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5 travel essentials to help you feel refreshed

February 15, 2018

Last year, only three of my trips away involved plane journeys, which in one sense, isn’t a bad thing. I discovered a number of new areas right here in England. But if I’m honest, hopping on a plane and taking off somewhere new is usually my preference, so I’m excited that this year I may have a few more opportunities to do just that 🙂

In less than three weeks I’ll be taking off on my first adventure of 2018!!! Still not ready to shout about the details… but what I am wanting to share are some new travel essentials I discovered over the last few months. All five of these are products are ones that I (and in some cases Mo) have used and have really impressed us. All of them are focused around helping you feel refreshed after your journey:


1. Twist & Spritz

These things are everywhere. I’ve had lots of different makes and models but the Twist & Spritz from the fragrance shop is definitely my favourite one. It’s smart, compact and it doesn’t leak at all – which is super important. There’s no need to waste time buying small bottles of perfume when you can simply take your twist & spritz and fill up your 8ml atomiser – which equates to 100 sprays! The right size for hand luggage and so easy to fill, total winner.

Twist & Spritz, £10 The Fragrance Shop


2. Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask

Ok  I know a sleep mask isn’t revolutionary, but this one is a real winner. I’m not a fan of sleep masks, I don’t particularly like feeling pressure on my eyes. The bedtime bliss mask applies noooo pressure but still blocks out all light. ALL light. It’s light in material too, super soft.

Bedtime Bliss sleep mask, £8.90


3. No dark shadows

If there’s one thing I’m not good at it’s knowing how and when to use makeup. I can just about use it myself and always hesitant to use products on my very sensitive face, so when I first saw this concealer type stick I very much brushed it aside. It wasn’t until I took it over to my mum’s and asked her opinion that I first saw it in action. And boy was I shocked. It actually… worked? I was very confused as so many of these ‘get rid of dark shadows’ type ointments never seem to do what they say. But after seeing it on my mum, I was keen to give it a go.

So I did and I was one hundred percent impressed. What I loved about it is it simply brightens, highlights and enhances and really does steer away all that darkness. Brilliant. Super handy for anyone headed out on a long trip away. Small and compact enough to store away in hand luggage and doesn’t necessarily require the use of any makeup on top of it either.

Know Cosmetics No Dark Shadows, £15


4. Rosehip oil

A natural anti-ageing product, rosehip oil has a high content of vitamin E. This stuff is packed full of anti-oxidants, the oil is extracted from seeds without heat, solvents or chemicals guaranteeing the oils purity and quality. It’s suitable for all skin types and as well as being good for stretch marks and helping with sun burn it’s a great skin reviver apres journey. Yes this random oil makes for a great travel companion. Especially if you’re on a plane journey. Aircraft air leaves your skin feeling dehydrated, just a couple of drops of rosehip oil and it will be as good as new.

RosehipPLUS Rosehip oil, £22.50


5. Rejuvenating face mask

My most recent discovery, these Body Shop masks are AMAZING. I was given these by the Body Shop at intu Trafford Centre some time ago but only got round to trying them out last week. I was totally taken in by the Japanese Match Tea as it’s labelled as a ‘pollution clearing mask.’ Well after six months of working and walking around the city centre, I thought it was high time I tac’d my pores. Ten minutes later and I felt like a different person. I am hooked! For feeling refreshed I’d recommend the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance mask.

So unfortunately, they don’t have travel sized versions, but you know what thats ok. It’s more economical to buy a larger pot and you literally just need to pack a small amount in a little travel pot and take it away with you. I can think of so many destinations I’ve travelled too where this would have been a nice treat. Days out in Bangkok, Jakarta, Cairo, any heavily congested city – I can imagine a quick mask before bed would contribute to a relaxing nights sleep.

Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance mask, £17.00 The Body Shop


I’ve used these products individually, collectively and they are definitely ones to keep close in hand luggage. A couple of the products above were gifted to me to trial and I can happily say that I have not been disappointed with any of them. So much so, I’ve decided to offer a £10 amazon voucher for anyone who is willing to share the benefits of these product too!

As with all my competitions, I’ll be using rafflecopter as the winner is selected at random and is free from any bias. It’s pretty easy, simply RT (or follow for a bonus entry) and you’ll be in with a chance of winning the £10 Amazon gift voucher. The competition is open NOW and you have until Friday 23rd February to enter. Good luck!


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