SKIN TRAVEL TIPS

I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my skin care routine. But from a former beauty editor, trust me it’s not about how much you’re spending on products or how many you can slather on your face. I believe that less is more when it comes to beauty, especially when you’re got luggage restrictions to think about (more on packing here). There are some things I’ll never skip though. So; tried and tested, here are my skin travel tips.

BIG BEAUTY BRANDS FOR LESS

Why does everything always run out at the same time? Shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, cleanser, the lot! Replacing them all in one go makes such a massive dent that sometimes I end up picking lesser quality stuff just because it’s cheap. I’ll want to try a fancy professional conditioner but can’t commit to spending that much on something I’m not sure if I’ll like. I’d like to treat myself to fragranced body lotion to match my perfume, but the price tag puts me off. That’s why I like shopping in TK Maxx to pick up big beauty brands for less. I always have a rummage in the beauty department when I’m in buying travel or workout bits and the range has at least doubled during their ‘big brand beauty fortnight’ that’s on in store at the moment.

Summer Sun Make Up Must Haves

I try to wear less make up (and clothes, admittedly) on holidays plus I’m always conscious of baggage allowance, but I’m a sucker for limited edition summer packaging so this lot made it into my holiday make up bag on my recent trip to Turkey. What are your summer sun make up must haves? The edit, clockwise from top: MAC Turquatic EDT // Benefit They’re Real Mascara Beyond Blue // Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylo // Clarins Aquatic Treasures Waterproof Eye Pencil Aquatic Green // The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome // Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector Coral

Vintage Tea Party

Last week I popped along to the launch of the Vintage Tea Party in the Beacon Hotel. Bubbles, make up, afternoon tea, cocktails and dinner …so yeah, basically a few variations of food and drink with some girly fun thrown in for good measure – the makings of a bloody good night away.