First of all, avoid overstuffed toiletry bags by using small plastic bottles when packing for your summer holiday. Boots sell some cute ones!
You can fill these bottles with your favourite products, or buy from companies that sell travel ready samples. Ask for miniature sizes next time you buy your favourite cream or shampoo, or consider investing in sachets which take up almost no space. You can get anything from self-tanner to deodorant in sachets. And don’t forget your travel toothbrush!
Be sure to pack the minimum. Bring only the essentials from your skincare range and your make-up bag and limit yourself to only a few indulgences. This is supposed to be a holiday after all.
Leading make-up artists say that they can make up a whole face using just a cream blush from Mac. Find a suitable colour like light pink or peach, and use it on your cheeks as well as your lips. Then use tinted moisturiser with a little bronzer to give skin that sun kissed look. Finish off with a paint pot from Mac. A fantastic colour is Layin Low for the eyes. With a quick touch of mascara and you’re ready to go.
Multi-purpose oils or balms are also a must. They can be used for your hair, nails and cuticles and even your face.
The same goes for balms, a huge trend driven by the success of Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream.
Travelling can cause a lot of stress to the skin, especially if climate changes are part of your itinerary, so pack just a few versatile products to meet the ever-changing needs of your skin. Besides a hydrating face mask (in sachet form), a good hair conditioner is a must on holidays. When you’re heading to the sun, your hair will need extra attention. Even though a conditioner may seem like a big intruder in your toilet bag, it doubles as a leave in treatment for your hair at the beach. Conditioner can also be used as a shaving cream.
Last, but definitely not least, sun cream: one product where you can’t afford to think small! You need all you can get, so make sure you find space for a full bottle. This time of the year you will find great offers on sun creams.
As for your wardrobe…That’s a whole other story. Still, with all the beauty products you’ve off-loaded, you may just find room to pack that extra dress!
Happy holidays xx