The brilliant, talented, funny and smart MUA Kay Montano has a must read blog http://www.kaymontano.com/2012/01/27/why-fake-your-lashes-when-you-can-grow-them-nadine-baggott/ and I have contributed an article on lash growth serums in case your lashes are in need of a little love
Travel Light ... Look A Mess
I am just back from ten days in The Maldives which should have been heaven, but nowhere is without your luggage; and mine was lost for four days. Now I often have to write about travelling light and looking good, and I think that is possible. But being on holiday without any luggage at all, just is not.
I know because I was forced to try it. No clothes of course but also no sun stuff, no serums, no razors, no anti frizz conditioner, no make-up to speak of, no tweezers … need I go on?
And so I sat around, silently fuming at the airline, internally stressing and compiling a list of my ‘next time I take them on the plane with me’ must haves, all liquids sealed in a clear plastic bag of course. This includes
- A Bikini
- A Piz Buin SPF20 sun stick to wear on vulnerable areas. Trust me with no clothes or bikini you don’t feel the urge to go out in the sun.
- Max Factor Masterpiece Max in Black
- Bobbi Brown Black Plum Eyeshadow and stubby brush for lining eyes
- Olay Regenerist Serum because it works overtime as a make-up remover, neck and eye product, aftersun and even hair tamer.
- Hair pins and a hair band, because no matter how bad your hair looks it can always be worn up.
Now of course on this and this alone I would not look groomed, for that I need a plethora of straighteners, high speed hair dryer, brushes, sprays, exfoliants, full range of SPF’s, body lotion, cleanser etc etc etc. But I can get by with the help of the free mini shampoo and conditioner, bar of soap and so slow it is painful frizz forming hotel hairdryer, I just hope I never have to again. I always thought I was pretty low maintenance, but this trip has made me realise that I am not.
And to top things off I have come home with a cold sore. I tried to sit in the shade but the sun is so powerful I burnt my lips and now have a cold sore the like of which would look at home on The Elephant Man.
Oh and the airline think that £50 compensation is enough! I need another holiday and any advice at all on how to get rid of my cold sore or cover it up and let me know what products you always take with you on holiday – your desert island buys.