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Posted on February 8, 2017

My travel beauty essentials!!!


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By no stretch of the imagination would I consider myself a travel junkie. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to jetting off a good few times over the last couple of months.  I recently went on three different holidays in the space of four months – I know, crazy! And although my bank account hasn’t been very forgiving. I have to say, I’ve been learning how to embrace the meaning of ‘travel light!’

While my travel destination normally determines which beauty products I decide to seal into my little plastic bag. The one thing I noticed about my last few holidays is that there were three products in particular that made a reoccurring appearance in handbag.Now,I feel obliged to pop these little gems at the top of my travel beauty essentials list!

Declare Cleansing Powder*200ml, €24.40,

june faves cleansing pwder

After using this product for the first time, I wondered why more brands didn’t use a similar formula for their cleansers. Not only does this cleansing powder save you from worrying about any leakages. But it also gives you more room to put other liquids into your plastic  bag! Between roll-on deodorants, sprays and perfumes, things can get a little crammed! I have a travel size cleanser at home so it makes it even handier for me. But even putting a small amount of this powder into a plastic travel container and straight into your handbag can make the world of a difference! To read more about this product, have a look at my June favourites post.

M accessories Loofah/Hemp face mitt (Bath set €1.50), Dealz       


While I do enjoy pampering myself with my Clarisonic. Sometimes I think it’s just best to go back to basic skin care! These loofah/hemp mitts are incredibly gentle on the skin and they each do an absolute stellar job at removing dry and flaky skin insofar that I would sometimes use a wet mitt alone to clean my face  – it leaves my skin with a smooth texture even when I just use water! This set comes with a large bath glove and then two smaller mitts that have a strap at the back.  The natural fibres of these mitts makes it a perfect breeding ground for lurking bacteria. So it is important to replace your sponge every three weeks. At €1.50 a set, it’s impossible to break the bank!

Sonic Chic Lady Lace Toothbrush* (Gift Set RRP€39.95), Pharmacies Nationwide


I’ve had an obsession with having pearly for as long as I can remember. I just think that there’s something about a good set of teeth that helps brighten up the face! So if you’re an obsessive like myself. Or if you’re someone who is constantly on the go, then having one of these would come in handy! In this set you get a cute little toiletry bag, 1 AAA battery, and 5 replacement heads – which I thought was more than just a little bit generous! While I’m no expert in the technology behind this product, I do know that SONIC Chic vibrates at 22,000 strokes per minutes meaning it would probably reduce your job by more than half! It’s a great size and I love the little protective cap ! While this design is a limited edition, you can still get the full set for half price (€19.95) in selected online stores!

I hope you enjoyed my post, and if you have any golden travel products, I would love to know what they are! Tweet me anytime @FilomenaKaguako 🙂

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(*)These products were gifted to me by a PR company, however all views and opinions are my own.

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June Favourites!!!

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June faves

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all having a good weekend! For those of you going to Beyoncé  tonight: I hate you. Now that we’ve cleared that up, here is a roundup of the products I’ve been loving over the past few weeks 🙂

Dove Derma Spa Youthful Vitality Hand Treatment* 75ml, €5.99, Boots

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As you probably know at this stage, dry hands make me feel somewhat anxious. I know that sounds incredibly dramatic, but I genuinely struggle to sit still when I have dry paws! The Dove Youthful Vitality Hand Treatment is the most recent addition to my collection of hand cream faves. I love how absorbent it is and the velvety feeling it leaves after each use. It is the first spa-like treatment that combines a revitalising serum and cell moisturisers. So in plain English, it helps maintain younger looking skin! Added bonus? It has a warm floral scent which I’m an absolute sucker for!

Declare Cleansing Powder*, 200ml €24.50,

june faves cleansing pwder

It didn’t take me long to figure out why the Declare cleansing powder is the most used face cleanser of the brand. I think the powder formula makes this product very easy to use and perfect for travelling. All you have to do is mix a small amount of powder with water to create a foam. Gently rub it on the skin in a circular motion and then rinse away. It always leaves my skin with a soft and smooth texture without over-drying it. If you have sensitive skin, then this definitely worth trying as it is soap free and PH neutral.

Proactiv+ Redness Relief Serum, 50ml, €33,

june faves proactiv+

Any product that can be used as a face mask gets a thumbs up from me! This multi-purpose serum has a cooling effect that helps calm down any inflammation or irritation on the skin. It has a unique built-in stainless steel roller for easy application. You can roll on a thin layer of product over affected area or your whole face. I usually apply it all over and wear it as a face mask. I leave it on for up to 10 mins and then rinse off. For best results, store it in the fridge!

La Roche Posay Serozinc, 150ml, €10, Local Chemist

june faves la roche posay

This toning mist is great for cooling down the skin – I’m all about cooling today, aren’t I? I would love to blame summer for that, but we don’t get enough sunshine here for that argument to hold any truth. But for the rare occasions that we do, a cooling product like this can come in handy! La Roche Posay Serozinc has only 3 ingredients that work magic; thermal water, sodium chloride and zinc sulphate. This combo helps the skin control oiliness throughout the day. I use it after cleansing and before my moisuriser. Although it is targeted for blemish prone skin, I’d say it would be suitable for non-blemish skin too as it is very gentle!

Declare Sun Sensitive Sun Spray*, €29.95, 

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I feel like I’ve just condensed all of my beauty obsessions into one blog post. First the hand cream, then the face mask and now sun screen!! No matter the season, an SPF of some sort is a must for me. I was actually in town with a friend yesterday and at some stage I had a random outburst because I realised I forgot to put on sun screen – whoops! It can be easy to forget, but with sprays like this it only takes a second to apply. The Declare Sun Sensitive spray doesn’t leave a white hue on the skin like other sun protecting products. It is very light and absorbs quite quickly.

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(*)These products were gifted to me by a PR company, however all views and opinions are my own.

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