FROM miniature beauty buys to multi-tasking hero products, pack smart before jetting off to the sun this summer.

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Don't leave home without filling your washbag with some Weleda mini-sizes of their best-selling bath and body range. The Weleda Mini Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash, £1.95, is ph-balanced and eco-friendy, while the Mini Sea Buckthorn Body Oil, £2.95, nourishes and protects stressed skin. Perfect if you've spent too long in the sun. From

Soothe tired toes after a hard day's sightseeing with Arran Aromatics Lavender & Peppermint Foot Rub, £7.50, with essential oils of lavender to ease soreness and peppermint to cool and refresh.

After a long flight or a long day on the beach, have a refreshing shower with Arran Aromatics Aloe Vera Energising Body Gel, £8.50, specially formulated with aloe vera extract to soothe and nourish, and witch hazel to cool and tone the skin. Jet-lagged eyes will thank you for the Arran Aromatics Green Tea Eye Cooler, £3.50, to reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. From

Sun, sand and sea can play havoc with hair - tame flyaway locks with John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir, £9.99 from Boots. Designed to hydrate, nourish and smooth, apply one or two pumps to wet or dry hair to leave it sleek and silky smooth.

And there's no need to arrive at the pool with milky white legs. Use Elemis Total Glow Bronze Body Lotion, £14, before stepping out for an over colour that lasts for two to three days. Visit

Light and creamy, Filorga UV Defence, £35.75 from Marks & Spencer, can be used on top of your usual moisturiser for added sun protection. SPF50 filters out UVA and UVB rays, with added vitamin E to boost action again ageing free radicals.

Spritz on Lavera Sun Spray SPF20, £11.95, from Holland & Barrett with its 100% mineral, water-resistant formula with added nourishing calendula and sunflower oils. The spray blends in effortlessly and doesn't leave a white film on the skin.

The BaBy-liss Pro Nano range means you don't have to compromise on performance when you pack a travel size. The VBaByliss Pro Nano BaByliss Pro Nano ceramic straighteners, £14.99 from Argos and Boots, are lightweight and narrow, making them perfect for packing. Multi-voltage, they can be used anywhere around the world - ideal for on-the-go touch-ups.

If you're just heading off on a short break, treat yourself to Aromatherapy Associates The Weekender, £24. The ultimate bag of miniature body care essentials, it includes a Revive Body Gel, Renewing Rose Body Wash and Renewing Rose Body Cream as well as a De-Stress Muscle Gel. visit www.aromatherapy

Update your bathroom essentials with a new bag. The Orla Kiely Wash Bag, £26 from John Lewis, comes in grey with a pop of apple green and plenty of space for products.


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