One of the things I most look forward to when going away, is the pure joy of packing miniature skincare, haircare and makeup products, so I have put together a guide showcasing some of my current favourites, to help you out when deciding what to take if you're lucky enough to be going away this year.
No one wants to spend ages completing skincare routines on holiday, so I always pack face wipes. Yes, we know they're not brilliant for our skin, but I much prefer to spend my time enjoying my holiday than cleansing, toning and moisturising. This pack of Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes cost £1.50 for a resealable pack of 7 wipes and remove even waterproof mascara.
Deodorant is a must of course, and the minis are great for on the go travel, and popping in your handbag. I choose the Nivea Invisible Deodorant £1.50 because it gives 48 hour protection and contains white mark protection and anti-yellow staining properties, so you can look and feel your best.
If you don't want to take a heavy, glass bottle of perfume with you, I suggest taking the mini samples you sometimes get at beauty counters, in magazines etc, or perhaps think about taking a mini body spray, like the Impulse True Love Body Fragrance £1.50, for when you're wanting a little refreshing.
If you have kids, or are going to a festival or camping, I strongly recommend taking along some hand wipes such as the Carex Complete Soft Cleansing Wipes £1.50. These refreshing Wipes protects and cleans the hands, face and body, and including 15 Wipes, they're a much handier size than regular Wipes.
Chlorine in pools can cause my skin to be really dry, so along with a razor, I always take a mini shaving gel along with me too, such as this Bic Soleil Lady Gel £1.99. It contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to keep my skin in tip top condition.
Sanctuary Spa are one of my most trusted body care brands, and I'm obsessed with their Oil and Moisture Sprays, so I was excited to see this mini Sanctuary Spa Body Moisture Spray £2.50. Not only is it going to keep the skin soft and hydrated, it will also help to maintain your tan.
Everything is always so cute in miniature form! When it's hot, I always want something refreshing, so what better than the Original Source Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel £1.20?! Tea Tree is going to be really good for soothing sunburned skin too.
I carry hand gels in my handbag on a daily basis, as I hate having dirty hands, and the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel £2.50 smells divine! It has that iconic sweet lime and vanilla Sugar Crush scent.
Another must-have, is toothpaste, and no one wants to be lugging around a full sized tube of toothpaste, so be prepared with this Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste £1.50, which will definitely provide you with enough product for a week away.
I don't use Mouth Wash on a daily basis because sometimes the inside of my mouth is quite sensitive, but for travelling, it's a must, especially on a plane, so I always opt for the Listerine Total Care Mouth Wash £1.50. It has a clean mint flavour to it, and of course the purple is pretty haha!
Batiste is by far one of my everyday, holy grail beauty products, so of course I always take a Batiste Mini Dry Shampoo £1.50 with me. This one is in the scent Blush, and they're great for keeping the hair refreshed during a flight, or at a festival.
Heat Protectant sprays are a must for holidays, and the Tresemme Heat Defence Styling Spray £1.50 also has a UV filter. This spray protects the hair from heat up to 230 degrees, and keeps the hair shiny and glossy, rather than dried out and frizzy.
When browsing Boots online for miniatures, I came across this Aussie Mini Miracles set for just £2.49! It comes in a handy waterproof bag, along with a Miracle Moist Shampoo, Miracle Moist Conditioner and a their hero product, the 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner. Each product is 75ml so you're going to get good usage from them and with them being the Miracle Moist products, this is going to be great for dried out, frazzled holiday hair.
Something I hadn't come across before are these Solait Sun Lotion Pouches from Superdrug £1.99. They come packaged similarly to yoghurt or drink pouches, making them super lightweight and thin, and include a secure twist cap for easy access. Each one contains 50ml of Moisturising Sun Lotion, and they come in a range of SPF, here I have SPF15 and SPF50, and they are waterproof so great for pools and beaches.
When I bought the Solait Pouches, there was an offer where I got a free Body & Face Instant Cooling Spray. Suitable for adults and children, this is a great refreshing, lightweight spray, which can even be used in hot cars, planes, or anywhere you need a little cooling down.
So many brands are doing miniature and travel sized versions of their cosmetics, which is great to see, and so I managed to pick up four Benefit Minis for £15 from Boots, but as always I was bargain savvy, and also got a free waterproof Benefit makeup bag, an Olay Moisturiser mini, and a Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor!
I opted for the Benefit High Beam Highlighter, Posie Tint Lip & Cheek Stain (love a multi-use product, especially for travelling), That Gal Brightening Face Primer and the infamous Gimme Brow, my must-have brow product.
All the samples are really good sizes, and were bigger than I first thought as they did do larger sized samples, which were slightly more expensive. Very happy with my £15 bundle!
A little random, but I can't stand to have dirty makeup brushes, as they can wreak havoc on the skin, especially in warmer climates, so I always take a mini Johnson's Baby Shampoo (£1.25) with me as I find this works really well as makeup brush cleaner!
I have included individual prices on here, but at the time of purchasing, Superdrug had an offer on of 3 Minis for £3, and Boots had an offer of 3 for 2 on Minis, so it doesn't work out as expensive as it may seem.
What are your travel must haves?
All the Loves,