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Video: The Beauty Products to Pack for an Italian Holiday
Tue, 21 August 2012 11:44AM
Some of you might have noticed that I’ve mentioned a few times about the fact that I’m leaving on a trip to Italy. The Big Day is finally here – I leave tonight! Wheee!
I’ve typically left everything until the very last minute, and last night I was in a mad dash trying to pack all of my beauty products, which as you can probably imagine is a lot harder than it looks. Because I love minis (actually I’m obsessed), at last count I had packed 27 shampoo, conditioner and hair styling products, before realising that this was probably a tad overboard. Since I’ve now got it down to significantly less than that, I’m continuing on with PRIMPED tradition and sharing my packing secrets and which of my favourite beauty products I’ll be taking along for the ride.
When it comes to my on-board-the-plane ‘do, I’m heading to Barney Martin Hairdressing this afternoon for a headband braid. Not only does it keep all of your hair off your face, but it keeps excess oil at bay, too. I highly recommend it, and will post a picture soon as soon as it’s in!
In other hair news, in the video I was trying to go for a Sophia Loren-esque headscarf look, but one of the bows kept falling out, which I didn’t realise until afterwards. Hilarious.
Without further ado …
And in case you can’t check the video out now, here are the product pics, starring a few golden oldies and some new releases that I wanted to give you a quick sneak peek at. First up, the products I’ll be taking on-board …
Lanolips Jet-Setter Travel Pack, $19.95, Adore Beauty
A nifty pack featuring travel-friendly sizes of my favourite Lanolips products, including the 101 Ointment, the Rose Balm Intense for Very Dry Hands and a cute-as-a-button mini tin for Golden Ointment, to get rid of any pesky dry skin patches.
Bioré Make-Up Removing Wipes, $3.99 for a pack of ten, from pharmacies and supermarkets
Face wipes are a must-have for any flight as not only do they remove any excess grime or oil, they work as an instant refresher for your skin.
Thalgo Hyaluronic Eye-Patch Masks, 8 for $59, 02 9477 6900
I’ve been so busy in the lead-up to the trip that I’ve barely slept, meaning heavy bags and dark circles have taken up permanent residency on my face. These Eye-Patch masks are enriched with active ingredients, so around ten minutes after applying them, they stimulate your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines, making it look delightfully plumped up.
Available: September 1st
Kosmea Skin Clinic Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil, $24.95, 1300 130 320
One thing I never fly without is rosehip oil. Before I sleep, I always splash my face with water so it’s clean but a little damp, and then add around 3-4 drops of rosehip oil and smooth it all over my face. It gives you this instant boost of radiance and it helps to restore some of the moisture you skin loses while flying. I’ll also double up and use this as a serum while I’m overseas for when my skin needs a little TLC.
Now for what I’ll actually be packing in my suitcase beauty bag. There are a few new releases which are launching while I’m away, so I couldn’t resist giving you a little sneak peek …
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino EDP, 50ml $290, from select David Jones
This is one of my all time favourite fragrances and is all the more meaningful since I will be travelling to Portofino. It’s a citrus-based scent so it has a really fresh, zesty kick, capturing the very essence of summer. It’s a unisex scent, so it’s also a little on the masculine side, making it both strong and sexy.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation, $78, from department stores
Bobbi specifically designed this foundation for those with oilier skin in warmer climates, which means it’s going to be perfect for an Australian spring/summer, as well as over in Italy. It’s designed to last for 12 hours to get you from the office to cocktail hour without the need to reapply, and I love it. It’s lightweight, yet gives just enough coverage, while the inclusion of shea butter and glycerin leave my skin hydrated throughout the day and night.
Available: September 9th
Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nails, $5.95 each, from Priceline
As you all know, I love painting my nails and nail art. Pat McGrath consulted on this new nail colour collection, with the bright punchy colours bang on trend for s/s ’13. I just love how little they are, so I plan on taking a few with me. My go-to shade is Lollipop, the prettiest pop of pink you ever did see.
Available: September 1st
Dermalogica Tinted Moisturiser, SPF30, $57, 1800 659 118
Along with foundation, I’m also taking along this tinted moisturiser from Dermalogica. I’m sure you have heard of this before, but it’s been reformulated and is now part of the Ultra Calming system. It’s suitable for sensitive skin types too, particularly if you experience any redness or irritation. It’s got a lovely sheer tint and most importantly it’s SPF30.
Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer, $65, from department stores
I never go anywhere without my bronzer, and always add a little under my cheekbones and along the high points of my face for added luminosity. It’s available in two shades and has a nifty little shaver dial so you can decide how much product you get, as well moisturising ingredients to keep your skin hydrated.
Available: September 2nd
Orly Mini Treatments, $10.95 each, 1300 769 355
Orly are releasing some of my favourite nail treatment products in teeny tiny 9ml bottles. My top picks are the Top 2 Bottom Base Coat – I love a good two in one – and there’s also the nail strengthener, which has a lovely pale pink sheen.
Available: September 1st
Dr Dennis Glow Pads, $68, Mecca Cosmetica
An anti-ageing, self-tanning towel enriched with active ingredients including vitamin D and soy proteins to get the colour deep into the skin to create an all-natural, all-over glow. I’ve found it’s best to apply these at night on both your face and body and rub in a circular motion to avoid any streaks.
Clarins Sunscreen Care Cream SPF 20 for $35, Adore Beauty
An oldie but a goodie in shiny new packaging. I can’t even begin to tell you how long I’ve been using this product, it’s super lightweight and doesn’t leave any sticky residue, making it great for both face and body. Plus it’s also water resistant, so it’s perfect for days out on the water. It also comes in SPF30, too.
Now we could be here forever, but of course I’ll be taking the aforementioned minis in shampoos and conditioners, as well as a trusty can of Klorane dry shampoo.
While I’m away, I’m sure you’ll be excited to hear that the lovely Yaz will be heading back to PRIMPED HQ to fill in, so expect to hear more from her in the coming weeks. I’ll see you all soon!
PS. Anything I’ve forgotten to take, please let me know in the comments section. Officially 10 hours ’til take-off!
Posted by: Hayley Bennett