Summer holiday beauty buys

For you locks and delicate complexion, the summer sun is punishing to your skin and hair. Editor Trudi Brewer shares what’s in her holiday beauty bag.

Editor Trudi Brewer shares the beauty essentials for holiday travel on TV3’s The Cafè with host Melanie Holmer.


Tangle Teezer Compact Styler in Gold Glitter

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler in Gold Glitter, $30.

For wet or dry hair, the two-tiers of teeth means this brush doubles as a hair groomer to eliminate knots without damaging your hair, and a tool to comb through conditioner after a day at the beach or by the pool.

Provoke liquid blonde colour infusion shampoo

ProVoke Liquid Blonde Colour Infusion Shampoo, $13.

The summer sun will fade your expensive colour, not to mention how it can cause a brassy-looking undertone in blonde locks. Protect and perfect your honey-gold colour from the punishing UV rays with this clever cheeky beauty buy.

Pro:Voke Liquid Blonde Gloss Intensifying Conditioner,

Pro:Voke Liquid Blonde Gloss Intensifying Conditioner, $13.

The hydrating Tamanu oil helps nourish dry hair while the honey gold tint in this shine-enhancing conditioner is exactly the TLC blonde hair needs over summer.

Nioxin Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser

Nioxin Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser, $19.

When the humidity is high fine hair needs a volume-making dry shampoo. This spray instantly absorbs oil, while the fusion fibril technology fattens each individual hair to boost fullness - fast.


Neutrogena Youthful Boost Smoothing Sleeping Mask,

Neutrogena Youthful Boost Smoothing Sleeping Mask, $8.

A single dose the blend of hydrating hyaluronic acid and shea butter makes this the perfect skin pick me up to use on your holiday. Travel-friendly you can leave it on the skin while you sleep, or use it instead of your regular night cream.

Burt's Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes.

Burt's Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes, $13.

Not all cleansing wipes are created equal when it comes to shifting sunscreen residue. However, a cleansing towelette infused with the magnetic power of micellar works wonders. This travel-friendly pack of towelettes is also stacked with Australian white cypress oil and honey extract to cleanse away pore-clogging sunscreen, makeup and dirt in a flash.

Swisse Rosewater Balancing Mist Toner

Swisse Rosewater Balancing Mist Toner, $15.

A calming and hydrating mist toner that instantly soothes dry skin. Packed with rosewater, aloe vera, and organic rosehip extract the potent blend of vitamins C and E revitalises and refreshes a sun-drenched complexion.

Avène Day Protector Tinted BB Cream, SPF30

Avène Day Protector Tinted BB Cream, SPF30, $49.

A skin tint, and built-in moisturiser all-in-one, ideal for sensitive skin. The soft-focus finish you get the moment you apply this BB cream is ideal for a summer holiday. Apply it in the morning, for that barely-there coverage, and heavy-duty sun protection.

Brush On Block Translucent Mineral Powder Sunscreen

Susan Posnick Brush On Block Translucent Mineral Powder Sunscreen, $44.

A convenient sunscreen for the girl on-the-go in a natural mineral powder formula. It's portable, and easy to apply, it’s ideal layered over makeup or worn alone. If you have a sensitive skin this could be a great SPF 30 sunscreen option for your summer holiday.