Jetting off this half term? Whether you’re heading for a cosy cottage in West Wales or hitting the sandy beaches of St Tropez we’ve put together the ultimate list of travel beauty products to keep you looking fabulous this half term.
Hair can become easily frazzled, especially when you’re away. The sea, swimming pools, the sun, even wind can dry out your hair. That means when you’re on holiday you should be treating your hair kindly.
The Philip Kingsley Body and Shine Jet Set (£28.50) contains everything you need to keep your hair shiny and healthy. Featuring a 75ml tube of the Elasticizer, Body Building Shampoo and Moisture Balancing Conditioner. This combination of products provides essential hydration to the hair without weighing it down, leaving your hair shiny, bouncy and tangle free.
Available from: www.philipkingsley.co.uk and John Lewis.
For easy styling while you are away try the Ouai All the Ouai Up Kit (£25). This set of mini Ouai products will ensure your hair is full of volume and movement all day long. The kit contains the Dry Shampoo Foam to refresh your roots, the Volume Spray which will provide effortless ‘oomph’ and the Texturising Hair Spray to keep your hair polished all day.
Available from: www.theouai.co.uk, www.cultbeauty.co.uk and SpaceNK.
Whether you’re baking on the beach or hiking through the wind and rain your skin will be craving moisture. These travel kits are perfect for keeping your skin happy while you’re away.
NUXE The Essentials Travel Kit (£14) features essentials from the cult French skincare brand. The kit has everything you need to look after your skin – the multi-tasking Huile Prodigieuse oil, the Reve de Miel face cleansing and makeup removing gel, Crème Prodigieuse soothing moisture cream, nourishing Reve de Miel hand cream and Prodigieux Shower Oil will leave your skin smooth and nourished all week long.
If your skin is a bit sensitive or you prefer a simpler routine, then give First Aid Beauty’s FAB Faves to go kit (£22). The FAB faves to go kit contains the basics for achieving healthy skin – cleanser/makeup remover, exfoliant and moisturiser. First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream, Facial Radiance Pads and Face Cleanser are all gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive skins.
Holiday makeup is all about ease. No one wants to spend hours on their makeup while their family enjoys themselves by the pool, but we all want to look and feel good.
Becca’s Passport to Glow Makeup Set (£40) brings you all the products you need to achieve that healthy holiday glow. Including a brand new shade of Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter called Royal Glow, a Glow Gloss in Champagne Crème and the iconic Backlight Priming Filter this set is ideal for boosting your holiday no makeup look.
Available from: John Lewis.
For an elevated evening look that still encapsulates those glowy beachy vibes try Charlotte Tilbury’s The Golden Goddess Set (£165).This set contains everything you need to recreate Charlotte’s Golden Goddess look – a makeup look that epitomises radiant sun kissed glamour. The set features the Golden Goddess Eyeshadow Luxury Palette, Sophia Classic Eyeliner, Full Fat Lashes Mascara, Ecstasy Cheek to Chic Blush, Pillowtalk Lip Cheat lip liner, Stoned Rose KISSING lipstick and Ibiza Nights Lip Lustre lip gloss.
If you fancy topping up your tan before you hit the beach or want to amaze your friends with your staycation tan don’t miss Vita Liberata’s pHenomenal Mousse travel set (£37.50). Vita Liberata’s Medium Tanning Mousse offers a long-lasting colour and a perfect fade whilst being organic, natural, paraben & alcohol-free, non-toxic and vegan. This travel set contains a 50ml version of the mousse as well as a Super Fine Skin Polish to prep your skin for tan application and a Tanning Mitt to ensure a perfect application every time.
SPF is important no matter where you’re going for your half term holiday – up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds. It is vital to protect your hair and skin from damage caused by these harmful rays.
Ultrasun’s Festival Essentials Pack (£46)has all your SPF needs. The Glimmer Shimmering Sun Protection SPF20 is a gentle yet effective sun lotion that also perfects your skin with an enviable glimmer. The Face Tinted Anti-Ageing Sun Protection SPF30 is a lightweight, tinted formula that will protect your face from the wrinkle-causing UV rays. The Daily UV Hair Protector Spray detangles sun-stressed hair whilst protecting it from any further damage. Finally protect lips from the sun, wind and cold with the Lip Protection & Care SPF30.
Available from: www.lookfantastic.com.
We’ve all experienced those terrible hotel hair dryers that take an age to get your hair dry but who wants to pack a full sized hair dryer?
ghd have come to the rescue with their ghd Flight Travel Hairdryer (£59).
The flight travel hairdryer is lightweight and compact, at just 422g, whilst still providing the styling power you want. It’s 50% lighter than the ghd air professional hairdryer, yet still has 70% of the power. The ghd flight comes with two variable temperature settings, a removable nozzle for precision drying, foldable handle and a protective travel case.
The ghd flight means you can travel with a premium performing hairdryer without the hassle.