Packing toiletries when flying overseas has got to be one of these most stressful tasks anyone can undertake. It’s up there with moving house and starting a new job, surely? Which fragrance to pack? Can I take my favourite fragrance? Will my hair survive without my supersize can of hairspray and only a hope and prayer? How am I going to fit ALL of this into that teeny tiny plastic bag at check-in? The list of questions is endless!
Fear not guys, for I have compiled a fail-proof list of my favourites to help you put together an on-flight approved grooming kit that will solve all of your keeping gorgeous needs whilst you’re away.
Deciem – NIOD Multi-molecular Hyaluronic Acid serum. This advanced serum combines 12 forms of hyaluronic compounds in a peptide-charged delivery system to offer the maximum in hydration and helps to keep the skin surface looking plump, comfortable and uniform. Perfect those days in the sun and long-haul flights! I’ve been using this for the past couple of months and have seen and felt a huge change in my skin and I just know this will be perfect to pop into your toiletries bag.
Bumble & bumble Sumotech – This snazzy little black pot has been in my arsenal for over ten years, and is my favourite hair styling product out there. “It’s not a wax, not a paste and not a creme, but a combination of all three,” says Bumble & bumble of its moulding ‘Sumotech’ formula. It delivers a flexible, lightweight hold that lasts throughout the day and even better it is suitable for both thick and fine hair types. Nothing holds my quiff quite like it! Hallelujah!
Elnett Satin Supreme Hairspray– Keep your hair in check with this 75ml can of hairspray. No more fretting about getting through customs with your supersize can! Keep those flyaway hairs away so that you can fly away in style.
David Mallett Shampoo & Conditioner – David Mallett’s ‘L’Hydration’ products are developed specifically for dry, chemically treated, colored or frequently blow-dried hair, which can be aggravated by exposure to the sun, chlorine and sea water. The perfect pair to pop into your bag – forgot those awful complimentary toiletries and keep your hair in check.
Eight & Bob 20ml fragrance – It’s always a conundrum choosing what fragrance to take on holiday with you. I like to have a couple of options, something lighter for the day and something a little heavier for the evenings. These handy 20ml parfum bottles from Eight & Bob are perfect to pop into your washbag without taking up too much room and ensure you’ll be smelling top-notch.
Cornerstone Razor Ensure you are looking sharp and fresh at all times with a Cornerstone razor, who are the best of the best when it comes to getting a close and cut-free shave. I’ve used a variety of different ‘big’ brands over the years and found that actually, the razors pulled and nicked quite often – no matter how many diamond sharp blades were used. Then Cornerstone got in touch with me to do a review, and I was pretty impressed with how smooth and close the shave was. So boys, get onto it and order your own!
LAB Series – Cooling Shave Cream This rich formula softens facial hair and provides a barrier to ensure optimal razor control, prevent cuts and minimise irritation. It’s infused with Coconut Oil and Shea Butter to moisturise, and Peppermint Oil for a refreshing tingle. I love just how smooth and refreshed my skin feels after using LAB Series products and this shave cream really works a treat when your skin can feel a little tight, irritated and sore from a shave.
Aesop Deodorant– I swear by this nifty little bottle from skincare supremo’s Aesop. It fits perfectly into a wash bag too leaving space for other grooming essentials. It holds up surprisingly well, even in the warmest of climates. The herbal deodorant contains ‘Zinc Ricinoleate’ as its main ingredient that powerfully neutralises body odour. Combining an energising blend of Rosemary, Sage and Eucalyptus essential oils, the deodorant will keep you fresh, dry and confident. throughout the day.
White Glo Coffee & Tea Drinkers Whitening toothpaste – Keep those teeth pearly white with this toothpaste. The toothpaste contains Micro Polishing Particles to target discolouration and yellowing on the tooth enamel caused by drinking coffee and tea over time. So go on, fret not about having a coffee and staining those whitened teeth! I hands down owe my white smile to this toothpaste, start using it a couple of weeks before your holiday to see dazzling results!
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Moisturizing Lip Balm – This little stick packs a huge punch when it comes to protecting your lips from chapping and becoming dehydrated. I carry this around with me whatever the season really and swear by it. Going from a hot climate to a cold one can play havoc on your lips – and as we all know, chapped bleeding lips are not only off putting in appearance, but they are extremely painful too!
Optrex Dazzling Eye Drops – Banish those tired, bloodshot eyes with these incredible eye drops. The bright blue formula works to brighten the whites of your eyes and has been a secret weapon of mine for a couple of years now!
What are your holiday grooming essentials? Have you tried any must-have products that you can recommend? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know and please follow me on Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube channel!