No matter what the time of year, it’s always important to be chic while travelling. The world is going through an incredibly difficult and challenging time right now and holidays are, quite rightly, on pause. But to cheer you up we thought we’d give you a list of fabulous bits and pieces to think about using when the time comes when we can travel again.
1. Briggs and Riley Sympatico Plum Carry-On Case
This super stylish yet strong carry-on case is perfect for those long weekends away. Briggs & Riley’s Sympatico collection is the first and only hard-sided suitcase collection in the world with CXTM Expansion-
The Briggs & Riley Sympatico Plum collection is available to purchase from £449 www.briggs-riley.com
2. 111SKIN Rose Gold Brightening Treatment Mask
We all know what havoc travelling – especially being on an aeroplane – can do your skin. It dehydrates mercilessly and if you flit between time zones, your sleep patterns are also affected – meaning more stress on your skin. So face masks are almost compulsory in our eyes. 111Skin, of Harley Street, is the go-to for premium masks. This one is superb. Infused with brightening agents such as 24 Karat Gold, Rosa Damascus Extract and Silk Amino Acids that work to smooth the appearance of an uneven complexion, this decadent facial mask leaves an incandescent finish.
Available from 111skin.co.uk £20
3. Dr Lamia 24 Hour Anti-Age Luxurious Cream
Created by top Knightsbridge cosmetic practitioner Dr Lamia Eltohamy, this newly launched moisturiser is superb. Rich, delicately scented and absolutely packed with vitamin E and other ingredients to increase skin cell life, it’s a must for those on the go (or to lather on at home, of course). It comes in a sophisticated gold and cream pot and is the epitome of “guilt-free glamour”.
Available from drlamia.co.uk £150
4. Noble Macmillan Personalised Travel Wallet
There’s nothing more fabulous than carrying your passport and other important bit and pieces round in a personalised bespoke travel wallet. Enter Kensington based luxury leather goods brand based in London, Noble Macmillan, who provide a stunning selection of handmade leather travel accessories in bright pops of colour. We opted for a Mr and Mrs pair for our honeymoon last year – we were the envy of the lounge!
Available from noblemacmillan.com
5. Lumene Nordic Hydra Beauty Lotion
This fast-absorbing fresh liquid treatment is enriched with replenishing Nordic birch sap, moisture-retaining Nordic algae, pure Arctic spring water and potent hyaluronic acid for a lasting locked-in moisture sensation and instantly dewy smooth and plumped looking skin. It’s perfect for dry, chapped skin and gives a boost of hydration if you’re off somewhere cold.
Available from lumene.com £11
6. American Tourister Spinner Expendable Suitcase
Not only does this brand come in a range of vibrant, fun colours, it’s also really durable – and huge. We recommend the 100 litre Spinner Extendable on four wheels. It’s really easy to manoeuvre, easy to keep clean and you can pack absolutely LOADS of outfits in.
Available from americantourister.co.uk £149
7. Ostrich Pillow Go
This looks like a travel pillow for royalty and even better, would also be perfect for at home. With its supportive memory foam core and ergonomic design, after trying it, you’ll never go back. It also comes in a range of stylish and classy colours – double win!
Available from ostrichpillow.com £50
8. La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire
The latest innovation from these Swiss magicians will sort any dried, puffy eyes out. And it is a magnificent anti-ageing tool that helps restore the elasticity of the eye area. It comes with a handy ceramic pearl tool to massage and de-puff the area – in their words: ‘the science of light elevated to an art’.
Available from Selfridges, John Lewis and Harrods or laprairie.co.uk £440
9. Label M Diamond Dust
This gorgeous leave-in conditioner by the brand that Toni & Guy swear by is a must for dry hair that has been in the sun all day. It’s even got real diamond particles in it. It’s also ultra-lightweight and leaves your hair smelling divine and comes in a chic gold and black bottle.
Available at labelm.com £19.25
10. Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick
This little gem is absolutely perfect to fit in your purse and as we know, anything CT is a winner. The cocoa-scented product plumps skin while the creamy polymers moisturise. It’s super versatile and can be used on cheeks, lips and even eyes and was inspired, very fittingly, by the island of Ibiza.
Available from charlottetilbury.com £30
11. delilah Colour Intense Lipstick in Floozy
No matter where you are in the world, you cannot go wrong with a decent, quality red lippie. And a really good one is hard to find. Enter delilah cosmetics, the vegan-friendly and funky brand that everyone should get to know. The red lipstick in ‘floozy’, perfect for all occasions, is creamy, postbox red, easy to apply and stays on for ages. We highly recommend!
Available from delilahcosmetics.com £24
By Hayley Coyle, Editor