can also plug in speakers. The perfect gadget for holidays and long days lying on the beach. Not to mention all the other TINC gems they have on their site. …£9 from tinc.uk.com
So get your mini essentials and use your case’s space for what it was intended. Lots of shoes.
Laura Bury for stylesiren.ie