whenever i receive beauty samples, i try to save them for travelling to avoid having to haul heavy full-size shampoo and moisturiser with me. i have a few new goodies waiting to be tested out, so they’ll be in my bag on my work trip later this week, along with my tried and tested travel beauty essentials.
before heading off, i’ll be doing a little prep with a base tan from ldn: skins self tan mousse. i’ve tried out most fake tans under the sun, but since discovering this brand earlier this year, i’ve been a convert.
i’m excited to try out some new additions to my beauty cupboard: spf50 antioxidant-infused sunscreen mist by supergoop (i adore their anti-ageing city sunscreen serum and their acai infusion spf30 lip balm already, so i’m expecting greatness from this), and thalgo frigimince spray, which claims to revive tired legs after a long day – judging by my itinerary, this baby will be getting plenty of use.
malin + goetz is one of my absolute favourite beauty brands – their candles are to die for. i received this handy travel essentials kit recently. it includes cleanser, face moisturiser, body wash, body moisturiser, shampoo and conditioner – everything you need, and in a carry-on friendly pouch. sold!
cult product swimcap by philip kingsley will be slathered on my hair to protect from the effects of chlorine or salt water, while vichy eau thermal water mist will hydrate my skin in the heat. a bright and punchy nail colour is a must, so i’m bringing one of my current staples, barry m papaya.
finally, my makeup. i like to keep it fresh and simple in hot weather, and these new samples from pb fave smashbox will be all i need. spf20 photo finish primer, spf35 bb cream for just enough coverage without the heavy feel of foundation, a touch of mascara and my new best friend: o-glow is an intuitive gel which transforms from clear to a natural flush when applied to your cheeks. i’m obsessed with this product at the moment.
and i’m ready for the sunshine! can’t wait to see if any of the new products will be making the migration to my permanent collection. i’ll let you know!
what are your travel essentials?