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Your spring break beauty essentials

Your spring break beauty essentials
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If you're heading away on a spring break and need some packing inspiration, we have you covered. No matter where you're driving or jetting off to this April, make sure you don't compromise on your routine thanks to our edit of the best travel beauty essentials.

City break

If you're heading on an exciting adventure to a UK or European city this spring, your skin needs to be armed with all the anti-pollution technology possible to keep it shielded against environmental aggressors. In addition, don't forget that you'll still need to travel with 100ml or less liquids if you're flying anywhere.

Keep the Caudalie Beauty Elixir in your handbag for on-the-go hydration. It's Rosie Huntington Whiteley's favourite travel product, and with sweet mint and lemon balm, we understand why. As it's likely to be fairly warm in your chosen destination, make sure your makeup doesn't slip with the Urban Decay All Nighter Anti-Pollution Setting Spray. It contains anti-pollution technology to shield against damaging environmental aggressors, all while keeping your makeup in place. Finally, don't forget your SPF! Even though you're not sunbathing, sunlight can still penetrate your skin and cause long-term damage without protection. Our favourite is the Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster with SPF 50 that can be mixed with your regular moisturiser.

Beach holiday

It's getting closer to that time of the year when summer paradise fever takes over, so a short beach holiday break will help you get in the mood even quicker. Think about taking repairing and restorative beauty products with you on your trip away to help keep your skin and hair in excellent condition for your return.

When coming back from a day by the sea, hair can feel super dry and damaged due to the excess salt (and chlorine if your're by a pool). The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is a unique pre-conditioning treatment that helps to gently dentagle locks and get hair looking its shiniest and feeling its softest. Plus, its coconut scent is perfect for a tropical getaway. If you're spending the day sunbathing and out of the shade, make sure you choose a high SPF to keep your skin protected. We love the Vichy Ideal Soleil Anti-Sand in SPF 30, which has amazing technology to repel sand so skin stays feeling fresh throughout the day. When you return to your hotel room, make sure your skin stays super hydrated, soft and healthy with a nourishing lotion after a day in the sun. For sheer fragrance, we love the (very aptly named) Bobbi Brown Beach Body Lotion, which has hints of sea spray, mandarin and sand jasmine.


If you're heading to one of the chicest festivals this year and into a teepee fit for a princess, you'll need all the best products to help you look your best when you're out in fields enjoying music, arts and culture.

Even though you may be glamping, showers are still not their best at a festival. Take the L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Messy Cliché with you, which is a leave-in styling treatment designed to add body and texture to hair without any frizz or tangles. In addition, without the use of your amazing at-home shower, don't forget the dry shampoo. One of our favourites is the Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, which has a powder texture, making it perfect to travel with if you are going glamping abroad. Made with 99.8% natural ingredients, it has a super fresh and clean scent; perfect for revitalising days old locks. Finally, no glamping trip is complete without some bright and vibrant eye shadows; we love the NYX Professional Makeup In Your Element Metals Shadow Palette, which contains 12 rich pigments to add depth, colour and sparkle to any lids.

Wellness retreat

If you're heading away on a wellness getaway this spring break, then make sure to pack your most pampering and nourishing products to really look after your skin, hair and wellbeing while you're away.

First in your overnight bag should be the ELEMIS Life Elixirs Clarity and Sleep Wellbeing Duo, which contains mini versions of their bestselling bath & shower elixirs. We love their calming scent, and having a bath each evening will really help your body and mind to wind down and switch off. Add in the Mauli Brain and Beauty Alchemy Blend into your eating regime too - it contains a blend of potent, natural ingredients to support the brain and body; fluhsing out toxins and aiding the respiratory system. Finally, don't forget to pack your NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device, which helps to improve the appearance of uneven and dimpled skin. It's the ultimate luxury treat in your beauty regime, but it's oh so worth it.

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