Whether you’re jetting off on a European city break this summer or planning a weekend away at the English seaside, if you’re heading off on a short-haul trip, multi-tasking products and space-saving solutions are always at the top of our beauty packing list. Keeping your stash light and hand-baggage-friendly requires a good measure of self-control and a mix of tried and tested minis so you can still look and feel your best with minimal kit in tow. Discover the game-changing, travel-friendly beauty buys we’re loving that will make packing for your next mini break that little bit easier…
This one truly goes without any explanation! While I’m not a huge fan of hand sanitizers (washing your hands is much better for you), Wet Ones are essential in my carry-on. I buy extras of the small travel packs and keep them in my suitcases, so even if I forget to pack it individually – they’re already stored in my luggage. Did You Know that the Stomach Flu virus can survive on a hard surface for up to 2 weeks?! That’s madness. Aircrafts go through a TON of people daily so as soon as I sit down – tray table, arm rest, seatbelt and the TV all get a swift wipe.
I know I know I know! Makeup wipes are not the same thing as washing your face – agreed. However, there maybe times where you have to board the plane with makeup. If it’s a short haul flight, it’s not necessary to wash your face ahead of time, but I also keep them on hand either way. Maybe I’ll get a bit drowsy and doze off and my eyeliner or mascara starts to smudge #notcute. Makeup wipes make it easy to change my lip on the go, remove my makeup or even clean up my liner. I love these ones from Neutrogena and again tiny travel packs make all the difference!
Another non-negotiable for me! I loooooathe dry hands, both on myself and on others. Supple hands are warm, welcoming and feminine. Seriously, you’ll never see me without hand cream very close by! Planes are extremely dry with recycled air and that soap is probably stripping all of your natural moisture. A good quality thick hand cream will keep your digits nice and supple – this one has been my recent go to, but I also love this one!
A dark pair of sunglasses can also help for a bit of shut eye when you’re on a morning flight and those shades are wide open.
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