I pride myself on being an expert packer. Having always travelled a lot for work, I like to think I’ve got it down to a fine art – always roll your clothing really tight (this saves so much space), put your liquids in a airtight bag (I learned this the hard way), and compartmentalize your suitcase so you can easily find everything upon arrival.
When it comes to my beauty products, I’m a pro at condensing my multi-step skincare regime down to the bare necessities, and have a carefully curated roster of products that I will never go on holiday without. Yes, they can vary if I’m trying something new, but so far, I’ve always come back to these essential items…
Histoire D’Orangers Eau De Parfum, £115, L’Artisan Parfumeur
Inspired by warm light and a sense of adventure, this is my ultimate summer scent. The perfumer, Marie Salamagne, created the scent after a trip to Souss, which sits at the foothills of the Anti-Atlas, between Tazenaght and Taroudant in Morocco. Of her visit, she says; “‘My memory of the sunset on Taroudant walls remains untouched. Suddenly, the valley takes on exceptional shades, a warm light intensifies the colours of the raw land and the atmosphere gets fresher. Each time I think of this majestic landscape, I think of orange tree flower water. A delicate and delicious water, ultra-refreshing and incredibly luminous.” And that’s exactly what Histoire D’Orangers is – orange blossom, fresh white flowers and warming tonka bean.
Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, £22, St.Tropez
I am rubbish at applying fake tan and more often than not create splotches and streaks, even after meticulous blending with a mitt. This is what makes this spray so special – it doesn’t require blending. The mist is so micro-fine that you simply spritz and go. The results are always totally flawless and streak-free. And, it doesn’t smell. I just wish they made a super-sized version so I could do my entire body.
Anti-Ageing Sun Protection For Very Sensitive Skin SPF30,