Trying to decide what to pack for a holiday can feel utterly arduous – especially if you are limited to hand luggage and so have to take account of tricky luggage allowance rules. However, why should you neglect your beauty regime abroad – especially given the selfies you will be snapping?
Fortunately, there remain hacks for squeezing an array of beauty essentials into a suitcase without blighting your chances of snapping pleasing Instagram pictures of your roguishly good-looking self.
A suitable set of clothes
Being asked to choose your favourite clothes might feel like being challenged to single out your favourite brands of chocolate – but, believe it or not, you can rise to the challenge. Well, choosing the clothes, we mean – let’s leave out the question about chocolate for now…
If you follow Mirror‘s advice to pack a casual top, denim jacket, classic tee and solid colour bikini, you can cover many bases without taking up excessive space in your hand luggage.
Tanning mouse and tanning mitt
Hey, why pack that bikini if you won’t be able to show off a glorious golden tan while wearing it? However, if you would prefer to self-tan rather than bronze yourself by basking in the sun overseas, you might wonder how you are supposed to manage a tan that looks both healthy and sun-kissed.
We like the look of this natural fake tan solution from Tropic Skincare. The package includes both a tanning mitt and overnight tanning mouse to give you that coveted glow by morning.
A toothbrush is an obvious packing essential – but, what with the surprisingly broad choice of toothbrushes on the market these days, indecision could strike you even here.
If you are accustomed to using an electric toothbrush, you might find it too bulky to pack. However, returning to manual brushing now could feel like returning to the Stone Age. Fortunately, you yabba-dabba-don’t have to risk your dental health if you pack a special travel toothbrush instead.
Key to making the best use of the space in your hand luggage is choosing multi-functional items where you can. You can get nearer to that end when you pack a make-up palette letting you repeatedly turn to the same place for enhancer, blushes, highlighter and so forth, says Stylist.
Another plus point of opting for a make-up palette is the ability to save some of your liquids allowance. The airport’s duty-free shop might even offer travel palettes if you haven’t yet got one.
A razor – but the right type
Guys, you might not want to leave your facial hair growing in an unruly fashion – but, at the same time, there are rules on which types of razors you are permitted to take on a flight.
This Express article reveals that, according to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), fixed-cartridge razor blades – disposable razors – can be packed. This is because their blades, being mounted in the razor’s head, are not deemed dangerous.