Well it’s that time of year when the kids finish school and thoughts go to sunnier climes. As a beauty junkie, knowing what to pack for the Summer holiday can be a bit difficult, and I will be writing a post on what makeup I pack. After working my way through the minefield that is my makeup collection, I often forget about the essentials. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want all of my baggage allowance to be taken up with shampoo and shower gel. That’s why travel-sized products are so good – ok, so you can buy little plastic bottles and fill them up with products, but I’m lazy so I prefer to just buy some cheap and cheerful travel minis for my trips. Superdrug has a wide range of travel goodies available, and I’ve put together a little kit of must have items.
MAKEUP / WASH BAG
A see-through makeup up bag is always a good idea, and the Lilac PVC Stripe Organiser (£4.99) is pretty yet practical. You can easily see what items you have in there (as can airport security), and as it is PVC it is easy to clean (spillages and leaks do happen). I like the lilac stripes as they add some sense of design – after all, practical doesn’t have to be boring You can fit quite a few products in here, and it’s perfect for just throwing in your suitcase or hand luggage.
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Days on the beach and in the pool can play havoc with your hair, so you need to be able to wash it. You don’t want large bottles of product in your bag, so these little bottles from Superdrug’s Extracts range are ideal. The scent of the Coconut & Sweet Almond Shampoo reminds me exactly of holidays, whilst the Raspberry & Macademia Nut Conditioner smells fruity and fabulous. They leave your hair feeling lovely and clean and won’t take up a lot of space in your luggage.
For me, shower gel is a necessity. You want to wash all that sand off your body whilst still smelling gorgeous. I love these minis from the Fruity range. The Lime & Ginger is my favourite as it is clean and fresh and citrus always puts me in a holiday mood. You don’t need to use a huge amount to get a good lather, so whilst these might seem quite small, there’s more than enough for a two week jaunt to Marbs.
NAILS & HANDS
As well as hand cream, which is a travel must in my book, there are also some travel-sized goodies that you may not have thought of. Nail polish chips, it’s a sad fact of life. So having a travel-sized bottle of nail polish remover is great – and now you have no excuse not to match your toes to every bikini you’ve crammed in your case. Antibacterial Hand Gel is essential. I don’t like germs so having a little bottle of this with you will take away any fears you might have.
Just because you’re on your jollies doesn’t mean you should neglect your oral hygiene. Superdrug have you covered with their travel-sized Sensitive Whitening Toothpaste and the cutest little dental floss you ever did see. You can also get mini mouthwash and travel-friendly toothbrushes. Seriously, don’t forget these.
So now you’ve got the essentials sorted, you can concentrate on the really important stuff – like which one of the 40 highlighters you own to pack. If you’re heading off on your holidays soon then pop down to Superdrug and get stocked up.
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