What To Pack This Summer

As you’re faced with a bulging suitcase, deciding what to pack can be fraught and frustrating. Whether you’re staycationing or flying long haul, when it comes to summer hair and skincare these are the travel companions no women should be without.

Halo Fragrance Free Facial Wipes, £1.20
Especially suited to sensitive skin, these handy little cleansing wipes are perfect for packing. Slim-line enough to slip into your handbag for flights, they refresh skin and because they’re fragrance free they’re suitable for sensitive skin. Find out what other Glossies say here.

Noxi Doxi Enhancing Serum Base, £33.46
When travelling takes it toll on skin, this base not only smoothes, but feeds it with anti-oxidants to beat free radicals induced by UV rays and pollution. The CRC6 moisturising complex keeps the surface of your skin well-moisturised while penetrating deep down to hydrate the skin cells. What do glossies say? Read here.

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray, £6.99
Holiday hair is given a helping hand with this genius spray. Mist it over wet hair, scrunch it through the lengths and allow it to air dry to create just-out-of-the-surf waves. And it works just as well once you’re back home too.

Mavala Mini Nail Colour, £4.75
Mavala have great colour collections and minis means that 1.) the colour doesn’t start getting gloopy before you’re done with the it 2.) they’re easy to pack, and 3.) you’ll have finished it before you get bored of the shade.

Kiehls Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream, £23.50
The brilliant thing about BBs (or Blemish Balms) is that they combine the light coverage you want in the summer with the SPF benefits you require in the sun. This comes in three shades and evens skin tone like nothing else.

VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray, £2
Soft, lightweight and perfect for holding up-do’s, this comes in a portable travel size.

Gillette Venus Snap Portable Women’s Razor, £9.99
Never resort to the blunt disposable razor in your hotel room bathroom again. This genius travel razor won’t take up room in your wash-bag and glides across skin like a dream.

Soap & Glory Hand Maid Anti-Bacterial Cleansing Gel, £2.50
Travelling is an assault course of germs (let’s not even think about the airplane loo!). Massage this light gel onto hands to kill 99% of germs without leaving palms sticky.

Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, £65
Not only are these brilliant at feeding skin with hydrating and anti-oxidant rich moringa oil, they come in little one-dose capsules, taking up no room at all.



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