There’s no time quite like the present when it comes to planning an escape.
After being grounded (and at times, stranded) for almost two years, we’re finally allowed to spread our wings and explore the big, wide world once again.
You may think a suitcase full of outfits perfect for lounging poolside, or an array of flowing dresses made for spending all day shopping leaves little room for beauty essentials… but we’ve got the ultimate edit of necessities that work overtime while you take time off.
The Daily Duo
While you might be on holiday, your skin is not, with travel often wreaking havoc on our faces. Enter: the perfect duo to keep your skin looking as fresh as you feel while on a break.
The new and improved fast-absorbing Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift & Firm moisturisers have five times the ceramide* to lock in moisture, while lifting and firming the skin’s appearance in as little as one week**.
Use the fast-absorbing gel day cream in the morning to keep skin firm and tight while you’re out and about, and the night cream before bed to intensely hydrate while you catch up on your beauty sleep.
A Fresh Fragrance Selection
Fragrance is very closely linked to memory, so make ones to last forever with a new holiday-inspired scent.
If you’re not sure what mood your vacation may evoke, try The Inspiration Set from Creed, which comes with five sample-sized fragrances of the brand’s best-sellers.
There’s the fresh and fruity Aventus for Her, or the enchanting and flirtatious Spring Flower. For something a little more mysterious, spritz on a little Love in Black, with notes of blackcurrant and hints of peppery clove and Florentine iris.
A Varnish For Every Voyage
A voyage far from home is the perfect time to experiment with your look… so why not try a new shade on your nails to match your mood?
OPI has introduced its first long lasting, vegan nail lacquer, made from plant-based ingredients (think sugar cane, wheat and potatoes) of up to 75 per cent natural origin.
The Nature Strong collection features 30 shades inspired by nature, in hues like a petal pink coral perfect for a night of cocktails in a bustling city, or an ocean blue inspired by the calming effects of the sea for days when a walk along the beach is the only place you want to be.
Plus, the formula is as high-performance as ever, drying quickly for a high-shine finish that lasts up to seven days.
The Travel-Sized Time Saver
Pamper your skin while you pamper your soul with a trip away, with this travel-sized multitasker. Small enough to slip into your carry-on, the Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask detoxifies and brightens in only 10 minutes, so it’s perfect for freshening up your skin in between museum visits and a night out.
Superpowered with ingredients like organic liquorice and aloe vera, the four-in-one formula tightens pores, invigorates a dull complexion and instantly boosts radiance.
For A Little Bit Of Everything
Off on a last-minute escape? Or perhaps you just want a purchase that does all the heavy-lifting (by that we mean, packing) for you?
The Little Bag Of Beauty features 19 deluxe beauty samples valued at over $350 from some of the most coveted skincare, fragrance and makeup brands (think Versace, Benefit and Clarins), in travel sizes ready for boarding.
It’s got you covered from head to toe, with rollerball perfumes, face masks, serums, body cleansers and more, all in a cute-as-a-button case.
Brought to you by Myer.
* Based on reformulation vs. existing Lift and Firm Creams
** Based on a consumer study of 58 women after 1 week.