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I’m what you call a serial globe-trotter, meaning I find it almost impossible to stay in one place for too long. The way I see it, those cocktails at sunset aren’t going to drink themselves in Mykonos, and who wouldn’t want to be coasting along in a yacht across the Mediterranean all day long?
Despite the fact that my thirst for far and distant places has often left me semi-broke, it’s certainly been worth it. I’ve braved hostels for a month in South East Asia, sailed around Croatia on a rickety boat, soaked up the sun in tropical Fiji and sipped frozen mojito’s by the seaside in Barcelona. Somehow, I’ve always managed to remain well-groomed and on top of my primping game while abroad (the selfies just wouldn’t be the same, otherwise!) and it’s all been thanks to a few key beauty prods.
I’m of the belief that a getaway requires a well-stocked makeup case and toiletries bag with the kind of primping must-haves that will have you putting your best face forward in any country or city. I’m not saying you have to bring along a cosmetics bag that can fit a small child or pack your entire kitchen sink to look good, but it does pay to be prepared.
Whether you’re off on a long haul flight outta here or packing for a weekend short-stay, here are the travel-friendly prods that are top of my packing list:
SUPER MOISTURISING BODY LOTION
A good skin hydrator is ideal for days when you spend too much time in the sun and salt water and perfect for moisturising on a long-haul flight.
TRY THIS: The Body Shop Shea Body Butter (it’s spill-proof!), WAS $27.95, now $23.95, thebodyshop.com.au
YUMMY SMELLING SHOWER GEL
If an aromatherapy massage didn't make it onto your holiday to-do list, you can still unwind in the shower with a relaxing lather. I prefer gel formulas as they’re more refreshing on the skin, and I always make sure to choose one that’s heavenly scented so my skin smells delicious in the hours to follow.
TRY THIS: The Body Shop Moringa Shower Gel (jam-packed with loads of antioxidants and nutrients), WAS $12.95, NOW $9.95, thebodyshop.com.au
REFRESHING FACE MIST
Before you even get to your holiday destination you must endure the flight, so a moisturising spritz should be top of your list for on-the-go hydration. It also acts as a great poolside cool-down or a pick-me-up after a night of dancing (and one margarita too many).
TRY THIS: The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist (cooling and energising), WAS $23.95, NOW $16.95, thebodyshop.com.au
Though you may choose to forgo eyeliner for a lighter look while traveling, a swipe of mascara will give your peepers the pizzazz they need. I always lug along something that’s water-proof and smudge-proof and can withstand all weather conditions.
TRY THIS: The Body Shop Super Volume Mascara (expect long, fluttery lashes in a few short strokes), WAS $23.95, NOW $19.95, thebodyshop.com.au
LIGHTWEIGHT PERFUME FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Forget lugging around a heavy glass perfume bottle in your purse, it’s all about opting for a fragrance that’s TSA-friendly so you can bring it in your carry-on. It’s also a good idea to select one that you can wear in any climate and during any occasion. While abroad, I love applying my perfume of choice directly to my pulse points like the wrists or side of the neck to evoke a holiday state of mind wherever I go.
TRY THIS: Madagascan Vanilla Perfume Oil (perfect for applying on the go!), WAS $19.95, NOW $17.95, the bodyshop.com.au
SEXY STAY-PUT LIPSTICK
Once upon a time, I used to be guilty of packing a thousand lipsticks whenever I travelled, which did no favours for my luggage space, but now I select a couple of statement lippies that can be popped on at a moment’s notice so I look and feel instantly polished.
TRY THIS: The Body Shop Colour Crush Lip Colour in ‘335 HOT DATE’ (heals chapped lips and imparts high-impact colour), WAS $23.95, NOW $19.95, thebodyshop.com.au
A GOOD EXFOLIATOR
If you’re going anywhere particularly sunny and know you’ll be revealing a whole lot of skin, silky smooth limbs are a must. Keep your body bump-free and bikini-ready with an antioxidant-rich exfoliating scrub that leaves skin soft and plush.
TRY THIS: The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub (a blend of delicious smelling oils will transform your shower room into a tropical paradise), WAS $27.95, NOW $23.95, thebodyshop.com.au
Instead of caking on the foundation, I like to let my skin breathe with a complexion perfector like a BB cream or tinted moisturiser and preferably something I can toss straight into my carry-on, so looking fabulous will always be on my itinerary, no matter the destination.
TRY THIS: The Body Shop All-In-One Insta Blur (has all the bells and whistles of a foundation, primer and anti-ageing moisturiser and won't budge—come humidity or high water), WAS $28.95, NOW $21.95, thebodyshop.com.au
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER MINI’S
If you’re not planning to hide beneath a floppy hat for the entirety of your vacay, you’ll want your hair to remain fresh and fabulous (for the selfies, of course), so it’s always a good idea to pack shampoo and conditioner mini’s rather than rely on the hotel supplies.
TRY THIS: The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Mini Shampoo & Conditioner (nourishing oils make this the perfect mane salve from summer sun, salt water, chlorine and one too many pub crawls), WAS $6.95, NOW $4.95 (each), thebodyshop.com.au
Remember, if your beauty prod is less than 50mls, throw it in your carry-on. Anything over needs to be stored in your check-in luggage.
And that’s all you really need for your next vacay outta here. Bon voyage!
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