I do struggle packing my beauty bits when I go away (you might have guessed this….) but for my recent ski trip I really tried to get organised finding miniatures of some of my favourite products. This has many benefits, firstly, you can still have your trusted products so that your skin is at its best on your holiday, rather than picking whatever you can find in the pick a mix minis at the supermarket or Boots. In addition, you can get away with packing MORE items as it all still fits within your packing allowance. Result. I still didn’t dare take a travel candle after Mr BMB’s comments when I tried to take one on a weekend away - although I felt the chalet would have benefited from the aroma of Jo Malone…. next time.
Thankfully it was not a Jo Malone free week, as I brought mixtures of Lime, Basil & Mandarine Body & Hand Wash (£14 Jo Malone) and Body & Hand Lotion. (£19 Jo Malone) As Jo Malone fragrances are unisex Mr BMB happily used the body wash when he realised he had forgotten his. Being fabulous quality it lasted us both all week, having two showers a day and there was still a decent amount left to bring home too.
Hair products can take up so much room packing (I did bring other items….!) but these mini Bumble & Bumble Surf collections minis (£18 Boots). These help create beach (or slope!) worthy waves with a matte texture when you use the salt texturising spray.
Finally skincare, I fell in love with Verso a while back and there mini set of cleanser (not pictured) day and night cream is beautiful, although a little on the pricey side (£40 Alyka). However, my skin stayed well hydrated and in tip top condition all week despite the fluctuations from cold winds to warm chalet. Good sun protection is paramount and this mini SPF 50 from Clarins (£32 John Lewis) was essential. The day I forgot to pop it on, I burnt my chin…. (random place to burn, I know). The whole chalet was using they little beauty and no one else was silly enough to forget to apply and stayed burn free. S
o, organisation is key I have decided, get hunting for your favourites in miniatures and you are set. No more panicking at check-in that I’ll be made to leave half my products at the airport!