Do you remember when beauty prep for a holiday amounted to as much as a decanting various Sun & Swim goodiesa into those little travel bottles from boots, only to realise that any normal human needs significantly more than 40ml of shampoo for 2 weeks in the sea? Bcos same.
A lot has changed since then, but what has remained a constant for me is the happiness derived from my ritual of planning, prepping and packing pre-departuare.
Only the beauty part tho, you understand. Bcos I’ll be honest: my militant organisation of pre-trip beauty treatments, and ever-growing fascination with Tetris-ing my way through a series of satisfyingly matchy wash bags absolutely does not stretch to the clothes packing part. I mean, it’s possible that at some point in the immediate run-up to a trip I’ll plan outfits and pair shoes with cute bags or something similarly basic. But by the time check-in rolls around it’s more than likely that any attempt at folding will be newly fashioned as a jumble sale within my Samsonite.
And speaking of skin…
Bionik Facial at Elenique – In something that sounds direct out of a SciFi movie, Bionik have manipulated cutting-edge NASA technology to deliver probably the most bespoke treatment on the planet. Bcos it is driven directly by your very. own. pulse. Which means that the pain-free laser responses to skin’s individual needs, rejuvenating and repairing skin by delivering only exactly what it needs. The treatment can be bolted on to other ones to help promote healing, or as a stand-alone facial with a literal smorgasbord of benefits from improving texture and decreasing pre size, to increasing collagen and elastin production. Skin’s water content is increased and locked in at a cellular level, leaving you with dewy, radiant skins.