Monday 20 November 2017

Get set to travel light with bite-sized beauty essentials

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Aveda Suncare After-Sun hair masque
NYX Cosmetics Bronzer and Blushercombo
Denman D14 Panther hairbrush
Roger Gallet Gingebre Rouge Eau Fraiche
Voya Sincare travel kit
Deirdre Reynolds

Deirdre Reynolds

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 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.

This week

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.

Celeb style

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.

Irish Independent

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