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Holiday beauty essentials

Heer's a selection of beauty essentials that the sofeminine.co.uk team recommends should be in your bag when you are heading off on holiday.

 - Holiday beauty essentials
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1. Spiezia Organic Hand Balm £13.70
Don't neglect your hardworking hands this holiday time! They deserve some TLC and attention: just as you are recuperating, so should they! Spiezia is an organic skincare company based in Cornwall and if you want to maximize the moisture and help your hands feel significantly softer, apply this fantastic Hand Balm morning and night for a week. Your hands will thank you! The balm is handmade in Cornwall, has absolutely no synthetic ingredients and comes with Soil Association accreditation. www.spieziaorganics.com

2. Andrew Barton's S.O.S Help Me Hair Conditioner, £4.84 at ASDA
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The sun, sea water and late nights can all play havoc with the condition of your hair. Award-winning hairdresser Andrew Barton has developed this intensive conditioner to restrore and repair tired and damaged hair. It features Shea butter and mesmerizing scents of frankincense and vanilla to gently mend and replenish lank locks.

3. Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Waterproof Mascara £13.95
Makeup Forever has been gained a considerable following among professional make-up artists, but we want to tell the world about its highly effective Smoky Lash Waterproof Mascara which is perfect for your holiday make-up bag. It contains vegetable and beeswax and coats the eyes with an intense black color that will resist water, tears and perspiration. Available by mail order in the UK from www.gurumakeupemporium.com.

  4. Ling Skin Care Pure Squalane Skin Nourisher £65
This is the Rolls Royce of skincare! Squalane is a pure olive oil extract that echoes all the properties of sebum, the skin's natural moisturizer. It is incredibly light and nourishes dehydrated skin and features purely natural ingredients. Available from the sofeminine.co.uk shop (left).

5. Carmex Lip Balm £1.99


It is important when traveling to keep your lips as well as body hydrated and Carmex is a classic balm which has been on the market since 1937! The formula protest against sun and wind and helps seal your own lips' natural protection. It contains Shea butter, lanolin, menthol and camphor and comes in a handy pot which fits easily in your make-up bag or even your pocket.

Marian Buckley


Beauty Editor
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