Travel Beauty: Initial Impressions

Friday, August 01, 2014

I am going on holiday for two weeks in August on a Royal Caribbean cruise (lucky me!) so that means travel beauty products and attempting to pack lighter than usual...or not! I asked on twitter over the past couple of weeks to see if any brands want to be involved in this travel beauty feature of mine and I received a far bigger response than I anticipated, honesty as always, click here to check out my disclaimer. Here are some travel beauty picks, perfect for summer holidays in the sun!
*Guinot Moisturising Sunscreen Balm For Lips SPF20 (£13.95, 15ml): I find that I am very lazy when it comes to SPF even during the summer but one area I neglect that needs SPF too is the lips! I have been using this lip balm for days when I am going to be outside and it feels thick and nourishing on the lips. It has a vanilla scent/taste which I love and it does feel very protective. I can't wait to try it fully on my holiday!

*Guinot Stick Anti-UV Sun Defence SPF50 (£19.30, 8g): Even when I do apply SPF in the summer it is usually nothing over SPF30 which as I am super pale, isn't enough. My shoulders and nose are the places that can burn easily. I think this SPF50 stick will be perfect to pop in my handbag. I have tried it a couple of times and it is super quick and easy to apply and even though it looks a little greasy on the skin makeup applies fine over it. I am definitely going to get a lot of use out of it, especially for my nose and shoulders. 

*Ted Baker Mia EDT Purse Spray (£15, 10ml): I have been contemplating buying a Travelo (a travel atomiser for fragrance) but I would be worried about potential leaking. However, I don't need one now as Ted Baker have a range of four travel size purse sprays! I have the Mia scent which has notes of rose blooms, freesia, lemon, raspberry, black current, patchouli and amber - it is a gorgeous fruity floral scent. The packaging is incredibly beautiful and feminine.

*Dermalex Skin Treatment Cream for Rosacea & Couperose (£18.99, 30g): I don't think I have rosacea but I do have eczema occasionally and redness in my skin. I have tried a couple of green tinted, redness creams in the past and they haven't worked. I have been using this cream for the past week or so and it applies smoothly, it doesn't irritate my skin and I haven't seen any redness reduction yet but I will report back after my holiday at the end of august - I have high hopes as I have heard so many good reviews of this product.

*Carex Complete Strawberry Laces Hand Gel (£1.45, 50ml): Over the past year or so I have been a bit phobic about germs and keeping my hands clean but most hand sanitisers smell horrible (unless you can get bath and body works in your country). This hand gel however smells like strawberry laces/strawberry sweets/candy which is amazing. I think this anti-bacterial hand gel will be perfect for my upcoming holiday and it is so inexpensive!

Essie Professional Routine Kit (£5.99): Last but not least we have some mini nail polishes. I bought this kit from Fragrance Direct as it was reduced to around £5.99 which is an amazing bargain as the kit contains a mini base coat, top coat and polish! I think more nail polish brands should bring out mini versions of their polishes and base/top coats as they are just easier to travel with. 

There are my travel beauty picks for summer! I will have a full review of all of the items (as I am going to take them on holiday with me) when I get back from my holiday at the end of august. 

Have you tried any of these products? What are your travel essentials?


  1. i totally need the purse spray

  2. I love the look of the nail kit and you got it for such a good price!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    1. It was such a bargain, I think it is still on the fragrance direct site for £5.99 x

  3. Wow a Caribbean cruise? How amazing! The Essie Professional Routine Kit looks great.


  4. I always carry a hand gel around and that one looks perfect. Bet it smells yummy!

  5. I'd love to try that Carex hand gel, mmm, strawberry laces. xx


  6. I bought the Carex hand gel for my holiday too I'm germ obsessed it smelt lovely but didn't dry my hands out in the slightest. My holiday essential is my Clinique Face SPF it's the only one that doesn't leave my oily skin greasy! Also my Travlo has to be one of the best things I got this year they don't leak whatsoever they're great! :) xx

    1. The hand gel does smell amazing! I will ha to try a travelo then :) x

  7. All these products look great! Also, I love your blog design, really cute. :)

    ♡ Heidi || The British Teen ♡

  8. Those Guinot products look lovely, I'm hopefully going on holiday in September and I'm on the lookout for great products for travelling and I found this post really helpful!

    Meg at Meg Says

  9. The hand gel sounds like it would be a dream, great post xo

    EmsAlice // Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


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