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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Burt’s Bees NEW Lip Colour Review

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This week, the full range of Burt’s Bees new Lip Colour Collection finally hit stores. After tons of testing, and a top lippie tutorial from celeb makeup artist, Katey Denno, here’s the buzz (lame pun totally intended!) on new Burt’s Bees lippies…

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“Natural Beauty products are the future, but also a look back to our past. Our grandmother’s would only ever of used natural makeup.” Katey Denno.

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An assortment of ‘nature inspired’ colours, the new range is created using 100% naturally nourishing elements, such as botanical oils, Shea butter, and Burt’s Bees signature ingredient, bees wax. Promising to bring a new dimension of colour, sheen and care to our parched pouts, new products in the spring range are tinted lip balms, Lip Shimmers, Lip Shines and Lip Glosses. So, what’s verdict?…

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Us ladies usually fall under two lip categories. Gloss lovers, or gloss loathers. To be honest, this season I’m drawn to the shine like a magpie – having been over exposed to the dominating matte trend of the past few years. From the first glide of this wand my lips felt moisture fed, and a sweet vanilla scent lasted for ages. Only downside to this one was the need to reapply throughout the day. But, all in all the Burt’s Bees Lip Glosses are perfect if you like a subtle shine without too much of a sticky pout.

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A new spin on traditional Burt’s Bees lip balms, taking the brands passion to another level. With a hint of sheer modern hues and sweet flavour, the Tinted Lip Colour leaves even chapped lips instantly softer. With a shade for every skin-tone, this little lip hero got a resounding thumbs-up from my posse of testers (aka all my female friends and rellies). Denno advises, “Stick to a shade that enhances your natural lip colour, or take a chance with a shade you don’t normally wear”.

 

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Infused with peppermint oil and antioxidant-rich fruit seed oils Lip Shimmers are slender tubes of goodness, with a stronger colour pop. When applied, the Lip Shimmer has the look of a moisture rich lipstick, with a surprising and long lasting plumping tingle. So if you like a little more definition from a lippie but don’t like the usual tight matte feel, go for a Lip Shimmer. The sharp Rhubarb shade gets my vote!

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These deliver a super shiny high gloss finish and sharp glassy colour, WITHOUT becoming a hair magnet at every slight breeze. Success! A Lip Shine in Whisper shade has secured a place in my makeup bag. Katey’s tip for choosing a shade is simply, “Don’t sweat it – all shades are natural enough to suit almost anyone.”

MUA Katey Denno’s Top Tips:

TIP #1 Layering

As a MUA, I do a lot of layering to get the right look. For a super balmy, dewy look with just the right amount of colour – drench lips in your favourite Tinted Lip Balm shade and the cover with corresponding shade of Lip Shine.

TIP #2 Finding Balance

Balance is key for illuminating your face. Try this look: Press Rhubarb Lip Shimmer into your lips and finish with a light coat of Spring Slender Lip Gloss.”

TIP #3 Subtle Red-Carpet Lip

To recreate my red-carpet lip on yourself, start with three coats of Red Dahlia Tinted Lip Balm and then take Rhubarb Lip Shimmer and lightly sweep itover your cupids bow, then press a light amount into the centre of your bottom lip.

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Burt’s Bees Lip Colour Collection is available now at John Lewis and other leading stockists. Lip Glosses £8.99, Lip Shimmers £5.99, Lip Shines £6.99 and Tinted Lip Balms £5.99. Visit http://www.burtsbees.co.uk for more info.