Beauty In-Flight Favourites

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Money, tickets, Passports? Check. Way too many liquid luxuries in your carry on… check! Watching security staff dismembering the contents of our handbags at the airport is a major travel buzz killer for us ladies. I’ve waved goodbye to many of my favourite (expensive) beauty products at the hands of the stingy 100ml restriction. Well, this year I’m determined to get travel savvy. Tons of beauty brands now do mini-me versions of our favourite goodies, making it easier for us to stroll smugly through security. Whether it’s a weekend away, a city break or a long holiday abroad, here are my top picks for in-flight travel essentials that keep me feeling fresh on the flip side…

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Soap & Glory Hand Maid hand cleansing gel £2.50 for 50ml

A good hand sanitizer is way more convenient than queuing for the loo to feel fresher.

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream £8 for 30ml

Super creamy and instantly moisturising, this hand cream keeps my hand soft even on long haul flights.

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This Works Deep Sleep Stress Less Roller Ball £12 for 10ml

If, like me, you’re a bit of a nervous flyer, simply roll this onto wrists and behind ears. The aromatherapy scents help to calm and relax. Great for fighting the urge to give the chair kicker behind you a belt with your rolled up copy of Vogue.

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Ren Vita Mineral Lip Balm £9 for 15ml

With Shea butter and vitamin E this deeply replenishing balm protects from UV damage and the annoying air-con systems.

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Neal’s Yard White Tea Facial Mist £11 for 45ml

A gentle mist full of white tea antioxidants to rehydrate and refresh our plain-drained skin before landing.

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Let me know what your travel saviours are!

MBT xx

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Beauty Best: Eye Creams

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I’ve been using eye care products from the tender age of twenty and now (many many years on) to me the thought of going without the stuff is unthinkable. But why the heck we should bother spending our hard earned cash on buying a separate moisturizer for our eyes? Well, believe it or not the skin around them is actually as thin as an egg shell, therefore extremely delicate. Facial creams are not specifically tailored to meet the nutritional needs of our precious peepers. I’ve been playing eye spy with a a ton of eye care lately and these five are by far THE best I’ve ever tried…

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Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Cream, £24.50

Packed with essential oils and anti-oxidants, boasting ‘Younger Looking Eyes By Morning’. They really wern’t lying. After just one night with a teeny blob around my eyes my skin felt more supple and looked brighter and well rested.

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Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream, £19.99

Burt’s Bees lovely little pot goes straight to the top of the list for value for money. It illuminated the eye area and felt light and silky. With Royal Jelly as a core ingredient my lids and under-eyes really soft. It even had a sweet tea scent. Nice touch. (Ideal for wearing under makeup.)

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Natura Bissé The Cure Sheer Eye, £91

I almost heard the sound of you just gasping just now! Yes, that is the price. But, hear me out… If you’ve tried Natura Bisse skincare before than you’ll understand the hefty price tag. The brand originated in super luxury UK spas and now retails for home use in stores like Harrods and more recently Liberty’s. The Cure Sheer Eye contains self-adapting pigment matching, so the instant I smoothed it on my dark circles appeared to naturally fade away with a feather light consistency. After just a couple of days use my eyes feel nourished. Although accidental over pumping of this pricy potion nearly brought on a heart attack.

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Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, £29

Designed for all skin types the refreshing cool applicator tip feels great in the morning and de-puffed my unsightly bags while the subtle colour tint eased dark circles.

 

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Neal’s Yard White Tea Toning Eye Gel, £23.25

The white tea formulae and blend of natural antioxidants not only cares for the eye area but protects it from damaging pollutants. The cool gel texture helped wake up my eyes and soothed under eye bags and skin felt tighter.

 

Application: Dab evenly around eye contour using ring finger (we’re less likely to apply pressure and drag the skin if we use our ring finger).

Beauty Trick… A little goes a long way so with any eye care product you only need to use an amount the size of a grain of rice for each eye.

What’s your favourite eye care product? We’d love to hear from you…