Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

SMALL Is Definitely Beautiful. ; DOWNSIZE YOUR BATHROOM CABINET FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON.LISA HAYNES REVEALS THE MUST-HAVE MINIS FOR TRAVELLING LIGHT

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

SMALL Is Definitely Beautiful. ; DOWNSIZE YOUR BATHROOM CABINET FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON.LISA HAYNES REVEALS THE MUST-HAVE MINIS FOR TRAVELLING LIGHT

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IF YOU'VE ever had to sit on your suitcase, required help to zip it shut, or joined the excess baggage queue at the airport, you're probably - hang on, definitely - a hopeless over-packer.

Join the club; it seems Brits have a habit of piling heavy toiletries into their luggage. Women pack an average 15 full-sized products to maintain their regime abroad, according to a recent survey by Eurostar.

The solution? Switching to 'takeaways', aka mini versions of your can't-be-without faves.

Here are the shrunken essentials, so you can travel light - without compromising on cosmetics - this summer...

FLIGHT KIT STOW a sleep mask and mini hydrators in your hand luggage, and you'll step off the plane looking like you've just had a long afternoon in the spa. No need to worry about messy oil spillage with This Works Skin Deep Beauty Oil. Target dried out plane skin exactly where nourishment's needed, with the clever mini rollerball, Pounds 20 for 8ml (thisworks.com). Condense your lip salve, beauty balm and recovery cream into one wonder tin, with Ouli's Ointment Original. You can even use the all-purpose balm to soothe insect bites and tame humidity hair once you've landed, Pounds 13 for 50ml (oulis-ointment.com).

Stave off aeroplane bugs and anxiety with de Mamiel Altitude Oil.

Recline your plane seat, inhale the energising elixir deeply, and you'll instantly feel transported to first class, Pounds 28 for 10ml (demamiel.com).

HOTEL HAUL KEEP your holiday bathroom clutter-free, packing only the bare essentials you'll use every single day of your trip.

Ditch the full-sized, heavyweight toiletries for the carry-on approved Malin+Goetz 1oz Essential Kit. It's top-to-toe cleansing via luxe little bottles, including shampoo, conditioner and face and body cleansers, Pounds 20 for six 29ml minis (malinandgoetz.co.uk).

Want holiday relaxation to extend to your hair-washing routine? No problem; just be sure to pack a nifty little Batiste Dry Shampoo On The Go in Tropical. The mini can instantly refreshes, adds volume, and makes hair smell like coconuts, Pounds 1.50 for 50ml (Superdrug. …

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