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For Her: 5 Ways to Pack Smart

Planning on spending time in South East Asia? Here are 5 ways you can pack smart (and light!).

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For Her: 5 Ways to Pack Smart

Planning on spending time in South East Asia? Here are 5 ways you can pack smart (and light!).

Planning on spending time in South East Asia? Or taking an around the world trip? Here are 5 ways you can pack smart (and light!).

When you’re unfamiliar with the surroundings and climate of a new destination, the prospect of packing your whole wardrobe can be extremely inviting. The smart way to pack is to pack light, and by that, we mean the essentials you’ll definitely need. We’re all too familiar with the stressful task of loading up your suitcase or travel bag, so here are our 5 top suggestions for packing smart.

Limit your makeup!

Surprisingly, a packed cosmetic bag can take up a lot of space in your luggage. For light packing, limit your beauty stash to a small selection of products. A Shu Uemura lightbulb UV compact foundation, such as Shu Uemura: Polish Up the Glow is ideal for hot climates, especially those in South East Asia. This base will limit the need for any other complexion products as it provides high coverage in a mirror compact with sponge, preventing the requirement for an extra foundation brush.

For an evening of entertainment, pack a tinted lip stain and an eyeliner like the Shu Uemura Calligraph: ink, which is sweatproof, waterproof, quick drying and long lasting; perfect for a humid evening!

Shu Uemura Calligraph: ink


Don’t forget your cleanser

Finding that one really exquisite cleanser will eliminate the need for packing a variety of skincare products. For a hot, stifling climate, the use of a cleanser like the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil will remove dirt, oil, and grime at the end of a long day, whilst gently hydrating and protects the skin’s delicate balance while removing makeup & impurities in a single step. There is a reason why one bottle is sold every seven seconds around the world; a happy, beautiful complexion.

Haircare is a must

Foreign climates can be torturous on colour treated, dry or damaged hair, which is why packing haircare is completely necessary. L’Oréal boasts a range of products for hair protection, including the Expert Vitamino Color Protecting Shampoo, Bodifying and Perfecting Masque and Color Fixing and Perfecting Jelly. Designed to detangle, smooth and enhance shine, this range will aid frazzled or unruly hair and remove any residue that can increase dullness.

Pack a universal wall adapter

Don’t forget that foreign locations don’t use the same plugs as we do. If you need to use a hairdryer, phone charger or other electrical devices, packing a universal wall adapter is a must. We recommend a 4 in 1 adapter, featuring 4 USB ports and 4 AC plugs which are ideal for charging all your electrical companions in varying locations.

A luggage organizer takes care of the work

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We don’t know what we’d do without our luggage organizer. Answering the problem of a messy suitcase, this luggage organizer contains seven bags to hold all your essentials, from underwear to shoes. The mesh detail makes it easy to view the contents of each case, saving time on searching for the items you require. It’s an easy and effective way to pack smart!

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