Travel tools: Beauty on the go
Planning a mini break away? Less really is more when it comes to packing. Check out Yes to Tomatoes Travel Pack (€9.95), which has just what you need to keep your hair and skin looking good. It boasts mini containers of shampoo, conditioner, facial mask and hydrating cream, all packed with organic tomatoes and Dead Sea mud.
Sun worshippers will love Liz Earle's Sun Try-Me Kit, which includes Mineral Sun Cream, Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer and Botanical Aftersun Gel (€23).
For something a little different, check out the all-natural Burt's Bees Head to Toe Starter Kit (from €16.95, available from selected pharmacies and health shops). It includes a lot more than normal travel kits -- check out this list: peppermint foot lotion, lemon and butter cuticle cream, beeswax and banana hand cream, milk and honey body lotion, vitamin E body and bath oil, carrot complexion soap and beeswax balm.
If you're travelling somewhere sunny and have a bit more space in your case, then you should definitely pack Bobbi Brown's Beach Sunscreen Body Spray SPF15 (€26). It's a lightweight, non-greasy and water-resistant formulation that offers great protection against UVA and UVB rays, and is fragranced with a delicious blend of sand, jasmine, sea spray and mandarin.
Sisley's Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 (€99, from Brown Thomas) may be pricey but it contains lots of essential oils, vitamin E and plant extracts and can be used all over your face, neck and décolletage.
Finally Clarins SOS Sunburn Soother (€36) is terrific if you did happen to over-indulge. It lives up to its name and also helps repair skin and prevent peeling.
But make sure to give it enough time to sink in properly before you get dressed.
And no matter how compact your hand luggage is, anyone planning on a swim should definitely make sure to squeeze in Estée Lauder's Double Wear Mascara (€24), which excels in hot and humid conditions and yet easily washes off with water.
Clarins Instant Sun Light Eye Quartet & Liner Palette (€35) is a gorgeous mix of three metallic shades, a deep matte cocoa and a seriously intense nutmeg liner, which is the perfect accessory for a sultry night out.
Make sure your journey is as stress free as possible by tucking a tube of Tisserand's Essential Travel Ease Oil (€6.50) into your handbag. It's a refreshing roll-on remedy that works wonders on tired travellers.