Okay so you know how it is…you’re getting ready going on a trip hopefully a vacation or mini break or maybe its for work, but whatever kind of trip it is there’s bound to be packing involved and one thing that’s for sure is that you’ll need to pack some toiletries and skincare.

Now… what you’ll pack and the quantity will depend on a few key factors… namely whether you are a maximalist, a minimalist as well as whether it’s a short or long trip and lastly whether you’re limited by weight or space allowances ( and whether or not you care).

Full disclosure here – there’s absolutely nothing that I hate more than not having everything that I need when it comes to skincare etc….and over the years I’ve been more of a maximalist than anything else…I mean you can’t be away for 2 or 3 weeks without a choice of fragrances or body products can you? Okay…I know that the minimalists among you will scream ‘yes you can’.  What I will say is this…there is a middle road, thanks to all of the fabulous brands who have caught on to the need for travel sized products, so inspired by them, here are my Minimalist Picks.


As a fragrance lover I like to have a choice of at least 4 or 5 of my favourites with me when I’m away and fortunately these brands offer travel friendly versions.

10 ml roller balls of the perfumes would last about 10 days with daily use I reckon…..depends on what kind of user you are.

Sana Jardin Rollerball Travel Trio


The Nue Co Functional Fragrances Discovery Set

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Escentric 02


Le Labo Baie 19

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Zelens Power C Travel

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Dermalogica daily microfoliant exfoliator travel size


Oskia Super C Beauty Capsules


Alpha H Protection Plus Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+


Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules


SBTRCT Daily Body Cleanse


Kiehl’s Nourishing Dry Body Oil


Sol De Janeiro Delicia Drench™ Body Butter


Arithmos – Uplift Superfine Body Oil

Aromatherapy Associates Essential Bath and Shower Oils

Miscellaneous Products

Wynnie Tam Tam Body + Mind Calm Candle Mini


Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Scented Candle

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Diptyque Paris Mimosa Mini Candle


Mavala Nail Polish Samarkand


Boots Nail Polish Remover Pads

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The Karry Deluxe By Your Side – Skincare Organiser

So you’ve already got the products you love and want to use on holiday but they don’t have travel sizes… why don’t you decant some and bring them with you? This great set from The Karry is a perfect addition if you’re short on space but still want to bring some of your home favourites with you on holiday.

If you’re a maximalist, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what to pack… you’ve already got your products in mind!

Denise Rabor x

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