Mini Adventure: Travel Size Toiletries For Your Holiday

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Jetsetting on your next adventure, or celebrating the holidays with your very own staycation? Wherever you go, travel minis are a sure staple in any washbag. From bite-size beauty to pint-size perfumes, we’ve got everything you need to keep skin, hair and senses shining. City break, beach holiday, or festival camping - doesn’t matter where you are; you deserve the best of the best only.

Each of these beauty picks is travel-friendly and under the dreaded 100ml mark, so you don't even need to think twice. Even if you’re simply trying them out before you go long-haul on a full-size experience, here’s our ultimate round up of must-have minis.

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Best for: Glossy Locks

COLOR WOW - Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Mini

Everywhere we go, we always take Dreamcoat. And in this travel-friendly mini size, there’s no excuse to leave lacklustre locks at home. Heat protectant, gloss giver and flyaway tamer in one, we douse our hair until damp before picking up our favourite blow dryer (Drybar, anyone?) for super styled hair that lasts up to three washes.

Best for: Holiday Bounce

DRYBAR - Baby Buttercup Travel Blow-Dryer

Hotel hairdryers be gone, this mini but mighty version of Drybar’s beloved Buttercup Blow Dryer has you covered for *any* holiday. Boasting a sunshine yellow casing and collapsible handle, it’s carry-on friendly - leaving more space for all your other beauty favourites. Blowing billions of negative ions onto hair to seal in shine, you’ll be making waves wherever you are.


Best for: Smooth, Shimmering Skin

SOL DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream 75ml

The Insta fave body cream in a perfect mini pot. Filled with skin-loving ingredients like Guaraná, Cupuacu Butter and Acai Oil and featuring Sol’s signature gourmand scent. Pistachio and Salted Caramel? Don’t mind if we do. Slather on post sun, pre dinner for deliciously scented, silky skin with a hint of glow.

Best for: That Post Holiday Glow

TAN-LUXE - The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops Light/Medium 10ml

Sun tans are great, but they’re even better when they’re fake. Grab a subtle face tan, without the sun damage with this ultra-nourishing skincare-tan-spf hybrid. Lightweight and hydrating, massage a few drops into your skin everyday for the ultimate glow. Available in their full size glory or this ultra-cute mini size.


Best for: Staying Sun Safe

ULTRA VIOLETTE - Supreme Screen SPF50+ Hydrating Skinscreen

Sunscreen, but make it luxe. Introducing this cult SPF from protection experts, Ultra Violette, which is packed with hydrating ingredients alongside a super strength UVA/UVB rating. Designed to work well with the rest of your routine, each application leaves a satin-like finish for all skin types. Just make sure you’re applying five pumps every day to the face, ears and neck for optimum protection. 


Best for: Curls On The Go

GHD - Unplugged Cordless Styler Black - USB Connector and Plug

The ghd mini straightener we can always rely on to deliver the same high-performance results, style your hair your way - anywhere. While you might opt for sleek and straight, we have it on good authority this styler works just as well to create effortless curls. Set to an optimal 185 degree heat, you can relax knowing your locks will remain damage-free.

Best for: Making Waves

OUAI - Wave Spray Luxe Mini

Proving you don’t need the beach to make waves, OUAI brings us the final ingredient for natural, tousled hair - minus the wind. Infused with Rice Protein for hold, expect effortlessly undone hair in a matter of mists. And while your waves *should* hold, we recommend keeping this mini mist in your bag for any touch ups throughout the day.

Best for: Hydrated Hair

MOROCCANOIL - Treatment 25ml

Poolside hair, beach hair, sun-bleached hair - all of it looks great, but it doesn’t do wonders for our hair. Save stressed out tresses in a few short steps with this Moroccanoil mini. Smoothe onto ends, use on damp hair, or add to your conditioner for extra nourishment - this multitasking hero will be joining you on every getaway, we just know it.


Best for: Colour Protection

AVEDA - Aveda Nutri Plenish™ Leave-in Conditioner Travel Size

The perfect accompaniment to your travel shampoo and conditioner? Aveda’s hydration hero. Formulated with the brand’s patented Nutri Plenish blend, this is our go-to whenever we need extra moisture after spending all day in the sunshine. Locking in softness, shine and colour, just apply to damp hair straight out of the shower for the best results.


Best for: Catching Thrills

GIVENCHY - L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Roll On - Sephora Exclusive

There’s a scent for every kind of holiday. And for those spending theirs packed from dawn till dusk, we recommend this mini version of Givenchy’s bestselling L'Interdit. Featuring notes of Jasmine, Tuberose, Patchouli and Vetiver, it’s a dark twist on a classic floral that takes us seamlessly from location to location.

Best for: The Explorers

COMMODITY - Scent Space Expressive Discovery Kit - Sephora Exclusive

Adventure doesn’t just belong in the tropics, but on our skin. Enter Commodity’s bestselling Expressive Discovery Kit, which impacts but never overpowers. Filled with favourites Milk, Paper and Gold (to name a few), we try out layering combinations before we jet off to find the perfect blend for us. And then? We repeat.

Scent type: Staycation Savers

GUCCI - Flora Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum For Women 10ml - Sephora Exclusive

Travel-friendly minis aren’t just our best ally on EasyJet, but on the local holidays we take. Beach or Lake District, the second Gucci fragrance in their Floral Fantasy line is a heady mix of Jasmine, Magnolia and Sandalwood that gives us visions of sipping on our favourite fruity ciders in the garden.


Scent type: Gourmand

SOL DE JANEIRO - Cheirosa 62 Mist 90ml

Rarely do we smell sunshine in a bottle, but this Sol mini scent does just that. With signature notes of Pistachio, Salted Caramel and Vanilla, it’s just like stepping into Brazil. You’re right, we’ve thought about this just for you: it’s the perfect match for your Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream. Spritz onto body and hair to make the most of this gourmand scent.


Best for: Home and Away Facials

DRUNK ELEPHANT - Littles 6.0 Face Care Set

There is no trip we don’t go on without our Drunk Elephant faves there right along with us. Starring no less than six of the brand’s bestselling products, every step of your beauty ritual is covered with this travel-friendly set - from cleansing to SPF. Oh, and did we mention it comes with a sunshine yellow bag to keep them all in? We love.

Best for: Luxe Summer Nights

PENHALIGON'S - Portraits Scent Library 10 x 2ml

We all dream of balmy summer nights abroad. This classic scent library of Penhaligon’s finest is definitively gender-free, and feels just like your favourite novel in a vial. Featuring The Bewitching Yasmine, Much About the Duke, and Changing Constance, each is as elegant as the last.

Best for: Glowing On The Go

LUMENE - Nordic C [Valo] Arctic Berry Oil-Cocktail 15ml Travel Size

If there’s one Lumene product we can’t *quite* live without, it’s their glow-boosting Oil Cocktail. And with this bright and beautiful mini, we don’t have to. The key ingredients? Cranberry Seed Oil, Wild Arctic Cloudberry, Pure Arctic Spring Water and a plethora of Vitamins. Designed to boost your glow, plump your skin and deliver a powerful hydration hit, just remember to shake before using to get the full benefits.


Best for: Morning Calm

AURELIA LONDON - Miracle Cleanser

One of the mini toiletries we replicate in full size glory on our bathroom shelf, this award winning Miracle Cleanser gives us our moment of morning calm - wherever we are. Fuelled by Probiotics, Baobab Oil and a host of other barrier-supporting naturals, it’s perfect as your morning cleanse or your first evening cleanse. The best part? Its soothing scent does as much good for our mood as our skin.



Best for: A Vacation Treat

CHARLOTTE TILBURY - Charlotte's Magic Cream Mini

Holidays are for the little treats that keep our mood on a high, which is where this Magic Cream mini comes in. Housed in the same beautiful packaging we all know and love, this cult formula is packed with the brand’s Magic 8 ingredients to visibly lift, plump and smooth skin - all with an extra dose of dew.

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