I love packing for a holiday or weekend away, but it has taken me a few years to master the art of packing light… especially when it comes to beauty products. Rather annoyingly, these tend to be the items that are the heaviest and most likely to leak everywhere…but fear not, here are 5 products that will prevent your suitcase from being over the weight limit AND reduce the risk of arriving at your destination to find shampoo/ foundation/ cleanser all over your holiday clothes!
Avoid any in-transit spillages with a solid shampoo bar. Lush do a whole range of solid shampoos (and conditioners!) for a plethora of hair types so there is something to suit everyone. Simply, lather the bar between your hands, massage into your scalp, and rinse. Plus, they last freakin’ ages and avoid unnecessary plastic packaging so you can do your bit for the environment too! Lush also offers nifty tins (£2.50) to store your bar in so you can keep your washbag clean and organised whilst your on your travels.
My beauty sponge is an everyday essential for me when it comes to makeup application. However, when traveling or on the go, I’m always hesitant to put my damp sponge back into my makeup bag where its likely to transfer foundation over everything and pick up bacteria. But Beautyblender and Real Techniques have come up with a solution, both these handy travel cases allow you to touch-up and go whilst protecting your makeup bag from foundation stains and your beauty sponge from unwanted bacteria!
Cabin pressure on flights can cause toiletries to explode or leak everywhere, so minimising the number of liquid products you pack for holiday is essential. This solid camomile cleansing butter from The Body Shop is super compact and is under 100ml so its carry-on friendly too! This product is perfect for removing stubborn makeup and cleansing the skin, simply use your fingertips to massage the product into the skin, then remove with warm water and a flannel! Plus, the tin aids in reducing our everyday plastic consumption so whats not to love!
Tangle Teezer’s are every long-haired girl’s best friend. I’m, some would say, blessed, by having lengthy, wavy, thick hair, however when it came to brushing and managing my locks it would often be a tiresome and sometimes painful experience. But, the Tangle Teezer is a godsend as it can detangle the most unruly hair quickly and pain-free! I’ve got both the original Tangle Teezer, their new Wet Detangler Brush and their Compact Styler. Their all fab but the compact styler is smaller and comes with a clip on protector to keep the bristles intact… It’s a travel must-have!
When packing for holiday I tend to always go a bit O.T.T. when deciding what makeup to take away with me. But a decent travel palette can be a real life saver as it reduces the number of products you take with you. This palette from Tarte includes three matte and three shimmer (warm-toned) eyeshadows, a contour and highlight powder. Plus, its Tarte so you know the pigmentation and blend-ability will be great. Tarte also has a variety of six-pan miniature eyeshadow palettes and some super compact contour palettes so have a browse and see what suits your traveling needs!
I hope you found these product suggestions helpful for your next trip. Please don’t forget to comment below and let me know any other essential travel beauty items that you can’t live without!