Summer Travel Essentials – Minimal

Summer Travel Essentials - MinimalSummer Travel Essentials - Minimal

Summer Travel Essentials – Minimal

With many people jetting off to some hot location I’ve decided to write up a post about my summer travel essentials, in the winter I use a lot more but in the warmer weather I take away less and wear less make-up to let my skin ‘breathe’ and rejuvenate.

Magazines

OK, so it might not be considered an ‘essential’ to everyone but to us beauty and fashion bloggers magazines are filled with so much inspiration, tips and just flicking through all the glossy, colour-filled pages is fun for when you’re relaxing on the beach or on the plane.

BB Cream

A BB cream is great for the summer as it’s light enough on the skin and provides the perfect amount of coverage for blemish-free skin.

My favourite BB Cream is from The Body Shop but I also like Essence too as it gives skin quite a nice glow.

Mascara

Out of all my beauty products this is my main ‘essential’ and if someone was to ask me what make-up product I can’t live without, it would definitely be mascara. Look for a thickening and lengthening mascara and always use black for extra definition!

Eyeliner

This is my second main ‘essential’ as it’s such a wonderful product to use, line on the upper lash line during the day and for the evening line the lower lash line and smudge in the corners for an easy smoky eye.

Compact Power

Another lovely product to use in the warmer months, I use this when on the plane before landing as it just gives my skin a lovely matte look and provides a small amount of coverage too.

Glossy Lipbalm

Lipgloss sometimes doesn’t nourish lips and overall I tend to use lightweight lip products. A glossy lip balm is wonderful as it has the look of a lipgloss yet nourishes and softens your lips PLUS it adds a touch of colour which will give your face a healthy glow.

Hair Brush

OK, so when I straighten my hair I use a hair brush during the day too BUT 9 times out of 10 I leave my hair curly and I’m sure all the curly-haired girls will agree that using a hairbrush will make your curls go afro however I always have a hair brush with me just in case there’s an ’emergency’ and a hairbrush is needed haha!

I quite like these hairbrushes as they’re compact and perfect for your handbag.

Hand Cleansing Gel

OK finally we have this wonder product and I think it’s just common sense to have an antibacterial hand gel in your bag ALL THE TIME and not just when travelling.

Perfect to use everyday and especially when travelling as it’ll make you feel cleaner too – when I’m not wearing make-up this also works quite nicely on a cotton pad to smooth over skin to refresh.

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Always, always, always pack water and a face cream too when traveling.

Water will make you feel better especially when travelling as it’ll keep hydration levels normal and in turn make your skin look good too.

Using a face cream will add that extra moisture which is lost when travelling but it’ll also give your skin a healthy glow and not look as dull – sometimes skin tends to look tired and this will help.

So, let me know what YOUR travel essentials are – are you minimalist like me in the summer or do you pack way more?

Layla xx

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  1. 28th August 2014 / 5:15 pm

    I’m with you on the mascara, it is my main essential as well 🙂 I also love the essence range, I think they are very good for their price!

    Cheryl
    http://daisycandle.com

    • sprinkles
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      29th August 2014 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you for your comment – yes mascara always!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      26th August 2014 / 11:49 am

      Aww thank you very much!! 🙂 Yes they’re good for travel!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      26th August 2014 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      19th August 2014 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks!!:) xxx

  2. 17th August 2014 / 6:20 am

    That hair brush is so cute! Love Essence, definitely got some great bargain gems!

    • sprinkles
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      19th August 2014 / 4:38 pm

      Haha it’s so cute!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 7:07 pm

      Aww thank you very much!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:53 pm

      Aww thank you so much Jasmin!!!!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:51 pm

      Haha I used to use them all the time when I was little hahahaha and now they’re back in fashion! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:50 pm

      Haha!! Face spray is a good option too, moisturises the skin and is nice for the summer! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂 xxx

  3. 15th August 2014 / 10:27 pm

    I cannot live without mascara and lip balm, it is the 2 essential product for me. I have a fairly good skin so I can skip the others. Great blog, you have a new fan in me! xx

    Reflection of Sanity

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:47 pm

      Ah mascara and lip balm are my essentials but overall mascara is my main essential!! 🙂 thank you – the same applies from me t you….still loving your handbag! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:44 pm

      Hahahahahahahaha!!! That’s right you take more with you, boyfriends aren’t too fussy! They’re happy with one or two items 🙂 xxx

  4. 15th August 2014 / 9:45 pm

    Essence products are amazing and deserve way more recognition!

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:42 pm

      They really do deserve more hype but I think it’s getting there as many bloggers are loving their products!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:40 pm

      Aww thank you!! 🙂 xxx

  5. 15th August 2014 / 7:33 pm

    I take my hand sanitizer everywhere!! cool post Thanks for your lovely comment in my blog! I am now following you through Bloglovin to keep in touch with your recent updates!
    xx
    http://www.timeless-look.com

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:39 pm

      Aww thank you very much!! Yes hand sanitizer is a must!!! It’s lovely to feel fresh throughout the day! 🙂 xxx

  6. 15th August 2014 / 1:06 pm

    My love for make up can’t help me when I have to choose, so I choose a lot of products! But your picks are definitely the essentials, less is more! 😀

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:37 pm

      Hahaha in the winter I pack 4 times as much…summer seems to be a lot easier as I want to give my skin a break from make-up but then again these are my travel essentials in my handbag…..what happens in my suitcase is a different story hahahaha!!! 🙂 xxx

  7. 15th August 2014 / 6:29 am

    Wow Layla…i didnt know Essence had such a huge range of line!! Here’s we only have the blushes…wow!!!! This is amazing!!

    http://anshul90.com

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:30 pm

      I know they have so much variety eve I didn’t know this until recently!! I love everything from them…it’s such good value for money! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you – yes we can, I’ve just commented on your blog…lovely outfit! 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:07 pm

      Yay!!! In the summer I pack less but winter I take more haha! 🙂 xxx

  8. 14th August 2014 / 8:40 pm

    I love those little pop up brushes! Mine never leaves my purse! 🙂

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:12 pm

      Yayyyy!!! It’s so good to hear other people doing the same and packing similar things haha! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂 xxx

  9. 14th August 2014 / 7:40 pm

    I pack medicine & first aid, antibacterial, sunscreen and magazines.

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:19 pm

      Very good!! I didn’t even think about medicine and I take it hahaha! 🙂 xxx

  10. 14th August 2014 / 7:21 pm

    These photos are so colourful and vibrant.. now I just need the weather to match them! I agree with glossy lip balm – it’s a total holiday essential for me.. and magazines are also high on my list of priorities, especially when travelling to holiday destinations, or else I reckon I’d very quickly go out of my mind!!

    http://findmethoseheels.blogspot.co.uk/
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    x

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 6:15 pm

      Aww thank you so much!!! Yes – we need more sunshine in the UK!!!! I can’t believe I wore a big jumper today because I wash cold hahaha!!

      Yay!!! I’m glad you like similar things, yes lip balms are an essential and as for the magazines, it’s just good sense haha! Perfect for inspiration plus you’ll see all the wonderful trends coming soon 🙂 xxx

  11. 14th August 2014 / 6:31 pm

    I’d like to be minimalist, but I can’t, I put always a lot of creams (serums, eye contour for day and night, moisturizers, sunscreen protections…) in my bag + make up…
    Great post, I love it!

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 7:06 pm

      Haha this is just what’s in my handbag but a lot more happens in the suitcase hahahahahahaha!!!! 🙂 I pack more in my suitcase especially moisturisers and creams for the skin but in the winter I tend to pack about 4x more!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 7:03 pm

      Aww thank you very much!! 🙂 xxx

  12. 14th August 2014 / 4:28 pm

    These are the perfect essentials! Magazines are a must!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 7:02 pm

      Aww yay!! Magazines are a must I agree – beautiful colours, so much inspiration!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
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      16th August 2014 / 7:00 pm

      Yaaaay! It’s so nice to hear that other people also like the no-makeup days!!! 🙂 I know, it’s great I didn’t know they had these products until recently!! 🙂 xxx

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