Competition: WIN our City Holiday Kit
You might not be quite so eager to get away now our weather has finally picked up (a bit), but we're carrying on with our holiday kits anyway. We showed you what you needed to bring to the beach, and now we're doing the city - and this time, you can win it too!
If lying on a beach all day isn't quite your idea of fun and you're heading to spend some time exploring a new city, this is the kit for you. City breaks call for some long lasting products (so you don't need to carry too much with you), things that make getting ready easier and of course, some protection from the elements (environment, heat, etc). We've put together the products we think you'll need - keep reading to find out how to win the whole lot.
Spending all day in the city, you're going to need some good facial protection - the hottest and most exciting new BB cream line Dr Jart+ can help. Their Water Fuse BB Cream (£13) offers some coverage to create natural, fresh looking skin as well as offering a load of skin benefits. It controls shine production, absorbing sebum and sweat so that your make up doesn't smear or melt off, has an SPF of 25 protecting you from UV A and B rays, plus Portulaca Oleracea extract helps to protect skin from the environment and it has a strong moisturising system made up of glacier water, deep ocean water and super hydrating hyalorunic acid. A super product!
Speaking of keeping moisturised, you'll be needing a good lip balm - Carmex Cherry Pot (£2.55) contains a cherry flavoured rich balm with SPF15. The UV protection should extend to your hair too - as we explained before - Tommyguns Leave Me In Conditioner & Styling Crème (£7) is excellent. Smooths, detangles & enhances shine (so your hair looks good for all those photos) as well as providing protection from the sun - plus you can use it to refresh your hair between washes. That's where our next product comes in - lets face it, when you have a long to-do list you might not be able to fit time in to wash your hair every night - enter, Batiste Dry Shampoo (£2.99), the savior of busy women everywhere.
It might not be the most glamourous item, but you're gonna need a good deodorant too - Dove Maximum Protection Go Fresh Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Cream (£5.30) provides 48 hour protection, plus it smells good.
As for make up, obviously it depends where you're going as to what you'll need, but if you want to cut down on time spent in front of a mirror, Bourjois Fast and Perfect mascara (£11.99) is... well, perfect. With a 360 rotating brush, it claims to cover lashes in 30 seconds. A secret product on my holidays is Lily Lolo Blush Away (£7.29) - a green mineral powder, buffed into the skin it eliminates redness so is great to take the heat out of blemishes, or if you succumb to sunburn (I made a lot of use out of it for that reason in New York) and want it to disappear. For touch ups during the day if you do get a bit oily and shiny, Kleenex Blotting Sheets (£2.99) are amazing - tiny too, so you won't notice them in your bag and great for giving your face a refresh before heading to a bar.
And at the end of the day, when you're too exhausted to cleanse and tone, wipes are better than nothing, and what other ones could we feature but Organic Surge's Kiss and Makeup wipes (£3.49)?
To enter to win the entire kit, all you need to do is leave us a comment below, telling us what city you'd most like to visit and why.
Please make sure you enter a valid email (that you check regularly) when you comment. We need to be able to get in touch with the winner quickly to make sure the prize goes out!
Ts & Cs
1. Only one entry per person
2. Prize is 1x Bastiste Dry Shampoo, Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream, Organic Surge Kiss and Makeup wipes, Dove Maximum Protection Go Fresh Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Cream, Carmex Cherry Pot, Kleenex Blotting Sheets, Tommyguns Leave Me In Conditioner & Styling Crème, Bourjois Fast and Perfect mascara and Lily Lolo Blush Away mineral powder.
3. Competition is open to UK visitors only
4. The competition closes on Friday 10th August 2012. No entries after that date will be counted.
5. Comments may be subject to moderation. Please allow time for approval.