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Seven suitcase-friendly beauty kits

If you’re a member of Last Minute Packers Anonymous (it’s a thing), travel kits can seriously alleviate your beauty haul.

Whether it’s haircare, skincare or fragrance, you can bet your bathroom cabinet favourites come in mini versions. These clever kits are all pre-packed for you, so you can just fling them into your luggage – without worrying about the weight or volume at check-in.

The other major bonus of beauty minis is experimenting with brand new product. Try a diddy travel-size product out on holiday and it might just gain pride of place on your beauty shelfie when you’re back home.

Meet our seven suitcase-friendly mini beauty kits…


THE DOES-IT-ALL
Net-a-Porter Jet-a-Porter Beauty Kit, £70

Remember what we said about getting brave with new product? This wanderlust-worthy kit curated by Net-a-Porter features no less than 16 minis for skin, hair and make-up that are geared towards vacation beautifying. The bumper travel collection is stashed in a handy transparent cosmetics bag so they’ll be no spills in your suitcase. With favourites including SACHAJUAN, Legology, Charlotte Tilbury and Oribe.

THE SKINCARE SOS
Oskia Advanced Skin Nutrition Set, £70

Skin can play havoc on holiday so a travel pack of face wipes just won’t cut it. This kit has your day and night skincare regime on getaways sussed, with mini cleansing gel, pro-collagen serum, vitamin-rich day cream, night booster cream, oil and mask. Your (glowing) vacation complexion will thank you for it.

THE OCEAN FIX
Sachajuan Ocean Mist Collection, £24

Newsflash: Beachy hair is no longer just reserved for Cali surfer girls. This trio of hair products is made for playing up that elusive just-stepped-out-of-the-sea texture. Lather up with the luxe shampoo and conditioner and then use the Ocean Mist spray on clean wet or dry hair to build in body and texture. Just looking at that blue makes us want to dive into the (hotel) shower.

THE GLOW GIVER
Bali Body Late Night Lover kit, £89.95

No time for a pre-vacay spray tan? Wave bye-bye to the booth and get your glow on from your hotel room with this Instagram-able quad. Combine the Shimmering Body Oil and Luxe Moisturising Lotion for glistening limbs. To get that instant vacation sheen on your complexion, smooth on the Bali Body BB Cream. Nobody will guess that you’ve just stepped off the plane.

THE FAMOUS FIVE
Le Labo Discovery Kit, £20

If you’ve fallen for Le Labo fragrance (who hasn’t, right?) you’ll know those chic glass bottles can be costly. This Discovery Kit is the affordable way to transport five of the knockout mini signature scents in your luggage. Create new memories on your vacation as you potentially find a fragrance that’s ‘the one’…

THE HAIR RITUAL
Sisley Paris Hair Rituel Smoothing Discovery Kit, £62

Avoid a Monica from Friends ‘it’s the humidity’ moment and nourish your hair while you’re on holiday. This Sisley kit is like a spa treatment for your tresses, containing minis of Revitalizing Smoothing Shampoo and Restructuring Conditioner, along with Regenerating Hair Mask and Precious Hair Oil. It’s your four-step armoury against flyaways, static and frizz.

THE DAYDREAMER
label.m Sun Edition kit, £24.95

This travel pouch speaks our language… Sunny getaways are oh-so-dreamy – but even better if you’re having a good hair week/fortnight. Give your hair a protective shield before (and after) a spell in the sunshine with the After Sun Cleanser, After Sun Mask, Protein Spray and Sun Protect Oil. These products are like beachy guardian angels for your locks.

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