Get set to travel light with bite-sized beauty essentials
Published 21/06/2014 | 02:30
Sun, sea and ... stress. Between excess baggage fees and security restrictions, packing for your summer holiday can leave you in need of a holiday.
Now at least you don't have to abandon your usual beauty regime at the airport too. Travel-sized beauty is no longer limited to those decade-old hotel bottles rattling around your bottom drawer.
Here we reveal the holiday essentials that will help you sizzle by the sea.
Aveda Suncare After-Sun Hair Masque (25ml), €6, available from Aveda salons and spas nationwide
Crammed with morikue protein and Vitamin E to protect your mane, and shea butter and coconut oil to soothe it, this itsy bitsy hair mask is a lifesaver for sun-sizzled tresses.
VOYA Skincare Travel Kit, €20, see www.voya.ie for stockists
Whether you're holidaying at home or away, Irish beauty brand VOYA's travel kit is crammed with everything a girl needs to glow on the go, including a mini Cleanse & Mend Hydrating Cleaning Milk and Me Time Daily Facial Moisturiser.
Denman D14 Panther Hairbrush, €9, available from Boots nationwide
If humidity wrecks your head on hols, be sure to pack this handbag-sized styling brush as well. Available in a range of snazzy animal print designs, its rounded nylon pins help fight the frizz for a salon perfect finish on safari.
Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge Eau Fraîche Fragrance (30ml), €17.50, available from select pharmacies and Marks & Spencer beauty halls nationwide
Anyone who's ever had their favourite perfume confiscated by airport security will understand why this exotic spritz is a holiday essential.
NYX Cosmetics Bronzer & Blusher Combo, €10.99, available from pharmacies nationwide
If you're going to beat the baggage charges this summer, then multifunctional make-up – such as this clever bronzer/blusher duo in 'Sunrise in Bali' – is a must.
Nothing spoils your holiday before it's even begun like a shampoo spill. Avoid unzipping your suitcase to a sticky mess by stashing your beauty products in a waterproof bag in transit. But those sandwich sacks you get at the airport have nothing on designer Victoria Green's latest collection of beauty bags, including this Swallows Print Vanity Case, €21.50, available from Debenhams nationwide.
X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger always looks, in her own words, 'schmazing' in the sun. The 35-year-old swaps her usual foundation for tinted moisturiser with SPF while soaking up the rays. Her favourite is Joeur's Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF20, apparently.