I’m a big fan of leaving the usual suspects at home and chucking a set of mini products in the bag for holidays and weekends away. Besides the obvious advantage of lighter luggage (more room for shopping?) I love the way using certain products on holiday creates an instant fragrant footprint, forever associated with a specific set of hopefully happy memories. Ever used a shampoo and been instantly transported back somewhere? That.
Here’s a few ideas to get you going…
Bliss Lemon & Sage Sink Side
Bliss Lemon & Sage Sink Side is a set of six travel sized best sellers, imbued with the freshest summery scent ever! The set contains:
- Supershine Shampoo
- Conditioning Rinse
- Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
- Soapy Suds Body Wash & Bubbling Bath
- Body Butter
I love that not only do the products come in a resealable plastic case, but each item is properly sealed, so no worries about leakage en route! And did I mention how good they smell?
Bliss Sink Side, £20.50 at Bliss or John Lewis Bliss also has a great offer of a free Summer Scents Bath & Body Duo (worth £35.90) when you spend £40 or more here! Just use code SUMMER13 at checkout (valid until 26 July 2013).
PurMinerals Glow All Year
PurMinerals Glow All Year is a great way to try some of the brand’s products, even if you aren’t heading to exotic climes. This set includes:
- Mineral Glow Bronzer
- Glam Stick Illuminator
- Pout Pluming Lip Gloss (a light, translucent gold)
I’ve included a swatch to show you the bronzer in particular. I didn’t expect this to work on me in a million years, but actually it’s great for most skin tones as it’s pure brown - no red or orange undertones. I’ve been using the full size of this product most days lately, applied with my Real Techniques Duo Fibre brush (review here). Glam Stick Illuminator is a lovely pale slightly rose gold - again, I’m a big fan of this and come across very few highlighters that I get on with. The gloss (not pictured) I’m less fussed on, as I like a gloss to add colour rather than just shine - and gold lips aren’t really my thing.
Pur Minerals Glow All Year £15 at M&S
Label M Mini Airliner
Label M Mini Airliner contains travel sizes of some of my favourites from this hair range (developed by Toni&Guy), which is impossible to go wrong with in my experience. More generous than the usual travel sizes, these are 50-60ml each. The kit is customisable to suit your hair’s needs - including 1 shampoo & 1 conditioner and a choice of any two ‘Create & Complete’ styling products.
In my kit…
- Deep Cleansing Shampoo (removes excess oils & build up)
- Moisturising Conditioner
- Blow Out Spray (volume + heat/UV protection)
- Shine Spray
My motto: be brave, leave the old faithfuls at home and have fun experimenting with miniature newness on holiday! (Sadly mine are over so I’m hoping you’ll do this on my behalf!)