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.

 

https://www.leonorgreyl-usa.com/c/travel-size/ eKO-SuperLite_SP15_Fold_Insight_Recolored_R-thumbnail

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

www.neimanmarcus.com 

 

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. 

http://www.aveneusa.com/high-protection-tinted-compact-honey-1

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Avene_jpgClick on top title to open and scroll  As dull as it sounds in this high-tech world, experts agree that sun screen is still the best defense against the signs of aging. The trick is finding the best protection as so many sun screens look and feel heavy for everyday wear.   

Every year I try at least six new sun screens. Sun protection is getting better all the time. And I would know too; I am very fair. 

Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 is one of my must-have beauty products. I have written about it before but many women in North American still don’t know about it. I carry it in my bag every day. It combines serious sun protection with natural-looking makeup coverage in a handy compact. It is perfect for touching up all day. It looks great and I am sure my face is protected. 

The compact 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. Ladies with tanned and olive skin colours should try before they buy as the shades may not work for them. 

If you have sensitive skin that reacts to most sun screen you may find a mineral sun protection less irritating. I know I do. I have tried many types of makeup /sun screen 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!

 http://www.aveneusa.com/high-protection-tinted-compact-beige

www.avene.ca

 

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Serious age prevention in a compact!

Pure mineral sun screen SPF!
Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 combines serious sun protection with natural looking makeup coverage in a handy compact.  Dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf recommended it in the science blog Blush and Beakers saying, “It is formulated for sensitive skin and has Pre-Tocopheryl, a form of Vitamin E – perfect for someone who wants high sun protection (SPF 50) and full matte coverage.”  
There are two shades that should work for most skin tones. I am very fair and the sable/beige blends perfectly on my ivory skin but  also works for my friends who wear slightly darker foundation. The honey shade will work on medium to
medium-tawny skin tones. Tan and olive skin ladies should try before they buy as  the shades may not work for them.
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 “Ageing- Rays”) and UVB (We call the “Burning-Rays”).  The Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50  also carries the  Skin Cancer Foundation Active Seal of Recommendation! 
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Our favourite sun screens

Large sun hat, this one from Eric Javits, is the ultmate sun protection add-onThe best way to avoid lines, wrinkles, brown spots and skin cancer is by using a good sunscreen every day. Preventing sun damage and premature photoaging is more effective and less expensive than trying to undo it.  

Invest in several good sun protection products and use them. Consider applying a good spray-on sunscreen head-to-shoulders daily as a base. I like to use one with anti-oxidants and UVA-UVB protection. I like spray on sunscreen from Neutrogena and CVS the best for everyday use. They are affordable and smell good. Neutrogena makes a dry-touch spray which is excellent, if you hate the feel of sunscreen.
 
There is evidence that non-chemical sunscreens containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide may be better for your skin. This is the type of sunscreen that I use on my face. The minerals reflect the sun away from the skin and prevent sun damage.
 
Whatever sunscreen you chose, be sure to reapply it frequently when you are outside. If your makeup or moisturizer has an SPF 15, you need additional protection of at least SPF 30. Remember, most window glass doesn’t protect you from sun damage, so use sunscreen inside when working by windows and when driving.
 
Do not forget to protect your hands and scalp. You will look decades younger and avoid life-threatening diseases, if you pay attention to sun protection.
Some favourite sun screens:
Lily B. SPF 30 Ultra Defense
Avene High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50
Lumixyl Moisturelock Sunscreen SPF30 

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