1. Chic little travel essentials

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    These little items can make travel sleeker, chicer, and easier. 

    Stowaway Cosmetics are small-sized cosmetics you will love. You can order a six-item kit that includes a BB cream, concealer, pot rouge, lipstick, eye liner eyeliner, and mascara. You choose the colours of every item. These elegant little items feel and look as good as any department store brand but really lighten up your luggage. $25 


    If you can’t leave your “special “dryer behind” The Sedu Mini Travel Dryer is for you. This mini dryer is ionic, has two speed and heat settings, and you can plug it in anywhere in world. The dryer comes with a concentrator, a diffuser, and its own travel bag. The Sedu Dryer features dual voltage capabilities with advanced Ceramic and Tourmaline technology. I have used these small dryers all around the world with just a plug converter and they are fabulous. $25 


    The GHD Classic Styler auto adjusts for international voltages. It has sleep mode which turns itself off after 30 minutes. Best of all, you can curl or straighten your hair. Advanced ceramic heaters sense the porosity of the hair to apply and maintain the perfect amount of heat. Infrared heat protects your hair with negative ions, sealing in its natural oils, moisture and colour. Its aluminum plates also help create a smooth static-free sheen. $185. 


    Sun, sea, and all that fun can be hell on your hair. Leonor Greyl Paris is a French hair care line full of natural oils and botanicals that pamper dull, dry hair. The line offers travel kits and sample packs that make hair restoration on-the-go a snap!

    $12.95 – $52.


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    La Prairie Limited Edition Skin Caviar Discovery Set is perfect for a getaway. The deluxe kit is all pack and ready to go in a chic little bag.  Pamper your skin while you get away. $375



    We like “a mat of our own” even the nicest spas and studios. The Manduka eKO SuperLite Mat is one of the latest we can find at only two pounds. And it is sticky! $40. 


    The Dryel On the Go stain remover pen is a lifesaver. It is designed to remove stains from dry clean-only clothes, but I use it on washables too. It leaves no marks or discolouration and works better than any other product I have tried at ChanelNo5refilany price. I have used it on designer silk ties, suits, and a silk chiffon dress. It works like a dream. I stick it in my allotted TSA quart carry-on for liquids, as planes are often where spills happen. 

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    Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 is sun protection that won’t spill. It is easy to carry and reapply and comes in two shades that should work for most skin tones. The sable/beige blends perfectly on my ivory skin but also works for my friends who have a slightly darker skin colouring. These shades will work on medium- to medium-tawny skin tones. This sheer pretty sunscreen also helps to hide minor skin flaws. That is nice.


    If you have sensitive skin that reacts to most sunscreen you may find a mineral sun protection less irritating. I have tried many types of makeup/sunscreen combinations and this one remains on the top of my list for appearance and protection.Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 is a pure mineral sunscreen with powerful antioxidants. It provides protection against both UVA (we think of it them “aging-rays”) and UVB (We call the “burning-rays”). The Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 also carries the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Active Seal of Recommendation! It is widely available online for about $30.