July 17, 2014
Packing is hard. Packing for a one week holiday is tricky. Packing for 3 months of travelling and
then moving abroad is near impossible.
I’ve never been much of a light packer, although I’d love to be one of those people who just needs
a carry on bag- I’ve always been a sucker for choices once I arrive at my destination. Add that to
2 years working in the beauty industry and you have yourself a fully blown bomb site- which all
has to fit into a 70 liter back pack (yes, I have to be able to actually carry all this stuff, not just
wheel it along).
Clothes were the easiest part, a couple bikinis here, some dresses and shorts there. Easy. The
beauty products I finally took with me include the ones above- which have been my favourites.
1. Aesop Petitgrain Hydrating Body Gel Great for cooling skin down post sunbathing session,
and smells amazing like all Aesop products.
2. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge works on lips and cheeks alike, so it’s a great multi tasker to have
with you when you need a little more colour.
3. Clarins Sun Care Set High protection for my first week or so in the sun, the Sunscreen for
Face Wrinkle Control is light and doesn’t block pores, whilst the SPF 50+ for body and
Ultra Hydrating After Sun work in sweet harmony to keep your skin protected and moisturised
day and night.
4. My Keep My Skin Hydrated self made set. Normally I use this before and on a plane. The
Clarins HydraQuench mask is a favourite of mine which I’ve spoken about before. Ren’s V-CENSE
day cream is thick enough to add a whole lotta moisture without making my skin break out. I’ll
apply these the evening before a flight. Indeed Labs’ Hydraluron is a serum with a pure form
of hyaluronic acidthat holds 1,000 times its weight in water, which means your skin keeps
it’s moisture. Skinceuticals (also mentioned before) Hydrating B5 serum is – like all
Skinceuticals products – a game changer, the vitamin B5 replenishes nurtients the skin has
lost and keeps it plump whilst maximizing what your daily moisturiser does.
5. P20 Once A Day Sun Protection SPF 15 + SPF 30 I was dubious to if this actually worked.
It does and it’s amazing. No more rubbing sand into your body on the beach or trying to top up
every time you come out the water on a snorkelling trip as it protects you for up to 80 minutes
in the water (!!). NB. I always frequently apply suncream to my face whether in the water or
not, and wouldn’t put P20 there as it’s made from alcohol and I have very sensitive facial