It's the end of the year and many of us are busy planning our annual holiday. Whether you're planning to lounge by the pool or sip cocktails by the seaside, don't forget your beauty products!
1. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream New York Beauty Limited Edition Collection
We love the new limited-edition Eight Hour Cream from Elizabeth Arden. The little red pot is super-stylish and small enough to carry in your bag. This is the perfect travel companion, since it's such a versatile product. The apricot-coloured balm brings much-needed moisture and vitamin E to dry skin. You can use it on knees, elbows, cuticles and pretty much everywhere on the body.
Price: R145. Available at selected stores nationwide.
2. Avon Glow Shake & Go Bronzer
Everyone needs to look like a bronze goddess while on holiday and the perfect product to create this look is the Glow Shake & Go Bronzer from Avon. This loose powder bronzer comes in a brush container that's super-convenient to use. It will instantly add a healthy and youthful glow to your skin.
Price: R160. To locate an Avon representative, call 0860 10 23 45 or visit: www.avon.co.za
3. Batiste Mini Dry Shampoo in Coconut & Exotic Tropical
Dry shampoo is such a convenient product to use to instantly refresh your hair and to give it va-va-volume. Batiste Dry Shampoo is available in a mini size (50ml) and will fit perfectly in your handbag. The Coconut & Exotic Tropical scent is also perfect for a summer holiday.
Price: R35. Available at selected stores nationwide.
4. Benetton Giallo Woman EDT
Benetton Giallo Woman EDT comes in bright yellow packaging and reminds us of sunshine – making this a great fragrance for summer. It comes in a 30ml bottle, which is small enough to travel with. This fragrance opens with notes of drops of water, red berries, anise and mint. It develops with notes of rose, lotus, violet and velvety peach and finally dries down with woody notes, tonka beans, vanilla and musk. An energetic fragrance ideal for happy summer days.
Price: R175. Available at Clicks.
5. Mavala Correcteur
Travel-friendly beauty products need to work fast and give maximum results. This nail polish remover pen from Mavala corrects any mistakes instantly for a professional finish to your manicure.
Price: R150. Available at Dis-Chem and independent pharmacies natiowide. Tel: 021 551 7736 or visit: www.mavala.co.za
6. Essence Mini Lipgloss Set
This mini lipgloss set from Essence is too cute for words. It contains three little lipglosses and is housed in a small box – perfect to keep with you for travelling.
Price: R35. Available exclusively at Clicks.
7. Oh So Heavenly Hygiene Clean Spritz and Go
This super-convenient product helps to clean and protect hands against everyday germs. A hygienic handwash that needs no water is a must for any travel bag.
Price: R15. Available exclusively at Clicks.
8. African Extracts Rooibos Facial Starter Kit
If you're only going away for a few days, it's often a good plan to travel with small facial products, since the normal size products can take up a lot of space. This Rooibos Facial Starter Kit from African Extracts is the perfect size for travelling and contains a Soothing Cleansing Lotion (60ml), Refreshing Toner (60ml), Moisturising Day Cream SPF15 (20ml) and a Nourishing Night Cream (20ml).
Price: R60. Available at leading retailers, pharmacies and health shops.
9. Good Earth Shea Butter Hand Bag Essentials
This cute handbag essential kit from Good Earth offers three products in small 25g pots. It contains a Nourishing Lipbalm, Waterless Cleanser and a Hydrating Hand & Nail Cream.
Price: R33. Available exclusively at Clicks.
10. Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes
With the best intentions, we often don't feel like spending time following our basic beauty routine while on holiday. The perfect solution to this is to use cleansing facial wipes, since they remove make-up (waterproof mascara), dirt and impurities from the skin within minutes. Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes contain no alcohol, oil, perfume or colourants and are gentle on the skin.
Price: R47 for 25 wipes. Available at selected stores nationwide.