Top Beauty Products for a Last-Minute Weekend Getaway

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Weekends away are fun, but if you have one sprung on you at the last minute by a romantic partner, or a best friend who has grabbed an amazing online bargain, the stress of figuring out what to take can be enormous. Luckily most things can be purchased when you arrive, so if you do forget something it isn’t the end of the world. However, when it comes to a beauty regime, you will want your own tried and tested best beauty products right there with you. So, in the event you have been invited away for a weekend break, here is a list of items you should definitely include in your emergency bag, just in case…

Face Cleanser

A clean face should always be a priority. You can’t face the world with the residue of last night’s makeup still smeared down your cheeks, and if like many women you suffer from an oily T-zone, a good cleanser will restore balance to your complexion.


Wet-wipes are essential for long journeys. Wet-wipes can be used to clean off the grime that accumulates after a long haul flight. Use them to freshen up in the toilets during a rest stop, or just before your flight lands. Fellow passengers will thank you for your kindness.


All women need a good moisturizer, but as our skins age, it becomes increasingly important to nourish the skin, particularly at night. Good quality moisturizers are worth their weight in gold and no doubt you have a brand you can’t live without. For this reason, always keep a spare pot of your favorite moisturizer handy, just in case you have to travel last minute.

Sun Protection Products

The sun is extremely damaging to our skin. UV rays do give us a nice tan, but there is a price to pay in the form of an increased risk of skin cancer. You can’t afford to travel anywhere sunny without a tube of sun protection. UV light is dangerous, even on a cloudy day.

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a miracle worker when you don’t have the time or facilities to wash your hair. The effects of dry shampoo don’t last forever, but a quick squirt will add volume to limp, flat hair and revive oily roots.

Nail Polish

If your flight has been delayed 9 hours, the airport cleaners have gone on strike and all the coffee shops are closed for the evening, a pot of blood-red nail polish will make things right again. Spend fifteen minutes giving yourself a quick manicure and feel your stress levels subside.

Lip Balm

Lip balm is essential for both cold and hot weather. It will help to ensure your lips are soft and kissable all year round, which is essential if you have been whisked away by your beloved for a romantic minibreak.

If your emergency beauty kit for last minute weekend getaways needs a few new items, check out the latest products at the Beauty Plus Salon.

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