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Travel Essentials: What to Pack for a City Break
Whether you are travelling local or flying long haul, you want to be chic in every city. Explore our travel toiletry essentials for tips on how to pack for your city break.

  • How to Pack… for Barcelona

    Cosmopolitan, cultural and cool, Viva Barcelona! Packing for this city-meets-beach break takes an element of planning to ensure all of your travel beauty needs are met. Visiting the Gaudi delights across the city will require a lot of walking, so as well as comfortable shoes, make sure you have a face specific sun cream while gazing up at the incredible sights.

    On lazy days by the beach lather up with a good SPF sun cream to protect against the hot Spanish sun. Pop waterproof mascara, hair pins and a travel sized hairspray in your bag for later when strolling onto Las Ramblas for a tapas supper and sangria.

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  • Top Tips

    • A skin perfecting BB cream is also ideal for sheer day-to-night coverage.

    • Check out a SPF formula lip balms such as Maybelline Baby Lips-Repair to hydrate and protect lips.

    • Multi use products such as B. Vibrant are perfect for traveling with for a rosy cheeked glow and vivid lip colour.

  • How to Pack… for Marrakech

    Let yourself get whisked up in another world as you embrace the market mayhem of Marrakech. You will want to keep cool in this hot and hectic city, particularly whilst haggling with the street vendors, stay focused with Magicool face and body spritz!

    If you feel like you are melting in the demanding heat, keep makeup minimal but if you must, ensure a primer base to keep what you wear in place. A multi-functional BB cream is light to apply and perfect for covering blemishes, hydrating skin as well as SPF protecting, this is a suitcase essential for hot holiday adventures! The humid heat may cause unruly hair. Tame frizz prone locks with travel serum to keep curls under control. A head scarf or hat is a sensible option here too while you enjoy the sights and spices of this vibrant city!

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  • Top Tips

    • Spend hours rummaging around the night market then quickly refresh on the move with a hand sanitizer.

    • Effervescent Tablets come in handy when exotic travels take their toll, stock up before you fly!

    • Keep hydrated in the souks with plenty of water and SPF protected lip balm.
  • Jet Set & Arrive in Style - New York

  • How to Pack… for New York

    The chicest of breaks, you will want to arrive in New York ready to seize the city! Be sure to use the flight time to your beauty advantage. As you settle in remove all traces of makeup with pocket face wipes before massaging a refreshing face moisturiser into your skin. Keep hydrated to combat the in-flight air conditioning by regularly sipping from bottled water; this will help your skin from the inside outwards.

    Regularly apply a good eye cream to refresh tired eyes, such as B.’s Vitalised Eye Cream. Once you have given your skin some TLC, pop in some ear plugs and an eye mask on and take time to relax before tackling NYC. Before you land, apply a few drops of face serum to illuminate skin, followed by a tinted moisturiser, lip gloss and a cream blush. Run a few drops of Argan oil through your hair to revive your locks and you’re ready to face The Big Apple.

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  • Top Tips

    • Combat the in-flight air conditioning by regularly sipping from bottled water; this will help your skin from the inside outwards.

    • Awaken tired eyes with Garnier Nutritionist’s Caffeine Eye Roll-On. This massaging roll on applicator stimulates circulation for a bright-eyed look.

    • Brighten your complexion by applying highlighter in the corner of eyes and on cheekbones for a natural glow.
  • Glamour de Party Girl - Paris

  • How to Pack… for Paris

    The city of food, fashion and romance, what is not to love about Paris? Almost every corner provides a scenic photo op’, Van Gogh paintings await praise in world famous museums and the Love Lock bridge bulges with adoration on the Seine... that’s without mentioning the fashion! Embrace the chic Parisian style of casual elegance.

    Have fuss-free hair by packing dry shampoo to get you straight out of the door. Nails are short and tidy, travel nail varnish remover pads and an emery board will ensure there are no chips in your ‘amour’. For evening, a matte red lip from Rimmel, a touch of your favourite perfume and buffed skin are all you need - don’t leave home without travel-sized St Ives Invigorating Scrub and Palmer’s Cocoa Butter. And that’s it, you’re ready to find your French fancy…!

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  • Top Tips

    • Arriving into Paris on the Eurostar ensures you are not bound by liquid restrictions when holidaying here.

    • Dab travel-size perfume onto your pulse points, i.e. collarbone, beneath your ear lobes and wrists to make a little go a long way on a short trip.

    • Pack a face mask for a moment ‘pick-me-up’ pampering for your skin.