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The Ultimate Bank Holiday Travel Essentials

The August Bank Holiday weekend is finally upon us. Whether you’re heading off for a romantic weekend with your other half or planning a mini break with the whole family, we’ve put together this handy little guide which will make your time away more enjoyable.

From face wipes to shower gels, when it comes to packing for a weekend away there’s a temptation to try and cram all of your favourite products in to your suitcase. But now you can lighten your load, as we’ve worked out some failsafe beauty must-haves that will have you feeling summertime fine all Bank Holiday.

The Elemis Kit Luxury Skin and Body Traveller Collection

Shower Cream? Tick. Cleansing Oil? Tick. Night Cream? Tick. This all-encompassing collection ticks all the boxes.

The seven piece set contains everything you need to keep your skin glowing from your Friday night drinks right through to your Tuesday morning commute. Think of it as an entire skin care regime all packed in to one neat, chic bag.

The set is made up of the following:

  1. Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil (50ml)
  2. Soothing Apricot Toner (50ml),
  3. Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules (14 Caps)
  4. Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (30ml)
  5. Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream (15ml)
  6. British Botanical Body Cream (50ml)
  7. British Botanical Shower Cream (50ml)

Try our mini regime this August Bank Holiday weekend:

Friday: Start the weekend as you mean to go on and melt away dirt and make up with the Nourishing Omega- Rich Cleansing Oil (50ml). The milky solution will purify your complexion whilst the Rose of Winter and chia seed oils will soothe, nourish and detoxify skin, whilst boosting collagen production. Follow with the Soothing Apricot Toner and before slathering your face in Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream (15ml) which will support the skin’s natural regeneration process, revealing firmer skin and delaying signs of premature ageing.

Saturday: Wake yourself up by lathering your body in Elemis’s British Botanical Shower Cream (50ml). Formulated from British grown botanicals and essential oils, the aromatic cream aims to refresh and purify the skin giving a truly rejuvenating experience. Follow up by moisturising with the British Botanical Body Cream (50ml) whose home grown ingredients such as geranium, lavender and chamomile leaves dry skin feeling silky smooth.

Sunday: It’s officially the day of rest. So nourish your skin from the inside with these Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules (14 caps). The pack includes 14 capsules which contain an anti-pollution solution containing potent age-defying anti-oxidants to refresh, nourish and distress your skin. The clever capsules work by sweeping clean the skin cell matrix and ridding it of toxins to make way for healthy nutrients to be absorbed, renewing your skins vitality. Perfect for after a heavy night!

Monday: Rehydrate ready for the week ahead with the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (30ml). Enriched with collagen boosting ingredient padina pavonica, its ultra-powerful formula is also infused with Mediterranean algae, leaving skin moisturise, firm and super supple.

Top tip: Pack this, and you won’t have to go home all weekend.

 Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths

Wipe away those Saturday night sins with these Ole Henriksen cleansing cloths. Infused with the brands signature vanilla scent they smell amazing and are strong enough to remove dirt, grime and make up without drying out the skin.

Containing Vitamin C and Green Tea to help brighten, lighten and tighten the product is the perfect anti-ageing quick fix for when you’re on you travels. Their Micro Algae formula helps to firm skin and stop Collagen breakdown too!

Korres Mini Shower Gel Set for the Mini Wash

Cleanse, refresh and rejuvenate your body with these four sweet-smelling shower gels. This fruit salad of showery goodness comes in a whole array of tropical scents including Vine, Guava, Pear and Lemon. And they each have individual skin boosting qualities that will help you feel brand new and raring to go!

Plus, they come in pocket size tubes – so won’t take up much room in your suitcase!

 The Saviour Serum Oskia Get Up and Glow

Had a heavy weekend? This Oskia serum may be your saviour come Monday morning. Oskia’s Get Up and Glow has a cluster of rejuvenating ingredients that will restore your skin back to its pre-weekend glory.

Enriched with youth-boosting nutrients and peptides that illuminate the skin, the serum brightens, firms and evens skin tone whilst smoothing the appearance of fine lines and protecting against everyday environmental, seasonal and lifestyle damage.

Nail It with Cowshed Cow Slip Manicure Kit

It’s not just your body that need nourishing. An extra-long weekend means extra time for pampering. This five piece Cowshed Cow Slip Manicure Kit is jam-packed with travel size nail treats to keep your hands and nails looking perfectly groomed all the time.

Bought suitably together in a stylish bag, the kit contains the following:

  1. Cowshed Cow Slip Hand Cream – 50ml
    Combining Spearmint and Petitgrain oil to maintain moisture prevent dryness and restore supple skin for younger looking hands.
  2. Cowshed Apricot Cuticle Oil – 9ml
    Softens dry cuticles, resulting in healthy looking, well-groomed hands.
  3. Cowshed 100% Cotton Moisture Gloves
    To help retain moisture and leave hands as soft as can be.
  4. Cowshed Cuticle Stick
    Push back unruly cuticles to reveal long, neat finger nails.
  5. Cowshed Emery Board
    This hardworking emery board leaves nails smooth and beautifully shaped




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