Travelling light

Holiday must-haves and clever solutions to travelling light without compromisingyour skincare routine


The Parisian skincare brand Yon-Ka produces four separate travel sets, each addressing different skin types. Each kit contains enough for 21 days, so if you’ve been wondering why Madonna and Angelina Jolie are fans, here’s an ideal way to sample the range; from €35. For stockists, tel: 01-8321412

The Remington Travel Hair Dryer (€14.99) is neat enough to fit in the smallest space and has a folding handle, worldwide voltage, and two heat and speed settings.

In Transit No Traces (€23). Cleansing wipes are a boon on holiday and these natural pads from the This Works range cleanse, tone and balance even sensitive skin, in one go.
Bag a bargain before you fly at Dublin airport’s The Loop. Get a holiday glow with the Lighting Crew set from Smashbox. It comprises an under-eye brightener and a soft sheen bronzing compact, and is 20 per cent cheaper than the normal price at €41.65. You can check out more savings before you go at

A dry shampoo will perk up your hair between washes and the Batiste range is hard to beat at €2.69. It comes in a range of colours which cover roots between salon visits.

The Tangle Teezer is compact hairbrush which comes with its own cover for on-the-go hair styling. It costs €16.80, from Boots.
A nail file is a travel must have. Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File is finely crafted for a perfect nail shape without any snagging. It costs €9.99, from M&S.

Sun protection and colour that won’t budge in La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted is particularly good used on the décolleté, €19.99.

Leave the eyeshadows at home and plump for a full-on mascara such as Maybelline’s Mega Plush (€11.99), which boasts a flexible brush which coats each lash with va va volume.

A good lipstick will see you through holiday nights in style. Clinique’s Runway Coral is a great summer shade and won’t dry out, feather or crease, €19.

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