This is possibly one of my favourite beauty products of all time. It’s the honey bronze body oil from The Body Shop (€25.95). This lightweight body oil gives skin an even bronzed look with a hint of shimmer, perfect for you giving you a light glow or enhancing and existing tan. This is a must have for every beauty bag not just for travelling.
To keep you cool and hydrated both on holidays and on the plane don’t forget to pack this handy travel size Uriage Eau Thermale Spray. This spray has the highest concentration of minerals and trace elements and is proven to be soothing and fortifying for the skin. I’ve used it on long haul flights when your skin is beginning to tighten and dry out, it’s also perfect to cool you down without having to take a dip in the pool. Travel size 50ml available in pharmacies nationwide for €5.
There is nothing worse than spending time creating your make up look only for it to melt off your face as soon as you step out into the heat. To help combat this make sure to pack the NYX Long Lasting Matte Finish Make up Setting Spray for only €10.00. The setting spray will not only set your make up to last the night but the matte finish will also help get rid of the dreaded shiny face.
Shaping your brows can really shape your face and make you look a million times better even without makeup. Be sure to pack a waterproof brow gel such as the NYX Professional makeup Eye brow gel that is only €8.00 The lightweight waterproof formula creates thicker natural looking brows that will keep you covered rain or shine.
Whether you get a spray tan before you go or you are just hoping to get a nice natural glow from the sun, the chances are at some stage on your holiday, at the start or perhaps half way through you may need to give your tan a boost and the Bronz Express Magic Radiance Drops (€22.95) are the perfect product for this. Just mix a few drops with your favourite skin care to get a radiant sun-kissed glow. This ingenious self-tanner combines with any texture giving you a natural looking tan while enjoying the benefits of your daily face and/or body care.
This sweet almond, avocado, apricot and passion flower oil will leave the skin deeply nourished and delightfully fragranced, ideal after sun exposure. This radiant oil is also ideal to accentuate a tan and gives beautiful definition to the legs and décolletage; perfect for showcasing your sun-kissed summer skin. It can be used on the body as well as a luxurious hair treatment.
Sensitive skin conditions plague countless women, men and children and their hallmark symptoms come out in force for many people as they head to the sun. Suu Balm TM, Ireland’s very first, fast itch relieving moisturising cream and relieves itch in less than 5 minutes. Refreshing and lightweight (great for repeated use across the day), Suu Balm TM is a must-have in every travel bag for not just sensitive skin flare-ups, but a variety of common needs.
Seawater and sun can wreak havoc on hair and no one wants to have to fight the frizz factor or deal with gnarled ends, when you’re trying to look your best on holiday. Don’t let those sun-drenched weeks take a long-term toll on your lengths and leave them split and parched. Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Conditioner (€11.95) leaves hair hydrated and gorgeously shiny after just one use.
Holidays are for relaxing so no one has time to be styling their hair, instead, pack this very handy volumising tonic from Aveda. This travel size hair tonic (€13.00) will take you from pool to party in no time as a spritz on wet or dry hair will give your hair an instant boost and add volume.
PAYOT Sun Sensi Crème Visage Protective Anti-Aging Face Cream SPF30 is a comfortable, non-greasy cream that offers perfect sun protection to the skin. This cream protects the skin from UV rays, even in very sunny weather. It provides close protection for the most sensitive skin. Ideal for light or intolerant skin, the beginning of stay or intense sunlight for all skin types.