When you’re battling the hot, humid weather, then looking and feeling fabulous during the holiday season can be a bit of tough challenge.
Not to mention keeping up with your international jet-setting, and trying to maintain that oh-so-natural summer glow!
So when you’re faced with an impossible challenge – the best thing to do is get advice from the pros!
We headed straight to Tala Samman – the gorgeous blogger behind Myfashdiary, to get the inside scoop on all of her summer beauty tips, tricks and essentials – and of course, to find out exactly just how she stays so impeccably groomed during her summer travels.
Can you tell us a little about what you do?
I edit the first blog to come out of the UAE, Myfashdiary.com – which is a curated guide to fashion, beauty, travel and food.
What are your favourite travel destinations for summer?
NYC, Montreal and LA
Do you adapt your beauty routine when you travel?
It’s a lot more simple when I travel as I can’t pack everything, so I focus on hydrating my skin a lot more.
When travelling, what will we always find in your make-up bag?
Bronzer, moisturizer, lip balm, Clarins Flash balm and the Chanel Hydramist
Do you have any tips you swear by for staying body beautiful in summer?
I try to work out while I’m traveling – take classes or visit the gym wherever I am, drink more water and get a tan!
What are your ultimate summer beauty essentials?
Firstly a hair mask – my hair gets very dry during the summer, so while I’m easygoing about which shampoo I use, my mask absolutely needs to be packed!
I also can’t travel without carrying my Kevin Murphy dry shampoo. Our hair naturally loses volume and greases up under the sun, so I always make sure I have dry shampoo to lift my hair. Clarins Flash Balm is a plane essential. It smells so good and gives my skin an instant glow. When it comes to make up, highlighters are my must have! There’s nothing better than summer waves and a beach glow. Lastly I can’t travel anywhere without my By Terry lip balm. My lips get so dry during the summer, so I keep them hydrated at all times with this!
Are there any international beauty brands you love to stock up on when you travel?
Moroccan Oil, Goe Oil and Charlotte Tilbury.
Will you be jet setting anywhere for an Eid vacation?
I’m heading to London for my sister’s graduation and a family trip. I love London in the sunshine so it’s the perfect time to be going.
What’s your go to polish colour for summer?
I’m all over white nails at the moment. Fresh and natural – they go with everything in my wardrobe for summer!
Thanks, Tala, for those fab summer tips! We totally agree that staying hydrated is an absolute must in summer – whether you’re staying at home or jetsetting around the globe. GlamGlow Thirsty Cleanse and Heaven SOS Oil are wonderful for keeping your skin nourished, hydrated and gorgeously supple. And for a sneaky shortcut to looking like you’ve spent all summer in the gym, try Mio Skin’s Tight Body Serum – for an instant uplifting feel!
What are your summer travel essentials and favourite tips? Share them with us – we can’t wait to find out!