Travelling beauty essentials

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Travelling beauty essentials – the ultimate edit for your summer holiday

January 15, 2014

Hands up if you turn into a complete hoarder when it comes to packing. You may be perfectly organised in real life, but show a girl a suitcase and suddenly you have to take every piece of clothing/beauty product/book you’ve ever owned in her life. Guilty! Thankfully, we’ve streamlined down the best beauty essentials you need for your summer holiday away. You’re welcome…

Mini hair kit O&M

It’s impossible to plan for holidays. No matter how organised you think you are, inevitably, something gets forgotten. The smart people at O&M have made travelling haircare a cinch though, with their mini kit of five mini products, either geared towards hair that needs a little more hydration, or that just needs ongoing maintenance while you are away. What a godsend.

Bioderma makeup remover

If you haven’t tried this eye makeup removing game changer, you owe it to yourself to. Perfect for stubborn/glitter/party makeup, those with sensitive skin or waterproof mascara, this cleansing water in handy travel size is highly addictive.

Tan extender

A good holiday always starts with a good tan (like everything in life, really) but there’s nothing worse than having your tan fade mid island vacay. MoroccanTan’s Glow 2 in 1 Extender combines a gradual tanner with skin silkifying argan oil (full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids to maximise glow and reduce the appearance of wrinkle lines) that you can apply every day to elongate your bronzed look.

Tangle Teezer

Compact and highly detangling, the Tangle Teezer is the ultimate travel companion. Stashes easily inside your carry on baggage, it’s great for a northern hemisphere winter escape when your strands get battered around in cold climate, right through to your summer holiday when you are basically living in the ocean. Trust us, the Tangle Teezer is possibly the best detangler to use on wet hair. Even after you’ve returned home to miserable, post-vacay life.


If you’re anything like us, packing your makeup kit can be harder than your clothes. “But what happens if we go out to this amazing [insert place here] and I need to choose between my 50 eye colours”. We’ve all been there. Known for their incredible colours, textures and hold Urban Decay has recently released their latest palette: The Naked Palette 3. Made up of the most gorgeous gold, rose gold and warm tones, this palette has you sorted for thousands of colour combinations. You can get rid of everything else, trust us.